January 26, 2008
Skaters in slow-mo, with explosions
Decks & Bombs & Rock n’ Roll: Peep the amazing intro to Lakai’s Fully Flared skateboarding video. (Okay, no rock here, but the grandiose score & slow motion really do it for me.) I’d love to see a higher-res version of this clip, but for that apparently you need to buy the DVD. [Via]
In other animation/motion graphics news:
- Yannick Puig’s I Lived On the Moon is just unreasonably great-looking, loaded with memorable character designs in a melancholy palette. His site contains a good deal of behind-the-scenes info on how he created storyboards, then used Photoshop, After Effects, and 3ds Max to realize the vision. [Via] A few of the visuals recall Jamie Caliri’s similarly wonderful Dragon ad for United.
- On the other end of the tech spectrum is Fantoche, a rather nightmarish stop-motion sequence crawling across a bathroom wall. [Via Frederick Johnson] I can’t find much in the way of credits, but I imagine it’s connected to the animation festival of the same name.
- Hamburg-based Sehsucht has created a hypnotic & painterly animation for the 20 Jahre Auto Trophy. [Via]
- Toolfarm features an interview with Jim Geduldick of Wonder Pets, discussing his work on that AE-powered show.