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.
Posted by John Nack at 3:47 PM on January 26, 2008

Comments

  • Jerry — 6:55 PM on January 26, 2008

    That skate video intro is just amazing! Since you liked the music, it’s by the band M83, this particular song called “Lower Your Eyelids to Die With the Sun” off the album “Before The Dawn Heals Us” (but really, all their albums are great). Seeing the song in combination with those massive visuals just makes it even better. Thanks for sharing!
    [Solid; thanks, Jerry. (Love that song title. I have a soft spot for band names like “…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead” and song titles like Sufjan Stevens’s “To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament, and It Involves an Inner Tube, Bath Mats, and 21 Able-bodied Men.” –J.]

  • Brian McGee — 1:26 PM on January 27, 2008

    Fantoche is credited to the artist Blu, who can be found at http://www.blublu.org/ He’s also responsible (with others from Hornet) for Megunica, a film about his work in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Argentina. Have a look at http://www.megunica.org
    [Solid; thanks for the info. –J.]

  • sakri — 1:54 AM on January 28, 2008

    You weren’t kidding! Quite a refreshing and unexpected deviation from my regular monday morning rss habits ;)

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