April 30, 2009

Recent motion goodness, part 1

  • Honda Insight Let it Shine turns hundreds of cars into a giant LED-style display. [Via] The making-of piece is just as interesting, as is the excellent browser integration on the Vimeo site. (Man, years ago I used to dream about doing stuff like this in a browser. Glad to see it in action.)
  • “Carousel” for Philips Cinema is pretty amazing on every level. The short film works as an endless loop, and as Coloribus writes in its behind-the-scenes coverage, “Visitors to the microsite therefore have the option to ‘spin’ through the film’s single take shot repeatedly, to stop on a specific frame, or to watch it at the preordained speed. The film also contains embedded hotspots, which, when triggered, transport the viewer seamlessly from the heavily posted film to a behind-the-scenes version of the same shot.” [Via Colin Macdonald]
  • Jonathan Jarvis’s The Crisis of Credit Visualized uses Illustrator & After Effects to great effect, explaining the chain reactions that inflated–then crippled–the world economy. [Via David Macy]
  • No CGI, no wires needed: Danny MacAskill does some of the most incredible stunts (which just happen to involve a bike) I’ve ever seen. Great musical choice, too. [Via everyone ever]
Posted by John Nack at 10:52 AM on April 30, 2009

Comments

  • Ken — 3:52 PM on April 30, 2009

    Hi Jack,
    Here is some graphic “swine goodness” to help you and your children and others to see the swine flu
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/04/27/us/20090427-flu-update-graphic.html
    Most kindly
    Ken in KY

  • Alan Valek — 6:17 PM on April 30, 2009

    Man, that Carousel film is freaking amazing. How good is the navigation on that thing?…How you can scrub through the whole scene and it has those mini clips throughout the timeline. Brilliant.

  • J. Peterson — 1:45 AM on May 01, 2009

    Hmm. To me Let It Shine doesn’t say “cool environmental cars” as much as it says “excess inventory.”

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