January 01, 2008

Welcoming a new year with animation & photos

Hey everyone–happy 2008!  May the new year bring you much peace, joy, success, and hilarity.

The madcap, After Effects-wielding Spiridellis brothers at JibJab have created a great animation to ring out ’07.  The look on Steve Jobs’s face is particularly excellent. :-)

The NYT features a gallery of New Years photos from around the world.  I really like the shot of a sparkler-loving child in Moscow, as well as a slightly surreal shot of the Popemobile at night.

Posted by John Nack at 3:36 PM on January 01, 2008


  • Stephen Shankland — 5:52 PM on January 02, 2008

    I couldn’t help but notice that the JibJab video uses the same music–Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Light the Fire”–as the Richter Scales’ “Here Comes Another Bubble” video that triggered the recent copyright fracas with Lane Hartwell. I wonder where JibJab got all those mugshots? :)
    Heh–yeah, that thought crossed my mind, but I figured I’d whistle past the graveyard… –J.]

  • Angela — 2:56 AM on January 03, 2008

    That site is awesome. Can you tell me what they are using for the custom movies – flash or shockwave?
    [I’d imagine they’re using the Flash Player to composite JPEG or PNG image files with pre-rendered video on the fly. –J.]

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