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Wooden Techno Video February 25, 2010

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It took me a moment to understand why someone would spend months building a video out of wooden blocks and stop animation instead of just doing the thing in 3D.

Check out the Making Of.
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The TV Show December 12, 2009

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The channels get mixed up in a wonderful, gaming, anime, smorgasbord. The track suits the subject and the experience gets dizzy after a minute. A fun diversion for the whole family.

Emmanuelle Walker Makes Splashes November 2, 2009

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I’m a big fan of French (via Montreal) illustrators and Emmanuelle is no exception to that rule. Her work at Gobelins and character designs are full of charm and wit. The wallpaper on her homepage is worth the visit: EmmanuelleWalker.com. (Emmanuelle draws a cute girl.)

Her Vimeo page has the “making of” of the animation above if you’re interested. And Blog.

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Please Say Something September 21, 2009

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David O’Reilly does everything bad, great.  “Please Say Something” won best short film at the 2009 Berlinale. It’s a very interesting technique.

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Michael Dudok De Wit Makes Drawing Live July 13, 2009

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I’m in awe of this film. It has a big heart.

LED Sheep Art – Shear Genius March 18, 2009

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Unadulterated joy of life. And sheep.

Moritz Waldemeyer Will Light You Up December 18, 2008

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Moritz Waldemeyer is a technical designer from East Germany with a penchant for LEDs, Crystals and Lasers. He’s built custom gadgetry for Swarovski, Chalayan, Arad & Troika. Moritz has created tables with built in LED games like Ping Pong and Roulette that look and act beautifully.

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I’ve done some research into projected image interactive pieces which always look clunky but these built in LEDs are awesome. Mr Waldemeyer is already famous but I think his influence on mass communications is about to become gigantic. This man has managed to hack solutions to designer dreams and execute them with style. He also has a sense of humour. It’s a pity so much of his work is almost impossible to photograph well, however, this little reading list should educate you quite quickly on the state of the art.


This is a sampler of his work.

Click here to see his excellent “Readings” dresses that he did for H Chalayan.
Ping Pong Table
Roulette Table
Go OK Stage Costumes
Operation Game

Official Waldemeyer Website

Good Old-Fashioned High Tech Graphics February 27, 2008

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 Rizon Parein

Rizon Parein is a very slick Belgian motion graphics artist. And we love slick graphics. None of that layered texture crap to hide mistakes with this guy. It’ll bring out your inner robot.

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Hyper Island Interactive Art Directors February 20, 2008

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Hyper Island is a digital media school in Sweden that has a remarkable amount of cool. You’d almost be willing to trust them with your career’s future. They have a video on the Hyper Island page that has London agencies like Digit singing their praises. The concept and execution on their Interactive Art Director site is damn impressive. I like their student focus, their sense of humour and their diagrams of humans becoming digital. I also like their holistic viewpoint in the training of new communication pros. An ability to manage complex multimedia campaigns and explain them, let alone create them, is the new standard for creatives in all industries.  I may have to take one of their night classes.

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Chuck Jones. ’nuff Said. January 23, 2008

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Chuck Jones

Chuck Jones is one of the animation directors who gave us the golden age of Warner Bros. animated short films. His textural line has inspired me ever since I watched Road Runner cartoons before reluctantly wandering off to school in the mornings. If you’re not sure who I’m talking about, Mr Jones was the guy who invented Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and on and on. To see what the man thought about drama and the art of animation watch this clip from the Charlie Rose TV show. He’s 82 in this interview and gives a demonstration of cartooning that is humbling to watch. He makes a comment that you cannot name yourself an Animator, your peers gift you with that title. For me he speaks of a history of craft and effort that we are all a part of. We should perhaps not be too quick to title ourselves with anything but the most humble of monikers. In my case, my dad is “Mister Retry”, I’m just Retry.

Watch the Interview (I’ve had some problems with the link, Jones starts halfway through. )

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