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Animation Design

World Water Day

March 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Water ink _ BDDP Unlimited and Solidarités International – UK from ici Barbès on Vimeo.

A wonderful clip to promote World Water Day by French firm BDDP Unlimited. Directed by Clement Beauvais, the film is meant to spread awareness of waterborne illness that kills an estimated 3.6 million people each year by using a delicate water and ink method that “reveals what is invisible.” So well done.

 

 



Animation Craft

A house that knits itself

March 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A great natural gas commercial produced by Lovo Films. After a month of preparation the stop motion spot took 4 days and nights to shoot with a crew of 40. Directed by Olivier Babinet for TBWA Brussels. And here’s the making of:

(via quipsologies)

 

 



Animation Design Illustration

The Cyclotrope

March 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Cyclotrope is an ingenious short animation by Tim Wheatley. By affixing a sequence of 18 objects to the wheel and rotating at just the right speed the illusion of animation is created. Excuse me while I dismantle my neighbor’s bicycle.

 

 



Animation Science

WWF: Earth Hour 2011

February 16, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A great new stop motion animation to promote Earth Hour using hundreds of people holding colored panels. The part with the bicycle is particularly special.

From its inception as a single-city initiative — Sydney, Australia – in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global symbol of hope and movement for change. Earth Hour 2010 created history as the world’s largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 128 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate an unambiguous commitment to the one thing that unites us all — the planet.

Learn more at www.earthhour.org.

 

 



Animation Design

Floating Animation Pen

February 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The floating animation pen is a collaboration between Japanese designers Satoshi Endo and Taku Sato who spent six months researching and developing the perfect combination of elements that would simulate a 6-frame slit animation within the tiny confines of a liquid filled pen. Mesmerizing. (via designboom)

 

 



Animation Design

Typogami by Calango

January 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Typogami is a new animated typeface by Calango out of Amsterdam. Head over to their site to purchase and learn how to use it.

 

 



Animation Illustration Music

Katie Armstrong: once more, once more

January 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

NYC artist and animator Katie Armstrong just made and premiered this animated cover of Britney Spears at the Leipzig International Art Residency Program in Germany. Quick verification with the wife suggests this might be “the most amazing thing ever”. I have to say it definitely gave me the chills.