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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.

 

 



Art

Street Art Proposal

February 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Aaron Vandenbroucke collaborated with numerous street artists to create a secret art tour for his girlfriend Tamara culminating in, well, you’ll just have to watch.

 

 



Music

Mumford & Sons: The Cave

February 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Apparently I have been living in a cave because this music video released last year by Mumford and Sons has nearly five million views and a quick tour check shows they played, literally, in my back yard at the Riviera theater here in Chicago a few months ago and I was none the wiser. The four-member English folk rock band set the internet on fire last night (and crashed their own web site) after a quick 2-minute opener for Bob Dylan with the song above. I’m sure for some of you this is tantamount to me discovering a hot new band called “Radiohead”, but if it’s new to just a few of you my work here is done.

 

 



Design Documentary

Float

February 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Float is an upcoming documentary about the world of indoor rubber powered model airplanes. After watching it and doing some reading online, I’ve learned that the people who compete in free flight duration aeronautics are a special breed. Imagine spending 40 years of your life building self-propelled airplanes that weigh as much as a paperclip but maintain altitude for over 30 minutes. Oh, and you’d like to compete with others who do the same thing? Just catch the next flight to Serbia.

Current designs of these airplanes can fly for over 30 minutes on a single wound rubber motor, and the world record for time aloft is over one hour. These planes fly indoors, in large open spaces such as sporting arenas and aircraft and blimp hangers. The majority of participants in this hobby are over the age of 50, and the hobby itself is aging. As the digital age envelopes the younger generations, this hobby is becoming a lost art.

The goal of FLOAT is to document the hobby in its current state, and most importantly bring much needed attention and an injection of new and excited participants to help perpetuate this beautiful hobby.

According to the producers the final release date is still to be determined. As the interest in model airplanes has waned, so have the sporadic competitions from which footage can be shot, so keep an eye out at film festivals in a year or so. You can learn more about Float on their Kickstarter page. (thnx, tim!)

 

 



Design

Volkswagen: The Force

February 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I break my 700 post streak of Star Wars-less posts today. This hysterical new advert for the 2012 Passat is too good to pass up.

 

 



Music

Kraak & Smaak: Squeeze Me

January 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A music video for Kraak & Smaak‘s song “Squeeze Me” utilizing dozens of strategically placed flip books. Directed by WEAREWILL. Also check out their video for Dynamite which is a trip.

 

 



Animation

Joy of Destruction

January 18, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Xaver Xylophon is a 24 year-old visual communications graduate from KHB Berlin Weißensee. He likes melancholy robots, the smell of new tennis balls, and creating some pretty fantastic stop-motion shorts. I also really enjoyed the organic Zyklus I.