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Animation Craft

Psychedelic Stop-Motion Clay Animations

July 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

London-based artist and animator Nicos Livesey creates these mind-exploding animations using intricately built loafs of plasticine. The colorful clay is formed into morphing and shifting geometric patterns that are revealed as he slices and photographs the cross-sections at painstaking 2mm intervals. (via fastco)

 

 



Amazing

Shoe Delivering Pigeons

July 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

On the cusp of launching their ecommerce site, the eco-friendly shoe brand JoJo realized shipping costs were much greater than anticipated. Looking to cut costs and satisfy customers they did what any creative entrepreneur would do: bred incredibly intelligent super pigeons to deliver shoes. (via polkadot)

Update: Yes internet, I am aware this is a viral advert and that a carrier pigeon is not huffing its way across the Atlantic with my new duds.

 

 



Documentary Photography

One Day on Earth: A film shot in every country in the world on a single day

July 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This trailer is the first glimpse of One Day on Earth, an ambitious motion picture shot by thousands of filmmakers in every country in the world on a single day: October 10, 2010. The trailer alone includes footage from 90 individuals and organizations. The producer/director Kyle Ruddick is currently editing down 3,000 hours of film and is asking for help via Kickstarter to complete the project. I don’t know about you but it gave me chills.

 

 



Music

Loose Fit: Table Beggar

July 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A beautiful music video for Loose Fit by UK animator Abbie Stephens using an interesting subtractive technique where film stills were printed on standard printer paper and then carefully torn. From Vimeo:

Firstly a full days live action shoot took place. After a preliminary edit was locked down the movie was exported as an image sequence at 12 frames per second. Each frame was scaled and printed onto paper. 2’520 frames to be precise. Using 500ml of ink and refilling the ink cartridges about 12 times each. The printouts were then cut and torn and then stop frame animated using a rostrum camera. The animation was finally re-edited and colour corrected.

Check out some shots from the making of:

(via beware)

 

 



Animation Craft

A World I Never Made

July 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A lovely animated short by Rachel Kwak for an experimental animation class at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her craftmanship is impressive including a number of techniques including cut-outs, hand-drawn stills, stop motion and replacement animation. (via kuriositas)

 

 



History

How Chicago Cancels Fireworks

July 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This year due to budgetary restraints Chicago cancelled it’s annual 4th of July fireworks show. This 2-minute timelapse, shot on Western avenue facing the Lake Michigan shoreline, shows how many of us feel about that. Fireworks are of course banned within city limits. (via gaper’s)