In a dismal, black and white world of number crunching, three rotund characters lead an angry depressing existence… until one day a mysterious splash of color changes everything and infects the land with fun and happiness. Stop motion animator, David Bell created this short animation ‘Crank Balls’ all the way back in 2007 but it has only recently been released to an online audience. We’re sure the bright film will put a smile on your face. [Read more...]
From historic uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East to the Telecom mergers in the States, 2011 has already proven to be a pretty tumultuous year for the Internet… and we’ve still got 6 months to go.
Enter the new documentary #killswitch. The filmmakers at Akorn Entertainment aim to make the case that a free and open Internet is essential for democracy and they launched a kickstarter.com campaign to prove it. Topics of the film include: the special relationship between Internet Service Providers and the United States Government; media consolidation; Julian Assange and WikiLeaks; and the revolving door between governments and big media. [Read more...]
This might be one of the most creative uses of GoPro cameras yet. Fittingly titled ‘Extremities,’ skater Aryeh Kraus was covered with 5 of the tiny cameras, one per knee, one per arm and one on his head… and a bonus camera underneath his board. We’re pretty sure capturing kick-flips from multiple synced angles has never been done before… but we’re more sure this is utterly captivating. The video was directed and edited by the talented Eli Stonberg of music video fame, with the music track ‘Pure’ provided by Blackbird Blackbird. [Read more...]
This mesmerizing music video may bring back fond memories of the classic Eames directed Powers of Ten, only this time in a universe of cubes and a lot more edgy. A Cereal Spiller remix of Hooray for Earth’s ‘True Loves,’ this impressive piece of motion graphics was directed by Cyriak Harris. We highly recommend you check out Harris’ extensive portfolio and his blog. [Read more...]
What do you get when you process beer in a retro factory of pure awesomeness?! You get the best commercial we’ve seen in a long time. The campy piece, created for Australian beer Hahn Super Dry, is filled with early 80′s cliches all bouncing to the rhythm of the catchy Night Rider television theme. [Read more...]
Ever since he was a child, Jack Horner has been dreaming of two things: becoming a paleontologist and having a pet dinosaur. So far he’s accomplished one of those tasks and the other is the subject of this TED Talk.
Horner is fun and captivating in his account of the various experiments and discoveries along his rocky path toward creating one of the prehistoric behemoths. He then details the ways in which we are now studying chickens, distant relatives of dinosaurs, and what roll they will play in the process. [Read more...]
What does the world look like from a hula hoops view? We uncovered these two fun GoPro based videos and as they are silent suggest that you play the song included below to spice em up. The videos where shot by youtuber nsaik. If you like this post you will also want to see Sword Swinging: Video From The Edge.
In the middle of the night in Oslo, one is taken on a light journey in sync with the sounds of Norwegian band, Cold Mailman. The music video is creative and soothing, 3D projections of lighted rooms create sound bars, water drops and messages as the music moves throughout the city. [Read more...]
A small dog with a big bark is locked away in the city, with only a small window to the busy outside world… and what a crazy world he sees. All things go awry in this politically incorrect short animation by Steve Baker and hilarity quickly ensues. Winner of an AFI Best Short Animation award, be sure to see more of his work at headpictures.com. [Read more...]
Have you ever been filming an event, trying to capture all the amazing moments, only to find all of the magic happening outside the frame? Well, thankfully that problem will soon be part of the past. iPhone 4 users will soon be able to snap a small, pocket sized device called “Dot” onto their phone and take full 360 degree video. Immediately afterward that video can be viewed and navigated via an iPhone based app or computer based software. Kõgeto, a New York based company, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign aimed at producing the device which has already been enthusiastically funded by over 200 percent (obviously people want a Dot!). By “donating” $98 dollars to launch the new product, contributers get to be one of the first people to receive the very sweet device… and never miss a moment again. [Read more...]