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Dexter: Killer Posters Inspired by the Show

Friday 12.23.2011 , Posted by

Ty Mattson is killing it with his most recent poster for season 6 of the horrifyingly interesting TV drama, Dexter. Mattson, principle and creative director of Mattson Creative in Southern California, is obviously a fan of the TV series and decided to make posters symbolizing the key events of each season. He mentioned on his blog how the posters ended up being a much larger project than he anticipated, but he loved how they turned out. Apparently so did many others, including Showtime who featured his work on the dvd cover of the 5th season [Read more...]

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Dancing Pieces of Paper in Stop-Motion

Tuesday 12.13.2011 , Posted by

Scraps of paper come to life, dancing and transforming in Steven Briand’s captivating short films. Also known as Burayan, the Paris based director uses combinations of live action and stop motion to create seamlessly flowing pieces of video art. Here we bring you two of his newest pieces, Friction and Protéigon. [Read more...]

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Pathetone Weekly’s Clothing of the Future

Monday 12.12.2011 , Posted by

Apparently, back in the 1930s, there were high expectations for our current fashion trends. Pathetone Weekly, the British cinemagazine, ran semi-news blurbs featuring obscure topics that aired from 1930 to 1941. This episode in particular was quite amusing, as it displayed concept clothing created by American fashion designers detailing what they believed clothing would look like in the year 2000. The ideas ranged from women wearing cantilever heels and electric belts to men wearing telephones on their chest and pockets to give “candies to cuties.” [Read more...]

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Silver Screen Society: Artist Tributes to Famous Films

Wednesday 12.07.2011 , Posted by

When thinking back to some favorite films, everyone has their own interpretations or experiences that are associated with those films. The Silver Screen Society is a website dedicated to curating those interpretations in the form of art. Each month, the founders, Trevor Basset, Brandon Schaefer and Adam Hanson, feature a new film and invite artists to create art based on the chosen film. [Read more...]

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What’s Happening On the Other Side of the Earth?

Wednesday 11.30.2011 , Posted by

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What happened to you on 11.11.11? It’s only once per century that this unique date passes. The One Day on Earth documentary project, founded by Kyle Ruddick asks just that. The unique project worked with documentary filmmakers, students, and other inspired citizens to record the human experience over a 24-hour period. This is the second installment of the project, which started in 2010, which has been used to create a fully interactive archive with photo galleries, blog posts, and a video archive map.  The map allows for a visual, searchable experience to answer that compelling question: What’s happening on the other side of the world right now? [Read more...]

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Saul Bass: Movie Titles Designed by the Legend

Monday 11.14.2011 , Posted by

We’re big fans of the legendary Saul Bass, so when we saw that Ian Albinson at Art of the Title put together a video highlighting some of Bass’ most celebrated film titles, we were floored. The video marks the release of the much anticipated book Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design, which was designed by his daughter Jennifer Bass and written by distinguished design historian Pat Kirkham who knew Saul personally. The large tome covers classic films such as Anatomy of a Murder and Vertigo, along with the titles designed just before his death in 1996.

For more on Saul Bass, be sure to check out our post on his Oscar winning 1970 classic, Why Man Creates. [Read more...]

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Earth: An Astounding Time Lapse From Space

Monday 11.14.2011 , Posted by

We see a lot of time-lapse videos here at Visual News, but this one takes it to new heights all together: an altitude of over 200 miles to be exact. Filmed by astronaut/photographer Ron Garan from the windows of the orbiting International Space Station, this astoundingly beautiful video captures a view of brightly lit cities, continents, cloud layers and the magnificent aurora borealis as the ISS gracefully speeds around the earth. [Read more...]

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The New America: A Wooden, Laser Engraved Film

Friday 10.14.2011 , Posted by

Nando Costa is burning his way toward the perfect Kickstarter. He’s making a unique animation using a laser engraver to precisely cut each frame of a film on a piece of wood. Temptingly, people that give to his project will get a unique piece of art from him and if you give $70 you will receive a one of kind engraved wood frame from the film. Costa has been directing animation for over 10 years and we enjoy his clean style, so we are looking forward to seeing the movie. You can see examples of his work at nandocosta.com, then head to his Kickstarter project where the more is donated the longer he can make the film [Read more...]

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Online Documentary: Artists and the Digital Revolution

Monday 10.10.2011 , Posted by

What happens when the worlds creatives are given equal access to the tools of their trade? The full-length documentary PressPausePlay, which premiered at SXSW earlier this year, explores the digital revolution of the last decade and how the ease of creating what used to be difficult has unleashed a storm of creative talent upon the world. The film includes interviews with some of the worlds most influential artists, sharing how new media and technology have effected their art. Insightful and timely. [Read more...]

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Newly Opened in 1905: A Trip On The New York Subway

Tuesday 09.13.2011 , Posted by

This vintage footage from the dawn of film takes us on a trip through the original New York Subway system. Filmed May 21, 1905, on the Interborough Subway as it travels from 14th St. to Central Station, the silent movie captures the subway just 7 months after it first opened and reveals glossy new trains with clean columned stations filled by victorian attired commuters. It must have been an exciting time.

The film was transferred from 35mm film taken from what appears to be a train following the one filmed. On the parallel track another train pulls a car lighting the dark tunnels for the film. Be sure to watch the end of the film as passengers, unsure what to make of the camera, depart and enter the train. [Read more...]

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