This beautiful clip is the newest creation of the multi-talented director Yoann Lemoine. Besides proving himself with this dark, tense and captivating clip, he also composed the title track “Iron” under his sudonym Woodkid. Lemoine continues to put out high quality everything, making him something of a one-man-band of creativity.
This moving example of motion graphics revisits one of the best known speeches in United States history, the Gettysburg Address. Coming after a decisive turning point in the American Civil War (in which the North took superiority) the speech is now considered one of the finest examples of oration in history. Abraham Lincoln was able to summarize the entire war in just ten sentences and in the process redefined the war as a struggle not merely for the Union, but as “a new birth of freedom” that would bring true equality to all of its citizens.
This video with it’s clever transitions and ominous war-like mood does the speech justice. [Read more...]
This short film explores the history and science behind genetics and genomics. Starting in the early days with Gregor Mendel’s observation of genes to todays understanding of DNA and the genetic code the film is packed full of data and worth a number of viewings. Luckily with the nice motion graphics work, it’s as easy to watch as listen.
Just announced at the Geneva Auto show, Mini has a new concept car out. It features some really clever details like a tailgate that will hold your snowboard and double folding doors that help in tight spaces. But, the main reason you’ll find this featured here is the amazing video Post Panic put together to promote the car. The mixed media film combines live action with 2d/3d animation, motion graphics, stock footage and visual effects for a really clever spin around the Mini design office. Whatever your opinion about the new Mini’s styling, the advertising is tops! [Read more...]
Here’s a sweet motion graphics piece explaining some interesting facts behind one of our favorite pastimes: kissing. The well executed animation talks about brain chemistry, anatomy and the language behind locking lips… all in a hot minute.
Created by students at the Vancouver Film School using After Effects and CS4.
Made for the 5 Second Project over at greyscalegorilla.com, this contest winner has a whole life brilliantly expressed in reverse from death to conception. Remember, 5 seconds can hold a lot of life!
Back in 1981, urban design visionary Donald Appleyard published his now classic book Livable Streets. In this video by Streetfilms, we revisit some of Appleyard’s original research, which for the first time explored the way that car traffic affected our neighborhood social interactions and the attitude we held towards our homes.
To get your copy of the once hard to find book, Routledge Press will be publishing a much anticipated second edition of Livable Streets in 2011.
If you’re a fan of Helvetica, Garamond or even Comic Sans, these six creative videos are for you. Typography, the art and craft of creating and arranging fonts, has changed drastically over the past hundred years. While there used to be long stretches between new font types or glyphs, we now see new itinerations of the alphabet arrive on a daily basis.
Autechre uses many different digital synths and a few analog synths in their production, as well as analog and digital drum machines, mixers, effects units and samplers.