The frog does not see what does not move. To the frog, to move is to exist. That’s pretty hard to wrap your head around, but this amazing minimalist cartoon gives you a glimpse of what it might be like to be a frog. Based on the research paper “What the Frog’s Eye Tells the Frog’s Brain” by Jerry Lettvin and his colleagues in 1959, animator Skip Battaglia brings scientific research to life through the googly eyes of a frog. [Read more...]
In this new music video for musician Wax Taylor’s song Time To Go, a crochet “quadropus” swims around the city, happily changing objects to its favorite color: blue. Pretty soon a lot of his world is its favorite hue… but not everything is working out perfectly. The piece was created by Oh Yeah Wow out of Australia. They’re the folks behind Gotye’s similarly cool video for Easy Way Out. [Read more...]
When Eran Amir decided to create a black and white video changing into color, he took the idea far… but kept it completely analog. Painting the entire room in what one Youtube commenter said looked like it “used about 50 different shades of.. grey,” Amir then transforms the room before our eyes, revealing the fact that he’s filming in color. It’s one classy trick. [Read more...]
It’s a surprising story of cultural evolution, one which travels a loop and comes back to its origin. Philipp Artus has created two beautiful animations, both titled Snail Trail, which follow the evolution of a snail as it invents the wheel, goes on an exciting evolving journey and returns to its terrestrial beginnings. This isn’t any normal animation though: Artus tells the captivating story using deceivingly simple wire-frame illustrations and a complex laser for illuminating the scene. [Read more...]
Let’s start with the fact that this was done by a 19 year old. Then we can add that he is in a beginners video production class. Then lets add that he was able to find all of these photos with quick and easy internet searches for photos. Now add to the whole picture that after he uploaded the video, in three months he received over 1 million views. It is a different world from when older generations used linear editing systems. [Read more...]
Often, photographers capture beauty of landscapes, of faces, of artistic expression, but more often than not, the stories behind the photos are not told. Randy Lin and Dimitry Levdanski are setting out to go beyond the two dimensions of photography. Their project titled “Silk Rail Road” is setting out to capture the incredible beauty and landscapes of the rail road that runs from Astana, Kazakhstan to Bejing, China that runs along the old Silk Road. Covering 2,500 miles, this journey will go well beyond the natural beauty of this incredible region.
See their Kickstarter here.
Do you ever wonder how our universe formed? There are many theories and speculations that have been brought to the public consciousness, and while some are generally more accepted than others, the truth is, we don’t really know how our universe came about. Yet, as technology today develops and scientists gain access to a wider range of tools to explore the secrets of our beginnings, new findings shed further light on the history of the universe. [Read more...]
Inspired by the monotony of his daily commute on the tramway to art school, Daniel Disselkoen set out to make things a little more interesting. He created a clever game called “Maneater” that one lucky bus rider on each trip would get to play and recorded their experience. [Read more...]
With Google’s Project Glass underway and expected to be released to the public as early as 2014, it’s fun to imagine where technology will take us. For their graduation project from Jerusalem’s Bezaleal Academy of Arts, Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo made a highly entertaining short film showcasing their predictions of what the future will hold. Once we can do everything that we do on our laptops on Google Glasses, the only logical next step would be to have them embedded into our eyes. The students highlight what augmented reality might look like, showing both the benefits and the potential vulnerabilities. [Read more...]
What happens when you get 100 young artists together to create a music video? In the case of this new video for Michael Andrews’ new single “Bubbles in Space, something sublimely nostalgic and incredibly fun. The snappy animated video was drawn by a selection of art students from San Diego’s High Tech High International’s class of 2013. Together they drew 3000+ individual frames, each in their own style while following a pre-planned form. [Read more...]