September 24, 2014
Knock Knock: Music Video by Brunettes Shoot Blondes
A unique music video, shot in one take, that shows an interplay of gadgets playing separate animated fragments, synchronized in real time.
September 16, 2014
Woman's Life: Time-lapse Illustration by Seok Jeong Hyeon
A beautiful time-lapse video using digital illustration software to capture the aging process of a woman from infancy to old age. Each stage is rendered by affecting minute changes to the facial structure while keeping the features the same throughout the painting process.
You can see more of Seok's work at his Pinterest page.
September 6, 2014
August 26, 2014
August 23, 2014
August 18, 2014
Little Planet: Time-lapse by Dubai360
A time-lapse video of Dubai International Airport in the space of 24 hours with every frame warped into a "Little Planet" projection.
If you watch carefully, you will notice that the Little Planet actually makes exactly one rotation over the 24 hours of real time. Terminal 3 at the airport acts as an hour hand on a 24 hour clock, with midnight at the top, and midday at the bottom, so you can tell exactly what time every single frame was taken!
August 15, 2014
Nightingale and Canary: Bird Sounds Visualized by Andy Thomas
A short animation using abstract shapes that react to sound created by a nightingale and a canary. The recorded bird sounds are from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum. Andy Thomas experiments with creating a visual fusion between nature and technology by taking photos of plants, insects, and machines and compositing them with artificially created forms in various 3D programs.
You can see more of his work here.
August 8, 2014
Flight of a Small Brown Moth: Video by Dennis Hlynsky
A fascinating look at the flight of a brown moth recorded in slow motion in three different ways.
This clip has been processed three ways. The original recording is shot at 1/6000 of a second at a frame rate of 1000 samples per second. The first flight off the flower approximates real time, the second employs echo and reflects the slow motion of 1000 samples per second played back at 30. The last section (bluish) is keyed then time blended to accentuate the pattern the silhouette creates when the moth is in flight.
July 27, 2014
July 23, 2014
July 1, 2014
The Putter: A Film by Shaun Bloodworth
The film documents "Putter" Cliff Denton who works for Ernest Wright & Sons of Sheffield, England, the last remaining hand manufacturer of scissors. A "Putter" is literally someone who puts scissors together using traditional skills passed down from generation to generation.
June 12, 2014
The Collapse of Cohesion: Films by Levi van Veluw
A series of mesmerizing short films based on Levi's drawings which were replicated life-size in wood and with its collapse by an unknown force filmed at over 1000 frames per second.
One of the drawings presents an image of an archive room, filled with large structures of cabinets containing more than 1500 neatly arranged icosahedrons. The whole arrangement is held in place by the very structure of the cabinets and the force of gravity, in a fundamental and continuous on-going struggle between the desire for order and the forces of nature. An unknown cause upsets this equilibrium and the cabinets are made to topple over. The symmetrical forms are no longer held in place, gravity takes over, order is turned into chaos.
In the film, the drawing has been replicated life-size in wood. All the visible surfaces are covered in carbon powder, and the setting acquires shape only through the reflection of the light. Reality becomes tangible only through the experience of lighter or darker hues, as in a drawing. The falling apart of the structure is filmed at over 1000 frames per second. After months of meticulous preparation, this is the only, and crucial, moment over which the artist has no control. In contrast to the drawing in which the moment of chaos remains an interpretation by the artist – and is therefore inexorably linked to him – the film makes it possible to relinquish all and every form of control. Unpredictability becomes a new factor in this work.
The time of the event is stretched; the moment measured in seconds becomes a minute-long occurrence and forms a new reality. Time, because of this massive slowing, seems to no longer affect the process of disruption. The icosahedrons float through the air, rotating, the glistening of the light that reflects on their 20 faces reveals their symmetry in its ultimate form. Entirely free, in search of a new order. With a great feeling of serenity, the viewer experiences how gravity gives these elements their new place.
June 5, 2014
The Quiet: Time-lapse by Nicholas Buer
Beautiful time-lapse of the Lofoten islands in northern Norway, a location popular with photographers for its remote and rugged beauty.
Originally I had hoped to evoke emotions of vastness and solitude with this film but upon reviewing the footage I was pleasantly surprised to find I was capturing a different emotion, one of a more understated essence; a peacefulness and a quiet. It just goes to show that when you think you are down on your luck, something beautiful and unexpected can still happen and you get something out of it.
May 27, 2014
Traveling Lights: Animation by We Think Things
Sort of an abstract animation combining basic geometric shapes to exclude intersecting shape areas thereby creating a new context.
In our case, a circle and a triangle became the snowy top of a mountain in front of the sun. With this picture in mind we started developing a minimalistic world, brought to life by the use of ambient noise and a haunting minimalistic score.
May 24, 2014
Aug(De)Mented Reality: Animation by Marty Cooper
Using traditional animation cels and an iPhone 5s, Marty Cooper (aka Hombre_mcsteez) turns everyday life into an odd creature infested cartoon universe. You can see more of his doodles on his Tumblr site.
May 14, 2014
Duck: Animation by Will Rose
Hilarious one second short created for Animades's Full Secs animation project. Also check out Will's previous animation The Goat Herder and his Lots and Lots and Lots of Goats which won numerous animation awards.
May 10, 2014
Johnny Express: Animation by Alfred Imageworks
Hilarious animation about a space delivery man who tries to deliver a package to a tiny customer living in a small planet. Of course, mayhem ensues as he searches for the owner of the package. The animated short film was written, directed, and animated by Kyungmin Woo.
May 8, 2014
Wonderful London 1924 & 2014: Video by Simon Smith
Fantastic video combining a series of short films of London documented by Harry B. Parkinson and Frank Miller in 1924 with present day shots of the same scenes creating a window through time.
April 21, 2014
Silent Storms: Time-lapse by Ole Salomonsen
Beautiful time-lapse of the aurora borealis shot in Tromso, Norway.
Silent Storms is my fourth consecutive aurora/astro film. In a way Silent Storms shows how the night skies can be during the three seasons we have darkness here in northern arctic Scandinavia; autumn, winter and spring. It was filmed in Norway, Finland and Sweden, primarily around the Tromsø area, Norway.
The "storms" referred to, are the geomagnetic storms which takes place in the atmosphere when a strong solar wind hits earth, often followed by a CME. When a geomagnetic storms takes place, it can last for days, with several substorms causing auroras to appear. Although there has been reports of audible auroras, this has yet to be proven scientifically.