Thursday, September 10, 2009

Top 10 Sep 11

Here comes another List by Jon just in time for Friday fun. Hope you like it.

/Mr. Jon

1. Moray McLaren - We Got Time

All of the animations seen in David Wilson’s music video for Moray McLaren’s We Got Time‘ were created in camera. Repeat: in camera. No CG, no compositing animation loops onto footage – just taking advantage of the way film and persistence of vision works.

I’m a sucker for pre-cinema optical toys – kinetoscopes, zoetropes, magic lanterns, and the praxinoscopes featured in ‘We Got Time.’ Wilson doesn’t just rely on the charm of the medium though. Using the mechanism of rotation and looping as a starting point, he’s able to create a journey using simple but hypnotic animations that tie into the idea of life/death cycles. That may sound crazy, but just watch – things start to get really trippy around 2:30.

Also- check out the fantastic making of video that gets deep into rpm and fps nerdiness, and the illustrated discs created by David Wilson.

Director and Animator – David Wilson
Executive Producer – Bart Yates
Producer – James Bretton
Production Company: Blinkink

2. Jordan History Of Flight

Very beautiful webpage, with a story told about Michael Jordan history, in a paper-esk pop-up style.

Check it out HERE

3. Iain Crawford

London based beauty photographer Iain Crawford's portfolio is made of beautifully composed images of vibrant colors in movement paired with flawless complexions. It is hard to imagine this result without a lot of post production but I am pretty certain ( as I would also prefer to believe) that Crawford has mastered the technique of high speed photography to achieve most of these effects. I am curious to know who the make-up artists in a lot of these breathtaking shots are.

See more work HERE

Represented by Adamsky

4. Thom Puckey


1948: Born in Bexley Heath, Kent, England
Study: Croydon College of Art, Slade School of Fine Art, Royal College of Art, (degree: Master of Fine Art)
1972 – 1980: active as performance artist together with Dirk Larsen, in the performance-duo ‘Reindeer Werk’
1978: moves to Amsterdam
1986: Sandberg Art Prize awarded by Foundation Amsterdam Art Funds
1987 – 1995: Sculpture professor Rijksacademie Amsterdam
1997 – present: teacher in fine art, Academy for Art and Design, Den Bosch

See more work by Thom HERE

5. Jp Frenay

Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed an unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten…what is he searching for?

Production : Condor
Director / editor / compositing : Jean-Paul Frenay
Main 3D artist / compositing : Sandro Paoli
3D artists : Sylvain Jorget and Sébastien Desmet
Additional 3D operators : Otto Heinen and Okke Voerman
Sound Design : Seal Phüric feat. Neptunian8

Check out more work from Jp Frenay HERE

6. Bombo!

Bombo! (AKA Maurizio Santucci) was born in Barga, outside of Lucca, Italy, where he still lives and works. He attended ISIA design school in Florence, Italy from 2000 to 2004.
After two years working in advertising agencies, he became a freelance illustrator. He also writes and illustrates short comic books.

See more work by Bombo! HERE

7. Google Japan

Google マップのストリートビューのプライバシーに対する考え方をアニメーションで説明したビ デオです。詳細はこちらのリンクをご覧ください。

For more Japanese gmail stuff click HERE

8. Andreas Stavrinides

Andreas about himself:

I studied sociology and history but passions can’t be kept secret forever, so at the age of twenty four i realize that photography is the tool to express different aspects of my life and interests...
I believe that the key to understand the light becomes from the quality of shadow it makes, and that is something worthing to work with...
I was born in London in 1972.
Now I'm between Paris and Athens were I work and live. Represented by

See more of his work HERE

9. Jan Smaga

Jan Smaga works with photography and combines classical techniques with computer editing, constructing three-dimensional photographic objects. Together with Aneta Grzeszykowska, he realized several series whose main topic was the translation of three-dimensional architectural space onto a two-dimensional image ("Plan", 2003) and the attempt at a recreation of the three-dimensional nature of architecture with the help of spatial photographic installations ("YMCA", 2005). The technique developed by Grzeszykowska and Smaga is reminiscent of the process of scanning - a total voyeuristic documentation of the space and the people which inhabit it. In the individual projects, the artist subjects the human body to a similar, detailed analysis of the surface. The incredible formal quality of these photographs, combined with their subject matter, sends an existential shiver down the spine. Smaga is fascinated with the illusionist power of photography, the way in which it interprets the third dimension, and the question of how deep one can look down through the even surface of a photograph - as though it had pulled the skin away from the reality.

See mor of Jan's work HERE

10. Saab 9-3X

In Sweden, Lowe Brindfors has launched a new brand campaign for Saab featuring a TV spot and a website that want to remember consumers how cool and fascinating the brand is. The starting point maybe is a bit ambitious, but the result is astonishing. As said, the first piece is a beautiful Tv commercial that takes you through the world of Saab.

Alphabetical at ACNE Films directed the car commercial for Saab’s 9-3X.

Also Check out the website for the campaign HERE