Video of the Day: The Great New England Hurricane of 1938
This strong Cat.-3 Hurricane struck several coastal areas of New England in September of 1938 with little warning, killing 256 people and moving at a forward speed over 50 MPH. The Blue Hill Observatory at Milton, Massachusetts reported a sustained wind of 121 MPH with a gust of 183 MPH. Hartford Connecticut had a low pressure reading of 28.04 inches. Just over 2000 people were injured. Damage was around $250-million dollars. (1938-dollars.)
Video of the Day: Salomon Freeski TV S6 E02 Quarter Past Midnight
Under twinkle of stars and light of moon
spirits roam the world at night
emerging cold and frozen
from shadows left and right
more richly colored than the day
they'll play 'til dawn's first light
set your clocks, the fun begins at quarter past midnight
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Video of the Day: Louchebem HD from louchebem on Vimeo.
Louchebem is a one year production CGI animated film from the school ESMA Toulouse, in France. Result of a passionate and hard work, Théo Girettes, Fabien Masson, Stéphanie Grard and Boris Laprade are proud to present it to you.
Video of the Day: Flipbook Shootout
Eric thought it would be cool to have a video be played out strictly by drawings on pages! Be sure to share, favorite, like, and subscribe!
Second Channel! http://youtube.com/samwickert
Video of the Day: Kuala Lumpur DAY-NIGHT
Notes from the Creator: Published on Oct 17, 2012 by Robert Whitworth
Kuala Lumpur Time Lapse: super-modern buildings juxtaposed with various cultural enclaves and with a little of Asia's chaos thrown in. My time lapse explores how the city changes from day to night highlighting how spaces dramatically alter during the course of a few hours.
As summarised by Marc Lourdes on Yahoo! Malaysia:
"5 months. 400 hours of solid work. 4 cameras. 40 shoots. 640 gigabytes of data. 19,997 photographs."
Special thanks to:
Special thanks to Maybank for collaborating with Eco Knights to inspire sustainable living in Malaysia.
The shots of KL city in the video were taken from Menara Maybank.
EcoKinghts - www.ecoknights.org.my
Music: Clams Casino - I'm God
Copyright © All Images Rob Whitworth 2012 - www.robwhitworth.co.uk
ISS Startrails - TRONized from Christoph Malin on Vimeo.
Do you remember 1982's "TRON" movie? The plot: A computer programmer (epic: Jeff Bridges) is digitized inside the software world of a mainframe computer, where he interacts with various programs in his attempt to get back out. Including light cycle races and strange solar wind ships...
Back in the real word the ISS is in a way one of these solar ships, constantly rotating around us. A tiny white spot, as it can be seen racing over the sky from time to time, when illuminated by the sunset (and sunrise ;).
This Video was achived by "stacking" image sequences provided by NASA from the Crew at International Space Station. These "stacks" create the Star Trails, but furthermore make interesting patterns visible. For example lightning corridors within clouds, but they also show occasional satellite tracks (or Iridium Flashes) as well as meteors - patterns that interrupt the main Star Trails, and thus are immediately visible.
The many oversaturated hot pixels in some of the scenes are the inevitable result of high ISO settings the Nikon D3s in ISS-use are pushed to for keeping exposure times short (owed to the dramatic speed the ISS travels). As there are no dark frames or RAW data currently available, hot pixels are not easy to remove.
After the initial stacking, all images have been sequenced with Apple Motion and the Video cut and edited with Final Cut Pro X. Stacked with the StarStaX app, get it here: markus-enzweiler.de/software/software.html
All sequences and images courtesy "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth", Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/
Closing sequence © Christoph Malin / ESO.org / filmed at Cerro Paranal.
Thanks a lot to my favourite bad Astronomer, Phil at BadAstronomy for first posting the film (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/10/16/my-god-its-full-of-star-trails/) and many many thanks to Vimeo for the Staff Pick!
Great minimal soundtrack "Eileen" by Lee Rosevere (http://members.shaw.ca/happypuppyrecords/index.html), and a short clip of "Window #3" by Two Bicycles (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Two_Bicycles/Beko_Crash_Symbols_1/07_Window_3). VIMEO MUSIC STORE ROCKS!
A truckload of thanks go out to NASA astronaut Don Pettit (http://www.petapixel.com/2012/06/25/astronaut-don-pettit-floating-with-his-huge-camera-collection-on-the-iss/) and his colleagues for taking these images, and making films like this one reality!
Finally, please also be aware of Light Pollution (http://www.plightwithlight.org/index.php?id=49&L=1) one can see in many of these scenes! In the US join http://www.darksky.org/ for preserving the night skies for our children!!
Always believe in your dreams and make it possible!
All the best,
PS: At about 1:42 you see Comet "Lovejoy" rising...
Video of the Day: Stress from Babusjka on Vimeo.
Stress is a one minute long animated shortfilm from motion graphic artist Magnus Engsfors at Babusjka Motiongraphics in Oslo/Norway.
Stress is an intense, grainy, black and white journey through 24 hours that aims to stress the viewer as well as illustrate the biological, physical and psychological states of stress.
Animation & Direction:
Broken Note - Meltdown
Video of the Day: Shelter from Carl Burton on Vimeo.
An epic secret world is revealed within an attic during a rainstorm.
Show support by purchasing a download bundle! Contains:
Digital HD Copy + "Making-Of" PDF + Wallpapers for $3
Bundle and T-Shirts available here: http://www.shelteranimation.com/shop
Main animation site: http://www.shelteranimation.com/
Inspiration Tumblr: http://carlburton.tumblr.com/
Video of the Day: Eudon Choi AW12 Fashion Film from Crane.tv on Vimeo.
Crane.tv presents a fashion film to inaugurate South Korean, London-based designer Eudon Choi's AW 12 collection, now launched exclusively at Selfridges in London. Inspired by the simplicity yet complex detail work on the garments, the film brings together elements from everyday life while merging them with a futuristic vision. The piece was choreographed by contemporary dance choreographer Tim Casson, previously an assistant to Wayne McGregor and part of the Jasmin Vardimon Company, who's visual palette of mechanical hand and arm movements highlight the structure and details of the garments.
Seyna Van Der Linden
Director of Choreography:
Seyna Van Der Linden
Camera & Editing:
Producer & Stylist:
Music: Seyna Van Der Linden
Tali Leggett @ Bookings Models
Hair & Make-up:
Video of the Day: Naked Branches (2007) from Will Kim on Vimeo.
made at Cal Arts, Character Animation
©2007 Will Kim All Rights Reserved
While a male peacock and a female peacock (peahen) exchange a spiritual, love talk, a snake makes his own journey to connect the two lovers and to take away the peacock's desire till the last moment of the peacock's life. Emptiness is what the snake leaves behind after he accomplishes his wants in this film, 'Naked Branches.' Will Kim uses watercolor to explore his one hope that's vanished into air.
Official Selection & Awards
-Hiroshima Animation Festival, Special Program, ‘Stars of Students’, Hiroshima, Japan(Aug 7-11, 2008)
-2007 Animation Magazine’s Student Short Film Awards –Magazine September Issue
-14th annual student short film festival SHORT TAKES, UCLA -Animation
-4th annual Topanga Film Festival 07 -Film Category
-8th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival –Animation
-2007 Cal Arts, Character Animation Producers' Show,
Academy of TV Arts and Sciences Leonard H. Goldenson Theater, N.Hollywood
-Sidney Underground Film Festival, Pre Festival Events, Sidney Shorts,
Channel 31 TV program, every Monday for 4 weeks from June 25th, 2007
-2nd annual FilmGate Int. Student Film Festival (St.Louis, Missouri) animation/experimental,
Winning, 2nd place in animation/experimental category
-2007 Taiwan International Animation Film Festival, Taiwan, China
-Terrabyte 2.0 Garden Installation Finalists, Los Angeles Arboretum
-2nd Animest International Animation Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania
-7th annual The Student Shorts Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
-17th International Animated Film Festival “Les Nuits Magiques”, Begles, France
- 4th Fresh Film Fest Karlovy Vary-Int. Student Film Festival, Czech Republic-Animation
- 4th annual Austin Asian Film Festival, Austin, Texas (November 8-11th, 2007)
-6th annual Muskegon Film Festival, February 2008 (Muskegon, MI)
-Animation Nation 2007(Nov23-Dec1), Cal Arts Shorts (Singapore)
-DC Independent Film Festival, Washington D.C. (March6-16,2008)
-Philadelphia Film Festival, April 3-15-Philadelphia Film Festival, April 3-15
-2008 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival,Florence, AL (March,08)
-3rd Annual Kent Film Festival, Kent, CT (March,08)
18th International Short Film Festival of Cergy-Pontoise, France, April08
-AFI DALLAS 2008 Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park
-3rd Annual DisOrient Asian American Film
Festival of Oregon, Eugene, OR (April 24-27,08)
-SICAF 2008 (Seoul International Cartoon Animation Festival), Seoul, Korea (May21-25,08)
-European Spritual Film Festival 2008, France (March-April,2008)
-42nd Brooklyn Arts Council International Film Festival, ‘The Power of Art Category’ May 2008
-Siouxland Film Festival, Sioux City, IA (Feb, 2008)- winning entry for ‘Graduate Selections’
-7th annual Ashland Independent Film Festival(AIFF), Ashland, Oregon, April 3-7
Best Animated Short-Finalist
Video of the Day: ADELAIDE by Liliana Greenfield-Sanders from Liliana Greenfield-Sanders on Vimeo.
Award winning short "Adelaide" screened at over 50 film festivals, winning Grand Jury Prizes and Audience Awards at Woodstock, Gen Art, Austin and more. The protagonist - Adelaide - seeks attention by faking illnesses. When she meets Brad, an aspiring paramedic, at the pharmacy counter, she believes she may have found the perfect man. So what happens next for these two? The director Liliana Greenfield-Sanders is currently developing the short film into a feature in association with the Screenwriting and Directing Labs at the Sundance Institute.. For more information about the film, director, and stills go to lilygs.com/2011/12/adelaide/.
The short film stars Anna Margaret Hollyman, Hank Harris, and Damian Young.
Follow Adelaide on twitter: https://twitter.com/adelaidemovie
Video of the Day: BIRDMASK Visuals from Neal Coghlan on Vimeo.
http://www.StudioASZYK.com // http://www.nealcoghlan.co.uk
http://www.twitter.com/StudioASYZK // http://www.twitter.com/nealcoghlan
* See how it's setup in Resolume here: http://vimeo.com/nealcoghlan/bmvsetup
** Prints available - see here for contact details: http://www.nealcoghlan.co.uk/Contact
*** Track - http://soundcloud.com/aszyk/elephant-castle-v1
It's taken a while but finally, here is the first upload of BIRDMASK Visuals. I first started work on these way back at the end of 2010. Like my Tasty Visuals, they started out with some miscellaneous illustration. The elements came together quite nicely and I started to form compositions out of them which became geometric, tribal bird faces. Like with most of my illustrations, I couldn't resist bringing it alive by animating it.
In their earliest form there was a lot less clips and they weren't in HD. A lot of elements didn't fit together well either so mixing between faces wasn't as smooth. In it's current form, the set is made up of 6 different faces, each one with 8 layers and 4 different clips per layer - making a total of 192 clips. These are all loaded into Resolume and triggered using Ableton and an iPad. See this video >> https://vimeo.com/50071434 on how I link audio with visuals. This video was made by recording a Resolume composition - all the clips being triggered live. This piece wasn't composited using FCP or Premiere! (or After Effects for that matter), it was all done live.
BIRDMASK visuals made their debut in Geneva at Mapping Festival in May 2011 (http://mappingfestival.ch/2011/types/?artist=1285&lang=en) and since then have been played in clubs across London. The biggest showing was during Channel 4's House Party (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/house-party/articles/aszyk) where we performed alongside RnB legends 'Soul II Soul', who played an amazing set, mixing Reggae, House, RnB and Garage.
The set is still evolving and work has begun on a 3D version. I'm hoping to port them into UNITY 3D where I can make them even more reactive...
The track is called 'Elephant & Castle' by ASZYK - http://soundcloud.com/aszyk/elephant-castle-v1
*** Festival organisers, we (Studio ASZYK) would love to hear from you ***
ISLE OF KAUA'I :: HAWAII from Scott McFarlane on Vimeo.
Scuba diving, cliff jumping, doors-off helicopter, 8-hour waterfall hike, sea caves rafting, surfing, lei-making, and more!
Testing out the capabilities of the GoPro Hero2 on a recent trip my girlfriend and I took to the gorgeous island of Kaua'i, Hawaii.
99% shot with GoPro Hero2 [720p, 60fps, 170º]
1% Canon 60D [18-135mm f3.5]
Also used X-shot 2.0 extender pole with GoPro.
Music: "Afternoon" by Youth Lagoon
Edited with FCP7 and Magic Bullet for color grading
*if playback is choppy check out YouTube version: http://youtu.be/jXIrTYUy8JU?hd=1
Video of the Day: Saint Michel - Katherine from Louis de Caunes on Vimeo.
Director : Louis de Caunes
Director of Photography : Thomas Garret
Production Designer : Lola Osorio
Editor : Aaron Fuks
Special Effects : Benjamin Di Giacomo & Torey Alvarez
Colorist : Benjamin Di Giacomo
Producer : Gaetan Rousseau
Production Company : paradoxal.net
Comissioner : Laurent Manganas
Client : Columbia France
Video of the Day: Form 17 from Red Giant on Vimeo.
Some dads just can't get rid of a bomb.
Description: A bomb technician faces his most hazardous situation yet: Take Your Daughter To Work Day.
This film was synced in seconds with Red Giant PluralEyes 3.0 - Learn more at: http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/pluraleyes/
Check out 'The Making of Form 17' at: https://vimeo.com/49272003
Director: Seth Worley
Executive Producer: Aharon Rabinowitz
Produced by: Neil Hoppe, Shannon Hoppe
Written by: Seth Worley, Neil Hoppe, Aharon Rabinowitz
The Lieutenant: Chip Arnold
The Daughter: Cammie York Hall
Other Officer: Cameron Childs
Unfortunate Pizza Delivery Guy: Micah Lanier
Original Music by: Ben Worley
Associate Producers: Mark Cowart, Cameron Childs
DP/Camera: Mark Cowart
Camera: Jeremy Gonzales
Grip: Brian Ellison
Audio: Matt Hail
Script Supervisor: Jeremy Flick
Art Design: Paul Conrad, Micah Lanier
The Bomb designed and built by: Neil Hoppe
Lt. Edward Cherry, Bomb Squad Commander, TN Hwy Patrol
Created with Red Giant PluralEyes 3.0 - Learn more at: http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/pluraleyes/
Dynamics of the Subway / Haisuinonasa (Official Video) from Keita Onishi on Vimeo.
Directed by Keita Onishi
This music video, "Dynamics of the Subway,is from Haisuinonasa's 1st Album,
"Animal Bodies," which was released in May, 2012.
Each note from the instruments is represented by a geometric shape in the animation; while these shapes move in sync with the song, they also form the parts that create the subway itself.
The Goat Herder and his Lots and Lots and Lots of Goats from Will Rose on Vimeo.
Winner of the Independent Animation Award 2012 at The Blue Plum Animation festival Tennessee http://www.blueplumanimation.com/winners/ and chosen By Vimeo for their 'Staff Picks'.
Inspired by my two year old niece who having seen a goat herder in Spain kept chanting 'lots and lots and lots of goats!'. The story follows a day in the life of a goat herder and his flock of goats as they travel up and down the mountains of Spain. Andy Cabic, lead singer of the band Vetiver http://vetiverse.com/ kindly gave me permission to use his track for the film which was fantastic.
There is no dialogue. The story is told using sound and movement.
I created this film during a break between animating on 'Peppa Pig' and 'Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom'.
I would love to make this in to an app for the iPAD as an interactive animated storybook for kids.
DESIGN/ANIMATION: Will Rose
MUSIC: ‘Soft Glass’ written by Andrew Cabic, licensed courtesy of Domino Publishing Company Ltd. and Bella Union Records http://vetiverse.com/
'Goat Herder' composed and performed by Tom Gisby
SOUND: JM Finch at Fonic Studios
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See more work at http://wilbojonson.tumblr.com/
Video of the Day: Projection mapping live performance art - The Alchemy of Light by a dandypunk from a dandypunk on Vimeo.
Please visit www.facebook.com/adandypunk for more art/movement/technology/inspiration
A few excerpts from a 10 minute, one man live performance piece.
Using projection mapping onto street furniture, a dandypunk travels through various fantastical worlds, interacting with strange characters and treacherous landscapes, in the hope of unfolding the secrets and learning the techniques from the ancient book of "The Alchemy of Light".
Direction, illustration, animation* and performance of all characters* by a dandypunk
*Tentacle animation by RUBBISHBELT.COM
*Falling silhouetted man performed by Roger Fojas
Eternal thanks to www.facebook.com/dollskills for many many things..
Music by Edit -Ants
Video of the Day: Gulp. The world's largest stop-motion animation shot on a Nokia N8. from Nokia HD on Vimeo.
'Gulp' is a short film created by Sumo Science at Aardman, depicting a fisherman going about his daily catch. Shot on location at Pendine Beach in South Wales, every frame of this stop-motion animation was shot using a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. The film has broken a world record for the 'largest stop-motion animation set', with the largest scene stretching over 11,000 square feet.
The animators: http://www.aardman.com
The sand artists: http://sandinyoureye.co.uk
The phone: http://www.nokia.com/n8