339

LivingDesign.info is a creative and inspiration resource dedicated to design and life and everything in-between

LivingDesign.infoLivingDesign.infoLivingDesign.info LivingDesign - Home LivingDesign - Home

Category Archives: Media

10 March 1
Comment

Chiemgau impressions by Mario Feil

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Photography

A really nice video compilation by Mario Feil of footage shot in and around Chiemgau, a region between Munich and Salzburg in the very south of Bavaria, Germany.

IE6 coming to a peaceful demise

Under - Media, My Musings, Technology

We have been hoping, wishing, praying and actually struggling to liberate Internet from IE6 for so long now. The ‘kill IE6’ movement has seen all kind of phases and made substantial gains over the time. From IE6 Death (counting time when it is buried alive!) to mock funeral, and from IE6 No More to Death to IE6, the Internet is full of uncontrollable emotions and moments around this browser.

The time is nearing though for IE6 as Microsoft itself, besides sending flowers to the mock funeral last year, has joined the move to put this monster to rest that is just not dying. Microsoft has put up a website ‘The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown’ that is dedicated to watching IE6 usage dropping to 1% worldwide. It states:

10 years ago a browser was born. Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye.

Internet Explorer’s overall performance and irreconcilable differences with web standards aside, IE6 tarnished Microsoft’s reputation as a lead in this domain. I’m not sure how many IE9 it would take to rebuild the user confidence in this browser which is only surviving because of the OS it is bundled with.

IE6 Funeral by Aten Design Group

IE6 funeral by Aten Design Group held back in March 2010

Experimental short films by Selfburning

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Motion Graphics


Amazing experimental short films by Selfburning.

Field

Core

20 February 1
Comment

Moullinex Catalina – 3D music video made with Kinect

Under - Industrial Design, Inspiration, Media, Music, Technology

We have seen Kinect’s untapped potential. This music video for Catalina is done with Kinect, Kinect Library for Processing, Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects. It looks like that the device is now becoming an additional tool for special effects besides CGI.

The detailed production walkthrough can be found here – even the original source files are available if one would want to venture into this.

10 February 1
Comment

Water – a short film by Corrie Jones

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media

‘Water’ is an award winning short film by Corrie Jones about a young boy’s struggle to accept his fears, his mentally disabled father and his possible future duty.

Toby yearns for a life like any other 8-year-old kid, but his mentally disabled father is a constant reminder that life will never be normal.

  • Winner 2010 Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Short Film (15-30 mins)
  • Winner 2010 SHORTini International Short Film Festival Award for Best Short Film
  • Winner 2010 Australian Directors Guild Award for Best Direction in a Short Film
  • Winner 2009 AFI Award for Outstanding Achievement in Short Film Screen Craft – Cinematography
  • Nominated 2009 AFI Award for Best Short Fiction Film and Best Screenplay in a Short Film

3 February 2
Comments

The Immigrant

Under - Inspiration, Literature, Media, Poetry, Technology

Poetry and robots together in perfect harmony by Autofuss.

2 February Share your
thoughts

Warm Signal

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Motion Graphics


This abstract short is a creation of Hamburg/Germany based motion graphics designer Silke Sieler.

A short abstract movie dealing with nature and maritime creatures, metamorphosis and transformation – it connects art and science. Strong emphasis on sound, related to the idea of visual music. The Style is soft but clean, focussing on black & white.

I studied media design at University of Applied Sciences in Mainz and this is my diploma thesis – it´s not the official musicvideo.

1 February Share your
thoughts

Richard Mosse and a desire to rewrite traumatic cultural histories

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Photography

Undoubtedly, some of the best short-films I’ve seen lately came from Richard Mosse. Born and grew up in Ireland he is now based in New York. Mosse studied at Yale, Goldsmiths and the London Consortium. He is driven by an ambivalence toward photography and a desire to revisit and even rewrite traumatic cultural histories.

Cast Lead

Shot in the ruins of Gaza and the West Bank, August 2009. Cast Lead, the IDF codename for the Gaza war of 2009, is a term derived from Haim Nachman Bialik’s Hannukah poem about a game played with a spinning dreidel made of lead.

Cinematography and Editing by Trevor Tweeten. Colorist and Post Production by Jerome Thelia.

Souffleur

In an article written several years ago, Robert Fisk referred to the wreck of a Nazi-allied Vichy French U-Boat which lies beneath the waves off the coast of Beirut. The submarine was called Le Souffleur, and was sunk in 1941 by British destroyers which had followed it up the coast from Palestine.

Souffleur was made in sixteen hours as part of the 98 weeks workshop, Beirut, September 2008.

Theatre of War

Shot in Saddam Hussein’s hilltop palace in the mountains overlooking the River Tigris, Theatre of War is a slow, virtually static video piece redolent of classical history painting. Audio was recorded at the official US military hand-over ceremony at the nearby city of Saniya. A mullah’s prayer for unity among Arabs is spoken, after which the pan-Arab national anthem, Mawtini (My Homeland) is played, emphasizing Arab national solidarity and a pan-Arab territory. Made in Iraq in March 2009.

Cinematography and Editing by Trevor Tweeten. Digital Color and Post Production by Jerome Thelia.

View more here

29 January 4
Comments

Egypt and Lebanon Montage

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Photography

Egypt and Lebanon montage by Khalid Mohtaseb.

This is a montage of footage a few friends and I shot for a Documentary during the summer/fall of 2009.

The documentary was shot entirely on the canon 5D MKll in and around Cairo and Beirut. Big ups to Magic Lanterns Firmware update, as well as the Kessler Pocket Dolly for being a huge help in making this happen.

23 January 2
Comments

Letterpress Amy

Under - Art, Design, Media, Technology

Letterpress Amy by Fish & Crown:

Short documentary on Amy and her Green Girl Press. Old school hand printing is still alive.