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5 October Share your
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McLaren vs Aerodynamics | The Found Collective

Under - Advertising, Inspiration, Media, Motion Graphics, Photography, Technology

We have seen iPad being used for light painting before but for this McLaren P12 teaser a plasma screen is used to render 3D animated light painting effect. The Found Collective in collaboration with Marshmallow Laser Feast and James Medcraft produced this stunning piece for the launch of McLaren’s P12 super car.

The goal for the project was to show the P12’s aerodynamic qualities in a whole new light, without actually having physical access to the car itself. Light painting has been around for decades but has never been put into full motion. Until now.

Working with McLaren we were able to process their wind tunnel airflow data and score out paths for individual trails of light. Each frame was then sliced into 650 frames that represent depths of 3D space and a plasma screen, mounted on a motion control rig, was used as a 3D light printer to play back the 650 slices as it moved through the space. We then repeated the move a thousand times for each frame of the animation and with each frame the camera, mounted on another motion control rig, moved a few millimeters so that over the course of the shoot we were able to create the effect of a moving camera.

The finished film merges photography, animation and sculpture and is a truly unique way of representing aerodynamics that we feel justly celebrates this astonishing car.

15 August Share your
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Interactive ‘Starry Night’ by Petros Vrellis

Under - Art, Inspiration, Technology

Petros Vrellis brings Vincent Van Gogh’s famous ‘Starry Night’ to life. The user can interact with the animation with music responding to the flow. The whole piece is put together with the help of openFrameworks.

This interactive animation is also available on iPad as an app – just in case you really fancy interacting with it rather than watching it move.

12 August Share your
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Cocoe

Under - Advertising, Design, Illustration, Inspiration, Media, Motion Graphics

A selection of some interesting animated promos and ads produced by the Spanish audiovisual production studio Cocoe. The studio is founded in 2003 by David and Gabriel Suchowolski Duprez (microbians) with a view to strengthen and develop their creative skills – leading towards visual productions. Cocoe specializes mainly in animation and motion graphics along with corporate identity and strategic communication consulting.

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11 August Share your
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Artificial Paradise, Inc

Under - Media, Motion Graphics

Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed a 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?

Directed, edited and composited by Jean-Paul Frenay.

25 May 1
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The Eagleman Stag

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media

The Eagleman Stag is 2011 BAFTA award winning short film by director/writer Mikey Please. It’s mostly made out of some strange white stuff, found in the back of a stress cushion. Mikey worked with his brother Bendict Please who composed the soundtrack and score, as well as the vocal talents of cult actor David Cann who lends his voice.

If you repeat the word ‘fly’ for long enough it sounds like you’re saying ‘life’. This is of no help to Peter. His answers lie in the brain of a beetle.

My Way

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Media

This animated story of a life by Bold Studio Zagreb is based on the original book written and illustrated by Svjetlan Junaković.

2 October Share your
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How to eat your Apple by Erick Oh

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Media, Poetry

Erick Oh is a Korean animation artist based in California, USA. He spent most of his life in Korea where he started producing a variety of work, in which the boundaries were blurred between media and contents. Even though it is in animation where Erick feels most comfortable as his main tool to communicate and interact with the viewer, he would not consider himself only as a film maker but as an artist who continues trying to expand the definition of animation and art.

‘How to eat your Apple’ is an extension of Erick’s recent illustration series in the form of an animated poem. It is without a protagonist, a defined narrative, set point of camera view or any other aspect of mainstream film language; ‘How to eat your Apple’ surrealistically portrays human nature and its essence in the circle of life, its change and death as shown by re-compositing various symbols and objects. This piece flows more like a moving illustration than an animated film, and connects to Erick’s other static illustration pieces and written stories which finally culminates to one big quintessential question on life.

Matter Fisher

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Media

A serendipitous journey in which a lone fisher is united with a form of estranged matter.

My Mother’s Coat

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Literature, Media

This beautifully illustrated and animated short is directed by Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits highlighting an emotional story.

My Mother talks to me about post-dictatorship Athens, her struggle to adapt to the greek mentality, her memories of motherhood, and her longing to go back to her small town in Italy.

9 April 2
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Inception – Done in 60 seconds

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Motion Graphics


This 60 second cut-out animation by Wolfgang Matzl is a remake of the movie ‘Inception’ for The Jamson Empire Awards ‘Done in 60 Seconds’.

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