02.18.13

Navy Signal Code is a system of communication for use by maritime vessels. Each letter is printed on 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching paper, a finely textured off-white stock. These are Giclée (fine art digital inkjet) prints. Each letter is printed in an edition of 20, and each print is signed & editioned.”

This is a project by Hana Tanimura.

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01.31.13

CYBORG FOUNDATION | Rafel Duran Torrent from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

I wanna be a cyborg to. Do you?

“CYBORG FOUNDATION is the Grand Jury Prize Winner in the $200,000 GE/FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at focusforwardfilms.com/winners.

Neil Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that causes complete colour blindness. In 2004, Harbisson and Adam Montandon developed the eyeborg, a device that translates colours into sounds.
Harbisson has been claimed to be the first recognized cyborg in the world, as his passport photo now includes his device. In 2010, Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas created the Cyborg Foundation, an international organization to help humans become cyborgs. The foundation has also experimented with other sensory devices, including an “earborg,” which translates sound into color, and a “speedborg,” which allows people to detect movement through electronic earrings that vibrate.”

Credits:
Directed & Produced & Edited by: Rafel Duran Torrent
Image & Sound: Filma-T Produccions (Anna Moradell & Joan Figueras)
Video Effects: Rafel Duran Torrent, Harald Donner
Music: Neil Harbisson
Lighting: X So (Xavi Fusté & Miquel Gasol)
Cyborg Foundation: Neil Harbisson & Moon Ribas
Sound Postproduction: Jens Erdmann
Footage provided by: El Xip Multicolor
Pictures used with permission of Campus Party Mexico and Christopher Jones
Special thanks to: Roger Soldevila, Palau de la Música Catalana, Mercat de la Boqueria, Arts Santa Mònica, Come&See Catalan Performing Arts Market, Supermercats Caprabo, Gabrielle Wessling

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I absolutely loved loved loved this little animated piece. The poetry, the reading and the frenzied kinetic animation style are all right on tone. It’s fantastic in every way possible and genuinely inspiring if you are involved in animation.

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I loved this little animation. It’s fun, well styled, well storied, simple but engrossing. Excellent work.

Lots of people involved on this one and they are all here in all CAPS.

Credits:

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CHELO ANDREU – ANIMACIÓN/ MODELADO PJ Y PROPS
ÁLEX PUIG – ANIMACIÓN / MODELADO DE PJ / RIGGING
YOLANDA ÁGUILA – ILUMINACIÓN / MODELADO DE PROPS Y ESCENARIOS
FABIO CARMONA – ANIMACIÓN / MODELADO DE PJ Y PROPS / RIGGING
BORJA LÓPEZ-GALIANO – DISEÑO, MODELADO, TEXTURIZADO Y SHADERS DE PJ Y PROPS / ANIMACIÓN
JORGE MUÑOZ – ILUMINACIÓN /MODELADO PJ Y PROPS / ANIMACIÓN
ALEJANDRO MONREAL – FX / ANIMACIÓN / MODELADO PROPS / GUIÓN
JHONY CHAVESTA – ILUMINACIÓN / MODELADO DE PJ Y ESCENARIOS
JORDI AMPOSTA – ILUMINACIÓN / MODELADO DE PJ / MODELADO PROPS
MÓNICA RÍOS – ANIMACIÓN / DISEÑO Y MODELADO DE PJ Y PROPS
MAJO SILVA – ILUMINACIÓN / MODELADO DE PROPS Y ESCENARIOS / LAYOUT
MIGUEL ORREGO – ILUMINACIÓN / DISEÑO Y MODELADO DE PJ / RIGGING
MARÍA BARBADILLO – FX / ANIMACIÓN/ MODELADO DE PROPS / LAYOUT / GUION
MARTA RODRÍGUEZ – ANIMACIÓN / PRODUCCIÓN / MODELADO PJ/ DISEÑO Y MODELADO PROPS/ GUION
JUAN MORO – MODELADO Y TEXTURIZADO PROPS Y ESCENARIOS / RIGGING /EDICIÓN / LAYOUT
DAVID QUEROL – ANIMACIÓN / MODELADO PROPS Y ESCENARIOS / LAYOUT
SANTI BONO – FX/ MODELADO PROPS Y ESCENARIOS / LAYOUT
LAURA PORCAR – ANIMACIÓN / COMPO / LAYOUT YUI GÓMEZ – ANIMACIÓN / MODELADO DE PJ
BELÉN MARMANEU – ANIMACIÓN / MODELADO DE PJ
ANDRÉS SERRANO – MODELADO DE PROPS

JAIME MAESTRO – DIRECTOR
CARLOS ESCUTIA – PRODUCTOR
AITOR HERRERO – DIRECTOR DE ARTE
EDUARDO OLIDEN – SUPERVISOR ANIMACIÓN
ANA AMAT – SUPERVISIÓN ILUMINACIÓN
RAÚL COLOMER – SUPERVISIÓN DE FX
RUBÉN SOLER – SUPERVISIÓN GUIÓN
ANA PENADES – PRODUCCIÓN
TWELVE DOLLS- MUSICA Y SONIDO

 

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Tommy Carroll has been blind since the age of two and skating since the age of ten. Take that in for a second. This is one of those rare and truly inspiring stories that will make you imagine what’s possible instead of worrying about what isn’t.

Credits:
Video production: EyEFORcE
Director: Arthur Neumeier
Director of Photography/Editor: Rakhal Heijtel

Agency: The Odd shop
Creative Directors: Niels de Wit, Robert van der Lans
Production: Josefien Homan

Music: ”WHERE THE HEART IS”
Written by Marijn van der Meer and Jorrit Kleijnen
Performed by Marijn van der Meer
Produced by Alexander Reumers and Jorrit Kleijnen
Featured Guitarist: Lourens van Haaften

Client: VeiligheidNL, Perry Sport

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perrysport.nl/bebravebesafe
theoddshop.nl

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This is the official video for Monarchy & Dita Von Teese’s single ‘Disintigration’.

Credits
Director: Roy Raz
DoP: Roman Linetsky
Set Designer & Visual Consept: Samuel David Ben Shalom
Editor: Ornit Levy
CG & VFX: Gravity
Creative Director and VFX supervisor: Asaf Yeger , Gravity
Head of Art & Design: Israel Breslev, Gravity
Head of 3D & Online: Yoav Savaryego,Gravity
2D Animation: Yosi Lagzeal
Production: “We Do Production”
Producer: Hamutal Peles
Executive Producer: Yuli Urbakh
Hair & Make Up: Eran Pal
Styling: Gustavo Matias Franco
Choreographer: Tamir Eting
Husband: Angel Bonanni (for ADD Content Agency)
Voiceover intro: Eric Szmanda

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This is a completely absorbing and fascinating little documentary. My wife and I watched it together and loved it. Totally enthralling. I don’t want to give anything about it away. Just watch. Any artist will appreciate it.

And check out the incredible “deleted scene” here: vimeo.com/57541525

Directed by Terri Timely / Produced by Brady Welch & Sophie Harris / Edited by Amanda Larson / Photography Direction by Donavan Sell / Sound Design by Rich Bologna / Music by Keith Kenniff / Production Coordination by Ayesha Janmohamed / Transcription by Simone Tolmie / Audio clip provided by Local 12 WKRC-TV / With special thanks to John Gapper

Follow:
facebook.com/THEAVANTGARDEDIARIES
twitter.com/theavgd
youtube.com/theavgd

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Paper Age from Ken Ottmann on Vimeo.

I’ll be perfectly honest and say that I don’t really agree with the premise here since I am a die-hard print man but it’s a well-done and clever animation none-the-less.

Researching character rigging, polygon reduction, depth of field and motion blur in Cinema 4D.
Music: “Trailer” by Brian (dasandereselbst.orgzonoff.net)

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CADAVER – A bittersweet love story (7 min) from Jonah D. Ansell on Vimeo.

This is well done all around and I was amazed at the acting talent represented. It’s got a raw and rugged styling to the animation and feels a little Tim Burton inspired.

CONTACT:

- Agent: Simon Faber, William Morris Endeavor // sfaber@wmeentertainment.com
- Writer/Director: Jonah D. Ansell // jansell@jamstories.com

ABOUT THE BOOK:

- Pre-order your copy @ amazon.com/Cadaver-A-Bittersweet-Love-Story/dp/0897337026.

EACH BOOK COMES WITH THREE FREE BONUS ITEMS:

- CADAVER: THE FILM (7 min, starring Christopher Lloyd, Tavi Gevinson & Kathy Bates)
- HEART – by the Pet Shop Boys (1988 U.K. Billboard #1) – performed by Tavi Gevinson & Aaron Koppel
- HEART OF GOLD – by Neil Young (1972 U.S. Billboard #1) – performed by Tavi Gevinson & Aaron Koppel

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Media Inquiries: Sarah Russo at sarahlrusso@gmail.com
Book Orders: info@academychicago.com // (312) 751-7300

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Film Producers: Amanda Dunham Ely & Mike Raspatello
Co Producer/Editor: Timothy Hahn
Lead Animator: Abe Dieckman
Character Artist: Carina Simmons
Art Director: Eric Vennemeyer
Score: Chris Thomas
Sound: Chris Whetstone & Chris Julian
Production Company: JAMS Productions

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Visit us on the web: cadaverthebook.com
Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/cadaverthemovie

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CATERPILLAR from David Field on Vimeo.

Wow. I have been consistently blown away by some of the content being thrown out there on Vimeo lately. This was no exception. As a matter of fact this is so exceptional that I guess it is an exception. Well worth your time.

“Finding your way can mean losing your mind in the process…

An isolated elderly woman, in desperate need of stimulation, conjures an infestation of silk-spinning caterpillars, thus leading her to a mind-bending epiphany.

‘Caterpillar’ is a cerebral drama, filmed in the historical Wynkoop House, famous for housing George Washington. The crew consists of highly esteemed artists working across a wide spectrum of disciplines. This includes special effects artist, Ben Bornstein (300, The Fighter), visual effects artist Greg Silverman (Black Swan), and editor, Corey Bayes (Haywire, Contagion, The Informant, Che). From storyline through production, Caterpillar is an ode to the creative process. This film is a must-see for anyone who has ever submitted to their imagination and felt transformed by an idea.”

INTERVIEWS:

With Director, David Field
thewhirlingblog.com/2012/01/30/interview-13012-artistfilmmaker-david-field/

With Cinematographer, Eric Giovon
davidfieldproductions.com/interview-with-eric-giovon-cinematographer-for-the-film-caterpillar/

With SFX artist, Ben Bornstein
davidfieldproductions.com/interview-with-ben-bornstein-special-fx-artist-for-the-film-caterpillar/

visit here for behind the scenes pics, videos and more:
caterpillarfilm.com

To view the rest of David Field’s works:
davidfieldproductions.com

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This is the Bachelor film project from The Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark. So I think that makes it student work. Damn.

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facebook.com/pages/The-Animation-Workshop-Official-Page/10452541819
facebook.com/pages/The-Reward/158315164265428

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One Minute Dream from Trunk Animation on Vimeo.

Directed by Rok Predin
Produced by Richard Barnett
Prod: Trunk Animation

A short film about dreaming dreams.

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There is a lot of well-branded, on tone and fun illustration work in the portfolio of the talented Mr. Hayes.

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Our studio wants a project like this.

“Beakus director Mr Binns created this beautiful and stylish promo for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
We were asked to convey a complex idea – how business and consumers should change their habits to an ecology in which we re-generate all the materials we use – in a bright, fun, and engaging way. Mr Binns designed a pared back but cleverly though out world of technology and work in which to tell the story of rotund worker bees living in a new, fresh, Circular Economy.
Go learn more about the idea, and why it’s making headway in business and politics here: ellenmacarthurfoundation.org

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There’s some geometric vector fun to be had in the portfolio of Stubborn Sideburn Studio.

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There is some super fun vector illustration goodness happening in the portfolio of the brilliantly named Mexican illustrator Johnny Terror and you can find it in his Behance-folio.

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We Buy Your Kids have been on fire lately in my opinion. They have found their style and nestled themselves firmly and confidently within it. They recently did an entire show for the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas and I managed to snag a few of the posters. They didn’t get their fair share of love from the poster collecting scene in my opinion but it’s a crowd relatively unaccustomed to contemporary graphic design which is definitely where WBYK leans. I dig it. I dig it big time.

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Strange, iconic and surreal illustration work from Stefan Glerum.

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