600 Year Old Clock Puts On A Show

The video below shows how Prague’s Old Square celebrates the 600 year anniversary of their astronomical clock.

The projection took 4 months to create and used 2 Christie 18K HD projectors which has a resolution of 5000×1200.
The guys at The Macula (projection mapping), data-live (sound) and Tomato production put on an amazing show!
Watch the video below! (Hopefully you have a large enough monitor)

Mapping during 600 years anniversary of the astrological tower clock situated at Old Town Square in center of Prague.

35 movies in 2 minutes

Pascal Monaco and friends have put together a short 2 minute animation video filled with 35 movies! They picked their favorite movies and simplified them as much as possible. The outcome is a 2 minute journey through the history of film.

If you cant spot them here is what I came up with:

Singing in the Rain
Titanic
Jaws
Full Metal Jacket
Psycho
Carrie
The Gold Rush
Taxi Driver
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Snow White
The Blues Brothers
Terminator
Star Wars
Pulp Fiction
The Exorcist
North by Northwest
Toy Story
Fight Club
Modern Times
A Clockwork Orange
The Great Dictator
The Tin Drum
Dracula
Броненосец Потёмкин (or The Untouchables)
Apollo 13
Rear Window
Easy Rider

Running on Empty: LA without cars.

Inspired by Matt Logue’s Empty LA photography, Ross Ching created a short time lapse video in which he imagines LA where all the cars have disappeared.

How did he do it?

I already know what you’re thinking, so don’t send me an email asking me just yet. The secret all lies in the power of masking. If you take a series of photos of, for example, a freeway, there’s more than likely going to be places where the cars aren’t in the exact same spot.So if you layer 10 or so images over each other in Photoshop, you can edit out all the parts where the cars aren’t. It also helps to take the shot when traffic is really light. After that, you end up with a shot like this.

Space shuttle – Time lapse movie

In this unique time-lapse video created from thousands of individual frames, photographers Scott Andrews, Stan Jirman and Philip Scott Andrews condense six weeks of painstaking work into three minutes, 52 seconds.

All it took was astronaut Alan Poindexter, Scott Andrews, a photographer and technical advisor to Canon, Stan Jirman, a software engineer for Apple and a Canon 5d camera.

London Pirate Radio

 

Pirate radio is everywhere in London, born in the 60’s from rusting anti-aircraft towers in the mouth of the Thames. Today’s broadcasts are hidden in plain sight, transmitting from secret tower block studios via homemade rooftop antennas.  Homemade antennas, hidden in plain sight on the tops of apartment complexes and abandoned buildings, broadcast pirate radio throughout London. But while the antennas themselves are conspicuous, the makeshift studios they link up to are hidden behind soundproof walls and security gates.

Click here to view a list of London’s FM Pirate Radio stations.

Kittey Kittey Tail Gunner

The first installment of our microEPIC kitty kitty series.

12 years in the making and pretty much as good as Avatar though considerably shorter. The bulk of the work on this micro has faded into the distant mists of time but if memory serves Damian Johnson did a couple of sketches of a cat once and Matthias Bjurstrum modeled it, Rodi Kaya rigged it and James Kirkham blessed it with soft downy fur. The rest of the work was done far more recently, Ben Crowe animated it and Antoine Perez worked his ass off rendering, comping and mending all of my stupid errors. Awesome job guys!

Nobody Beats the Drum music video for Grindin

I have always loved stop-motion animation and, just when I thought the The White Stripes lego video couldnt be topped, Nobody Beats The Drum puts out this video for ‘Grindin’. This sequence of 4085 photo’s was patiently created by NBTD’s VJ/visual artist Rogier van der Zwaag.

In case you don’t see it… those are hand painted wood blocks.
There is also a very funny ‘making of’ video.

Nobody Beats the Drum – Grindin

Outdoor green screen use in movie and shows

I have always been that guy who can spot the cgi in movies but this video was an eye-opener! Green or blue screens officially called Chroma Keying is used in movies to music videos but I never knew it was used so drastically.

Simon Coughlan has put together a list of studios that perform this magic. They all provide reel to show off their work.