Archive for November, 2008

blind sound of color B/W

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

“Black and White” utilizes light and shadow to convey the opposing themes of the piece, including love/hate, life/death, young/old, daydream/nightmare, and ugliness/beauty. The narrative unfolds through an innovative mix of shadow puppetry and animation, as two-dimensional characters come alive in a colorless world, underscored by The Raveonettes’ haunting vocals. A majority of the elements used in the video were shot in-camera, and puppeteers’ hands and rigging are often left in the shots to create a more spontaneous and organic aesthetic. The piece retains its whimsy through unexpected visuals, references to the beloved Danish fairy tales of Sune’s youth, and a richly textured physical and emotional landscape that can only be fully experienced after multiple viewings.

(excerpt from website)

If you haven’t noticed, I dig this shadow puppet silhouette animation. I love the use of ink in this one too. Plus I LOVE WOLVES!

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VIEW HERE

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youuu willl likkeeee country! promise!

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

For those of you who like all music except country, Johnny Flynn will change your mind!

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I won’t let you tell me different until you listen through this playlist

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Kakofonia

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Came across this cool artists on reform&revolution. kako - illustrator

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Jealousy and Awe

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

This post is about a 15 year old and her awe inspiring photography. To be honest, I’ve never been so jealous recently as I am now! Chrissie White has carefully thought out sets, lighting, and concepts. I want to know how she mastered her style in such a short time with professional looking results! Ok. Here you go. Don’t fall out of your chairs, now!

     

       

 

Almost the Brave

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

I often look through people’s favorites on DeviantArt searching for new and better artists. I figure if the artist is good enough their favorites must be even better! I find that when I’m looking through all of these pages I am drawn to the same artist over and over again. Basia-AlmostTheBrave has such a distinct style that always takes me back to a childhood fairytale with princesses and creatures roaming the night. I love how she uses light to make her work shimmer and sparkle.

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Also, just a little tickle for your ears. You have probably heard this during the intro of the Royal Tenenbaums. Ravel’s Quartet in f

I’ve been trying to get my mom to order the music so that we can learn it! :)

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

I was on Youtube today and spotted this under the featured videos. And what a find! Anthony Lucas, the director of this short, was nominated for an Oscar in 2005 for this cunning silhouette style animation.

This style reminds me of a movie by the title of Persepolis which follows the simple comic style animation but with the same grungy textures as this short. That’s all I feel like saying about this! It’s something you just have to see for yourself.