From Paper to Screen - Typography Project

From Paper to Screen - Typography Project

Typography is the subject of the graduation project of Thibault de Fournas and for that he put together one of the most inspiring videos I've seen in a while. The video is titled From Paper to Screen and it walk us through the evolution of typography. It is a must see. Animation which shows typography evolution from paper to screen. The animation is divided in two parts. The first deals with the basic rules of typesetting. The second, is about the evolution of typography in cinema. Used mainly for Opening and Closing title. Music : Clair de Lune - Debussy Shoot the Piano Player: Poursuite - Hugh Wolff & London Sinfonietta - Georges Delerue Video Stills

Behind-the-Scenes: Shepard Fairey and Andre Window Collaboration for Levi's

In a tribute to the French and American cities that inspired the worldwide street art and graffiti movement of the last 40 years, pioneering artists Shepard Fairey and Mr. ANDRE have collaborated to build an ambitious art installation exclusively for the ground floor of the new Champs-Élysées Levi's flagship store. This collaboration will also feature customized Levi’s Trucker jackets and limited-edition graphic t-shirts as well as a series of events, screenings and interactive workshops hosted by the artists. This is the second of two collaborations between French and American cultural pioneers in celebration of the opening of the denim icons new flagship store. The collaborations are inspired by the long-standing friendship between France and the United States. The first collaboration brought together music icons James Murphy and Pedro Winter A combination of sculpture, found objects and a billboard, the various elements of the installation overlay the two artists signature styles on familiar forms and objects from the urban environments of France and the US. The "pièce de résistance" of the installation is the duo of large scale sculptural installations featured in the store windows. Get a glimpse behind-the-scenes and check out the making-of video here…. Some Images

Amazing Red Bull BC One 2011 Promo Video

Red Bull is known for making the energy drink, but also for organizing and promoting absolutely awesome events, such as the Soap Box Race, Air Race and the one I just got to know: BC One, a break-dancing fight. Awesome. And to promote this amazing contest, Sehsucht, a creative agency from Hamburg, Germany, has made this kickass video. I must see this is pretty impressive, one, because I freaking love break-dancing, two, because this is a super stylish video. It's a must-watch. For more of Sehsucht works, please visit their portfolio at Behance. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

Video Inspiration #27 - Artisan Foodservice Videos by The D4D

Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to nathan@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. This week I'm featuring some really impressive videos done by an L.A. studio that goes by the name D4D. There's so much I could say about these videos but I think the D4D mission statement sums up what they do so succinctly that I'll just quote it: We work with people and brands to create meaningful connections through storytelling. We believe in content that starts with the audience, speaks with a purpose and aims to illuminate a magical world. After watching the videos, let me know if you feel the same way by leaving a comment or shooting me a mention on twitter! Espresso, Intelligentsia from The D4D on Vimeo. Syphon, Intelligentsia from The D4D on Vimeo. Cappuccino, Intelligentsia from The D4D on Vimeo. No Sympathy For Vegetarians from The D4D on Vimeo. It's Raw. It's Primeval. Steak Tartare. from The D4D on Vimeo. I See Steaks In My Sleep from The D4D on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #14

Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. This week I'm featuring some cool videos I've found around the web that inspire me. Legwork Reel 2011 from LEGWORK on Vimeo. TV ON THE RADIO "WILL DO" from Dugan O'Neal on Vimeo. Alimta from Taylor James on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #13 - Introducing Ryan Kothe

It's been a few weeks now since I discovered the work of Ryan Kothe on vimeo. The first video of his I watched was this 20 second stop animation called, "Bottlecap Swim Park". Something about it really struck a chord with me. Even though it is extremely short, it's able to communicate a time, place, feeling, and even the suggestion of a story. I knew from experience that getting all of that with very little is no accident, that requires a lot of talent. So I quickly watched the other 6 videos on his channel seeing that each one did something similar and I was more and more impressed with his unique style, incredible knack for stop motion, and his ability to provide a sense of narrative in just a few seconds. Bottlecap Swim Park from Ryan Kothe on Vimeo. After poking around on his vimeo page for a bit I found his email address and told him that I'd love to chat about his work and feature him on Abduzeedo. He was all about it and we even tried doing a skype video but that didn't work out too well. Anyways, long story short, the more I got to talk with Ryan the more I liked the guy. He's a real laid back dude that's friendly and easy to get along with. I hope you enjoy our interview below and be sure to show some love in the comments and on his vimeo page! Q: So, tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do? A: I guess I'm mostly from New Zealand at this point in my life. I was born in South Africa and as a family we moved to New Zealand when I was 14. I finished high school, then studied Art and Design at university and went on from there to build my own life. I currently work in television as an on air graphic designer, and in my spare time I'm heavily involved with all sorts of projects. C42 Quake from Ryan Kothe on Vimeo. C42 Waves from Ryan Kothe on Vimeo. C42 Weaves from Ryan Kothe on Vimeo. Q: What is your favorite activity for blowing off steam? I believe the last time we chatted you mentioned carpentry and bike riding? A: Yeah, I ride my bicycle a lot and I'd say having the wind (or rain) in my face has to help. A fair bit of my time consists of wood-working, there's something about being outside cutting and sanding wood that's pretty nice. Q: When did you start making these amazing stop motion animations and where did the inspiration come from? A: Hmmm, I guess I started stop motion almost 10 years ago. I used to make little characters and photograph them, they weren't manoeuvrable but I remember wondering how I could make them so that they could be manoeuvred. That possibly lead me to make and create different things, things that were manoeuvrable, and then I just went from there. Q: All of your pieces have a heavy narrative element to them even if they're just 30 seconds or less. How important is it to you to tell a story with your work or does it just happen naturally? A: Well, as much as I try to put narrative in my pieces (as it is important to me), sometimes it does just happen, but usually I have an idea of what I'm after and attempt to create the same feeling and mood in each shot/scene. Music is a help with this. Which leads into your next question. Billy Brown's Coupe from Ryan Kothe on Vimeo. Q: The choices you make in sound effects or music strike me as very clever and effective, what is your process with choosing and crafting the sound you use? A: Most of the works I do, music comes in half way. I usually have an idea of what genre/speed/style I'm after, and when the music does come into play, I'll try a few pieces and see/hear what's close and work from there. I also like to include quite a a few gentle and subtle sound effects. When tweaked correctly, they really hammer a piece home. Little Boats from Ryan Kothe on Vimeo. Q: What are your main sources of inspiration? A: I've always liked a good magazine. There was this cafe I used to go to that had stacks of really good ones. I'd flick trough one of them and ideas would just leap out at me. I'd also have to say that just going out and doing things has an effect. Often enough ideas come from very simple experiences. Just a simple walk up the road with my lady love to get a drink or two can bring on a few ideas. There's always something new on that same road we travel everyday. Worn Out from Ryan Kothe on Vimeo. Q: Who would you call your biggest artistic influence? A: Hmmm, I don't really have a huge list of artists that I continue to follow and learn from but I do look at a lot of stuff from all around. Of course there's been the odd person or two in my life that has influenced me. When I was younger I remember making a shelf and my older brother made one too. I liked mine but his was a different design, something I hadn't imagined - It was really cool. I'd say growing up alongside him kept me on a creative edge, but then again I could just say that he's only 16 months cooler than me. Q: Got any new projects that you're excited about? A: I do have many projects that I'm very excited about. One is the opening titles to a short film. Second, is a project I came up with last night, and is called 'Night Flowers' - soon to be complete. Both of these will be stop motion works. Thirdly, is a rocking chair I'm in the middle of building - all that is needed now is some sewing and stitching of leather and some upholstery fitting - also, soon to be complete. Q: What's your workspace look like? A: Attached are some photos. Dependent on the project, I clear space somewhere. Q: Where can our readers follow you to see more of your work? A: The best spot for now would be http://www.behance.net/RyanKothe/frame I recently joined up with them and am very impressed with what they offer and am happy to be on there. Otherwise my Vimeo page http://www.vimeo.com/ryankothe but this only holds my animated works. Thank you Ryan so much for this interview, you're a cool guy who makes cool stuff and I wish you the best!

Video Inspiration #12

Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. This week I'm featuring some cool videos I've found around the web that inspire me. Dogboarding from DANIELS on Vimeo. Beams / Terminix 2011 Campaign from Dvein on Vimeo. Sherwin-Williams - Daybreak from Kevin Couture on Vimeo. Philosophy from Uniform on Vimeo. Mini - Rocketman Concept from PostPanic on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #9 - Fantastic Reader Submitted Works

Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to nathan@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. This week, once again, I'm featuring some amazing work submitted by YOU, our fantastic readers! If you'd like your reel or work to be featured in the future, simply email a link to me at nathan@abduzeedo.com with "Video Inspiration" in the subject line and I'll be sure to take a look at it :) Ronaldo Tozzi Reel 2011 from Ronaldo Tozzi on Vimeo. Short Film Festival from DUMAIS on Vimeo. F17 from Jordi Pages on Vimeo. APPARATI EFFIMERI // Bacardi Pessione // an architectural 3D projection from Apparati Effimeri on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #8

Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. This week I'm featuring some cool videos I've found around the web that inspire me. However, I'd love to continue to post demo reels from you guys as well as cool stuff you're working on. Please feel free to send me your work or cool links in general to nathan@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. Enjoy! Cumulus Collectif - Deux Mille Onze from Cumulus Collectif on Vimeo. MODERN TIMES from BC2010 on Vimeo. Water Sculpture from Shinichi Maruyama on Vimeo. T4 idents from double g studios on Vimeo. SOUNDWAYS from Laurens Groven on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #7 - Awesome Reader Submitted Reels!

Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to nathan@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. This week I'm featuring some amazing reels submitted by YOU, our fantastic readers! If you'd like your reel or work to be featured in the future, simply email a link to me at nathan@abduzeedo.com and I'll be sure to take a look at it :) David Rickles 2011 Showreel from David Rickles on Vimeo. TwistedPoly Showreel from Nejc Polovsak on Vimeo. Linus Lundin - Showreel 2010 from Linus Lundin on Vimeo. Medusateam Web Reel 2010 from Medusateam on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #6

Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. This week I'm featuring some amazing reels made for 2011 by some awesome studios. I'm still waiting for more submissions of user reels before I pick my top ten, so send your submissions to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with "Video Inspiration" in the subject line. 2011 Montage from Chris Kelly on Vimeo. Montage 2011 from The Wilderness on Vimeo. The Mill Group Showreel 2011 from The Mill Visual Effects Studio on Vimeo. 2011 Reel from double g studios on Vimeo. Onesize Reel 2010 from Onesize on Vimeo.

Video of the Week #39

If people think rollerblading is for girls, they're terribly wrong. This is actually one of the greatest extreme sports out there, along with skateboarding and many others. We've seen cool videos about boards, but we don't get to see much often roller videos. ONE is a magazine about everything on rollerblading... I they got some awesome videos! These guys make some awesome footages and some cool editing... really worth watching it! Hope you guy dig it as much as I did. Cheers! ;)

2 minutes of Inspiration with Animoto

More than 40 images hand picked to show you in only 2 minutes of your time, say no more to slide shows, I bring to you 2 minutes of inspirations with the new system animoto, check out the product and the video that will bring a light to your day. For more info visit www.animoto.com Animoto.com is a web application that creates MTV-style videos with the click of a button. Users simply choose a song and images. Animoto then automatically generates a unique video for them. No two videos are ever the same. Many of the post-production techniques that the founders used while working as producers for MTV, Comedy Central & ABC are used in Animoto's patent-pending Cinematic Artificial Intelligence developed to think like an actual editor and director. The resulting video is produced in a widescreen format, containing the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer. Animoto Productions is based in New York City with an office in San Francisco. Animoto has given me a free account to try out their product which is really cool and the best thing, easy to use, all you have to do is upload your images and select your soundtrack and it's done. I selected a bunch of really good works so you can enjoy this great video. Sound Track by: Track Lolly Pops (Instrumental) Artist Absolute Album Fashion Expo Round One All Images used are from Deviantart Galleries, here are the list of artists that have been featured on this video. http://paulsizer.deviantart.com http://kaipu.deviantart.com/ http://sean-tron.deviantart.com/ http://vampire-zombie.deviantart.com/ http://littlemewhatever.deviantart.com/ http://pharrell-id.deviantart.com/ http://annmei.deviantart.com/ http://mariano7724.deviantart.com/ http://samuel123.deviantart.com/ http://cuson.deviantart.com/ http://poop-art.deviantart.com/ http://empatia.deviantart.com/ http://wishmistress.deviantart.com/ http://kizioko.deviantart.com/ http://muratsuyur.deviantart.com/ http://husam-elfaki.deviantart.com/ http://mosk.deviantart.com/ http://loish.deviantart.com/ http://benf.deviantart.com/ http://pluckylump.deviantart.com/ http://ptitecocci.deviantart.com/ http://jjasso.deviantart.com/ http://leovilela.deviantart.com/ http://goliath09.deviantart.com/ http://curlytops.deviantart.com/ http://tarelkin.deviantart.com/ http://theperfectlestat.deviantart.com/ http://sir-sirix.deviantart.com/ http://sunset-accident.deviantart.com/ http://videa.deviantart.com/ http://smth-fresh.deviantart.com/ http://sharadhaksar.deviantart.com/ http://angelreich.deviantart.com/ http://benoitpaille.deviantart.com/ http://er0k.deviantart.com/ http://almumen.deviantart.com/ http://lullabyoflilly.deviantart.com/ http://gwarf.deviantart.com/ http://gilad.deviantart.com/ http://deere.deviantart.com/ http://trixypixie.deviantart.com/ http://zemotion.deviantart.com/

Video Inspiration: The Moment

The Moment is a short film by Verena Fels and Csba Letay and what I have to say besides that I do have to learn 3D is that film really good. One of the coolest things is that they offered a little making-of website showing the storyboard, designs, styles, and more 3D studies. It's definitely worth checking it out. Below you can see some images and the video. For more information and the HD version of the video, visit: http://stud.animationsinstitut.de/momentftp/index.html Film Stills

Amazing Video Inspiration: LONECLONE VFX

The video of the week is the stunning LONECLONE VFX Reel. It was a suggestion from a reader and I was totally amazed by the Hannes Appell work, a digital artist from Erlangen, Bavaria. I highly recommend that you check his site out at http://loneclone.de/ Hannes Appell started LONECLONE VFX as a brainstorming experiment in 2002 and after several successful recloning procedures it's more alive than ever in the year 2008 and beyond! Infusing digital artistry with the perfection of digital cloning, LONECLONE delivers visual effects for feature films, TV projects, commercials, video or pc games. Some Stills

Video Inspiration: Magic Flashlights

Who, this is one of my favourite snowboard movies. Nowerdays you have to be very creative if you want to impress the viewer, now that there are a lot of very good snowboarder out there. Mike Benson had a great Idea and just add motion work in his video. Enjoy Knife Show Inc and friends uncover a strange phenomenon at Timberline Lodge at Mt Hood. Snowboarding video takes place in and out of High Cascade Summer Camp. Shot and edited by Mike Benson. Starring Brendan Hayes, Eli weiner, Scott Stevens, Chris Beresford, Matty Mo, Jesse Burtner, and Casey Wrightsman. KNIFESHOWINC.COM I immediately fell in love with this video when i heared that they used one of my favourite songs. The band is called "MGMT" with their song "Kids". Magic Flashlights from Mike Benson on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration: Doll Face

A few weeks ago a friend came to me and said:"Hey Aloa you're into this design-thing. You have to see this short-movie". When i saw it it blew my mind. I dont want to hide this from you so please watch this. It is worth sitting 4 minutes watching a screen ;-) A machine with a doll face mimics images on television screen in search of a satisfactory visage. Doll Face presents a visual account of desires misplaced and identities fractured by our technological extension into the future. The Animators Homepage