26.05.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Lost In New Zealand

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I’m not sure what to call these After Effects heavy travel videos but they’ve definitely become a thing. Enjoy Ben Steensels, Rob Antill, and Arno Stols’ trip to New Zealand edited sorta like when a character in a crime show is remembering the murder. Watch “Lost in New Zealand” below.

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25.05.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Silicon “God Emoji”

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Kody Nielson, the brother of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson, is making music under the name Silicon and has released a video for a track called “God Emoji”. Love the trippy visuals provided by director Sam Peacocke – really excited to hear the full album later this year. Watch the video below.

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25.05.15 by Jeff

Animation: “Meanwhile in Rio”

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Enjoyed this expressive oil pastel animation made by George Wheeler for Jacob Perlmutter’s album “Meanwhile in Rio”. Watch the animation below.

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25.05.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier

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Animation by 3D artist and director Alan Warburton visualizes classical music with a visual score arranged in a real world setting (albeit a rendered one) – video embedded below:

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18.05.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Animation: Beyond Tellerrand

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Title sequence put together by studio Device for the recent Beyond Tellerrand design inspiration event, and features a series of isometric machines to present its list of speakers:

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18.05.15 by Staff

Bruce Brubaker on Philip Glass

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In this video by Mitch Moore, Iowa-born pianist Bruce Brubaker performs Philip Glass’s “Metamorphosis 2” and talks about the significance Glass’s work. Having played and studied Glass’s music for over 20 years, Brubaker stresses Glass’s belief that art isn’t the sole property of the person who creates it but is, rather, completed by the people who take it in. See the video below.

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15.05.15 by Staff

Jonathan Keller Keller

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JK Keller re-appropriated standard software to distort the audio and visuals of popular television shows. Posted on YouTube with titles like “NEw alGOriTHm USed To RemastEr seInfEld epIsoDeS iN hD” and “STar trEk TO bE RErelEAsed iN VERtIcAL CINeMa ForMat (coMMErciAl),” Keller explores the concept of manipulation, socially as much as technologically.

See some of Keller’s work below, including Realigning My Thoughts on Jasper Johns, his 2011 re-mastering of the entire Simpsons episode “Mom and Pop Art.”

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13.05.15 by Kimi Hamada

Ola Szmida

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Polish animator Ola Szmida received an honourable mention at the 2015 Short Waves Festival. The trailer for “Unwanted Desires” is below, along with more of her illustrations and animations.

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12.05.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Design a Secret Society Bandana with Jon Contino

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Skillshare has just released this terrific 16-minute tutorial video with celebrated New York-based graphic designer Jon Contino. This is a must-watch for any aspiring illustrators or designers out there. Jon is a great teacher, and here he walks you through creating a graphic for a bandana from start to finish in a single afternoon.

Art and design school’s really have to step up their technical teaching with great content like this available online for free. Watch “Inside The Studio with Jon Contino” below.

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