09.10.12 by Jeff

Pictoplasma NYC Event / Ticket and Book Giveaway

Pictoplasma Character Compendium
The Pictoplasma NYC conference is less than a month away! It’s gonna be incredible! I’ve got tickets to the event for someone who really wants ‘em! You’ll have to be in the New York area (or be able to drive there) to snag ‘em, but for everyone else I’ve got a copy of Pictoplasma’s new “Character Compendium” book! Take a look at the book below!

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04.10.12 by Jeff

Homemade Instruments / Submissions Part II

I’ll be updating this post with the rest of your brilliant submissions to our “Made of Imagination” project with MTV and Sony Xperia.

 

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The instruments: Dried hamburger drum, soda pop violin, french fry pan flute, and salt shaker.

Jessica and Aurélien - Vancouver & Paris

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27.09.12 by Jeff

Turnstone Campfire Paper Table Giveaway!

Turnstone Campfire Paper Table Giveaway!

Turnstone Campfire Paper Table Giveaway!
Turnstone has hooked me up with one of their really cool Campfire paper tables to give away to one of you! Oh and how about we toss in a beautiful print by my buddy Chuck Anderson too! Who wants ‘em?

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14.09.12 by Jeff

Little Scream / Made of Imagination

Little Scream / Made of Imagination

This is the third video we produced for MTV and Sony Xperia, and it features Little Scream! Nada and I are huuuge fans of hers so this really was a dream come true to have her be a part of this project.

In keeping with the unconventional instruments theme, we paired up Little Scream with sound designers Lo and Joseph and circuit benders from Toronto’s InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Center! Together they completely reinvented her song “Canons”. Albert Huh did a superb job capturing this performance. He’s been filming and editing all the videos in this series, and deserves a massive shout out!

Hopefully this video pumps you up to spend the weekend building your own instruments! You still have a week or so to get your submissions in, and remember we’re giving away Sony Xperia phones and Booooooom goodies as prizes!

If you wanna get involved jump over here.

You can see the full gallery of submissions here.

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13.09.12 by Jeff

Homemade instruments by Cara Stewart

Homemade instruments by Cara Stewart

A fantastic submission to our “Made of Imagination” project courtesy of Cara Stewart, Austin, Texas. She created 3 really unique instruments! This first one is called “Phonograph” and she built it using a broom head, log, contact mics, amplifyer, speaker, and wooden table.

“Contact mics inside the broom head amplify the sounds of the bristles playing over the log. The bristles act like a needle on a record player, or keys on a music box. The song is determined by the density of texture on the surface of the rotating log.”

See her other instruments below!

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07.09.12 by Jeff

Mini instruments by Andrew Spackman

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andrew spackman

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Another submission to our homemade instruments project! A pair of 7″ wooden turntables and two mini guitars, by Andrew Spackman.

See all the submissions here.

Wanna submit to the project? Get info here.

Watch videos of these instruments in action below!

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05.09.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Homemade Instrument Submissions

Booooooom & MTV / made of imagination
This is where your submissions to our “Made of Imagination” project with MTV and Sony Xperia will be posted! Remember you have until September 26th to submit to this project! There are sweet prizes up for grabs but you should just do it because it will be fun!

If you wanna be a part project get full info here.

“Murder Ballad” - 1970’s Trumpet, Rifle Stock

“Fuck You Pablo”- 1930’s Harmony Guitar

Ron Ulicny - Portland, Oregon

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