Mashup + Cats + Eclectic Method… this is a recipe for success that clearly no one caught on to. Take note of it’s awesome because it truely is.
This animation consists of 12,597 handmade aquarelle paintings, each painting is approximately 1,5*3cm in size. Together they form my 35 minute long paraphrase on the motion picture Blade Runner (1982) by Ridley Scott.
According to Anders Ramsell, the artist behind this beautifully executed homage, ‘Blade Runner – The Aquarelle Edition’ follows the original movie´s storyline but he took liberties to change things. “It was never my intent to make an exact version of the movie, that would fill no purpose. Instead I wanted to create a something different and never before seen — The Aquarelle Edition.”
A few years I sat next to Josey, a very passionate and interesting guy, at a dinner party. He wasn’t a professional baker yet per se but he brought the bread and it was delicious. Now this same man has his own shop that happens to have a massive cult following in San Francisco. Am I surprised? Not really. He is awesome. And I want to support him and all the great things he is doing. I’ve yet to swing by and check out the Mill (I was previously spoiled buying his bread at Mission Pie) but it’s clearly worth the mile or so trip. Josey’s story is an inspirational one as you can see in this mini-documentary.
The few peaks I’ve seen of the photos of Vivian Maier in this trailer astounded me. To think someone could hide a secret hobby their whole life and be this talented seems unreal. Maybe that’s why this story warrants it’s own documentary. I will likely have to go see this. In case you were wondering, it releases in (select?) theaters tomorrow.
The year is 2183. Earth is dead. With all evidence of organic life lost, a cosmic archaeologist travels faster than light into deep space to capture images of the once vibrant planet. When his vessel is damaged he must take matters into his own hands, risking his life to witness humanity’s lost home.
I am always awestruck when small teams of talent people make and release stunning independent SciFi. And this video steps it up a notch for me. The visuals are all so meticulous and believable. The story is subtle but enough to make you think what would it be like light years in the future if we had to abandon Earth and take to space.
The guy who made the Mario post-its video is back with another video game jumping to life. This time, it’s Mega Man. I don’t have much to add on the video. Stop motion animation is clearly a labor of love and it had to take FinalCutKing ages to make this. Speaking of FinalCutKing, he has lots of other nerdy videos that you might want to check out if you are into this type of thing.
Some dogs are fluffy, drooly, or have weird hair cuts. But, all dogs look like monsters when shaking in slow motion.
Improv Everywhere has been gracing the Internet with flash mobs and real world tomfoolery since 2006, which is seriously impressive since online video is only about that old. But eventually, they would have to run out of ideas right? Nope. Instead of expanding on their usual masses of people dressed up or doing crazy things, they have moved to the dark side of movie making (in the most hilarious way). The Matrix video above is the fourth and latest in their series of ‘Movies In Real Life’. Previous episodes include Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, and Rocky.
Admittedly, I only understand about a third of this video. It’s fairly technical but nonetheless amazing. These robot cubes can move and assemble themselves into various shaped on their own. Imagine the potential Tetris, Minecraft, self-solving Rubix cubes. Speaking of robots, have you seen Darpa’s running robot. Also AWESOME!