Category Archives: video

The Girl Effect


I consider girls are the source of every evil and every good in society. Ok, not really, but I do think the relationships we set up with those around us, and the things around us, make all the difference. They actually help define society. It’s all in relationships.

This short video not only shows how a chain of events and the relation between one person and her environment can change our world for the better. But it works if we all get in on it.

Also note the playful use of motion, music and typography to tell a story.

Logorama


This short film by H5 / Francois Alaux, Hervé de Crecy and Ludovic Houplain won the Oscar for Best Short film (Animated), and well deserved it is. The film pays meticulous attention to humor and detail. My friend Andres pointed out how Nike-California breaks away from the US (Because of the San Andres Fault Line), and how the logos that start crashing down are those of major companies with major financial issues, Enron, IBM, KMart….

It is surprising how in the world of logorama every thing or character is a brand logo of some sort. Now the brands are turned into everything around us.

Animation, logo, illustration, 3D, Branding, enthusiasts will surely enjoy this film.

*I Updated the embeded Logorama video, the former one went dead

“Mycelium”, by Ryan Alexander


From artist’s project page:

Hyphae grow into the lighter areas of the image while avoiding their own trails. Branching and growth speed are also functions of the available food (brightness) in the image.

There are variations to this on Ryan Alexander’s flickr. Such variations include making the lines text threads and pieces that are apparently inverted versions of these (the fungus feeding off of black instead of white). His portfolio {here} has some interesting pieces, though most seem like experiments compared to this piece, which is quite stunning.

I always enjoy when complex and elaborate compositions emerge from simple behaviors.

Magnetosphere


Developed by Robert Hodgin (flight404), of the barbarian group, as an iTunes visualizer. Made with Processing.

It amazes me how far Robert keeps pushing processing, physics, and dynamic aesthetics.