“You play as Patobox, a boxing champion with a special distinction of having a duck’s head on a man’s body. He has been betrayed by members of Deathflock, the same company that has been sponsoring him during his career.” – Author’s description
A new video from Great Big Story documents the process behind several carvings on the scale of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, but without Jetty‘s permanence. It’s fascinating to see how the works, photos of which have appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, MoMA PS1, and gallery shows from Laguna Beach to the UAE. Aside from … Read the rest
What happens when a comic book artist with a very specific style approaches their work from an entirely different angle? Sometimes, the process of shifting the artist’s paradigm creates some of their strongest work. Tradd Moore’s illustration on the comic Zero, published by Image Comics, is unlike anything he’s done before. Written by Ales Kot with colors by Jordie Bellaire, the comic follows the story of Edward Zero, a spy who suddenly realizes he’s been working on the wrong side. This week’s mini-comics masterclass, Strip Panel Naked, continues with the third part of an ongoing conversation between host Hass Otsmane-Elhaou and artist Tradd Moore, and the two move from talking about free flowing comic action and non-traditional comic book layouts to a severe … Read the rest
Each seasonal view picks up on a few of the captivating aspects of Norway’s least developed, yet most visually serene, locations. Clouded skies over landmasses, reflective waterways at sunset, and natural greenery all add to an artistic vision of Norway. Turbin Film is familiar with the inspiring terrain of Noway, having recently created a proportionately scenic video of skateboarders gliding and performing tricks across the … Read the rest
Japan‘s public broadcasting system, NKH, airs a show titled Design Ah!, a children’s education program that teaches out of the box thinking. Created in 2011, the Peabody Award-winning series broadcasts a series of whimsical and surreal clips that show lateral thinking for not just not just design but creativity in general. One of the segments on Design Ah! is It’s Different From What You Expected. Filmmaker Daihei Shibata, who worked on this segment, has recently been uploading a selection of clips from the years 2013 to 2015.
The look of It’s Different From What You Expected will be familiar to anyone who remembers PBS children’s programs, or even the BBC’s satirical Look Around You. It’s Different From What You Expected… Read the rest
We want to reach out and touch the bumps, cracks, and crags of Mars’ surface that Finnish artist Jan Fröjdman weaves into a four-minute short called, A FICTIVE FLIGHT ABOVE REAL MARS. Fröjdman, also an R&D engineer and certified hot air balloonist, spent three months arranging data from 33,000 reference points on stereoscopic 3D images taken by the HiRISE camera orbiting Mars. He edited the results into a four-minute video that feels like scrolling Google Maps on the Red Planet.
“It has really been time-consuming making these panning clips,” Fröjdman writes on the project description. He wants to make it clear that these are a 3D representation based on data, not literal photographs: “This film is not scientific,” he says. “As a space enthusiast … Read the rest
“Many seemingly static scenes contain subtle changes that are invisible to the naked human eye. However, it is possible to pull out these small changes from videos through the use of algorithms we have developed. We give a way to visualize these small changes by amplifying them and we present algorithms to pull out interesting signals from these videos, such as the human pulse, sound from vibrating objects and the motion of hot air.”… Read the rest