Friday, February 12, 2010

things that i really liked this week! vol 7!

i know ive been really slacking on this blogging business. here is another installment of things i really liked... there is no way i can fit all of the awesomeness that i have found since last time, but here are some good stuff ive found while perusing the interwebs.

arev manoukian - nuit blanche
this is one of the first videos ive seen in awhile that has instilled an immediate response in me. its kind of cheap because theyre using all sorts of tricks like super slow-mo, really dramatic music, the cliched love at first sight. but, the execution is absolutely flawless (make sure to check out the making of video on vimeo... amazing). this is what noir's would be like if they were produced with today's technology. i know ive embedded it here for convenience, but make sure you watch it full screen. :)

google - parisian love
this advertisement has nothing to do with technique and everything to do with great and innovative story telling. you may have caught it during the superbowl and i think its was one of the more memorable of the night. and just think about how cheap it was to make.

jon klassen+david o'reilly - black lake
this is less of a short film and more of a visual/sound scape. i have been inexplicably captivated by jon klassen's illustration work ever since seeing this image. and now combined with david o'reilly (arguably one of the most relevant independent animators today) and you have something great. i know they have already done something together for a u2 music video, but i really just like how simple this piece is. if itunes had this as a visualizer i would never get any work done.

scott bensen- man and cat at the end of the world
the title says it all. its a charming and understated conversation that is wonderfully rendered in after effects. though i have to say that the sky looks a little too much like the default wallpaper on apple computers.

sigh, there are too many too list for all the fun things ive seen since last time, so i won't. i hope you won't mind haha. i will be posting soon hopefully. and maybe now that i have a computer i will begin to productive. yay!

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