After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the british duo Throne, were given the funding to develop an embroidered music video for the song, Tharsis Sleeps. Taking inspiration from embroidered heavy metal patches, Nicos Livesey, imaged the possibility of animating them. A total of 3,000 embroidered scenes were assembled to create the video. If you missed the chance to purchase a frame from the Kickstarter campaign, you still have the opportunity here.
‘moving images’ Category
Moving Images: Tharsis Sleeps
June 27, 2014 by Erin Fletcher
Moving Images: #PostModem
March 21, 2014 by Erin Fletcher
The internet just celebrated its 25th birthday and since I’m just a couple years older I have fond memories of how it slowly crept into my school life then my social life. I find my generation to be a mixed bag of those who integrate their lives full force into the internet, those who don’t and the range of us who fall in-between.
The internet is definitely changing our lives in how we interact… and doing it rather quickly. I would put myself into that in-between category, I’m comfortably active in a few social networks and I have my own website and blog. But I’m also really behind technologically speaking, which is why I enjoy having a nerdy husband who lovingly rolls his eyes when I don’t understand some meme or thread on reddit.
#PostModem is a comedic satire by Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva based on the post-human theories of converting your consciousness into a digital form.
Moving Images: Tissue Animals
November 29, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
Enjoy this sweet video of animated origami animals constructed from tissue paper. The creators behind this ad campaign for the Japanese paper manufacturer Nepia were able to seamlessly transform from one creature to the next.
Film Review: Sign Painters
June 29, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
Even though many hours of my life are spent watching films, I rarely sit down and write a review about one. But this particular film left an impression on me and would be quite interesting for anyone working in a skilled trade industry–like bookbinding.
In 2010, filmmakers Faythe Levine and Sam Macon began documenting the dedicated practitioners of a somewhat dwindling industry in Sign Painters. The film follows a handful of artistic (sometimes egotistical) and witty characters who are both veterans and newcomers to the industry. The audience gets some insight to an industry that is over 150 years old, how it was affected by the onset of technology and the ways it’s bouncing back.
Sign painters are responsible for decades of hand-painted signs for businesses, in the form of advertisements, announcements and notifications. Not only were sign painters incredibly skilled with a brush, but had a deep understanding of lettering and design. In a culture where now just about everyone has access to design programs and a printer, signs have been less permanent and more unattractive. As one sign painter in the film puts it: We’ve become a culture dumbed-down aesthetically.
The history and future of sign painters is visible through each hand-painted sign, whether freshly painted or aged through decades of wear and to those who dedicate themselves (not to a life of wealth), but to the love of lettering, design and painting.
Finally, another quote from the film that I find to be particularly lovely—“I think that every human being has the capability of altering their environment for the better with their bare hands.”
Now for a documentary about Bookbinders!
Moving Images: The History of Typography
June 21, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
After 140 hours of work and 2,454 photographs, Ben Barrett-Forrest presents The History of Typography, an animated paper short featuring 291 paper letters.
Moving Images: Animations by Jen Stark
June 15, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
Jen Stark is so clever with paper, building unbelievably complex large-scale wall pieces and sculptures. Starting in 2005, Jen began making animations using solely paper by building up layers of intricate cut-outs. Jen’s work brings to mind the abstract animations of Oskar Fischinger, who worked from the 20s-40s and is noted for creating special effects long before a computer.
Moving Images: Telstra // It’s How We Connect
June 8, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
A quick stop-motion animation from Lucinda Schreiber using nothing but paper and a bit of creativity.
Moving Images: Sparkles and Wine
May 17, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
I love simplicity in the arts, it can be so surprising and magical. This video is a teaser for Sparkles and Wine, a song on Opale’s upcoming album L’incandescent. As the light source rotates around a woman’s face, highlights and shadows quickly form along the contours of her face and to her subtle expressions, then disappear. It has a time-lapse quality to it, appearing as if this woman is aging. But before we see the end, it ropes back to the beginning.
Moving Images: SCREENGRAB
May 10, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
In SCREENGRAB, Willie Witte has been experimenting with printing out still frames and cleverly inserting them as transitions between live motion. It’s quite impressive.
Moving Images: Dove Hires Criminal Sketch Artist to Draw Women
April 26, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
Dove hires Gil Zamora, an FBI-trained sketch artist, to interview and draw two portraits of seven different women. The first sketch is based on the women’s own description of herself, while the second sketch is drawn from the perspective of a random stranger. The video depicts the experiment along with each of the women’s reactions. It quite a beautiful and eye-opening experiment about how our inner insecurities skew how we perceive our outer beauty.