Posts in the "video" Category

September 8, 2011

This is a 9/11 post

This sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. On Wednesday, NYC mayor Bloomberg and almost everyone else working on the new World Trade Center site held a press conference to give yet another thin update on building progress. I feel like the process has been long and empty – but I was thrilled to see Silverstein properties come out with a moving video to re-stimulate my interest and connection to the site.


The video (more like a short film, really) mixes live action, tilt shift and impressive CGI effects to tell the story of a new World Trade Center. Surprisingly, (though it’s been a big piece of the winners and losers bidding to build) there are green spaces and water features. It’s calm and thriving and new and somehow, even with it’s soaring heights, modest. After all NYC and the rest of the country have been through, it seems like a high point. Finally, after all this time.

Also, here is a link to an incredible article that my good friend sent me on grief and western culture’s abandonment of grieving rituals. It just makes me think about all those times when I felt a splinter of anger rise up in me when someone very, very far removed from the tragedy of 9/11 somehow makes a distant connection to the death and destruction via the friend of a 3rd cousing or something. I used to think that they had no right to feel the same way I felt about 9/11 – I was there, they were in Wisconsin or something. I’m rethinking that now. In a situation this big and sad, I guess we all need to grieve.

This Sunday, I’ll take a moment to remember that day back in 2001 and thank all the men and women involved in responding, recovering and rebuilding. I hope you do too.



September 7, 2011

Compressed 02

This interesting time-lapse experiment explores the movement and contrast of dark magnetized liquid streaming through soap bubble capillaries. My favorite part is at the end, when the black fluid starts to look almost electric as it’s magnetically drawn to the center. In a world with so much computer generated stuff, it’s great to see someone use conventional techniques and knock it out of the park.

Check out more of Kim Pimmel‘s work here.


August 10, 2011

move, eat, learn

So 3 guys, in 44 days, traveled to 11 countries, with 2 cameras and captured almost a terabyte of footage…

After some seriously hardcore editing and probably 20 redbulls, they were able to pull together three 60 second narratives that clearly define travel. ( excluding all the layover and waiting shenanigans)

Each short film features a unique style of storytelling.  MOVE uses a bunch of tightly spliced clips that work together in a stop motion manner. EAT begins with a split screen of plated dishes and then shifts to close ups of them begin devoured/enjoyed. LEARN tells the best narrative and seems to have the strongest message of connecting with the cultures of countries visited.

If you didn’t have wanderlust before, you sure do now. Check out more of Director Rich Merrki’s work on tumblr


August 3, 2011

Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Have 2 minutes for something inspiring and cool? Of course you do.

This animated short is directed and created by four obviously talented students at the Utrecht School of Arts in the Netherlands. I truly appreciate the cinematic techniques used and the way they edited it. The speed, style and imagination of this is inspiring and really fun to watch. There is a nice balance of traditional looking and computer assisted 3D animation.

Get all more details about this short film by hitting up their site.


July 25, 2011

Year Zero.

Year Zero – OFFF Barcelona 2011 Main Titles from PostPanic on Vimeo.

I cannot believe the amazing titles PostPanic created for this year’s OFFF conference in Barcelona (which just happened in June).

The darkness, the craft, the post-apocalyptic shivers, the beautiful yet unsettling scenery—overall an incredible piece, not really just opening titles but more of a story within a story. Mischa Rozena and Si Scott partnered up to write this, their reflection of what the future may look like.

It’s stunning, and although i keep making you guys watch these longer videos, I hope it’s been worth it.

happy monday friends.



July 20, 2011

cityfabric kickstarter

There’s a lot going on over at cityfabric these days. You guys may remember when I posted about them back in November. Well, now they have a new logo and an awesome new kickstarter project with lots of new collateral—if they raise $13,000 by August 31, you will be able to get their signature figureground maps on pillows, totes, canvases, prints and limited edition t-shirts. Watch the video above to learn more about their project and support your local business!


June 14, 2011

Kevin Tong

Watching other people draw has got to be one of my absolute favorite things in the world. Check out more of Kevin’s work


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