WOW. This gorgeous three and a half minute trip-fest of undulating, constantly-morphing animation by Masanobu Hiraoka (of Je Regarde) demands to be watched on the largest display currently at your disposal. Grab your headphones, too; Aimar Molero‘s music/sound design properly sets the atmosphere and breathes life into the sloshing, shifting abstract forms.
Oh and be sure to check out our Je Regarde feed, it’s full of other fantastic watchables.
“But there’s that sweet grass, it’s dancing in the high bluffs and the sea breeze;
It’s where the elk sleep, dreaming simple dreams of luscious green grass and peace.”
Loving this gorgeous, atmospheric-and-mellow music video Awesome and Modest directed/animated for Pete Van Leeuwen. The tune sounds like it could have been on Beck’s Sea Change – my go-to album for the drive home after a long, hot day at the beach – and the complimentary connected-with-nature visuals further amplify its already laid-back, lazy vibe.
Kyonghwan Kim is a concept artist based in Korea with a portfolio that reminds me of both Yoshitaka Amano‘s muted, richly textured figurative illustrations and Miyazaki’s signature bright, cartoonish style. The six I’ve selected here are but an aperitif; check out Kim’s website for loads more. Enjoy!
The attached animated short by Joanne Smithies, Eric De Melo Bueno, Michael Moreno, Hugo Bailly Desmarchelier and Camille Turon (all students at ESMA Montpellier) is gorgeous, atmospheric and sumptuously textured; an absolute treat. ENJOY!
posted by respondcreate on Nov. 05, 2012 in Videos | tags: animation, art, atmospheric, camille turon, eric de melo bueno, esma, gorgeous, hd, hugo bailly desmarchelier, japan, joanne smithies, michael moreno, paper, trippy
This bizarre, gorgeous short created at Supinfocom Arles by Paulin Cointot, Dorianne Fibleuil, Antoine Robert and Maud Sertour is packed to the gills with gobs of subtle, pleasing visual detail. Full-screen is a must. ENJOY!
A story about growing up in the universe.
Oh shit! This might be, no joke, my new favorite video on the site. Scott Benson (he did episode 8 of the Animation Tag Attack) crafted this gorgeously animated music video for UK-based progressive electronic act, Rendezvous who were rad enough to give him complete creative freedom. PRO TIP for bands/clients who will work with Scott in the future: do the same, the man knows how to make some engaging watchables.
The overall narrative of human evolution is built through a series of brief, tightly edited vignettes (some lasting only a few seconds) that each inject a new unique dimension to the story while simultaneously advancing the overarching theme of how religion, spirituality and technology have the power to amplify and/or diminish our inner animal nature. Each one is polished to a high-sheen and a delight to take in (especially the gorgeous ‘shines’, bursts and abstracted geometric particle effects); this is one of those videos you’ll re-watch immediately after it ends.
If your reading this post in a dark room with nothing to do tomorrow: great! Click full screen, grab your headphones and enjoy. If you’re at work or have other stuff to do then do yourself a favor and bookmark this or leave yourself a note to watch it when you have the time to really enjoy what Mr. Benson has created. Enjoy!
Oh, right! I almost forgot! If you’re into process then don’t miss this write up on Scott’s blog where he goes into detail behind his thinking and motivation behind how and why he created The Murf.
P.S. If you liked this (which of course you did), I think you’ll also enjoy Thursday.
posted by respondcreate on Sep. 09, 2011 in Videos | tags: animation, colorful, electronic music, ethereal, evolution, gorgeous, hd, music video, religion, rendezvous, scott benson, space, trippy, universe, vector
Brad Kremer shot these gorgeous time lapse sequences of Tokyo, Matsuyama, Imabari, Nagano, Gifu, and Ishizushisan during a 2009 summer trip to Japan. The first half is a buzzing, Röyksopp-backed, energetic romp through busy city streets while the second act mellows out (no doubt helped by the ambient strains of The Album Leaf), shifting the focus to the unique coastlines, rolling hills and foggy mountains of Japan’s iconic natural landscape. It’s just the right length too – almost eight full minutes – so grab your headphones, get the full-screen up ons and enjoy the scenery.
Tokyo-based photographer, Samuel Cockedey, shot these gorgeous time lapses around Mount Fuji, Miyajima and Iwate prefecture. The backing soundtrack is One Perfect Sunrise by Orbital & Lisa Gerrard. This one’s a stunner, enjoy!
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Another stunner from french school of awesome, Gobélins. This tale about growing up, love and loss of innocence was lovingly crafted, completely without dialogue in a beautiful watercolor aesthetic, by De Nicolas Athane, Brice Chevillard, Alexis Liddell, Françoise Losito and Mai Nguyen with sound design by Vincent Hazard and music from Pablo Pico. It’s gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS stuff – CHEERS!
Hey! Look! It’s high-speed footage of floating paint! You’re welcome. :)
Directed by Johann Coors and Siggi Kuckstein; editing and compositing by MIchael Koch and Michael Lüben; top-flight music and sound design by Kian Djialili. Sehr gut, meine Freunde!
“This video was mostly shot live on a pyrotechnic stage…the only artificial visual effects are the face explosion, bubble transformation and smoke to body bag transformation.” If that doesn’t pique your interest for this, the latest from the Freelance Whales, I don’t know what else will. Here, let me sell it a little more: it’s gorgeous.
MTV, at least as a source for good music videos, has been dead a long, long time but, who cares when ultra-talented production outfits like NEUE are making stuff like this and posting it online for free? Speaking of free, ‘Enzymes’ is available as complimentary download over at Green Label Sound. Enjoy!