My friend Shane asked me to put this video together. Exactly one year ago today, with tax season being over, (he’s an accountant) he decided to learn Fredrick Chopin’s Fantaisie-Impromptu on piano. And he decided to film the whole thing. Over the course of three months, he practiced nearly every day and here are some excerpts from those sessions.
Interesting article in the Wall Street Journal. With the shuttle retiring in June, this might be the first time in human history our species is decelerating. What gives humans? Check out the entire article here.
A quick video that explains how they do those cool NBA commercials. This technique was first really used to great affect in Forrest Gump. It warms my heart that in the time since that movie’s release, the average motion graphic artist can do this on a shoe-string budget and with much greater success. Technology simply affords us better and cheaper tools than ever before.
Although much simpler, the basic idea of this technique was present in Miabi Films’ 2010 Xmas series.
Check out this riveting animation of a flyby of Saturn. This wasn’t drawn or modeled, but created by stitching together thousands of actual photographs taken from Cassini. This is as close as you’re going to get to actually visiting the jewel of our solar system unless someone invents some new-fangled fantastic means of propulsion.
I have no idea what this website Loffles is. Nor do I know why I am intrigued, but I am intrigued. Who wants to sign up and find out what it is with me? There’s bunnies on the homepage. That’s got to count for something. The real question is, without the hype, would anyone care?
Check it out. On Friday, March 4th, a new exhibit opens at the Brooklyn Museum called reOrder. reOrder is a “space-altering, site-specific architectural installation” created by Situ Studio in Brooklyn. It’s designed as a place for Museum visitors to congregate, relax, view temporary exhibitions, lectures, and, occasionally, see a performance.
I’m dear friends with one of the architects who worked on the fabrication of the exhibit so I’m painfully aware of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into creating this amazing thing. Look at the pictures below and follow the link. It looks like a Super Marios Bros game. It’ll be up for nearly a year so be sure to make a trip to the Brooklyn Museum one of your to-do items.