Category: Art


Simon’s Cat – “Little Box”

“If it fits I sits.” A Chrismassy cat puts this to the test!

Pic of the Day – 2/22/17

Intricately-detailed skull art, unknown artist.

skull-art

Bohemian Rhapsody Acted Out

The filmmakers at Corridor Digital brilliantly put a literal spin to the poignant lyrics of the iconic Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which were acted out in an appropriate live-action scene.

Simon’s Cat – “Bed Sheets”

A mischievous Simon’s Cat joyfully plays with the bed sheets while his owner tries to make the bed.

Filmmaker Zach King of Final Cut King, who is widely known for his amazing optical illusions, has created the film short “I fell in love with a painting.” King portrays a man in a painting who comes alive and presents a vase of flowers to a very appreciative “Girl With a Pearl Earring” (played by Rachel King).

Coda

Coda Films made this short film about a lost soul stumbling drunken through the city. In a park, Death finds him and shows him many things.


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/131376602″>Coda</a&gt; from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/andmapsandplans”>and maps and plans</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Mr. Night Has a Day Off

This charming short film by Ignas Meilunas imagines, “Why is the night is changing the day? When you don’t like something, you change it.”


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/168067174″>MR NIGHT HAS A DAY OFF – short film</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/ignasmeilunas”>Ignas Meilunas</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

The Secret World of Stuff

The Secret World of Stuff is an amusing video and photo series in which everyday objects plus random cat parts are brought to life by SpongeBob SquarePants animator Sean Charmatz. Just by adding a simple face and limbs, Charmatz gives the objects the ability to express themselves in a variety of situations.

OK Go – The One Moment

Keeping with their tradition of intricately timed conceptual videos, OK Go‘s latest, “The One Moment,” took all of 4.2 seconds of filming. Four seconds which were then slowed waaaaay down to fit over four minutes of music. Amazing effort.

Studio Smack has released a contemporary interpretation of one of the most famous paintings by the Early Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights. They cleared the original landscape of the middle panel of Bosch’s painting and reconstructed it into a hallucinatory 4K animation. The creatures that populate this indoor playground embody the excesses and desires of 21st century Western civilization. Consumerism, selfishness, escapism, the lure of eroticism, vanity and decadence. All characters are metaphors for our society where loners swarm their digital dream world. They are symbolic reflections of egos and an imagination of people as they see themselves – unlike Bosch’s version, where all individuals more or less look the same. There’s a horny Hello Kitty, a coke-hunting penis snake, an incarnate spybot, headless fried chickens, SpongeBob Squarepants, and much, much more.

These characters, once precisely painted dream figures, are now digitally created 3D models. All of them have been given their own animation loop to wander through the landscape. By placing them all together in this synthetic fresco, the picture is never the same. What the animation and Bosch’s triptych have in common is that you’ll hardly be able to take it all in; you can watch it for hours. FULL-SCREEN HIGH;Y RECOMMENDED.


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/191632804″>PARADISE – A contemporary interpretation of The Garden of Earthly Delights</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/studiosmack”>STUDIO SMACK</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

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