A music video made entirely from wood for a song by bedtimes.xxx/music, WoodSwimmer is based on a concept I developed while designing a new stop-motion universe where wood is the primary element. The sequences are cross-sectional photographic scans of pieces of hardwood, burls and branches. It is a straightforward technique but one which is brutally tedious to complete.
Brett Foxwell is an animator who uses stop-motion, time-lapse, motion graphics and other techniques, and he's always looking for a new method to experiment with. WoodSwimmer was made by photographing cut trees as layers were milled away from the wood. The effect is that of traveling through the wood itself.
Wednesday, Jun 7th 2017 (3:22am)
The Tokyo landscape is highlighted, as well as deconstructed and reconstructed, in this beautiful timelapse video viral for a watchmaker.
BASELWORLD 2009, the world's biggest and most essential event for the watch and jewelry industry was where this short (under 4 min) was debuted.
Tuesday, Jun 6th 2017 (8:54am) | Thanks: Jaxon
Wednesday, May 31st 2017 (12:00am)
Wednesday, May 10th 2017 (3:39am)
A couple of years ago, a guy in Australia started making videos of his endeavors in the woods, showing off the shelters and tools he makes for himself from nothing but what's around him. The videos are fascinating and I find them to be one of the most calming therapies available after a hard day of pushing buttons for people in suits.
He never speaks (you can get a running commentary if you turn on closed captions, but they're not necessary) and has a knack for turning sticks and rocks and mud into sturdy tools, pottery, and houses. He cuts the footage with a keen sense of flow and serenity, and has made roughing it into an art form. I've been a fan for over a year now and look forward to his new videos the way I used to look forward to new Bob Ross episodes. It truly is my moment of zen.
Up to this point I've refrained from posting about Primitive Technology in a misplaced sense of possession - to share a gem like this is somehow to risk losing it - but I present this treasure to you now because he's made a technological leap that's worthy of reluctant public celebration: he's entered the world of automation by creating a waterfall-powered hammer that can bust up old pottery or nuts or squirrel heads while he's off fistfighting with kangaroos or whatever. If you're unfamiliar with PT, carve out a few hours of your weekend and go through all of his videos. They'll become your favorite thing on the web.
Saturday, Apr 29th 2017 (12:03am)
Wednesday, Apr 19th 2017 (12:01am)
Wednesday, Mar 22nd 2017 (12:01am)
A drifting man struggles to pull objects from the roiling sea below him and scrambles to keep the objects from slipping through his fingers. A stop-motion animation using textured and tactile materials, as well as personal imagery, that represents the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Inspired by my grandfather.
Best Animated Short at Slamdance 2009.
Saturday, Mar 18th 2017 (12:00am)
Are you a vampire?
Nothing! Player's off!
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