TSB – The Story / Studio AKA, 2013
Stunning 3D short by Studio AKA for TSB banking.
Adrift / Simon Christen, 2013
Adrift is a stunning time-lapse film of the San Francisco bay area, as mist & fog rolls in from the Marin Headlands. Shot by Simon Christen, an ex-Pixar animator turned photographer. Nice original score by The Album Leaf too.
Showreel / Sebas and Clim, 2013
A truly outstanding showreel from Sebas and Clim – two master animators working in London. Beautiful stuff.
Back to the Start / Nexus Productions for Chipotle, 2012
Absolutely bloody fantastic animation by Nexus Productions for Chipotle. If you only watch one thing this week/month/year… make it this! Beautiful.
Where Things Come From / Hardy Seiler, 2012
An introduction to the OP–1 / Wallpaper, 2012
So Wallpaper* featured an article on the truly awesome Teenage Engineering OP–1 synthesiser last month, and as part of the iPad edition extras, I got to make some films explaining how the thing works.
The tune is a little cheesy and basic, but I hope it gives an introduction as to how easy and quick it is to make music on this great device. I picked it up – with zero prior knowledge of synths – and put together some fun music in no time at all.
Video: Leo Cackett, Edit: Emily McDonald
The Tube / BBC2
If you didn’t catch any of the recent London Underground documentary on BBC2, I strongly advise you to do so.
For those living in London, or at all interested in technology/architecture, it makes for absolutely fascinating viewing — documentary filmmaking at its best. Catch the whole lot on iPlayer while you can.
Best of the best Shuttle footage
If you can stand the commentary of constant acronyms, this is some of the most technically and aesthetically amazing camera footage you will ever see.
Thank you ISO50 once again.
Phantom Flex footage / Tom Guilmette, 2011
Who doesn’t like footage of stuff breaking, shot in ultra-slow motion? Amazing stuff, to be seen on Vimeo. And one can be yours for just $150,000.
Millau Viaduct, France / Foster + Partners, 2004
I meant to post about this last week when I saw the Norman Foster documentary, “How much does your building weigh, Mr Foster?” at the ICA. It’s a good film; I felt it could have gone into more detail about some of the projects, but then again, there’s a whole lot of them to get through. It’s well worth seeing for the gorgeous photography alone, such as the Millau Viaduct, above.