Thursday, 30 July 2009

Yellow Bird 6 Camera Video

Yellowbird were founded only this year in 2009, but the technology has been a few years in the making. Originally launched as a tech to create a still 3D image. The technology evolved into being able to capture moving image, but it was not until Flash 9 was released that enabled them to properly distribute the content and allow the user to scroll around the video enabling a full 360 degree view. Check it out below and go to the niftily titled


Coldplay - Strawberry Swing - Cracking Video

Love em or hate em (i happen to be the former), you can always rely on Coldplay to produce a fine music video and this is no exception. Their previous video for 'Life in Technicolor' (directed by Dougal Wilson) was a fantastic puppet based fantasy, and the new video for Strawberry Swing, plays on the slightly childlike theme again, setting a real life (though stop frame animated) Chris Martin against a chalk drawing background.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Advertising Genius, by yours truly...


TRON Legacy Trailer, nuff said

At the Comic Con in San Diego this week, Disney unveiled the new 3 min teaser, which is quite wonderful. I love the way they have gone with the design, and its a great combo of nearly full CG animation and live action, the helmets are a great touch.....

Thankfully, after a rethink they seem to have dropped the rather naff sounding TR2N, looks nice, but hard to say....

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Augmented Reality - Get your kids outdoors

The chaps behind 'The Hidden Park' have managed to combine the best of ARG (Alternate Reality Gaming) with Geocaching together with the iPhones ability to accurately pinpoint your location. With the additional Digital Camera as well as the Accelerometer, which is the funky feature that allows the iPhone to respond accordingly to any physical motion.

The adventure begins with a video call from a friendly Troll called 'Trutton' who is asking for your help with the Magical Wildlife Protection Association. He explains that the park he and his friends live in are in danger of being destroyed by greedy developers and that he hopes that you are able to follow his map and collect vital evidence to help prove their existence.

The application built by the Ozzie company 'Bulpadok' has been designed to work with 10 different parks worldwide including Central Park and our own Kensington Gardens, each one following a unique magical map, which as it is followed via the iPhone, brings a collection of riddles to solve and magical beasties to combat in order to save the park.

The ability to document your journey with photos, helps give each adventure a unique twist, especially as the parks mystic inhabitants magically appear in your finished pics.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

World Builder by Bruce Branit

A strange man uses holographic tools to build a world for the woman he loves. This is a short by filmmaker Bruce Branit known also as the co-creator of 405, which i've included below. World Builder was apparently shot in one day and posted over 2 years, very cool indeed. If ever there was an argument for it being all about the operator and not the kit, this is it.


Thursday, 2 July 2009

Informant Trailer = Funny

The trailer for Matt Damon & Steven Soderbergh's new movie 'The Informant' is out now and i urge you watch it. I was nervous that it was a heavy, 'Fat Russell Crowe' (i.e. Fat Crowe = Serious Role) type of movie, it appears my fears were unfounded....