As I’m sure you all have witnessed via the extensive television and inter-webs coverage, the space-shuttle Endeavour’s last mission to its final resting place at California Science Center has ended after a painstakingly slow transportation process down the crowded streets of Los Angeles.
Usually, most skateboard shorts and team showcases fall under a general visual recipe, choosing to focus almost entirely on the skater and his or her abilities, rather than add elements that may distract the viewer from the video’s purpose. So, it goes without saying that when something along the lines of filmmaker Russell Houghten‘s short entitled Open Horizon (shown above) comes along, it’s refreshing.
It only takes a few minutes of roaming around the interwebs to encounter some fantastic displays of creativity incorporating the use of light painting or Matrix-esque bullet-time wizardry to produce unique, and more often than not, compelling visual imagery.
With that being said, however, it’s rare to see both techniques used simultaneously – a visual feat Richard Kendall was able to accomplish in the video above. Kendall lined-up 96 cameras, each containing 30 second sequential exposures and, as he calls it, “a lot of running around with lights.” The results are nothing less than stunning, take a look.
We are all very much aware of the impact that the beauty industry has had on our society’s imprecise perception concerning how we should look as men and women living in our day and age. In the video above, filmmaker Jesse Rosten has created a comical spoof that emphasizes the industry’s constant use and dependance of photoshopping. It is a witty take on the subject that will be sure give you a laugh. Check it out.
You know those spherical glass ornaments that your grandmother usually displays around the living room this time of year? Well, it turns out those pieces of holiday tradition, commonly referred to as snow globes, have a bit more creative use than just sitting on an end-table near the Christmas tree.
The video shown before you has been generating quite the buzz and rightfully so. It’s an amazing blend of simple stop-motion techniques paired seamlessly with a soundtrack that highlights the exaggerated movements captured.
No special effects. No computer-aided wizardry. Just an ingenious use of still photography, light, and one’s creativity to produce something everyone can draw inspiration from– no matter what artistic field you find yourself in.
What do you get when you combine stop-motion, Google Street View, and the trusty 5D Mark II? Well, one incredibly creative and emotional short of course! In a piece produced, animated, filmed, and edited by Tom Jenkins, Address is Approximate manages to do more than display the beauty of a well thought out idea on screen… it really does leave a lasting impression on the viewer. It is a true reminder of how creativity can translate through the lens.
To see more from Tom Jenkins and his production company, The Theory, check out his website HERE.