ILM meet the Canon 5D. “36 Stairs” trailer

36stairs trailer from grzegorz jonkajtys on Vimeo.

Two guys from ILM, a Canon 5D camera and some beautiful FX work. Behind the scenes photos and more at

“36 stairs” trailer
Starring Rodrigo Lopresti. Directed by Grzegorz Jonkajtys. Written by Grzegorz Jonkajtys and Philip Koch. Produced by Philip Koch

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Nice takeover example on Vimeo

Feels like an age since I wrote about a nice “MPU” or “expandable”. The online ad world has moved so fast and into so many different areas that it’s nice to see to a piece of work that restores my faith in the art. I love the craft in it.

Showing that Vimeo will let you get a bit creative on their site too here’s a nice “takeover”.

There’s no snazzy interactivity jut sit back, press play, and enjoy the animation/code razzle dazzle.



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To experience it properly you need to view it on Vimeo (hmmm. I’ve thought of a new ad format).

Right-click and it’ll help you figure out how they do it.

There’s a couple of little things missing, like a website link in the description underneath. Plus I’m not sure how people are finding it.

I find Vimeo a bit less social than YouTube. That’s not necessarily a bad thing on some occasions. But It’s made its way to me OK (3-times in fact) so I guess they’re doing something right!

Open it in a New Window

Here’s the core video:

“And Then There Was Salsa” from Frito Lay Dips on Vimeo.

Anyone know the agency?

Stop-motion promo for Nobody Beats The Drum – Grindin’

Nobody Beats The Drum – Grindin’ from nobody beats the drum on Vimeo.

This is not done in 3D. It’s a stop-motion sequence with 400 blocks of wood and nearly 4085 images. Directed by Rogier van der Zwaag.

Making of here:


Generative Music Visualization

Clavilux 2000 – Interactive instrument for generative music visualization from Jonas Heuer on Vimeo.

The Clavilux 2000 is an interactive instrument for generative music visualization.

The setting of the installation consists of three parts:
– a digital piano with 88 keys and midi output
– a computer running a vvvv patch
– a vertical projection above the keyboard.

For every note played on the keyboard a new visual element appears in form of a stripe, which follows in its dimensions, position and speed the way the particular key was stroke.

Colours give the viewer and listener an impression of the harmonic relations – and each key has it’s own color scheme and “wrong” notes stand out in contrasting colors.

Would love to see Les Dawson do his piano ‘routine’ on it.


For people who have no idea who I’m talking about – here’s the man himself.

Lumitectura – the relation of light, music and architecture

Lumitectura from barno on Vimeo.

Love this music video by Barno created around the relationship between light, music, and architecture.

The clip is defined by 3 elements:
-One videofile, shot between 2am and 6pm.
-The speed of playback of this file, which is synchronised manually to the music.
-About 50 different masks, wich define where the underlayed movie is going to appear on the screen.

This makes it possible to have multiple light situations in the same moment. So the sunlight caught from the building is the “natural” palette for the entire colors of the clip.

Great work!

The Third & The Seventh – Compositing Breakdown

Alex Roman breaks down the process of achieving some of the shots in his incredible CG short.

Compositing Breakdown

Compositing Breakdown (T&S) from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Original film

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

He makes it look so easy.

More awesomeness!! Google Liquid Galaxy demo

Google’s Liquid Galaxy is engineer Jason Holt’s 20% time project.

It uses a wraparound view of 8 LCD screens to provide a truly immersive experience of Google Earth and Street View.

This is a live demo from TED.

Very cool!