David OReilly‘s animations are witty, sarcastic and overtly dark. His most recent addition to a long list of notable short animations is a 17 minute film called The External World. Although it’s hard to put my finger on exactly how to explain what it is, that you’re watching, I can guarantee that you’ll not regret the next 17 minutes.
Directed by: David OReilly Written by: David OReilly & Vernon Chatman Produced by: David OReilly & Henning Kamm Sound & Music by: Bram Meindersma Animation by: Max Stöhr, Tobias Von Burkersroda & Jim Levasseur Rigging by: Amy Hay Voices by: Julian Barratt, Pearl Brilmyer, Adam Buxton, Christopher Kline, Stefanie Jones, Bram Meindersma, Hanayo Nakajima & Tenko Nakajima
Over the past 50 years, Pablo Ferro has done title treatments for more than 90 films and is considered by some, to be the father of motion graphics. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until recently that realized how many pictures he’s done the titles for or that it was his work I was looking at.
Some notable films include, Dr. Strangelove, Bullitt, A Clockwork Orange, Beetle Juice, Good Will Hunting, Pump Up the Volume, Darkman, The Addams Family, Men in Black, Napoleon Dynamite…
We recently had the opportunity to hear Erik Spiekermann lecture at a Typekit event here in San Francisco. Although I’ve only caught bits of commentary from Spiekermann in films like Gary Hustwit‘s Helvetica, seeing him in person and getting an up close impression of his character and wisdom, made for an interesting and educational experience.
In the latest video in the Influencers series, Founder and CEO of Translation, Steve Stoute, talks about cultural behavior, what makes a good artist / brand collaboration and how that process has changed over the years.
Shepard Fairey always has something interesting to say about freedom of speech or about the roll that art plays in society. He’s one of the few artists who I feel, can explain his motives and ambition so eloquently, without coming off as preachy or contrived.
After missing my opportunity to catch a screening, a year or so back, Machotaildrop is finally making it’s rounds back through the US and showing at Indiefest in San Francisco, this February. The film is scheduled to show on the 11th and the 16th at 9:15PM both nights at the Roxie Theater. Tickets are currently $11.
A few quick words of wisdom from Maestro Knows on motivation and success.
This video is part of a series of short montages shot by New York photographer, TONE. The series covers a variety moments with up-and-coming creative people from around the world. See additional artist profiles and more on TONE’s site.
One of the most influential moments of my past, was my introduction to skateboarding. It helped me define my interest in art and develop an appreciation for entrepreneurship. It was the single most active thing I did as a teen and it opened up an entirely new world through the various videos, magazines and friends I made along the way. Today, just as it has been for decades, skateboarding is influencing and helping others focus on their dreams and aspirations. This new mini doc from HUF, called “Trajectory“, reignites that same original interest as it discusses the roll skateboarding can have on a community and the people that embrace it.
Jake Davis‘ series of “test shots” is one of the most subtly composed and finely crafted collection of short vids I may have come across yet. The transparency of his simple and effective format, effortlessly inspire and leave the viewer in a state of consideration. What more could anyone ask for?