Rhino - Daily Detail

Day 14 of my 2015 #dailydetail series.

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...and suddenly we wake up in a disturbingly grim future #noVDS

Day 13 of my 2015 #dailydetail series.

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Displaced Lines - Daily Detail

Day 12 of my 2015 #dailydetail series.

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Diagonal Noise - Daily Detail

Day 11 of my 2015 #dailydetail series.

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Framed - Daily Detail

Day 10 of my 2015 #dailydetail series.

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Three Artefacts - Daily Detail

Day 9 of my 2015 #dailydetail series.

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Dark Neon - Daily Detail

Day 8 of my 2015 #dailydetail series.

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The Future - Daily Detail

Day 7 of my 2015 #dailydetail series.

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A strange mountain with black artefacts - Daily Detail

Day 5 of my 2015 #dailydetail series.

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Sudden Connection

Day 4 of my 2015 #dailydetail series.

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Hidden - Daily Detail

Day 3 of my 2015 #dailydetail series.

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Dark Motion Backgrounds by Aix Sponza for Pro Sieben

A couple of weeks ago, Pro Sieben introduced its new on air identity, an elegant and visually appealing new look that is flawlessly excecuted. I had noticed some interesting abstract backgrounds, but I did not know that Aix Sponza was responsible for them until I found this nice breakdown on their website.
It is also worth mentioning that they used Houdini for many of the simulations.

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Retrowave by Florian Renner

Retrowave, what a great Tron-like animation by Florian Renner!

Retrowave from Florian Renner on Vimeo.

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Die Welt by Parasol Island

Parasol Island, based in Düsseldorf and Berlin, has done this great piece of animation, combining live footage and cgi in a visually appealing way!

One guess, the reference for the music used was Woodkid with I Love you

Die Welt TVC from Parasol Island on Vimeo

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FKA Twigs - 'How's that' by Jesse Kanda

Dissolving and pulsating bodies that attract by their staged artificiality. A music video by Jesse Kanda for FKA Twigs

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Shit Showreels say by Peter Quinn

Vancouver based Peter Quinn has made a wonderful ‘Anti-Showreel’, how he puts it, showing off some of the “en vogue” Motion Design techniques of present days. It has made me smile a lot!

On his website you can even find the project files, thank you Peter!

Shit Showreels Say from Peter Quinn on Vimeo.

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Eternal Dream of Beauty

Alex Lehmann has published a great music video / realtime demo that made my day!
Sit back and enjoy the colors, the dolphins and the unicorns!

Credits:

alx: idea, directing, motion capture of dolphins/unicorns
Pixtur: storyboard, programming, particle fx
JCO: music, lyrics, singing
Cynic: Programming
nero: Programming

Made in Tooll

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Patrick Claire - Antibody

Patrick Claire is the Creative Director of Antibody, a production studio that specializes in combining storytelling with visual design.
Working from Sydney, Australia, they have done an array of outstanding works in the last years.
I think I started following Patrick’s work with his Google don’t be evil’ piece, then I noted his excellent and widespreat animation Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus. Here a broader selection in chronological order:

HBO’s True Detective – Main Title Sequence from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.



Tom Clancy’s The Division from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.



Ubisoft Montreal_Watch Dogs “Blackout” from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.



Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.



Google “Trying not to be evil” from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

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In statu nascendi by Kijek/Adamski

Visually researching on vimeo I encountered this absolutely stunning new work by Kijek/Adamski, dealing with the creational moment of cgi images.

In statu nascendi from Kijek / Adamski on Vimeo.

I remembered the other pieces of this great directing duo based in Warsaw, Poland that I found in recent years – enjoy!

We Cut Corners / Pirate’s Life from Kijek / Adamski on Vimeo.

Shugo Tokumaru / Katachi from Kijek / Adamski on Vimeo.

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Working on an opera of La Fura Dels Baus in Cologne

Hi everybody, I just wanted to let you know that I am very happy to announce that I am currently working with my friends of Welovecode for an Opera production of La Fura dels Baus‘s Carlus Padrissa here in Cologne!

We are doing the audiovisual and interactive projections for Richard Wagner’s Parsifal that will premiere on March 29th 2013 at Oper Köln.

So if you are in Cologne and won’t make it to the premiere: grab some of the few remaining tickets for one of the five performances during April and enjoy the spectacle!

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I have published six new clips

I found some time to update my website and I am happy to present you six new clips, animations, and kinect explorations that I have created this summer.
So check out:

#40 The Sky (lab)

Techmeck (Blinkenlichten/ZDF)

My Brother Recorded On Kinect (also Kinect)

My Kinected Hand (Kinect)

GMO Freshness (lab)

We Are (lab)

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'Too Big To Fail' at the CCCB-Exhibition "Pantalla Global"

My animation Too Big To Fail will be shown at the upcoming exhibition Pantalla Global (Global Screen) at one of my favourite cultural institutions of Barcelona, the Center for Contemporary Culture Barcelona (CCCB). More details coming soon.

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One of the first 3D Computer Graphics by Pixar (1972)

“In 1972 Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and his colleagues created the world’s first 3D rendered movie, an animated version of Ed’s left hand. This is the film that they produced. It includes some “making of” footage (around 1:30) and some other early experiments.”

Via nerdplusart.com

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Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus by Patrick Clair

An infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code. This was produced for Australian TV program HungryBeast on Australia’s ABC1

Direction and Motion Graphics: Patrick Clair
Written by: Scott Mitchell

Production Company: Zapruder’s Other Films.

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The Node by Murat Pak

Murat Pak aka undream presents a new piece of epic visuals: “The Node”.

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New Projects online: Water and Stars

On my portfolio I have published two new projects.

The first is a motion design that I have done for a bicultural master programm about Integrated Water Resources Management in Cologne and Jordan:

The second consists of 8 trailers for this year’s German Webvideo Award. I used tracking, compositing and some 3d animation:

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TONIGHT by Jorinna


via vimeo.com

I am completely blown away by this amazing piece of black and white motion by Berlin based artist Jorinna. Extraordinary work!

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Unluck by Yaniv Fridman

What a spectacular minimalism!

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Wishes 2011 by Skill Lab

These New Year’s greetings by Skill Lab play nicely with geometry and perspective.

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dono demoreel 2011

I must admit that I am impressed by this minimalistic approach. Dono himself says:

“I am very proud to present you my demoreel 2011. I sent it to ILM and Pixar, I hope I will have some answers and I have a job…”

Music: Xray Dog – Here Comes The King
Thanks to Guigoz, Ixate and Sozap

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Newsdesk by Marcus Eckert

Great tracked infographical animation.

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Introducing: Tigrelab!

Watch Tigrelab's Demoreel

I am happy to announce the brandnew demoreel of my creative collective Tigrelab, grrrr!

This year I have been working in several proyects with Javier Pinto, Mathieu Felix and Pelayo Méndez, therefore the decision to form a loose creative collective was not a difficult one! Here a short description on Tigrelab:

“Tigrelab is a multidisciplinary collective dedicated to the development of audiovisual and interactive projects. A laboratory that experiments combining ideas, motion graphics, programming, design, 3D graphics and illustration to seek new approaches for multimedial communication.”

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