Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The images above may look like a photos or maybe even highly detailed 3-d renderings but they are neither. They're actually illustrations created by Yukio Miyamoto in Adobe Illustrator.
His illustrations are just down right amazing. The only thing I can really say is "WOW"!
Monday, July 9, 2007
Version 2's crazy surreal show open for the AICP
kind of took me by surprise. The piece is gorgeous and so full of detail that I wish I had a copy of it at full rez. The vintage style/color palette seems really attractive to me amidst the waves of CMYK & RGB palettes we are constantly being barraged with on screen. In a few sections of the open, elements go outside of the expected viewing area to reveal faux letterboxing. A neat trick, that helps to wow the eyes a little and give the piece more depth. This piece also features some amazing sound design that really helps to push the surreal angle of the animation.
It seems that I can't get enough Kim Dulaney this week. She designed this with Jon Saunders
for Stardust, it was animated by Emmett Dzieza. This is the show open for the First Boards Award.
Sunday, July 8, 2007
If you get a chance, you should try to make it out to Blowing Smoke. I had the opportunity to go to this last year with my motion graphics class and it was a great time. Blowing Smoke sets a stage for local animation and motion graphics professionals to display their work. Last year, it was almost reminiscent of an indie rock show. The slightly unprepared "MC" announced each animation studio, who then in turn takes the stage and says a few words about the work before launching into the animations. Last years crowd was jovial, laughing at the funny spots and cheering at the end of each "set", uh.....demo reel. Perhaps this was partly due the event being held the Five Spot, a local bar that is home to a very eclectic mix art work. One of the highlights from oh-six was getting to see the first episode of a cartoon network show before it aired on TV. In any case, you know what I'll be doing on July 23rd.
Adobe/Maxon's Power Integration Tour 7.17.07
Maxon, the makers of Cinema 4D are hosting an event with Adobe to push and demo Maxon's R10 & Adobe's After Effects CS3 collectively. Here are their selling points:
• See the new Features of CS3 in action
• Get a glimpse of the Production Suite back on the Mac
• Discover the capabilities of 3D integration
• Learn how to incorporate 3D into your 2D workflow
• See the fastest, easiest 3D solution for motion graphics
• Witness how easy it is to integrate into any pipeline
I personally will be showing up to see if I can learn anything about how to more effectively use these two programs together, as they are my main tools for making things move. They will also be giving away a copy of the newest version of C4D, which I desperately need. Although the Maxon/Adobe site only list one time for this event, they are actually doing this twice.
The Official Event is @
The Plaza Theatre
1049 Ponce de Leon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306
*Maxon/Adobe will be holding a special evening session for The Atlanta Motion Graphics Group (AMGG) on the same night. They will also be giving away a copy C4D, just sayin'.
Special Evening Session is @
621 North Ave. Ne Suite A-100
Atlanta, Ga 30308
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
Kim Dulaney is someone who I admire alot. Her imaginative style and bold color palettes are something that I hope to rival one day. I think is says a lot that Kim can have such a distinctive/abstract style and still work on motion boards for clients who are as corporate as Wal-Mart or GM. Here is the episode of PSST!2 that she was apart of.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Ummmm..... Holy Schmokes! This guys flash work is fucking amazing. I'll be honest, I'm not really into flash. Or better yet, I wasn't before I saw this video. So this may not blow everybody elses minds like it blew mine. Granted, the work is super trendy. But I can guarantee that the site is worth a look.