Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:12:09 GMT
An end-of-week mix of dark and cutesy from LBB’s Addison Capper.
1. Get Müllered & Dance's Working Lunch
Racing hot dogs and frantically typing sushi? Yes these short films from Nice & Polite directorial duo Get Müllered & Dance are a bit silly. But they’re also hella fun and really showcase what can be achieved creatively in just 24 hours. Part of a series of projects that have been deliberately designed to be shot in a day, these two, produced with foodie photographer David Sykes, are my favourites. Faultless animation, gorgeous colours and even the ability to get your appetite going around lunchtime.
Like him or loathe him, Justin Bieber is a popular chap. Using this gif from webcomic 'xkcd', I’ve cunningly worked out that the joint-toking teen tearaway gains a Twitter follower every 4.76 seconds. And that somebody on our planet buys a vibrator every 2.8 seconds. You dirty devils, you. Find out more pretty pointless, but dangerously addictive frequency stats at: http://xkcd.com/1331/
3. The Legographer
The whole ‘taking pictures of people taking pictures’ fad is nothing new. There are blogs dedicated to photos of hipsters taking photos of food and Jack Johnson felt the need to write a song about it. But this project of a similar nature by British photographer Andrew Whyte really made me smile. He took a daily photo of his intrepid Lego chum’s tiny photographic adventures. And the results are gorgeous – it almost makes you believe that this actually is the tiniest little fella out in the big wide world braving crabs, cities and bad weather for the perfect shot. See the rest of the collection at: http://www.longexposures.co.uk/legography
This isn’t the most serious of short films, but it does carry a somewhat poignant message about how self-obsessed we’re all becoming. Most of us are guilty of it, right? “Take a picture of me in front of this big building.” “Quick, snap me eating this burger and put it on Facebook, so I can comment ‘oh, Jonathan, how COULD you?’ like I never knew you were taking it.” Ok, I’m rambling, but Andy Martin’s warning against self-obsession in this film will make you chuckle. Also check out his Tumblr, Character Selfies, which has a steady stream of silly characters snapping themselves.
5. Tea Wei’s Dissected Illustrations
Here’s something that’s a tad gruesome, but utterly brilliant. These illustrated gifs do have a sense of playful gore about them, but I can’t help but be transfixed by the detail and fluidity of them. Take a look at more of Tea Wei’s work at: http://www.t-wei.com/
6. Chet Faker - Talk Is Cheap
Simply put, this is one of the most amazing music promos I have seen in a long time. Creative team Toby and Pete have spanned all four seasons and the life and death of singer Chet Faker in this ever-changing, beautifully crafted four-and-a-half minute long video.
7. Rodents on Turntables
I know that rodents aren't top of everyone's 'cute' list. But even the most squeamish amongst you can appreciate this, surely? Division of Labor trained hamsters, mice and gerbils to ditch their exercise wheels in favour of turntables to let their personalities shine. There's twinkle-toes Sergio, bad-ass hip-hop lover Chunk and a fabulously laid-back British duo, named Harry and Lloyd, who are missing just a teacup and saucer to complete their persona.
Genres: Animation, Visual VFXLBB Editorial, Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:12:09 GMT