Monday, December 29, 2008

Shine on Me - Chris Dane Owens

This video keeps popping up all over the blogosphere this month. The music video is completely over the top 80s style effects and I have to say, I quite enjoyed it. A lot of music videos just don't have the eye candy they used to have. For a while, it seemed like all videos had to have girls with strange makeup from outerspace or another dimension (see Video Killed the Radio Star by Buggles and Photograph by Def Leppard).

The video is filled with gratuitous effects and a giant crocodile. This is sort of a Princess Bride meets Willow meets my old boyfriend's hairstyle. Haha. Very entertaining stuff here, folks.

Here's what the LA Times had to say about the video and Peter Kim's opinion on Create Digital Motion.

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Ben Folds - Zak and Sara

Typographical videoclip by Dutch artist c_kick. Very nice work. Lots of fun and an attractive color scheme too.

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Behind The Scenes: The Spirit

From Indy Mogul:

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Volkswagen Dog Fish

Very funny and nice compositing. Or is it a real creature? Haha.

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Western Spaghetti

Very clever and cool stop motion from Adam Pesapane aka Pes.


Western Spaghetti from TutoxNet on Vimeo.

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Flashback Friday: David Hasselhoff - Hooked on a Feeling (2002)

A little low-budget music video cheese for the holidays... an overload of greenscreen and wacky effects. Genius.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

NORAD Santa

Norad Santa

My daughter and I had some fun tracking Santa's location around the globe and learning a bit about geography. I was surprised at the 3D news reports of his progress too. Very cute idea. To see the full map, http://www.noradsanta.org/en/home.html.

Also, if you haven't caught our 12 Days of Freebies at Toolfarm, download some freebies here. There's a NORAD Santa radar that you can download for free which was made with Cycore FX's new CFX Path Tools and After Effects CS4. It will be going up later today. We had a fancy Flash card but we were hit with a lot of traffic, hence, just the plain page. We're still adding to it and there will be 12 in total.

By the way, did you know the 12 days of Christmas actually starts the day after Christmas? Most of the freebies are not specifically "Christmas" so if you don't celebrate the holiday, we didn't leave you out ;-)

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Flashback Friday: Remind Me - Royksopp (2002)

This captivating video won the 2002 MTV Europe Award for best music video and the song was also was used in the Geico caveman commercials. An awesome video which is just infographics the whole way through, was directed by Ludovic Houplan & Herve de Crecy of the French motion studio H5.

And if you're wondering, Royksopp is from Norway.


Remind Me from Röyksopp on Vimeo.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bowerbirds - In Our Talons

Check out this gorgeous stop motion video from Bowerbirds, In Our Talons, directed by Alan Poon. The last 5 seconds are amazing. This is seriously one of the coolest videos I've seen in a long time.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Flashback Friday: What do YOU want for Christmas??

What would any child dream of? A Ren and Stimpy Classic. I put the original Slinky commercial up as well just for grins. It's better than bad, it's good!





Under a buck!

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Happy Holidays From Toolfarm! The 12 Days of Freebies Starts Today!

Image NameThe new Toolfarm Holiday Card is here!

Our gift to you. We will be unlocking a new freebie each weekday until December 24th. Freebies will include templates, project files, stock footage, and more; stay tuned!

Check out holiday card day one.

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Friday, December 05, 2008

Flashback Friday: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Tha Crossroads (1996)

A tribute song to Easy E, wgi makes a posthumous appearance at the end. The video is basically about Death taking souls and has some pretty nice effects. The face in the side of the building is pretty cool.



If you have any good suggestions for Flashback Friday, email michele [at] Toolfarm.com.

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Interactive Video Object Manipulation from Dan Goldman

Check out this impressive technology that is being worked on for video software. It's incredible.


Interactive Video Object Manipulation from Dan Goldman on Vimeo.

Via Prolost

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