Sunday, 12 December 2010

Stop motion and Pixelation Research.

Mike Bailey-Gates- Untitled (Music by Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain OST, Yann Tiersen).

A really great example of how simple yet effective pixelation can be. A great example from Mike Bailey-Gates here, with very subtle expressions and movements showing a variation of emotions from several characters. A definate inspiration for my stopmotion- perhaps people's emotions could reflect their view or opinions of Leeds?

Peter Gabriel- Sledgehammer.
Animated by Aardman Studios.

Undoubtedly one of the best pixelation videos of all time- Peter Gabriel's music video for single 'Sledgehammer', created by the Aardman animation team. A brilliant blend of surrealism and humanistic qualities. Really creative and inspirational- if only I had more than two weeks!

Oren Lavie- Her Morning Elegance.

Again, one of my favourite ever examples of pixelation, the music video of Oren Lavie's 'Her Morning Elegance'- beautifully simple and elegant- I love how they have utilise so few materials and space in this video- a great example of how effective minimalism can be with great creativity.

American Beauty Kinetic Typography.

A really good example of typographic animation- here, a narrated sequence from the end of the film 'American Beauty'. I love how the words flow so effortlessly from slide to slide, perfectly timed to the speech audio and visually communicating the words so well- an example being the "like rain" section above, in which the 'rain' lettering appears to be pouring down from a cloud.

There Will Be Blood Kinetic Typography.

Another fun example of typography- this 'There Will Be Blood' narrative piece shows great movement and playfullness in it's character, focusing on composition, colour and font size to create a memorable and creative piece.

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