It all started with this animation/short film by Bradley Bell:
In which he interpreted “The Laughing Heart”, a poem written by Charles Bukowski, and spoken by Tom Waits. This should have been an easy cut-and-paste video/text post on my Tumblr, where I usually store quick-strike things of interest and inspirational value. But part of the being of what has been a product of a Poetry class back in my Undergrad/University days just couldn’t let it go and be done with. The textual format just didn’t have a resounding echo to me as it should.
A part of me just wanted much more to come out of each line. “Much more,” but not too much; though I have always been intrigued with a little bit of concrete poetry.
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Check out this video with dope typographic-motion treatment by Travis Hopkins, BUCK 65 “Superstars Don’t Love”.
This is a speculative music video I made for The Legendary Buck 65. It is comprised of over 60 fictional movie title cards inspired by the lyrics of the track “Superstars Don’t Love” off Buck’s 2011 release “20 Odd Years”.
Amazing time-lapse video. Check out David Coiffier’s video made for “SprintCam v3 showreel”.
Digging the Jello drop @ 1:58.
Source via Faruk Ateş.
Well, I finally decided to give Animoto a try.
Animoto.com is a web application that creates MTV-style videos with the click of a button.
Users simply choose a song and images. Animoto then automatically generates a unique video for them. No two videos are ever the same.
Many of the post-production techniques that the founders used while working as producers for MTV, Comedy Central & ABC are used in Animoto’s patent-pending Cinematic Artificial Intelligence developed to think like an actual editor and director. The resulting video is produced in a widescreen format, containing the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer.
Animoto Productions is based in New York City with an office in San Francisco.
Here’s my first trial run video using my BYOBW 2008 photo set on Flickr.
I’m digging it. I only wish the free account gives you more time. Maybe when they get their social network going, users can vote or give props to slideshows that have “potential” to be remixed even further due to the amount of images and/or how good their soundtrack is. But I’ll let Animoto decide on that algorithm. Another thing that would be cool is the idea of using tracks from Last.fm, Pandora, or ones like it. But I’m guessing Animoto would need ample time to analyze those tracks beforehand to inject into their magic factory.
Meanwhile, the service is priced well for Personal Use, $25–30/year… just like Flickr’s. Don’t know if this is a long shot or not, but maybe incorporate a deal with Flickr of getting a discounted membership. Anyways, I can see myself purchasing a membership for Animoto. I figure editing a 3–5 minute video, and queuing music at the same time, takes a lot of time and patience and is well worth the $25–30. That’s only about a week’s worth of Lee’s Avocado Turkey sandwiches that I can pass on—not bad at all.
For the contest “Transformation: Vivre-Réagir“, Julien Lassort and Matthieu Burlot explored the human face, the most exposed and personal part of the human body. Their dynamic portrayal of “1000 et une faces“ is a mosaic of portraits and emotions that plays off of the power of faces seen close up. Julien Fargo composed the melody that encapsulates the film.