Archives for posts with tag: animals

BearAndTheHareHeaderUK department store chain John Lewis has become well-known for the high production value of their annual holiday commercials. This year’s festive ad, The Bear & the Hare, could have been produced using standard animation, but the creative team opted for a much more complex and time-consuming hybrid of hand-drawn animation converted into stop motion animation. The making-of video is almost more impressive than the actual commercial.
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Viral videos have proven to have near endless capabilities–in recent years we have all seen a homeless man a job,  multiple wrong waitresses righted, and numerous adorable kittens just being kittens. While the content itself is important, the difference between a cute forwarded email and a worldwide phenomenon is how and where the content is presented. Social media gurus Upworthy have posted a Viral Video Play Bookan insightful collaboration between individuals responsible for many of today’s most famous internet stars.

Thanks to Dave Bauer for today’s fodder.

NicolasReusensHeaderEven after 24 years, are you still curious as to what the backyard must’ve looked like to the Szalinski family in ‘Honey, I Shrunk The Kids’? Nicolas Reusens’ magnificent macro photography makes it easy to imagine, by giving viewers a whole new perspective on the little things in life–especially insects.

Inspired by a love for nature and travel, Reusens creates these extreme close-ups using a technique called focus stacking. This technique involves taking multiple photographs with different shutter speeds to increase the depth of field. Each final composition is a combination of between 2 and 200 different exposures, creating this unique science-fiction look. Read the rest of this entry »

JohanScherftHeaderDutch artist Johan Scherft has become a master of the paper craft medium, creating a wide variety of objects including dinosaurs, animals, boats, and especially birds. Scherft uses a computer to aid in the initial steps of creating the paper blueprints but everything else is done by hand, a painstaking process that can take several days and occasionally up to a full month to complete. Read the rest of this entry »

 

 

 

fodderMascotBrackt2012HeaderEngauge Fodder presents the second annual Mascot Bracket. The seeds and school names have been removed to focus on the aesthetic aspect each team’s mascot brings to the table. Even if you want to keep with your tried and true bracket methods, add this wild-card system to the mix for an interesting approach to the madness.

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What are the chances of a hippo and a sparrow finding love? A sparrow and a duck? A frog and an octopus? For Valentine’s Day, Google has a nifty, quirky, and interactive game that allows visitors to pair up ‘lovers’ from the animal kingdom to see how their relationship pans out. You might be surprised to see that a love affair between a horse and a tiger actually works.
Thanks to Jorge Torneria for today’s fodder.
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Cheetahs are the fastest runners on the planet. With the combined resources of National Geographic and the Cincinnati Zoo,they were able to document the speedy cats in a way that’s never been done before.

Armed with a Phantom camera filming at 1200 frames per second while zooming along side a sprinting cheetah, the team captured every nuance of the cat’s movement as it reached top speeds of 60+ miles per hour.

The amazing footage that follows is a compilation of multiple runs by five cheetahs during three days of filming.

Thanks to Todd Sexton for today’s fodder.

 

Tim Flach photographs animals. But, unlike most anyone who simply snaps photos of their pets or animals at the zoo, he somehow seems to have some phenomenal way of making them share their feelings with us. His visual portrayal of our beastly brethren is captivating, to say the least. Read the rest of this entry »

New York-based artist Joshua Allen Harris uses only tape and discarded plastic shopping bags to create giant inflatable animals that he fastens to sidewalk grates and vents to give them a sense of movement and life. A polar bear that some have linked to concerns about global warming, is the most famous Joshua Allen Harris creation so far. But he’s made many other animals, creatures and monsters.

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