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Monday, October 17, 2011

Beautiful Landscapes Video

Beautiful Landscapes Video
Their Twitter: twitter.com/​dustin_farrell
website: crewwestinc.com/​

Planet 5D Blog: blog.planet5d.com/​2011/​10/​dustin-farrells-landscapes-volume-two-another-canon-eos-5d-mark-ii-timelapse-masterpiece/​

"PLEASE WATCH IN HD FULL SCREEN w/SOUND. It is a much better viewing experience. Hopefully you have a 1080P monitor and good connection. If not, bug a friend or colleague that does. It is worth it.

Landscapes: Volume 2 is the second of a three part series (probably). Every frame of this video is a raw still from a Canon 5D2 DSLR and processed with Adobe software. In Volume 2 I again show off my beautiful home state of Arizona and I also made several trips to Utah. This video has some iconic landmarks that we have seen before. I felt that showing them again with motion controlled HDR and/or night timelapse would be a new way to see old landmarks."

Monday, October 10, 2011

Real Time Face Substitution

Real Time Face Substitution 

Faces from arturo castro on Vimeo.

This is a technical demo for face substitution technique. The application works in real time and it's developed using the opensource framework for creative coding openFrameworks: http://openFrameworks.cc

Most of the "magic" happens thanks to Jason Saragih's c++ library for face tracking http://web.mac.com/jsaragih/FaceTracker/FaceTracker.html. The face tracking library returns a mesh that matches the contour of the eyes, nose, mouth and other facial features.
That way the mesh obtained from a photo is matched to my own face in the video. Applying some color interpolation algorithms from Kevin Atkinson's image clone code: http://methodart.blogspot.com/ gives it the blending effect that can be seen in the final footage.

I'm also using Kyle McDonald's ofxFaceTracker addon for openframeworks https://github.com/kylemcdonald/ofxFaceTracker which wraps Jason's library for easier use.
Kyle has uploaded another video giving a try at a different blending algorithm, which get rids of the artifacts and an even creepier look: http://vimeo.com/29348533

Apple Products Create Image of Steve Jobs

Courtesy of http://www.gizmodo.jp/2008/04/post_2702.html

Take a closer look and what do you see? R.I.P. Steve Jobs

Awesome Picture of Thunder head over Grand Canyon

Courtesy of BBC Ice Cream Blog

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Grizzly Bear - Ready, Able [Official Music Video]

Grizzly Bear - Ready, Able [Official Music Video]

An abstract stop motion clay animation to a nice song.

Follow them on twitter at @GrizzlyBear (http://twitter.com/grizzlybear)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Kendrick Lamar & Nosaj Thing – Cloud 10

Kendrick Lamar has teamed up with electronica producer Nosaj Thing and Windows Phone for their Me series. The result of this clash of powers is the uplifting track "Cloud 10." As one might assume, Lamar's lyricism over a production by the Korean-American beatsmith is quite a combination The track is visually accompanied by a behind-the-scenes clip which you can check out above. Enjoy!

3D visual manipulation of a real life building by LG!!!

LG Optimus Hyper Facade in Berlin - Long Version 

What are the limits to 3D graphics, holograms, and a real life point of view? This pushes those limits! The human imagination is an amazing thing. Surreal Visualizations!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Laniercreations Animation

Laniercreations Animation

A series of animations and Artwork created by Alex Lanier (Laniercreations). Music created by: Collins Peters aka The Jack.

Website: Laniercreations.com

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kendrick Lamar x Pharrell Williams x Section80

Kendrick Lamar x Pharrell Williams speaking about Section80 at Buddy's Studio Session



Friday, September 30, 2011

Nike SB - Stefan Janoski Mid

Nike SB - Stefan Janoski Mid

The animation is pretty cool. I like the stop motion and abstract visuals.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Nike Presents.... Back to the Future

Nike: Back To The Future Gear:
The Full Story Behind the shoe:

It took over 23 years to come up with this project!

Of course the back to the future outfit wouldn't be complete without a jacket to go with it as referenced in the movie:

Proceeds for every shoe purchased go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation:

You can get your pair from the ebay store for a limited time:
So you might be wondering about the power laces? Why they didn't make them yet? Well, you'll just have to wait for power laces until 2015 just like the movie. Hopefully I can have a hover board and DeLorean with a time flux capacitor in it by then.

Tokyo Rising: Part 1 - Pharrells return to Tokyo

Tokyo Rising: Part 1 - Pharrells  Return To Tokyo

Monday, July 11, 2011

God Exist

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his Class on the problem Science has with God, the Almighty. He asked one of his new Christian students to stand.
Professor: You are a Christian, aren’t you, son?
Student: Yes, sir.
Professor: So, you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir.
Professor: Is God good?
Student: Sure.
Professor: My brother died of cancer, even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is God good, then? Hmm?
(Student was silent)
Professor: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?
Professor: Is Satan good?
Student: No.
Professor: Where does Satan come from?
Student: From.. God.
Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student: Yes.
Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct?
Student: Yes.
Professor: So who created evil?
(Student didn’t answer)
Professor: Is there sickness? Immortality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Student: Yes, sir.
Professor: So, who created them?
(Student had no answer)
Professor: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son.. have you ever seen God?
Student: No, sir.
Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your God.
Student: No, sir.
Professor: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God, for that matter?
Student: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.
Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student: Yes.
Professor: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, Science says your God doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student: Nothing. I only have my Faith.
Professor: Yes, Faith. And that is the problem Science has.
Student: Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?
Professor: Yes.
Student: And is there such a thing as Cold?
Professor: Yes.
Student: No, sir, there isn’t.
(The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events)
Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of Heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.
(There was a pon-drop silence in the Lecture Theatre)
Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
Student: You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light… But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called Darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, You would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man?
Student: Sir, my point is, your Philosophical Premise is flawed.
Professor: Flawed? Can you explain how?
Student: Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality. You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Professor: If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes of course, I do.
Student: Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going)
Student: Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?
(The class was in uproar)
Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
(The class broke out into laughter)
Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? .. No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable and Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures?
(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable)
Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on Faith, son.
Student: That is it, sir.. exactly! The link between man and God is Faith. That is all that keeps things alive and moving!
That student was Albert Einstein.