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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Subprime by Mike Winkelmann


subprime from beeple on Vimeo.

This two and a half minute stop-motion animation takes you back to the excessive building during the realestate boom to the eventual crash of the housing market.

“The video was meant to illustrate the cyclical nature of the economy,” explains Winkelmann, “which at its root is fueled by an insatiable push for ‘more, bigger, better,’ until it becomes no longer sustainable, and the bubble bursts—as we have recently seen.”

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:39 am  

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Fluff: 787 Cliparts by Oliver Laric

This one pretty much speaks for itself. Thanks for the tip Tim.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:55 am  

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Balloons + Animals = Balloonimals


IDEO Toy Labs Balloonimals from IDEO on Vimeo.

This fun-filled collection of iPhone apps is the latest from a team of designers from IDEO. Download your “balloonimal” here.

A few of the features:
• simple controls: blow to inflate, shake to transform, pet for tricks
• variety: Balloonimals randomly cycle through each time you play
• amazing graphics: 3D renderings and animations now on your iPhone
• sound effects: playfully squeaks, quacks, and roars

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 12:24 pm  

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Seed


The Seed from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

“The Seed” is a short animated film made by Johnny Kelly. The two-minute film takes you on voyage through nature’s life cycle, following the trials and tribulations of a humble apple seed.

It was commissioned by Adobe to promote CS4.

The Making of “The Seed”

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posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:39 pm  

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Handmade Nation

Here’s a well-done stop animation title sequence for Faythe Levine’s documentary, Handmade Nation. Word is it took them 26 continuous hours to complete.

In making this film Faythe Levine traveled over 19,000 miles to document a growing movement of artists, crafters and designers. Fueled by the common thread of creating, Handmade Nation explores a burgeoning art community that is based on creativity, determination and networking. To learn more about the film and where it is showing click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:19 am  

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Pursuit of Perfection (Asics Style)


Origami In the Pursuit of Perfection from MABONA ORIGAMI on Vimeo.
This is Origami at it’s best. Mabona Origami gives us a look into their recent film entitled Pursuit of Perfection.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 10:25 am  
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