Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"This Time It's Personal."



Swine '09: The Sickening is just a lame retro-rehashing remake of the 1976 original – Swine Flu: Bicentenni-Ill.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Pig Latin



Swine Flu explained by CG critters.

I feel better already. Seriously.

"Now, if you excuse me, I will be going to by ammo for my shotgun"

UPDATE: I realized I should probably provide some non-animated info.
Swine Flu: What You Need to Know. Via Wired

Word.



The Beautiful WordOgilvy & Mather (Paris) produced animated vids for Scrabble's 60th Anniversary.

More, here, and here.

I tweeted this earlier today, but realized that I have some followers here at WTF (that I don't have on Twitter and that may not even glance over there on the left to check out Fresh Tweets) that would appreciate these.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Take the Shot!



What appears to be an epic, single 2:19 long take of a frozen moment during a Dark Knight-inspired heist gone bad.

Created by Stink Digital for Philips' new "cinema proportion" HDTVs. You can see them – as well as the film in HD – here.

Spring Hopes Eternal



Today a friend tweeted the link to this fan-produced video for Trader Joe's. It – and a hint of Summer heat today – made me want to hear the Brazilian classic that inspired the parody. And while I'm about a month late, I thought I'd share before Spring comes and goes.

Also, If Hol and I have a song, Águas de Março is it. Specifically Susannah McCorkle's Waters of March. We even took private dance lessons to learn how to waltz in a square to it without embarrassing ourselves at our wedding reception.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Après MIDI


ToneMatrix is – in creator André Michelle's words, a "simple sinewave synthesizer triggered by an ordinary 16-step sequencer."

In my words: It's a simple 16x16 grid of clickable squares – each producing a unique tone. Clicking them "on" or "off" builds a simple, looping musical composition.

It's more engaging than either of us make it sound. Check it.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Auto-Tune In, Auto-Turn On, Auto-Drop Out



Yes, it's Auto-Tune making everything sound better. Again. Groovy.

Face the Nation

"Untitled" © Carmen Troesser, Missouri

British photographer, Stuart Pilkington has organized fifty photographers (one in each of the fifty states) to take one picture every two months on a different subject. The first assignment "People" is up now at the 50 States Project. It's a compelling – sometimes surprising – look at the state of the states.

[Via VSL]

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

T(eething)-Pain



"I'm in a m*therf*ckin' crib! and I want my lollipop back!"

In case it wasn't already abundantly clear, Auto-Tune does, evidently, make everything sound better.

Monday, April 20, 2009