Category Archives: blurb

Daily Dose. “The Weeknd’s Stage Setup”

Very unique take on industrial design. Her set pieces can be seen from many prominent events. The Super Bowl to concerts for Kanye West, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

Bio Blurb (http://esdevlin.com/) –

“Es Devlin is a stage designer. She creates kinetic sculptures meshed with light and film for opera, dance, film, theatre, runway shows and concerts.

Her first works were for small fringe theatres in London including the Bush and the Gate. Her canvas has expanded over the past two decades – through the National Theatre, Sadlers Wells, Royal Opera House, La Scala, and onto the O2 Arena, Wembley Stadium, and the Olympic Stadiums in London and Rio.

She has created stage sets in collaboration with Beyoncé, Kanye West, U2, Jay Z, Adele and The Weeknd. She designed the London Olympic Closing Ceremony and the Rio Olympic Opening Ceremony and continues to work in theatre at all scales – most recently ‘Hamlet’ with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican and ‘Faith Healer’ at the Donmar Warehouse. Es’ work has received multiple awards including 3 Olivier Awards, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and an OBE. ” 

 

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Daily Dose “Santiago”

The blurb – “An animated self-portrait exploring the line of human evolution and a projection of a possible future.
As our evolution turns from biological to technological, are we now the bridge between the born and the made.
I painted this stop frame animation on myself using face paint, a mirror and a camera.
Copyright Emma Allen”  

Great use of practical effects and animation.

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“Daily Dose” TOMS // The TOMS Story

Giant Ant produced this animation for the Tom’s company. It’s a brief re-telling of their journey and brand mission. Giving a pair of shoes to the less fortunate around the globe. I originally saw the is piece floating through the Motionographer site. One of my favorite past times.

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Led Zeppelin Montage

This is an acid trip of motion graphics. Quite the visual experience subtle blend of Roto techniques mixed with 3d elements. Easily could make my Daily Dose list, but I’d rather just enjoy the simplicity of aesthetics.  “The measurement of greatest is knowing when to simplify your views”. screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-10-58-21-am screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-10-58-32-am screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-10-59-46-am

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Daily Dose “History of Viacom”

 

Deep on the 32nd floor of Viacom’s Times Square Headquarters, Slanted Studios and Hard Work Party have teamed up with Viacom Catalyst again to bring the future of exhibition interaction to the present. Designed to tell the history of Viacom, this combination of real-world artifacts and digital animation creates an experience unlike normal touchscreens or museum displays. Part diorama, part deep-dive interactive, the History of Viacom blends the physical and the digital like never before.

History of Viacom pairs a transparent 84” touchscreen with twenty dioramas to highlight key moments from Viacom’s 45 year history. Each diorama features custom 3D-printed models, addressable LED lighting and bespoke motion graphics. The touchscreens remain opaque in their attract mode, only revealing the artifact when touched by the user. Each of the dioramas features a unique object and a unique digital story. For instance, touching the “Birth of MTV” display reveals the iconic MTV Moon Man from the station’s launch, while the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” installation features a maquette sashaying under dancing lights.

The installation is coded with custom software designed for flexibility. The totally modular system can change exhibits on the fly, allowing Viacom to add new artifacts and new animations as needed. This system, its software and the transparent touchscreen all mark technology firsts for Slanted Studios, which has expanded beyond its animation roots to tackle innovative interactive projects that push the boundaries of technological sophistication.

Quick take: As a former Viacom employee myself is feeling like apart of my very own working history. I’ll definitely view this installation one day and would recommend others do the same.

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