Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stop frame animation films shot on Nokia N8 The world's largest stop-motion video

Stop frame animation films shot on Nokia N8 The world's largest stop-motion video

The world's largest stop-motion animation shot on a Nokia N8 was created by Sumo Science at Aardman, depicting a fisherman going about his daily catch


Stop motion (also known as stop frame)

is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence. Dolls with movable joints or clay figures are often used in stop motion for their ease of repositioning. Stop motion animation using plasticine is called clay animation or "clay-mation". Not all stop motion requires figures or models; many stop motion films can involve using humans, household appliances and other things for comedic effect. Stop motion using objects is sometimes referred to as Object animation.
stop motion film on Nokia N8

The largest stop frame was Shot on location at Pendine Beach in South Wales, every frame of this stop-motion animation was shot using a

Nokia N8

, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. The film has broken a world record for the 'largest stop-motion animation set', with the largest scene stretching over 11,000 square feet.

Monday, March 11, 2013

what Shanghai poses through the artists' eyes

what Shanghai poses through the artists' eyes Cubic installation about

Shanghai city

is finished by the artists from Europe,who uses the light and shadows together with the post production editing to exhibit what the shanghai city are from their eyes.Rather Fantastical craft!
what Shanghai poses through the artists' eyes
shanghai city through the eyes of artists
What shanghai poses in your eyes

How Shanghai Exhibits in Artistic Eyes from

Shanghai eArts festival

.more information browse youtube about video film files in the link

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ant in the woods from shadow of reality

Ant in the woods from shadow of reality The morning sun danced playfully through the bright green leaves high
above my head; only the sound of a gentle breeze, a distant bird calling out, and rustling of critters under a carpet of fallen foliage.
Trying to channel Thoreau along this remote forest path, I whispered softly, "I went to the


because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived..."
Sounding silly I marched deeper along the Natchez Trace with my copy of Walden, seeking solitude and elusive peace to quiet the spirit of a suburban dad.  How different this world is from incessant SmartPhone messages, Facebook updates, and media saturation; a constant "noise" flooding our lives with satellite, cell phone, radio waves -- audible and otherwise.
I heard a subtle patter accompany my stroll, lightly tapping the dead leaves that lined my path. What invisible creatures could make such sounds? Is the speed or force of my gate causing this phantom rustle?
As I bent down to investigate, I found a forgotten reality -- a place rarely visited by distracted people like me; a place I often spent hours as a child, but only moments in the last decade. I saw spiders -- hundreds of those "grand-daddy long legs" scurrying with fantastic agility along the ridges and gullies of an infinite leaf-scape.
Moving like creatures from some Tim Burton film, each step tapping out a slight sound of light drizzle, these marvelous spiders were my sojourners along the path. Where were they going in their daily commute? Afraid of the bipod giant in khaki cargo shorts?
Ant in the woods from shadow of reality
And so my thoughts reflected on a recent conversation on the "Philosophy of Mind", a discipline devoted to issues such as how the brain interacts with the mind, whether thoughts are just mental constructs of the physical brain, theoretically measurable in chemical formulas, and so on. If the mind is indeed a separate entity of the brain, then do apes have minds? Do dogs and cats? Do spiders? And if so, what do they think about?
I found a small patch of moss growing thick and soft, sending fragile 3-inch shoots of yellow buds toward the canopy of life far above, yearning for a little more love from the sun. Deep in this micro-forest of moss, five or six ants investigated their surroundings as I did mine.
My prodding finger softly depressed a spot on the small mossy hills, and I was suddenly discovered. One of the ants became keenly aware of my presence and began making its way toward my finger. When I withdrew, the excited little arthropod made a rush for my feet.
Would this ant defend its family, its forest, its honor in the face of certain death at the hands (or shoes) of a giant? Yes -- it would.
Although I declined his offer to wrestle and made my retreat with haste, I began to wonder -- does this ant have a mind? Perhaps not one to contemplate astrophysics or Marxism or the World Cup... but perhaps duty and architecture and a sense of sacrifice; how noble are these smallest of creatures.

"Shams and delusions are esteemed for soundest truths, while reality is fabulous.... When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of reality." - Thoreau, Walden
Ant in the woods from shadow of reality
My two hours in the


left me wanting. I enjoyed a brief respite from the pressures and distractions of Thoreau's "shadow of reality" and realized I need more time for botany, for breathing, for vainly considering the life of an ant and the lilies of the field as a worthy exercise in itself.