Category Archives: Digital Media

Interactive Shadows Made with Words

Posted by Pinar on June 5, 2012 at 11:00am

It’s one thing to stand in font of a projector to create shadow puppets, but it’s an entirely different experience to block a text-based floor projection and see your typographic silhouette on an adjacent wall. Istanbul-based multidisciplinary creative studio NOTA BENE Visual has designed a mind-boggling audiovisual installation using an intricately executed video-mapping technique that uses the latest technology to create an artistically intriguing environment for spectators to engage in.

The interactive typographic installation titled In Order to Control features a constant loop of selected text about “the threshold [of] ethics and morality” projected on the ground. (You can read the full transcript of the projection here.) The most interesting thing about the project is the interactivity and its reliance on audience participation. As spectators step into the installation to read the projected content, their blackened silhouette covers the words on the floor and transfers them to the proximate wall.

One could marvel at this technological magic trick for a very long time, especially since there’s still scrolling text to be read. In order to actually read the text, one could technically run back and forth across the screen but it seems far more convenient to form an assembly of people, standing in tandem, eliminating spaces in which words can get lost. This interactive element also alludes to the idea of interconnectivity and how we can all help each other, sharing information.

Be sure to watch the short video, below, to see this installation in action.

Project Management: Burak Gölge
Art Director: Ayşegül Kantarcı
Installation Design: Tevfik R. Gözlükçü
Concept: Murat Can Oğuz
Synopsis: Murat Can Oğuz, Ayşegül Kantarcı
Translation: Begüm Avar
Edited Video Sound: Amon Tobin

NOTA BENE Visual website
via [My Eclectic Depiction of Life]


Alisha and Kiana

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Here are a few more shots of my day with Alisha and Kiana. It was really fun to watch them; I could see they had a nice balance of love, respect and play in their relationship. On our walk we found a mini hutch made of sticks with a sign that read ‘Bat Cave.’ Continue reading

A Look at Life In 873 Stock Photos

re-blogged from Digital Arts

Check out the clip below, I love the way it was put together!

With 873 photos in motion, AlmapBBDO has created a touching one-minute film for Getty Images. This job required extensive research into the archives of thousands of photos of the brand.

Patient research work involving more than 5 thousand photographs resulted in a one-minute film that AlmapBBDO created to advertise stock library Getty Images. The film is surprising when showing 873 images in 15 images per second, sufficient speed to transform the series into a video that, without any text, tells a story of a life from beginning to end. All photos, without any exceptions, are from the Getty Images archives.

Copywriter Sophie Schoenburg and art director Marcus Kotlhar worked for six months researching images, improving the script and building each scene so they would not only be understood, but would also touch viewers. Sometimes, for example, a scene would look perfect on paper, but the images chosen to depict it were not sufficient or did not perfectly match up to offer the right movement and sense. And hence the research had to be restarted.

The film was directed by Cisma, via Paranoid BR, along with Marcos Kotlhar, the art Director at the agency.

“It was a labour of love”, says Cisma. “Although it uses still images, we tried to make it dimensional with movement and by playing with perspective. All images are 100% from the Getty Images archive. The only thing we did was change the scale and rotation to build the stop-motion sequence. There’s so much in there that it’s a spot that should be watched frame by frame.”

For the creative team, the purpose was to adhere to the concept that Getty Images has so many images that anybody is capable of telling any story they want by only using their archives. In the film “Do amor ao Bingo em 873 imagens” [From love to Bingo in 873 images], a storyteller in the corner of the screen describes the images used.

The Getty Images logo appears at the end of the story, but the storyteller continues to turn until reaching the exact number of images in the Getty Images archive.

Digital Arts Staff

For more information see the Getty Images Web site.

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The man behind the masks

According to Jamal Thorne, everyone is wearing a mask — and prob­ably more than one.

That’s the premise of Thorne’s inau­gural solo art show, “Frontin(g),” on dis­play through June 3 at Northeastern’s Gallery 360. Continue reading