30 September 2010


Shot entirely on the new Nokia N8, the film 'Dot' is a collaboration between Aardman and Sumo Science directors Will Studd and Ed Patterson. It has officially set a Guinness World Record for the “smallest stop-motion animation character ever used in a film”. The making of is a lovely peek behind the scenes showing you exactly how it was created. Brilliant.

Making Future Magic

These amazing images were created by Dentsu London using an iPad some long-exposure photography and some very cleaver animation programming. If you're a little confused watch the video below.

5 September 2010

The Illusionist

I recently went to see Sylvain Chomet's latest feature animation 'The Illusionist'. It's an incredibly beautiful looking film with an attention to detail and hand made quality that many CGI animations lack. For me it doesn't quite match his previous film 'Belleville Rendezvous' but it is a must see for anyone with an interest in animation, film or illustration.

Everyone Loves Toast

Looking at toasters isn't everyone's cup of tea but the shear amount of strange designs and varieties on www.toastermuseum.com is quite impressive. It's amazing to see how one item has changed so dramatically over the decades.

The Photojojo Store

The Photojojo Store is jam packed with some fantastic gifts for anyone interested in photography. Some of the items that caught my eye were the bottle cap tripod and the fantastic looking fisheye, macro and wide angle lenses that can be magnecticly attached to your phone! Link

The Land Of Giants

The Land of Giants by Choi + Shine architects are amazingly impressive. All built from the same generic components they make for a stunning and epic addition to their surrounding environment. I think it just goes to show that if we look at what is around us with new and creative eyes then we can start to make things that people appreciate and don't just take for granted. Link

George Steinmetz Aerial Photography

Every now and then you see some photography that blows you away. The landscapes captured by George Steinmetz from his motorized paraglider are stunning. More info and photos can be seen here

Augmented Reality For SketchUp

With advances in CAD technology and 3D displays I think it's only a matter time before we start to see this kind of technology being included in many CAD packages. It looks like a nice way to be able to properly visualise your designs in the real world. Link