A video explaining internet advertising to kids doesn't sound like it would make for engaging viewing. But get illustrator Dominic Owen and animator Will Samuel together and they create something rather special. With fast cuts, bright colours and an good voiceover the end result makes for a fun 2 minutes.
Leblox is an app that lets you build little minute pixelated models. Once built you can see how it will look using augmented reality, then click print to get your creation 3D printed! You can see a selection of creations on the Leblox instagram, current favourite is this Mario
Friday, 28 February 2014
The .GIFYS is the fist ever awards honouring the animated GIF. The GIFs were picked by panelists from the likes of Buzzfeed and Mashable and then a winner for each category was picked from an internet vote.
Head on over to thegifys.com to see the winners.
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Forgotify is a service that links to Spotify and plays songs that have never been played. The service will randomly pick you a song, and once listened to it will be removed from Forgotify's list. My contribution was 'Never Grow Old' by Smokey Stover, go listen at forgotify.com
Monday, 3 February 2014
We're all big kids here in the studio, which means we like Lego (who doesn't?) Which means we are very eager to play with the virtual Lego in buildwithchrome.com.
Build to your hearts content, or peruse the world of creations from others, there is even a build academy which challenges your Lego building skills.
What are you waiting for? go build!
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
A friend showed me these photos by photographer Murad Osmann a while ago, and I happened to stumble across them again this week and sat in awe all over again. Murad and his girlfriend have travelled all across the globe and chose to photograph the places they visit in an unconventional yet personalized way.
Instead of snapping photos of landscapes on their own, or perhaps the pair stood infront of a famous monument, he chooses to use his Instagram account, posting beautiful images of his girlfriend leading him, by the hand, through unforgetable landmarks from across the whole world. The photographs show him being led across the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Bali, even a quick snap inside of an IKEA store. The theme is simple, "Follow Me", with the photos being shot with his iPhone.
He describes how "The first photo happened in Barcelona while we were on vacation. My girlfriend was a bit annoyed that I was always taking pictures of everything, so she grabbed my hand and tried to pull me forward. But it didn't stop me from doing photos, that's how it all started".
Osmann is an executive producer at Moscow-based Hype Production and his work regularly sees him jetting across the world to all these unforgetabe locations. The work takes him miles away from home "But after we finish shooting, I often ask my girlfriend to come for two or three days and we continue our project" he says.