Keeping a visual diary

May 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

I have tried to keep track of my thoughts and write them down in a diary, but I never quite managed to keep it updated more than a couple of weeks. That’s why I got so ‘jealous’ and fascinated by Brooklyn-based designer and filmmaker Joe Hollier‘s  visual diary. My visual diary is a beautifully narrated stop-motion film, that captures a month in Joe’s life.

via Brain Pickings

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The Man in the Black Coat

April 8, 2011 § 9 Comments

If this is not a brilliant example of visual poetry, what will ever be?

“Yellow Star” a poem by Kate Ruse
Music: “Interval One” from “The Quiet Lamb” by Her Name is Calla, 2010
Spoken by Kate Ruse

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Ten rock movies we would like to see

April 7, 2011 § 3 Comments

Let’s write them down:

  1. Dial R.E.M. for Murder
  2. Girl with a Pearl Jam Earring
  3. Ringo Starr Wars
  4. The Man who fell to Earth, Wind & Fire
  5. Bring me the Head of Jerry Garcia
  6. The Madness of King George Clinton
  7. It’s a Stevie Wonderful Life
  8. James Last of the Mohicans
  9. Do the Right Said Fred thing
  10. The Who Frame Roger Rabbit

Taken from The UNCUT Book of Revelations

Movie color barcode

March 7, 2011 § 3 Comments

Each movie leaves you with a feeling, and this feeling is quite often translated to a specific color. For example, Matrix will always be green, whereas Slumdog Millionaire has more brownish nuances.

How would you feel if you could see the entire color pallet of a movie in just one image? MovieBarCode visualizes all the different colors used in a movie by compressing every single frame of an entire movie into just one signature and colorful barcode.

The Matrix

The Matrix

The Social Network

The Social Network

Pretty amazing. Don’t you think? See more after the jump

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And the Oscar goes to… LEGO

March 1, 2011 § 3 Comments

In the aftermath of the Oscar ceremony I couldn’t help it but post these LEGO renditions of Oscar nominated motion pictures posters. It’s not like I have hidden my love for LEGOs, anyway:

Lego Black SwanLEGO 127 Hours

The posters were created by Old Red Jalopy and commissioned by NextMovie.com.

Lego The kids are all rightLEGO True Grit

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The art of making movie sounds

February 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

Have you ever thought that some of the sounds that you hear in a movie, such as the galloping of a horse, or the sounds of swords, are not actually real, but often created during production? Gary Hecker is a “Foley artist“, someone who specializes in creating everyday sounds for movies.

Right in time for the Oscars.

via Open Culture

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