Some people think tilt-shift is just another gimmick. It is, but its served in a can of awesome. I saw a couple of tilt-shift videos a while ago and for whatever reason decided to track down some other examples today and before I even watched it, I knew that I had found something I’d like. ‘Hulkamania’. The wide shots on this remind me of the toys I had when I was fiftee…six.
Keith Loutit seems to be something of a tilt-shift video master so check out his Vimeo channel here.
And heres another set in a Monster Truck show, I love the shot at 0.20 and the random dinosaur from about 50 seconds in.
And theres The Sandpit by Sam O’ Hare which I think is one of the first I saw.
A quick jaunt down to Medway provided a couple of fine examples of traffic cone shenanigans within 100 feet of one another. Whether or not the same troupe of daring individuals were responsible for both, or rival tribes of cone pilfering pixies were trying to outdo one another is unclear.
The question is, what technique was used to get it up there
Not to be outdone.
I’m particularly fond of the subversive post-modern mechanism, tinged with irony of the second piece – drawing attention to the seemingly endless pursuit of town centre cleanliness.
Thought I’d try something new and bust out some ink. I remember seeing some things by the Neasden Control Centre way back when I was at university that I found pretty inspiring. The scratchy illustration style seems to be creeping back into style at the moment, so I thought I’d bandwagon jump.
Sketched out freehand from a photo with a G-Pen nib and ink from Deleter and finished up with some textures.
Heres another music video that caught my attention from the band Avenged Sevenfold – who I don’t really like – anyway, thsi is a fun little video with some snappy animation and a macabre theme. Kind of like So I Married An Axe Murderer meets Akira.
I finally got around to clearing out a load of old books [by clearing out, I mean hiding somewhere out of sight] to free up some space. A perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone as we’d completely filled up any and every available space left in the house with some sort of weird little object. Dancing monkey, check. Doodled dog, check. Blythes, check. Endless KidRobot dudes, check.
Until the next batch of things turn up, our bookshelves have become a Star Wars meets Domo meets UFC battleground.
Wanderlei is watching you from above
Domo, meet Clone Trooper
As the schoolyard chant used to go, FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!
Not quite sure how I went off on this tangent, but for some reason I googled Steampunk elephants.
A rather groovy steampunk elephant head
I’ve always liked the steampunk aesthetic. No idea where the artists get all of the bits and pieces from though. Might have to head down to Snoopers Paradise in Brighton to pick up some odds and sods.
Mechanical elephant by Andrew Chase
The above is a 3ft tall sculptue made by Andrew Chase from auto parts, sheet steel and other assorted bits and bobs. All the joints are articulated, the trunk can move up and down and even the ears can be shifted back.
Kubricks are amazing. I never used to like them, some of them look pretty basic and a bit too much like Lego – but I saw the latest Star Wars Series 10 figures and thought they looked undeniably great, the level of detail is incredible.
I couldn’t help myself but to get a hold of the Alien [from the film Alien, duh!].
So this is the weirdest little decoration I’ve seen this Christmas courtesy of my folks house. It belonged to my Gran and thoughts are rife that it might have been an old cake decoration. Not sure myself, it looks about 100 years old though.