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www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
21 Years of Noah Kalina’s Daily Self-Portraits Are Compiled in a Two-Minute Montage of Aging
15 jul. 2021 - More than two decades ago, Noah Kalina started taking a daily self-portrait, a ritualistic practice that’s culminated in a few timelapses collating the images as part of his Everyday project. His most recent manifestation in that ongoing series melds together photos from the last 7,777 days in a striking two-minute compilation that vividly shows how he ages over the 21-year period.
 · aging · photography · timelapse · video

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
An Enormous 3D Calico Cat Greets Passersby at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station
9 jul. 2021 - It’s not uncommon to run into a friendly cat on the streets of Tokyo, but one particular calico is making an outsized impression on passersby. A billboard ad for Cross Shinjuku Vision that was created in partnership with MicroAd and Unica, the hyperrealistic 3D feline lives outside the bustling Shinjuku Station, where it meows, wiggles its ears and tail, and stretches in its perch. As expected of any cat, the calico makes brief appearances throughout the day and is typically active between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. when it retreats for a short nap. Get a sneak peek at the giant creature above before it officially launches on July 12. (via Laughing Squid)
 · advertising · cats · design · video

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
A Mesmerizing Aerial Timelapse Captures the Undulating Patterns of Sheep Herding Near Haifa
28 jun. 2021 - Haifa-based photographer Lior Patel has spent the last seven months immersed in the daily rhythms of sheep. Hovering above the Peace Valley region of Yokneam, he’s documented a single flock’s grazing process in a captivating timelapse that shows the animals racing across the agricultural landscape and down roadways in robust, heaving masses. Shot with a drone, the accelerated footage attests to the drove’s shape-shifting instincts, which resembles other naturally occurring patterns like a flowing current or mesmerizing starling murmurations.
 · drones · farming · israel · photography · sheep · timelapse · video

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
A Rhythmic Stop-Motion Short Reveals the Juicy Insides of Tropical Fruit Slice by Slice
25 jun. 2021 - Toronto-based animator Kevin Parry peels back the layers of kiwi, mangoes, and other tropical fruits to unveil their colorful, fleshy insides from skin to core. Paired with a satisfying track of succulent, cracking sounds, the timelapse cycles through even, cross-section cuts that presents the juicy fare in a rhythmic progression. “Hidden Patterns Inside Tropical Fruit” also includes a making-of segment that shows how Parry painstakingly slices each layer with a standard sharp kitchen knife.
 · animation · food · fruit · photography · stop-motion · video

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
The Gaze: Barry Jenkins Directs a Stunning Non-Narrative Film that Preserves the Legacy of Black Ancestors
18 may. 2021 - At the heart of Barry Jenkins’s extraordinarily moving new film is “the Black gaze; or the gaze distilled.” The Oscar-winning director shot the standalone project while filming the TV adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, which premiered on May 14. Notably titled The Gaze, the parallel project isn’t an episode of the series but rather a compelling collection of non-narrative portraits captured spontaneously alongside the show.
 · art · film · history · video

www.thisiscolossal.com > Christopher Jobson
Run Forever: A Figure Undergoes Metamorphosis as It Trudges Through Myriad Environments
9 apr. 2021 - The team at Universal Everything is back with its latest video artwork, “Run Forever,” that stars a now-familiar nondescript figure as it gradually changes from material to material. While previous projects in the series have focused on structure and texture, this new short was created in collaboration with Hyundai Motorstudio as a metaphor for the group’s efforts toward sustainable design and green energy. “Run Forever” seems to turn its focus toward light, both as an artistic medium and as an energy source, as the figure suddenly blooms into a mass of plants. You can follow more of Universal Everything’s digital projects on Instagram.
 · advertising · animation · video

www.thisiscolossal.com > Fernando Livschitz and Grace Ebert
An Uncanny Animated Short by Fernando Livschitz Twists Mundane Scenes into Bizarre Alternatives
6 apr. 2021 - Argentinian director Fernando Livschitz (previously), who helms Black Sheep Films, is back with a surreal short film that envisions everyday activities and scenes with a slightly unsettling spin. Infused with Livschitz’s distinct penchant for humor and absurdity, “Anywhere Can Happen” is set to a rendition of “What a Wonderful World” by Reuben and the Dark and AG and descends into an uncanny universe of galactic rollercoasters, dimension-traveling trains, and oversized hands keen on manipulating the landscape. Watch the animated short above, and find more of Livschitz’s cleverly bizarre projects on Vimeo and Instagram.
 · animation · art · video

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Chasing Ghosts: A Short Documentary Debunks a Long-Held Theory About What Pollinates the Ghost Orchid
5 apr. 2021 - What insect has the ability to extend down into the nearly foot-long nectar tube of the ghost orchid? For generations, that question has interested researchers who’ve speculated that the giant sphinx moth, which has a proboscis that often exceeds 10 inches, was one of few species with a tubular tongue that could reach the sticky pollen nestled inside the endangered flower.
 · flowers · moths · orchids · science · video

www.eugenewei.com > Eugene Wei
American Idle
21 feb. 2021 - TikTok’s Warp Scan filter is a bizarre concept for a filter in and of itself, but the myriad of ways TikTok users put it to use just shows what happens when you throw random tools to the masses and allow for emergent creativity. It only takes a handful of innovators to unleash a meme tsunami.
 · authenticity · comedy · comments · creativity · fan-fiction · feedback-loops · illusion-of-transparency · innovation · irony · memes · network-effects · ooda-loop · remix-culture · sampling · tiktok · video