Animated Review


    The AIGA/NY invited a select group of New York designers to submit videos for October’s Midnight Moment. Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night.

    Of all the major muscles, the six that govern the movement of the eye are the most active and precise. Even when the body is at rest -- even asleep! -- the eye is in constant motion. So in honor of these most sportive of organs, Eye Test presents a visionary workout tape: An animation inspired by the abstract patterns and optical illusions utilized in eye exams, broadcast test patterns, color blindness tests and other objective measures of visual metrics.

    Founded in 1994 by Michael Rock, Susan Sellers and Georgianna Stout, 2x4 is a global design consultancy headquartered in New York City with satellite studios in Beijing and Madrid. The focus of our work is brand strategy for cultural and commercial clients who value the power of design. We identify and clarify core institutional values and create innovative, experiential, participatory and visually-dynamic ways to engage key audiences worldwide. Our intellectual and creative conviction is that thoughtful design can make an essential contribution to every level of cultural discourse.

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  2. A future message between father and son.

    100% plasticine animated on glass.

    Directed and Animated by Brian Smee
    Music by Ian Grandjean
    Dancing by Ryan Bancroft

    Made at Calarts 2013

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  4. SWOON is an ode to the boob. It is an attempt to encompass both the bittersweet, embarrassing intensity of physical attraction. To do this it uses animation (done in Photoshop), a custom interface (breasts made of clay attached to a MaKey MaKey), song (made with Ableton Live), and programming to link them all together (C++ and Openframeworks).

    (I'm currently looking for opportunities to present this piece, if you're interested email me:

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  5. Produced and Directed by Daniel Bahr and Simon Greiner (2013)

    Buy the new Album "THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING"


    (c) 2013 Moonshake Records & THE STUD

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