gravitytank, an innovation and growth consultancy based in Chicago, recently completed a comprehensive study on mobile apps - those bite-sized applications on smartphones that are changing how we interact with software, our phones, big brands, our health, and much more.
We created this 4-minute mini-documentary that drew from the 20 ethnographies we did with app users, and how our perceptions about apps evolved over the course of the study -- from fun games to valuable tools that have a potentially profound impact on unexpected industries.
The documentary augments the 1,000-person quantitative survey and 20+ app developer interviews that were integral to the study.
The study itself has been presented at leading industry conferences and was covered by the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal.
"Inspired by MoGraph's new MoDynamics and the excellent possibilities offered by CINEMA 4D's XPresso and C.O.F.F.E.E. for creating complex setups we created the film 'No Keyframes', which is based entirely on automated setups. Each scene represents a specific functionality, which in itself generates interesting effects. The film shows spheres as they travel through various environments, interacting with elements in these environments and causing different reactions in each of them. Contrary to the approach taken in classic keyframe animation it was important to us to create self-sustaining models whose behavior was controlled by the rules of physics, similar to a real-world physical environment. The results often surprised even us. This film includes a wide spectrum of CINEMA 4D features, which are combined to make the resulting effects even more complex and interesting."
(right now binary and OF 0.06 mac project is there and we are getting setup on the svn...)
in addition, as well as the code coming up, we will posting instructables about the building process soon. we definitely invite people to jump in with suggestions and ideas about how to improve the system, as this is a bit rough.
Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed an unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten…what is he searching for?
Production : Condor & Jean-Paul Frenay
Director / editor / compositing : Jean-Paul Frenay
Main 3D artist / compositing : Sandro Paoli
3D artists : Sylvain Jorget and Sébastien Desmet
Additional 3D operators : Otto Heinen and Okke Voerman
Sound Design : Seal Phüric feat. Neptunian8
Awards & Recognitions//
• Second Place of the Non Narrative Category @ Cutout Festival, EM
• Honorable mention for Artificial Paradise, Inc @ Fargo Film Festival 2010, USA
• Nominated for Best technical Realisation @ Animago Award 2010, DE
Disturb Me is an interactive installation between human and his environment. It is to make perceptible the reciprocal links and often forgotten contact, that we maintain with our environment.
The projection depends on the sound emitted by the spectators and creates consequently, a transitory and colored environment. The projected forms are revealed when in contact with surfaces of the room.