The Bit Planner is a wall mounted time planner that we invented for our studio. It’s currently made entirely of Lego bricks, but if you take a photo of it with a smartphone all of the events and timings will be magically synchronised to an online, digital calendar. It makes the most of the tangibility of physical objects, and the ubiquity of digital platforms.
The Bit Planner was invented in 2012 in Vitamins, a design and invention studio founded by Adrian Westaway, Clara Gaggero and Duncan Fitzsimons. For more info visit bit-planner.com
The Bit Planner is an experiment, it is not a product and is not endorsed by LEGO in any way.
LEGO is a trademark of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this web site.
The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the 'old men' of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren't old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new art form. These principles came as a result of reflection about their practice and through Disney's desire to use animation to express character and personality.
This movie is my personal take on those principles, applied to simple shapes. Like a cube.
Check also the animated gif gallery here the12principles.tumblr.com/.
Shape is part of a project to get young people thinking about how the world is made around them, and where design fits in.
This film and the accompanying website was commissioned by Pivot Dublin and Dublin City Council to promote wider acceptance and use of design as a tool for positive change.
Presented by Pivot Dublin and Dublin City Council
Directed & Designed by Johnny Kelly
Written by Scott Burnett
Produced by Ali Grehan
Production company: Nexus
Nexus Producer: Isobel Conroy
Animators: Felix Massie, Joe Sparrow, Alex Grigg and Johnny Kelly
GIF wrangling: Alasdair Brotherston
Editor: Steven McInerney
Thanks to Mark Davies, Sergei Shabarov and Chris O'Reilly
Special thanks to Cllr Naoise O'Muiri and Dublin City Manager Owen Keegan for their support
Music & Sound Design: Antfood
Andrew Rehrig - Flutes
Will Bone- Trombone, Trumpets, Tuba, Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax I, Clarinets
Jesse Scheinin - Tenor Sax II
Wilson Brown - Pianos, Guitars, Synths, Percussion
Chris Marion - Strings
Composition and Arrangement: Wilson Brown
Sound design: Spencer Casey, Charlie Van Kirk, Wilson Brown and Pran Bandi
Final Mix: Andy Baldwin