"In 1995, scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope at an area of the sky near the Big Dipper. The location was apparently empty, and the whole endeavor was risky – what, if anything, was going to show up? But what came back was nothing short of spectacular: an image of over 1,500 galaxies glimmering in a tiny sliver of the universe. " Alex Hofeldt helps us understand the scale of this image.
A two-minute version of a 4-minute animated lesson for TED-Ed about Hubble Deep Field Images.
Educator Alex Hofeldt
Director Yukai Du
Production Company Bliink.tv
Producer Tim Coates
Script Editor Mia Nacamulli
Animator Yukai Du, Tom Matuszewski
Composer Tim Arndt (Near The Parenthesis)
Can privacy really still exist in a world where we are continuously connected to the internet?
I directed these animated sequences for co-director Callum Cooper's D&AD Yellow Pencil winning documentary series "The Power of Privacy" for The Guardian. The series explores the potential as well as the limits of privacy today. The animations establish the historical context and key themes for each episode of the series.
Young princess Maria has had about enough of her royal life – it’s all lesson, responsibilities and duties on top of each other, every hour of every day. Overwhelmed, Maria is swept away on an adventure into the monster-filled dark, dark woods.
DARK DARK WOODS was made by a team of 3rd year Character Animation & CG Art students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. Check out the individual student’s blogs (links below) to learn more about the talent behind the film!
Throughout our lives, we often inspire undue stress and anxiety by viewing our existence with a “dualistic mind.” We create a world of private duality, a world that is limited to fixed or black and white thinking. We do this because it gives us a (false) sense of security and control over life’s uncertainties. The dualistic mind tricks us into thinking we have this “life” thing figured out, and we don’t have to struggle and search anymore.
Music by Wesley Slover