The State of Wikipedia not only explores the rich history and inner-workings of the web-based encyclopedia, but it's also a celebration of its 10th anniversary. With more than 17 million articles in over 270 languages, Wikipedia has undoubtedly become one of the most visited and relied upon sites on the web today.
The fourth video in our the "State of" series, JESS3 is proud to release The State of Wikipedia as our first video of 2011. And, as if it weren't good enough, the video features none other than one of the co-founders himself, Jimmy Wales, as the narrator.
This video was mostly shot live on a pyrotechnic stage. We used a high speed camera to shoot at 2500fps for the rain, flower explosion and fuse shots. The only artificial visual effects are the face explosion, bubble transformation and smoke to body bag transformation.
Directed by Chunwoo Kae and Ryan Demler
Cinematography by Jon Miller
Edited by Kevin Chapados & Chunwoo Kae
Producer - Douglas Matejka
VFX - Bruce Hwang Chen & Joseph Oberle
DIT - Ben Cain
Stage Lighting - Ian Grunes
Stylists - Morgan Foote & Jessica Yuen
Bubble Artist - Stephen Duncan
PAs - Caitlin Kopcik & Dan Teran
Back by popular demand, Brooklyn-based artist Brian Donnelly, a.k.a KAWS, returns to The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in January with the largest incarnation to date of his endearing Companion character.
The sixteen-feet-tall Companion (Passing Through) is on view in the Museum’s sculpture garden through June 5, 2011.