Awesome new flipbook inspired video for Kraak & Smaak’s new track, Squeeze Me.

Afrika

June 11, 2008

Word is surfacing that Afrika, the working title for a PS3 title seen floating about the game expos 2 or so years ago is scheduled for an imminent (or at least approaching) release. Now I have no real idea what the basis of this game is (the general idea seems to be based around Wildlife Photography) but it looks intriguing to me. It seems similar to the Wii’s ‘Endless Ocean’ but with the graphical power of a PS3, a much longer development period and cooler animals! This trailer is 2 years old now but still looks visually astonishing and could be one of the most interesting releases in the near future

Some Great New TV Spots

June 11, 2008

In the last few days I have watched a couple of the best TV spots floating around that I have seen for a while. They both have that whimsical, dreamy feel and are potentially overambitious, but are pulled off with style, remarkable art direction and all without the need for more than a couple of words to knock the message home.

Monster – Stork

Tiji – The Balloon

Enjoy!

Was busy gathering some news articles for one of my other blogs and came across this fabulous video for the Japanese band toe.  An exceptional take on an age old technique and enchanting music to boot

Joy!

onOne Software have released a demo of their new ‘liquid resizing’ software.  Liquid resizing is essentially the process of resizing pixel based images without the general concerns related to this.  Instead of simply compressing the pixels into a smaller space it uses experimental techniques such as Seam Carving to fit the image into a smaller area whilst keeping areas of the image undistorted.  It’s a tricky one to explain in words, so just go check it out.

onOne Software Liquid Resize Product Page…

An informative video about Seam Carving…

>> Read a little more about Seam Carving…

Garbage Island Uncovered

April 14, 2008

This is part one of a 6 part series in which vbs.tv travel out to the ‘garbage vortex’ rumoured to have created an island the size of Texas north of Hawaii.  There are plenty of rumours and myths about this floating trash-mass.  Is it really there?  Is it really that big? What are the real consequences?  See for you owns eyes and decided for yourself.

For this and the rest of the episodes visit:

http://www.vbs.tv

This excellent video montage by Brooklyn based photographer Sydney Lo showed up in my inbox recently.  I think I need to go shopping.