Friday, January 27, 2012

The Awesome Kinect Graffiti

Kinect Graffiti™ from Jean-Christophe Naour on Vimeo.

Makes me actually want a Kinect now.

"Kinect Graffiti is a digital graffiti tool using "Microsoft Kinect" camera.

Idea behind this project is to use the kinect to track the motion behind graffiti. Visualizing the body and drawing trough different angles in realtime, Understanding surrounding space, pausing the time, etc...

Kinect Graffiti is a tool built in processing & openGL, SimpleOpenNI, openNI and primeSense libraries.

More stills are available at :

Credits :

Download for Windows 7 :

(Music : Harmonic 313 - Galag-a)"

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Douglas County Library Digital Promo Vid

 Video: Douglas County Libraries Digital Branch Via: kklossner

Really nice promotional piece on the digital resources that DCL offers as well as addressing library relevancy in the 21st century.

[Well, it was a good video.  - Bryan 2012-01-27
 & we're back up - Bryan 2012-02-06]

Sketchtravel Project Animation

SketchTravel from Curio on Vimeo.

The Sketchtravel project is a genius idea and for a great cause. I'd love to see this between art & visual resource librarians.

"This animated short was created as a part of Sketchtravel project
which is an international charity art project where one red sketchbook
was passed around between 71 artists around the globe for 4 and half
The original Sketchbook was sold for 70,000 Euros (96,200 US$) and its
entire proceeds will go towards building libraries in the third world
countries in partnership with a child literacy non profit Room to

For more info, please go to

Directed/Animated by Dice Tsutsumi
Original Score - Zach Johnston | Dan Govier
Original Story - Dice Tsutsumi | Zach Johnston
Additional Animation - Jeremy McCracken | Ed Robbins
Additional Art - Robert Kondo | Jennifer Chang | Shelly Wan"

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore Trailer from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

Yeah, I've been living under a rock for the past year. Finally, found the short film "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore." I love that William Joyce is involved, but I wish the ebook was more than just aniPad app. There's also a nice piece by the LA Times on it published on Monday.

"Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, “Morris Lessmore” is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals. “Morris Lessmore” is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time."

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Andrew Berman's Writing Studio & Library

Private Library from David Vegezzi on Vimeo.


A short film about New York architect Andrew Berman's dream project.

Commissioned to design a writing studio in the woods in Long Island, he took the challenge and created a building which seems to float in a sea of foliage.

The film, while informative conveys the tranquility of the building by simply inviting you to enter and experience the pace of the writer's world inside.

Directed & Produced by David Vegezzi

Cinematography by Ben Wolf

Edited by Carsten Becker

Music by Circle of Sound

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