We thought we’d share this amazing insight into hand crafted animation (and a rather philosophical one from the perspective of the characters)
THE BOXTROLLS by Laika Studio
We’re a bunch of Sci-Fi geeks here at Exist Creative and we couldn’t resist sharing this absolutely stunning creation by Erik Wernquist. To appreciate this in all it’s glory, we suggest you watch this in HD with some decent headphones!
Yep you read that correctly – the Lytro camera allows you to refocus and even shift the perspective of an image after you’ve taken it! The Lytro Camera is the first consumer camera that records the entire light field instead of a 2D image.
We love gadgets, especially new and innovative ones and they don’t get more newer or innovative (-er?) than this. We think this could potentially be as big a revolution as the move to digital from film – imagine never having to focus an image with a “shoot first, focus later” method you can forget worrying about blurry/unfocussed images and just concentrate on capturing the moment. From what we’ve seen the images it creates are stunning, it’s almost like a slice of real time has been captured, enabling you to refocus and pick up extra details as if you were physically there looking at it with your own eyes!
Perspective Shift allows you to interactively change your point of view in a picture after you’ve taken the picture. On a computer or mobile device, you can shift the living picture in any direction; left, right, up, down and all around.
Perspective Shift works on light field pictures you’ve previously taken and with any new pictures you take. Change your perspective and see the moment come alive.
The Pelican system differs from the Lytro in that it uses 25 micro-cameras to capture each image, recording depth information and using the 25 exposures to create a single higher-quality photograph (source).
This 3D story telling book was created using a laser cutter to precisely cut each scene out the material. We thought this creation was worthy of a blog entry – see images below and original source copy:
Back in October, Yusuke Oono won a contest by designing a palm-sized book that opens up 360 degrees, creating an entirely 3-dimensional storytelling world. He’s now come out with an equally stunning Christmas version, created in the same fashion as before – each page precisely etched using a laser cutter. It’s a shame it’s not available as a Christmas gift.
We’ve stumbled across another source of amazing Photoshop brushes FREE DOWNLOAD!! There is a seemingly in-exhaustable supply in all varieties and designs – the majority are of very high quality. Check out some of our favourites below and a link after the break –
For even more amazing Photoshop Brushes, FREE to download – I highly recommend you visit Brush Lovers
Don’t forget that usage restrictions may apply and always seek the creators permission before using these on any commercial project.
Amazing new font for people with dyslexia.
This font has been designed to be easily read by people with Dyslexia. It uses clever weighting to give the font ‘gravity’ to help prevent the words and letters floating around and getting jumbled up in the mind of a dyslexic. The font is available completely free and we thoroughly recommend donating and showing your support by sharing with others.
From the creators…
“Your brain can sometimes do funny things to letters. OpenDyslexic tries to help prevent some of these things from happening. Letters have heavy weighted bottoms to add a kind of “gravity“ to each letter,helping to keep your brain from rotating them around in ways that can make them look like other letters.Consistently weighted bottoms can also help reinforce the line of text. The unique shapes of each letter can help prevent flipping and swapping.”
We thought we’d share a selection of over 200 free Photoshop Brushes along with their corresponding websites – all a great source of inspiration.
Please note some of these brushes have license restrictions, always consult with the author before using them on any commercial project.
A Collection of Beautiful (and free) Wedding Fonts. Yet more fonts for you to download and another source of inspiration. Here are a selection of elegant and beautiful wedding fonts available free to download –
for even more, visit 30 Beautiful and Elegant Wedding Fonts.
Don’t forget, usage restrictions may apply – always seek author permission before using on any commercial projects.
We thought we’d share with you these awesome YouTube Cinema 4D Tutorials. These belong to the very talented Conor at Chrome Designs and they cover all aspects from the basics of entering text, applying textures, adding light sources and through to more advanced animations and transitions. These tutorials guide you methodically, step by step from beginner to advanced and come highly recommended.
See some of our faves below and be sure to check out his channel on YouTube.
I highly recommend this site as it has a good mix of inspiring designs from the most commonly searched genres and it is also very easy to navigate.