A very interesting video for a non so interesting song by Thom Yorke.
Here is the backstage of clip
And other videos by the same author for Björk
and the making of:
After watching all this I remember how alienating was some of the first CGI animations, many people felt so rejected by the non-human thing... and now I see all this with a fantastic integration between organic reality and 'organic' computer graphics. It's beautiful.
An interesting game. It's not exactly a design that I love, even though the background looks very detailed and careful. The characters are not my favorite thing but they created a nice immersion.
They run a successful Kickstarter campain, so this game is going to be available on Apr. 2014 (let's see if they can deliver on deadline).
This videogame was created a long time ago and I still can't believe the interaction's behavior. I haven't gone deeply to the author information but looks like a rare case of a really imaginative and creative artist mixed with a really good programmer.
The game is short but looks beautiful. Although the online version is a demo.
I found this videoclip not outstanding in its technique, but it has the 'nowness'. Maybe the topic of being in the nature, having some kind of comunication with animals, being alone while having time to think, walk and see our surroundings.
Is not that exactly the oppsite of what we do in the modern life? It looks like this kind of videos works as a cathartic medium. At least it works for me.
The other day I was browsing projects into IndieGogo and I saw this little (or extense) point & click game. I liked the graphics, looks very natural style. The story has a very simple trigger, your parents got killed and you have to solve who killed them, but then you can see a lot of different odd characters that makes the game more interesting. The different thing, I think, about this game may be are their in game puzzles, they're more like little game from diverse genres. I'm planning the same for my next game...I'm still hatchling it.
The girl who's presenting this is called Natalia Figueroa and she looked like from my country (Argentina), I don't know why. But then I read her profile and she is Chilenian...so I was close.
The video above is made for a campaing that they're currently running for raising $20k to make this game. There's still plenty of time and they reached 1/4 of the many they need. I'm a poor developer as them (without a steady job) so I can only play their demo. If you are wealthy, you can pre-buy their game for $10, although you got a lot of things more to see.
Here is their IndieGogo Campaing
And their developer blog!
I found an article (see below) on the Facebook of Violeta Päivänkakkara, and I'm surpriced on such a strange and far (from where I'm) things happends in some parts of the world.
This is a movement of Finnish people (mostly women) that make some kind of sensible and subtle music...sometimes with an avant garde mood (using noisy alternative gear).
Take a look at the last album of Violeta Päivänkakkara and expect a lot of "K":
It sounds mystical.
There're a lot more artist at Fonal Records
(take a look at Lau Nau too)
It's been a long time I don't post music here. Although actually I downloaded a lot of indie music, some good, some not, I didn't have the time to post every album I liked.
Now it's time for 'We Have No Zen'. Sound like a lost radio in the middle of the forest, and while you're looking for it, you meet some natives who induct you to the ultraworld.
It's ambient with a twist of mystery. I really like it.
Here is the release description:
15 stories from a transcontinental shamanic crew. Some of these tunes were recorded specially for this compilation, some were taken from dusty shelves/folders, some are spreading mellow folk mood, some are droning out psych vibes, but all are captured with one big hug of love to the contemporary experimental scene which is much wider and interesting than it could ever be imagined. Don't think "underground" — think "space is the place".Argentina, Russia, Italia, Ukraine, Finland, Japan, Sweden, Australia, US are guilty.
This is an image by Scott C. who runs Pyramid Car! blog. I really love his illustrations, and the last post he made was about his creative process. I always asked myself if he use any digital step while creating his pictures...the answer is yes.
In short, these are the steps:
1 - Inspiration: he finds a lot of images related to the topic he's going to illustrate about.
2 - Sketches: draw (replicate...) characters, and interesting stuff he found in his inspiration images.
3 - He scans all the drawings.
4 - He makes a whole image in the computer with luma values.
5 - Then he prints out the image.
6 - With a backlight he trace the characters in a new paper and star painting with tints.
In a nutshell, that's the process. He ends up with the image you see here.
Here's the whole post with a lot of images of each step.
This is a teaser of the future Thiaz Itch "NTDO Unplugged", an album of Nintendo Video Games themes played performed acoustic (see the description of the youtube video for more info).
The animation could be look amateurish and sloppy, but that's the good thing, that's the difference of someone who try who sell himself as a professional and someone who make art.