All, Inspiration

Open letter to Rick Mereki and Team

I suppose this requires a letter as well, because they are a source of inspiration through this video. Letter below.

Dear Rick Mereki and Team,

I wish….
I wish……
I wish I would make something like this kind of travel happen or myself and those I love.
Inspiring, beautiful, fleeting, epic.
You have fired up my dream-state as my mind wanders where you have already been.

Well done, good sirs and madams…WELL DONE.

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover
All Music composed and performed by Kelsey James

“3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films…..
= a trip of a lifetime. move, eat, learn”

All, Inspiration


I love snails.

Always have.

Probably always will.

Watch this video By James Miller in fullscreen…its beautiful.

40mm underworld from James Miller on Vimeo.

Here’s his twitter.

Here’s his website.


The Magic of Ari Gibson and Jason Pamment

I have been wanting to post about this animation for a while – who knew it was sitting in my drafts folder for so long!
This lovely work was directed and animated by Ari Gibson at Mechanical Apple.

Background art by Jason Pamment
“My name’s Jason, I’m a freelance art director and illustrator based in Adelaide, South Australia. For over 7 years I’ve been collaborating with amazing artists to create entertaining animated films and commercials. ”

The Cat Piano, (mentioned in an old post, you might remember HERE) caught my eye years ago. He directed it with the PRA’s Eddie White, won the 2009 Australian Film Industry award for Best Short Animation, was accepted into the Annecy International Animation Festival and was short-listed for the Academy Awards. Dang. Right?

Musician is of course, Gotye

All, Inspiration

The Tale Of A Fairy – by Karl Lagerfeld

I recommend watching HD and fullscreen.
With much affection I present:

The Tale Of A Fairy
Chanel Film by Karl Lagerfeld
Models: Amanda Harlech, Kristen McMenamy, Freja Beha, Bianca Balti, Baptiste Giabiconi, Brad Koening, Jake Davies, Mark Vanderloo, Oriol Elcacho, Sebastien Jondeau, Seth Kuhlmann and the film star – Anna Mouglalis

The Tale Of A Fairy – FULL VERSION HD – English Version from germaine dulac on Vimeo.


Toronto Comic Arts Festival: Pencil it In

Lovely video – I know many of us can relate, even if we don’t animate!

Toronto Comic Arts Festival: Pencil it In from Toronto Comic Arts Festival on Vimeo.

All, Inspiration

Tron + iPod + Skateboarding + Cool Graphics = Good Time

Really pretty and awesome Tron advertising with skateboards and technology.
Each rider is equipped with an iPod and ENESS’s custom-built app to measure their air time and trigger graphics whilst in the air and on landing.
if you can’t see the video below click here

Tron Legacy Premiere an ENESS Light Session from ENESS on Vimeo.

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A beautiful animation by Ryan J. Woodward

Thought of You by Ryan J Woodward plus
If you can’t see the video below, click here

Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.

It was after seeing this animation that I looked up the artist and found his blog – check it out – some truly distinct animations and great illustrations! Its one of those artists where I hit myself on the head for not finding him sooner. I’ll be following this one!

All, Inspiration

Bootiful Innernets

Just a little gift of how things evolve, how the innernet brings it together, and how much I love the artistic evolution and sharing that occurs. I hope this makes Monday a little brighter in the knowledge we are all connected – and with innernet, we can all share in all its silliness.

Original by Taio Cruz,  (click here if you can’t see it below)

A Cappella Cover
Just Voice and Mouth – By Mike Tompkins (click here if you can’t see it below)

The Maccabeats’ Parody Of the A Capella cover of the Original Taio Cruz. Happy Hannukah everyone!(click here if you can’t see it below)

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Brittney Lane Don't Care

Cardboard…why are you so awesome?
Click here if you don’t see the video below

Meeting of Important People – “Brittney Lane Don’t Care” (Official Video)
Directed by Thom Glunt

Good World, Inspiration

Cullis-Suzuki, The Girl Who Silenced The World for 5 minutes

If you can’t see the video above, click here.

What an amazing girl…this is an excerpt from wikipedia:

Cullis-Suzuki was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada.  Her father is a second-generation Japanese Canadian. While attending Lord Tennyson Elementary School in French Immersion, at the age of nine, she founded the Environmental Children’s Organization (ECO), a group of children dedicated to learning and teaching other youngsters about environmental issues. In 1992, at the age of 12, Cullis-Suzuki raised money with members of ECO, to attend the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Along with group members Michelle Quigg, Vanessa Suttie, and Morgan Geisler, Cullis-Suzuki presented environmental issues from a youth perspective at the summit, where she was applauded for a speech to the delegates. The video has since become a viral hit, popularly known as “The Girl Who Silenced the World for 5 Minutes”. In 1993, she was honored in the United Nations Environment Program’s Global 500 Roll of Honor. In 1993, Doubleday published her book Tell the World (ISBN 0-385-25422-9), a 32-page book of environmental steps for families.

To read the full wiki-article, click here.