If life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.
February 22nd, 2011
January 30th, 2011
Scale shows how the night sky would look if the Moon was replaced by various other planetary bodies.
I'm a little disappointed we don't get to see Saturn1 close up, but it's still a neat concept, well executed.
[Via Wis[s]e Words]
- By which I mostly mean Saturn's rings, obviously. ↩
January 12th, 2011
December 30th, 2010
The Beauty of Pixar: a mashup of scenes from Pixar's films, complete with appropriate musical accompaniment. Nice work – though if it were me, I don't think I'd have inserted the clips from The Shining and Goodfellas.1
On a personal note, can I just observe that when I read the list of sources used in making that mashup I realised that I've only seen four Pixar films. Four2 out of eleven: that's a really pathetic score, isn't it?
Pardon me, I just need to go and surrender my geek credentials until I've done some homework…
- I see why they made sense in context, but to my mind their presence mostly detracted from the spectacle of all those perfect pixels. ↩
- Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Though I do have Toy Story 2 on the DVR, waiting for me to get round to it. As it has been since … [checks timestamp on recording ] … July 2010. ↩
August 23rd, 2010
July 3rd, 2010
My first thought upon seeing these photos of a restored 1948 Buick Streamliner was – and I mean this as the highest of compliments – that it looks as if it was rendered by Pixar, most likely for The Incredibles.
Can't you just see the Streamliner as Bob Parr's Batmobile?
April 10th, 2010
I could have sworn that I linked to Alan Becker's Animator vs. Animation years ago, but I can't find a trace of it and it's definitely worth seeing, so here it is (again?)
[Via Leedsboy, posting at Word Magazine Blog]
September 1st, 2009
July 29th, 2009
April 26th, 2009
December 28th, 2008
I do like this chess stop motion film.
If chess games had looked more like that when I was a kid perhaps I'd have got interested and stuck with it.
[Via Betsy Devine]
November 22nd, 2008
November 20th, 2008
Well, that's the Xmas TV sorted. Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death Comes to BBC One This Christmas:
[Viewers...] will catch up with Wallace and Gromit who have opened a new bakery – Top Bun – and business is booming, not least because a deadly Cereal Killer is targeting all the bakers in town so competition is drying up. Gromit is worried that they may be the next victims but Wallace couldn't care – he's fallen head over heels in love with Piella Bakewell, former star of the Bake-O-Lite bread commercials. So Gromit is left to run things on his own when he'd much rather be getting better acquainted with Piella's lovely pet poodle Fluffles.
April 27th, 2008
Meet Johnny Crash.
A crash test dummy is tired of his job and secretly wants to be a great magician. So he quits his job and decides to realise his dream.
A very stylish animation.