‘The Red Heels’ – A sweet animated short by Olesya Shchukina

Les Talons Rouges

The Red Heels (or Les Talons Rouges) is a very sweet animated short from illustrator and animator Olesya Shchukina. Originally from Russia but currently living in France, Olesya created this film while at college back in 2011. The brief was to make a one-minute film from a child’s point of view and I think she’s done a wonderful job. Made with cut-outs and stop motion, the film has a charming aesthetic and I’m really looking forward to seeing more of her work in the future.

Philip Kennedy

June 26, 2013 / By

Designed by Apple in California (video)

Designed by Apple in California (video)

With all the hubub and hullabaloo around the release of iOS 7, it’s nice to see something from Apple that’s hard for people to wring their hands over. Titled Intention, the short video (commercial?) visualizes Apple’s beliefs in simple, beautiful ways. I find it inspiring, simple principles that we, as creatives, should strive for when we create. The highlight of the video, with a doubt, is the statement, “there are a thousand no’s for every yes.”

Bobby Solomon

June 13, 2013 / By

Making Crystals, Making Music and Making a Flamboyantly Saturated Universe by Hand

Linden Gledhill, Jon Hopkins Craig Ward Immunology Visuals Crystals

Linden Gledhill, Jon Hopkins Craig Ward Immunology Visuals Crystals

To follow-up on the watercolor music video that Bobby posted earlier this week, here’s another music video that uses colored water in a completely different way. It’s actually a fun experiment that involves mixing together Jon Hopkins, Linden Gledhill and Craig Ward. You might not hypothesize that the three men (a musician, a biochemist turned photographer and an art director, respectively) would mix well together because of their distinctly different expertise, but what comes of their collaboration is really stunning.

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Alex Dent

June 5, 2013 / By

‘Bottled History’ – The Craft of Ships in Bottles

Screengrab from Bottled History

Screengrab from Bottled History

‘Bottled History’ is a short film about Ray Gascoigne, an 85-year-old retired sailor who has been mastering the craft of putting ships in bottles for over 60 years. Created for the Australian magazine Smith Journal, the film was made by the Melbourne-based production studio Commoner Films. It’s really inspiring to see someone continuing to do what they love for such a long period of time.

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Philip Kennedy

June 3, 2013 / By

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