Katapult – Berlin

outside_katapultAt EJC, Oli was excited to tell us about a new training space for jugglers that is opening in Berlin called Katapult Website with info, facebook page and you can join the Katapult mailing list here.

They already have a schedule of AMAZING workshops between now and the end of the year, more details on their site:
28 Sept – 2 Oct: Clown with Pete Sweet
3 Oct – 14 Oct: Critical Mess Residency
14 & 15 Oct: Critical Mess showing (evening showings)
17 – 22 Oct: Windstyle with Aragorn Boulanger
24 – 28 Oct: Juggling with Morgan Cosquer
11 – 13 Nov: Hoop Intensive with Gail O’Brien
25 – 27 Nov: Under the Ball with Van-Kim Tran and Cyrille Humen
15 – 20 Dec: Juggling with Mikel Ayala

MoM is wishing the Katapult team every success with this new project.

Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion

ERMAHGERD, How does it do that? These 3D printed objects are so wonderfully weird and mind breaking! Aren’t they just the coolest?

This video is from a contest called the Illusion of the Year in which participants develop various illusions that confound and confuse the mind. The author of this illusion is Kokichi Sugihara from the Meiji University in Japan.

2016 AICP Sponsor Reel

Method Design was tapped by production company RSA to concept and create this year’s AICP Sponsor Reel. The AICP awards celebrate global creativity within commercial production. Method Design wanted to create an entertaining piece of design that encapsulates the innovative and prolific nature of this industry. Our aim was to showcase the AICP sponsors as various dancing avatars, which playfully reference the visual effects used throughout production. Motion capture, procedural animation and dynamic simulations combine to create a milieu of iconic pop dance moves that become an explosion of colorful fur, feathers, particles and more.

Onni Toivonen – Clubbed to Death

Onni Toivonen threw out great footage of his live act today. It is a highly recommended watch. His dedication to the art of juggling is deep and full. He has a fluid manipulation style paired with highly skilled toss juggling of up to 7 clubs.

And yet, his Clubbed to Death video featured above is a little shorter and grittier. It features his clean manipulation style with funky edits and it is just so gosh darn cool!

You can contact Toivonen here


Monsieur Bleublanche

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Benoit Vivian  from Cie Voila l’Enchantement has been working out of Belgium since 1998 as a dancer, a juggler, a clown with a huge list of theatrical accomplishments under his belt. This video is a one off improvisation he edited, just as a test of the Go Pro camera. He calls this character “un peu barée” which translates to a little bit silly.