“Glas won master film maker Bert Haanstra a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Short Documentary in 1959. The film contrasts the production of hand made crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines in the Netherlands. An industrial film with a bebop heart, its lyrical use of light and sound still looks and sounds fabulous, nearly 60 years after it was made.”
LEVITATION is a visuals collaboration between Sila Sveta and Anna Abalikhina. The dancer is Jury Chulkov. All visuals are created in real time, and this video has no post-production added. This tech company creates technological narrations world wide, with beautiful 3D mapping.
As a special treat you can find the story board process here:
Wonderfully precise top spinning in Taiwan, heres the performers Facebook.
Filmed by Kuma Films.
It’s got it’s very own sweet little making of movie after the fold:
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Shao, otherwise known as Michał Szałucho is a object manipulation artist from Poland. The focus of his Masked Man youtube channel is mostly buugeng and blade manipulations, but more recently he is playing with some new manipulation research with this Closed Circles video and the black box illusion. You can also find Shao on Facebook here.
This video from 2012 shows a robot which has solved all the problems needed to pass 6 balls between 2
Skynet is coming, I just never realised it would start with Disney.
More info from Disney Research
Bonus points for theoretical work to develop a Biped robot on a walking globe.
Uki Ota Fencing Visualized Project – “MORE ENJOY FENCING”
This is a great way to visualise manipulation and movement. 😀
Via Give Props Documentary, this is magnificent!
Mad Props to the Flow Arts Instiute Who have been busy building an awesome community in North America over the 5 years since MoM went dark. More posts about F.A.I. soon.*
“I’ll be standing around, wishing I were still relevent, and heckling everyone, with the jaded old f**ks.”
*Wait, what!?! Does this mean MoM is back? 😀
There is an imaginative and magical place that exists in Nantes, France, an artistically inspired cross between the visions of Jules Verne and Leonardo DaVinci. A company called Les Machines has built enormous robotic marionettes, that walk, fly, cry, and even spit. These creatures are entirely built of exposed wires, wood and steel with no plastic to be found in any of their work. The Machines of the Isle is created by two artists, François Delarozière (La Machine) and Pierre Orefice (Manaus association). Delaroziére used to be a part of the company Royal de Luxe, but broke off his association with them in 2008 to develop his own company, La Machine.