Hakanaï by Adrien M & Claire B

Dance choreography performed in the immersive environment of a moving cube, to explore the fleeting nature of dreams and the fugacity of life. “In Japanese, “Hakanai” means ‘impermanent, fragile, evanescent, transitory, and fleeting’, somewhere between dream and reality.” Claire Bardainne & Adrien Mondot (2013)

Adrien M & Claire B

Monument Valley by Ustwo

Monument Valley is a minimalistic award-winning puzzle game developed by Ustwo. (2014) It centers around the player controlling Princess Ida by helping her go through seemingly impossible mazes by interacting with its surroundings. Its visual style was inspired by Japanese prints, minimalist sculpture, and indie games Windosill, Fez, and Sword & Sworcery, and was compared by critics to M. C. Escher drawings and Echochrome.

Behind the Scenes
http://www.monumentvalleygame.com/

Ma’agalim by Uri Lotan

Please take a few moments to immerse yourself in this lovely new music video for folk country trio Jane Bordeaux’s ‘Ma’agalim.’ The animated short transports us inside a device inspired by components from an old penny arcade device that contains a perpetually moving landscape where people go about their daily lives. The attention to detail in color and texture of every frame is breathtaking, but isn’t surprising given director Uri Lotan’s previous work at Pixar and Disney.

 

 

Lucas With the Lid Off by Michel Gondry

The video is notable for it’s technical achievement in that it was shot in one long continuous single take with no edits, cuts or digital enhancement.
“Lucas With the Lid Off” stars Lucas Secon, an English rapper, producer, DJ and songwriter whose skills at the mic lent him one of Mr. Gondry’s most fabulous and wondrous videos.
The video takes the viewer from shot to shot in a massive production studio, enlisting a cast of extras, as well as many film projections – one of Michel’s favored techniques.

http://www.michelgondry.com/

a Blog about Movement, Kinetic Art and Animation by Wim Goossens