Now anyone can transform touch into sound (and so much more!) with the Touch Board, an easy-to-use Arduino-compatible device.
" What can I make with the Touch Board?"
The possibilities are limitless and that’s why we’ve tried to show a range of projects in our video. But, we’ve only scratched the surface. We’re hoping that you’ll build on what we’re showing here to create things that none of us could have expected. Throughout the campaign and after we’ll be posting tutorials showing you how to make the projects from the video and more. It’s our job to put the tools in your hands. It’s your job to create with them, so get started!
STORY…In a dystopian fantasy world, all food production is controlled by fictional industrial giant Crow Foods. Scarecrows have been displaced from their traditional role of protecting food, and are now servants to the crows and their evil plans to dominate the food system. Dreaming of something better, a lone scarecrow sets out to provide an alternative to the unsustainable processed food from the factory.
FACTS…“The Scarecrow” is at once an addicting game, a poignant short film, and a project that reflects what we believe in. The city of Plenty is a glimpse at a future that may not be far off. Processed food, animal confinement, and the use of synthetic growth hormones, non-therapeutic antibiotics, and toxic pesticides are rampant in our food supply. Educating people about alternatives is a journey for the Scarecrow, and it continues to be a journey for us.
…“The Scarecrow” is another chapter in our commitment toFood With Integrity, and represents what we aspire to accomplish through this mission. Our goal for “The Scarecrow” is to bring awareness of important issues to a broader audience, and we hope it entertains you as much as it makes you think.
AND…Take a look behind the scenes of “The Scarecrow” app and film as the directors, animators, developers, and Chipotle team explain their motivations and challenges.
The whole production process took three months. The first step was to find the right phlegmatic dog that could be a main hero of the commercial. Three main parameters of animals behavior were chosen to identify the needed animal: the ability to lay on back for a long time, pretty looking and smiling skills.
The second stage – the creation of a detailed prototype (animatic) for the future video and full motion animation of the skeleton of the protagonist of 615 frames. At the same time, there were recreated stage decoration with real set of soil, sand, shells, twigs and other material under foot.
And finally there were seven days of shooting dog lying horizontal with the whole crew on blue backgrounds and scenery alternated with attacking captions, bubbles, snow, icicles!
Russian creative ad agency mfive was tasked with creating a commercial for mobile operator Beeline. What they came up with is a wonderful stop motion animation piece using two very real and very adorable dogs, well worth the watch.
…. Better yet, mfive shared behind-the-scenes video and photos to show how they did it.
This Ad Has a Secret Anti-Abuse Message That Only Kids Can See
In an effort to provide abused children with a safe way to reach out for help, a Spanish organization called the Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation, or ANAR for short, created an ad that displays a different message for adults and children at the same time.
The secret behind the ad’s wizardry is a lenticular top layer, which shows different images at varying angles. So when an adult—or anyone taller than four feet, five inches—looks at it they only see the image of a sad child and the message: “sometimes, child abuse is only visible to the child suffering it.” But when a child looks at the ad, they see bruises on the boy’s face and a different message: “if somebody hurts you, phone us and we’ll help you” alongside the foundation’s phone number.
The ad is designed to empower kids, particularly if their abuser happens to be standing right next to them. And while this is a great and worthwhile use of lenticular images, how long will it be before toy companies start doing to the same thing to hawk their products directly at kids?
This short was shot with the The MōVI - a digital 3-axis gyro-stabilized handheld camera gimbal. The completely silent device weighs under 3.5 pounds bare and can be operated solo, or with the help of a second “gimbal” operator with a joystick to pull off some incredible moves.
All proceeds from the “Tip Jar” and Vimeo on Demand will benefit the Lollipop theater network lollipoptheater.org/ - a nonprofit organization that arranges showings of first-run movies to children confined to hospitals.
This short was shot ENTIRELY handheld with the MōVI, a Canon EOS 1DC (at 4K) and a Canon 24mm 1.3 Cine Prime (and a Zeiss 18mm CP.2 for the aerial shots.)
The Monte Verità in Ascona will host three days (25-27 March 2013) of encounters with international filmmakers who will explain their own work to an audience of young professionals and film students, to prompt them to further reflect on their films and new projects at a critical stage in their development.
The three workshops are free and open to thirty participants from all over the world, young professionals and students from across the European film and television industry. Those who register can opt for the entire program or concentrate on a single session. This exchange with auteurs of international stature offers participants the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and professional abilities in terms of developing cinematic narrative.
ZombieLab explores the science of consciousness after a zombie outbreak. How can we know if zombies are conscious of their actions? What do you need to understand to respond to the zombie threat? Download the full event programme (PDF)
Our ‘outbreak’ starts at one of the Museum’s popular lates events on 30 January. Across the following weekend, an isolated zone in the Museum will become the ZombieLab. It will feature interactive live games, mass experiments, a series of short talks and a zombie trial. Explore consciousness science and the implications of a zombie attack!