Tag Archives | Movie

…The Sandpit turns New York City into a playground?

What happens when you take 35,000 tilt-shift photographs of New York City and stitch them together into one epic movie?

The Sandpit:

…Tremors has been turned into an 8-bit video game?


There’s not much to it, but if you loved the Tremors movies as much as I did, then you’ll love playing as 8-bit versions of the characters (including Kevin Bacon) in the Tremerz game.


[Via: Kotaku]

…Image compression can be beautiful?

JPEG Compression

Take an image and run it through the JPEG image compression engine about 600 times and then string them all together into a movie and the result will be unexpectedly beautiful:

[Via: HadTo.net Via: Boing Boing]

…You should pretend to work?

This fantastic ad for Microsoft Office for Mac is called Pretending to Work, and it was animated entirely within Microsoft Office.

Now we’ve seen movies made inside of Excel before, but the level of detail that this ad goes into is impressive, and with PowerPoint stop motions, folder art, image slide shows, Excel movies and more, it’s a tour de force with what you can accomplish using Microsoft Office for Mac and a lot of time.

Just make sure to not-getting-caught-feng-shui your desk if you’re going to watch this at work…

[Via: AdPulp]

…Microsoft tested Photosynth on the Obama Inauguration?

Microsoft Photosynth Inauguration

Microsoft has been testing their Photosynth software for some time now, but with so many people snapping away with their cameras during the Inauguration, now’s probably the perfect time to see what getting ‘synthy’ is all about.

The goal of Photosynth is to take a bunch of photos and create an experience that has the cinematic quality of a movie, the control of a video game, and the mind-blowing detail of the real world. Photosynth was the result of two independent breakthroughs: The ability to reconstruct a scene or object from a bunch of flat photographs, and the technology to bring that experience to virtually anyone over the Internet:

It works by examining images for similarities to each other and using that information to estimate the shape of the subject and the vantage point each photo was taken from. With this information, Photosynth then recreates the space and uses it as a canvas to display and navigate through the photos. Here’s a little video on the history and inspiration behind Photosynth:

It’s probably one of those ‘see it to believe it’ technologies, so head on over to Photosynth’s special Inauguration page and check out the different Synths that were created during the event.

[Microsoft Photosynth – Inauguration]

[Via: FlowingData]