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…The Spark is an original work of sport?

The Spark

For the 2009 Winter X Games, Superfad and The Martin Agency worked together to create this fantastic spot called The Spark.

It uses live-action, 3D, Illustration, and stop-motion together to show a trick evolving from its inception in the snow to its thrilling culmination on the course, and is definitely a unique :30 second spot:

[Via: Superfad]

…It’s TGI Friday: Bounce Shot?

Bounce Shot

Bounce Shot from Nigoro is a mix of Breakout and Space Invaders, wrapped in a cute and colorful package that begs you to play.

To get started, just move your cursor around the screen with your mouse, and your ship will follow. You can shoot at the Bouncians as they move across and then slowly down the screen, and the goal is to kill them all before they either kill you, or reach the Earth.

To make things interesting, you start with just two shots (so aim carefully), but as you shoot down the bomb filled Blue Bouncians, you can gain up to six additional shots for rapid-fire kills.

The trick to the game though is that shots can bounce off of walls, and your shots are not immune, so they can also bounce back and kill you too, meaning you can’t just go in with guns a blazin’ and hope that they die before you do.

In addition, some of the Bouncians are armored, so you’ll need to utilize the bounce back feature to curve the bullets around and then into your target. Don’t worry though, if Angelina can do it, then so can you.

A boss arrives every ten levels, and the goal is to score as many points as possible, so challenge a friend and see who can bounce better, because sometimes, it’s not just about who has the bigger gun.

Are you ready?

[Nigoro – Bounce Shot]

[Via: Indie Games]

…Skating in slow motion is spectacular?

When you slow down the movements of a skateboarder as he goes through a set of tricks, the intricacy of each move, and the difficulty of each moment become apparent like never before.

By shooting at 120 frames per second using the new RED camera, Opus Magnum Productions was able to create this beautiful film, called simply: “Skate”.

…It’s Movie Monday: Hulger.tv?

Hulger 3D

Here’s a simple video with a neat little twist: Hulger makes Skype phones for the Mac and PC, so to show you what their phones actually look like, they have created a few 3D Vimeo videos for you to check out.

To get the full effect, you have to look at the screen with a piece of cardboard between your eyes (yes, this will make you look like a dumbass, but stick with me here) and just like a Magic Eye trick, the image will suddenly start to pop off the screen.

Give it a try:

To view the rest of their ‘catalog’, just visit the Hulger.tv site.


[Via: Josh Spear]

…Scandinavians know how to flick?

Scandinavian Flick

If it’s snowing in your neck of the woods, then be thankful, because the Weather Gods have blessed you with a perfect practice space for the Scandinavian Flick.

Basically an easy way to drift around a snowbound corner, the flick is a trick that involves steering away from a turn, and then quickly snapping the wheel back towards the turn to bring the back end around as you power through the corner.

The goal is to get the rear of your car to swing out under full power, giving you increased control and traction, though style points are also an added bonus.

It should go without saying, but if you’re new to the ways of the Scandinavians, then it’s probably best to practice in an open parking lot/field of dreams, because you don’t want to follow your Scandinavian Flick practice with an American Dig Out Your Car practice now, do you?

[Motive Magazine – Scandinavian Flick]