While it’s an exciting prospect, it’s not exactly inexpensive. To get an idea of the cost, plus an outline of what else is required, which isn’t insignificant, lets dial things back, and consider establishing a four person base, for a year, on the Moon.
While it’s the sort of thing we need to consider, living elsewhere, either in the Solar System, or beyond, it’s not without its challenges. To say the least.
“Colours and animations drive you deeper and deeper into vinyls”, that’s the way French filmmaker and animator Bastien Dupriez, describes his latest work, Sillon 672. I’d also go for hypnotic and kaleidoscopic.
I’m as much a fan of GIF animations as the next person, but I do think that video is the best way to view them. To that end, London based animator and designer James Curran, obliges with LA Gifathon, a clip containing thirty animations that were inspired by a recent visit to Los Angeles.
Mind Frame is a hand drawn animation, prepared with ink, and a little coffee, by Boston based painter turned experimental animator, Jake Fried. The coffee, however, doesn’t power Fried’s effort as such, rather it is one of the mediums he works with, “to generate hallucinatory vistas.”
I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. These are the words of Utah based athlete and professional highliner Hayley Ashburn, who you can see here crossing a fifty-two metre highline, between the Vajolet Towers in Italy. Those are words to live by for all us, but especially for people in her line of work.
Setting up a cameo appearance in a film is probably no small task, especially when it comes to the higher profile actors. It must take a miracle of scheduling to have such people in the right place, at the right time. Still, it happens, and seems to happen often, so that means that someone is pretty good at scheduling.
Lily Hevesh is a full-time domino artist, who, among other things, spends her days creating elaborate structures with dominoes, only to tip them over. Both processes, construction, and deconstruction, are recorded, which is probably a good idea.
Here is a clip of the building, and destruction, of a triple spiral structure. It is made up of some fifteen thousand domino blocks, and took twenty-five hours to make, over an eight day period. But watch them dominoes fall…