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Flowers. Just in time for spring.

OK this is pretty impressive. The timelapse video below is made up from 9624 shots 5K RAW images shot over a 4 month period of time. From the look of the video, it looks as though the images were composited over the patterned background but I might be wrong about that. Created by Thomas Blanchard, the 4 minute clip is a wonderful representation of the genre and the vintage patterned backgrounds really make this video pop. For info on the music and other info, click through to Vimeo for additional links.

Here is the list of flowers that are featured in the video along with the length of each clip.

Pink wedding flowers: 353 pics, interval 11 minutes
Pink : 248 pics, interval 13 minutes
Purple Lilies : 246 pics, interval 8 minutes
White Amaryllis : 343 pics, interval 8 minutes
Red Lilie : 353 pics, interval 8 minutes
White Amaryllis : 305 pics, interval 6 minutes
Pink Lilie : 649 pics, interval 10 minutes
White Hyacinth : 332 pics, interval 8 minutes
Red Amaryllis : 340 pics, interval 9 minutes
Whites Amaryllis : 370 pics, interval 8 minutes
Orange Lilies : 342 pics, interval 10 minutes
Alstroemeria : 555 pics, interval 10 minutes
Blue Iris : 346 pics, interval 8 minutes
Daffodils : 417 pics, interval 5 minutes
Freesia : 612 pics, interval 10 minutes
White Lilies : 503 pics, interval 10 minutes
Pink Hyacinth : 636 pics, interval 7 minutes
Red Amaryllis : 259 pics, interval 8 minutes
White Lilie : 249 pics, interval 10 minutes
Tulips : 1379 pics, interval 5minutes
Amaryllis (Nymph) : 787 pics, interval 8 minutes

From Peter Quinn, “Shit Showreels Say”

This is pretty funny, and spot on for quite a few show reel /sizzle reels out there. If you work in the fields of film and broadcast, or motion graphics, the video below from   is for you. If you like what you see in the video and want to add this kind of snap to your sizzle reel, you can download Quinn’s project files here.

“I love showreels, and make sure to watch a few every morning with my first coffee. Noticing my own reel was insanely out-of-date got me thinking about reels in general. Here are a few of the obvious 2D and 3D showreel tropes I could think of (and am guilty of, too) mashed together into one almighty anti-showreel!” 

Lotta Kühlhorn on Designing Patterns.

One of the things that has impressed me over the last few years about publisher Gestalten, is their use of emerging media channels to promote the books they produce. Over the last few years, Gestalten has begun producing videos that are published on their site, as well as social media channels like Vimeo for each book. With new upload, the videos get better, and more involved. A solid example of this is from the book “Designing Patterns‘ featuring the work of Swedish designer Lotta Kühlhorn. The video below is a casual interview about her process and inspiration. It features not only pages from the book but animated patterns created from her work interspersed with Kühlhorn talking.

As for the book itself, it is typical Gestalten quality. Wonderfully laid out pages, in depth editorial, insight into the artist work flow, and extra features like a CD filled with templates for experimentation by beginners and professionals alike.

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This Made My Palms Sweat. “The Balloon Highline”.

This is just insane. Seriously watching this video made my palms sweat. Leave it to some crazy French guys to try and walk a slack-line between two hot air balloons. Oh and there is a clown, yes a clown in the video that ads to the scary factor. Yes, clowns are scary. If the ballon video below doesn’t scare you, and you want to see more high-wire acts, they have a documentary you can watch on Vimeo here.

Watch Making. “The manufactory” from Peter Wollring.

Having returned from my snow walk I thought I would thaw out while perusing some fine video work on Vimeo. While trolling through the people I follow I came across this fairly new upload from . It showcases the manufacture of NOMOS watches in Glashütte, Germany with some great camera work, solid editing, and tight features on what makes NOMOS watches stand out. 

Representing a Dying Art Form.

The video below highlights the rich history of sign painting in Dublin. As a person that started his graphic design career doing hand lettering, this short film captures something I hold dear. The art of craft, the art of creating by hand. Watching the people in this film hand letter signage with brush and paint is truely wonderful. Listening to a son talk about his father, grandfather, and great grandfather all passing the craft forward to the next generation is simply fantastic.