Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Radiohead + Lasers = Awesome Music Video!

Today's post comes from the lasers-make-everything-cooler department. Radiohead decided to skip the cameras and lights for their House of Cards music video and instead used lasers to capture 3D images. The results are pretty cool:

Even cooler is being able to direct the video yourself. The House of Cards 3D Viewer lets you rotate using the mouse and zoom using a scroll wheel. If that isnt enough, you can download the data and create your own rendering (click title above for more info). There is already a YouTube group with 26 different versions of the song. Now that is viral if I ever heard it!


Monday, July 14, 2008

Reason 695 why I love the Internet: No-Budget Kung-Fu Movies!!!

So I was reading Circle Versus Square today and found a pretty cool short film called SockBaby that was highlighted in the comments. Apparently it was produced back in 2004 by John Soares and Doug TenNapel (creator of Earthworm Jim), and I have to say the action and effects are not too shabby. I have seen multi-million dollar Hollywood movies that could take some notes from these guys. Looks like Sockbaby 4 is going to be released in the near future... I will definitely be keeping an eye out for that one.