Put simply, photo manipulation is changing photos to create an illusion. Widely accepted as an art form, photo manipulation requires skill as well as an active imagination. Using Photoshop and other photo editing tools, digital artists have recently taken it to mind-blowing levels, creating everything from surreal and dark environments to strange and otherworldly animals. See more at My Modern Metropolis.
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BMW Group comissioned gate11 to develop and produce a spot for their latest concept car, nicknamed GINA. The revolutionary design choices made by the BMW designers called for high aesthetics when it came to developing the look and feel of this piece.
The spot premiered at the reopening of the BMW Museum in Munich and was very well received. GINA went on to make a strong impact on car lovers and transportation designers world wide.
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I think a tree really is a good symbol for trade, and it also happens to be the thing that most people associate with being “green”, or even the environment for that matter. I used the shape of the Minadanao Islands to form the leaves of the tree. I aim to show how trade branches out to the different regions of Mindanao. Also, to show how all these connections come together in the MTE and then spread out again. Thus, the illustration of the tree trunk and its many branches.
Being able to create realistic and lifelike 3D objects is one of the most essential skills for computer graphics artists in nearly every field. Whether it’s a sci-fi building or spaceship for a matte painting, an item or element for a computer game, or an object for an advertisement, understanding the modeling, texturing and rendering techniques will be incredibly important.
In this tutorial, Bruno Kenzo will show you how to model, texture and render a realistic iMac in Cinema4D. You’ll learn how to use primitives and various modeling techniques, then you’ll learn how to apply various textures and end up with a result that can be easily used in a future design work.
MediaNovak is happy to announce the launchment of a new website, this time one related to Fashion – Ines Jaksic Official Website!
“I’m delighted with my new website – it completely fulfills the brief and then some. Best of all, everyone I’ve shown it to (magazine editors, publishers and PR types) all unanimously agree it’s pretty darn impressive.” – Ines Jaksic
“Working with MediaNovak has been an extremely positive experience. The end result has exceeded my expectations on every level. My new website looks beautiful and much care was taken down to the smallest detail. I have already received numerous comments on how great the new site is. – Ines Jaksic”
Wichita, Kansas: Intake Studio, the Wichita-based motion graphics, visual effects, animation, editorial and production company, has been building a reputation as a world-class regional creative resource for commercials, cross-platform advertising and interactive media since it opened its doors in 2004. This year the one-stop boutique continues that tradition, garnering over a dozen ADDY’s– including three top honors – at the Wichita and Tulsa award shows. The accolades come on the heels of an expansion that doubled the company’s size and talent roster, and are being followed up by yet another growth spurt as the boutique expands its staff and finalizes the leasing of space for its new Kansas City-based satellite company.
An animated campaign for Tulsa Health Department earned ‘Best of Broadcasting’ as well as ‘ Best of Show’ in Electronic category at the Wichita and Tulsa ADDY’s. The project was produced for Littlefield Advertising, which called upon Intake Studio to come up with an innovative approach to a series of four spots for their client. The team at Intake Studio brought the commercials to life using stylized illustration, animation and music, effectively conveying their serious messages with light, whimsical storylines – rather than gravity.
“Intake’s collaborative team of talent brings its slightly askew, fresh, artistic sensibilities to every project that comes through our doors,” notes its president, Troy Lott an award-winning editor in his own right. “We find that agencies really appreciate working with inspired creative talent that they can rely upon to take their projects from inception through completion and deliver a final product that consistently exceeds their expectations.”
When Intake Studio’s trio of hands-on partners – Lott, live-action director/CD Heath Balderston and DP Todd Schwartz – first decided to launch the company, their goal was simple: To create a high-end boutique that would provide Midwest agencies with the level of talent, work and personalized client services traditionally found only in major markets.
“Today’s business environment is global, so being based in a local market is not an issue,” notes Schwartz. “If anything, our location allows us to offer clients more value for their dollar, while at the same time raising the creative bar for projects with modest budgets.”
Located in Wichita’s Old Town, the heart of the city’s artistic Mecca, the company’s new space was designed to provide clients with a comfortable, stress-free creative playground where a collaborative team designers, animators, graphic artists and editors are dedicated to making every job the best it can be. A-list talent and cutting-edge technology come together in a contemporary and fun space with over-the-top client services and the creature comforts of home.
“The driving force behind Intake’s success is a consortium of multi-discipline motion graphics artists, animators, art directors, editors, compositors, directors and creative directors that brings a diverse mix of backgrounds in advertising, production, graphic design and illustration to their craft,” notes Balderston, “And put their heart and soul into every job.”
The ideal complement to the boutique’s FX, animation and editorial services is its production division, headed up headed by Balderston and Schwartz, masters at maximizing the production value and cost effectiveness of jobs that call for live-action production services. It allows its team to get involved in the preproduction phase of a project while collaborating with its animation, FX and editorial team as its concept evolves.
Motion graphics artist/art director Corey Tyrell’s design sensibilities make him a perfect fit with Intake’s philosophy. The fusion of the artists’ experiences and personal aesthetics adds yet another dimension to Intake Studio’s work. A new member of the team is Lonny Quattlebaum, an editor with a strong background in production whose distinctive visual style brings a fresh perspective to Intake’s creative voice.
Still in growth mode, Intake remains on the lookout for top-tier talent. Currently Lott is finalizing the signing of another high-end motion graphics artist and two more editors to his full-time staff. At the same time, the company is readying for the official launch of a satellite company in Kansas City, which is slated for July.
“Our clients rely on our innovative approach and creative problem-solving skills to ensure the best final product. They also appreciate the fact that we provide a cohesive, one-stop creative environment that keeps a tight reign on their project and gets the most out of their budgets,” notes Balderston. “We want clients to leave with a final product that’s even more than they imagined – and come back again and again.”
“Intake Studio is like the little engine that could…steadily building a reputation and brand that reflects our philosophy and commitment to our craft as we gain momentum, attract more challenging work, and maximize the production value our clients get out of every dollar,” adds Lott. “We’re thrilled to have been honored with a dozen ADDY’s for our work in 2010. It’s reassuring to know that we’re on the right track as we continue to expand our company.”
About Intake Studio:
Intake Studio is a multi award-winning visual effects, animation, motion graphics, production, editorial and finishing boutique dedicated to providing agencies with a design-driven approach to video content for multiple platforms. Its diverse team of artists and a full-roster of services provide a one-stop, concept through completion, seamless creative environment. For additional information contact Troy Lott at 316.266.4087, or visit www.intakestudio.com.
Imagine what you could do if you steal away some of the hottest technology from today, travel back to the mid 1970’s, rework it, and then market it. That’s what Alex Varanese has done with these series of totally rad anachronistic graphics that are, essentially, marketing lit for today’s tech dropped 35 years before its proper time.