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THE THIRD & THE SEVENTH

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My friend Jack shared this video with me today…all I can say is that I am still speechless after seeing this masterpiece. It is usually hard for me to call a short film/video a masterpiece but Alex Roman really capitalized with this one. He captures the essence, in a unique manner, of some of the worlds most breathtaking designs from furniture to architecture through the lens of vintage camera(s). The compositions he creates within each frame take on there own life as well suck you in to this dreamlike world.

The videos were created using 3dsmax, Vray, After Effects, and Premier. But what amazes me here isn’t just the execution, Roman crafts truly beautiful images with impeccable taste, something often missing from highly technical productions such as this. The man perfectly rendered a Mies van Der Rohe and an Eames, give him a medal! Maybe I can get some VR googles and map his work to the interior of my house and pretend to live in some modernist paradise. —Scott Hansen/ISO50

Roman is able to create nostalgia attaching emotion with these stimulating visual compositions. As you are watching the video you realize that all of the subjects, that are sometimes surrounded by nature, have been created by human beings and are some of the most highly studied and admired in art and design history. Roman took supposedly took a year off to create this film and I have to say it wall all worth it!

This video really inspired me and really took my mind to another world. It also really made me appreciate the timeless objects we have created around the world. To really appreciate all of the wonderful effects Alex Roman created to compliment these wonderful designs and architecture I would highly recommend that you watch this at full screen on Vimeo to get the full experience. WATCH IT HERE!!!

Oh and I forgot to mention this video is a FULL CG animated piece so that means it was created entirely on the computer. You probably won’t believe me until you watch this but don’t watch it unless you’ve watched the one above:

Compositing the Breakdown (T & S)

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The Design Genius of Ray and Charles Eames

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In my Advanced Graphic Design class our current project is to design a set of playing cards. The first task for the project is we have to develop a theme for the playing cards. One idea I had was to use some of the design chairs that were most famous in design history. Whenever I think of great chair designs the Eames duo always comes to my mind. Ray and Charles Eames were known for their iconic style and innovation in their designs. I remember watching their grandson Demetrios talk on TED which was really refreshing and insightful (the video above).

One can’t really define an “Eames style”. Why? Because they practiced design in the purest sense: they solved the problem through innovation and relentless testing. They let the function of the object determine its form.

If you haven’t seen their video Powers of 10 you definitely need to give it a watch:

Via The Mid—Century Modernist

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