Is it an animated tutorial? A quick guide to creativity? Or a piece of art in itself? Whatever it is, it’s inspiring and looks pretty swell! And how fitting its title is!: “The Ultimate Guide to Inspiration”. If you’re feeling creatively uninspired and blocked or just a bit down and in need of a visual lift, BLND’s super short slick reminder regarding fear and inspiration is a must watch. A few days ago, we shared Simon Cade of DSLRguide’s video "Why Artists Are Never Happy”. We think this is the perfect companion piece if you’re a creative that has hit your emotional or artistic wall. Oh, and the animation style is absolutely stellar and not to be missed. Even if you’re not suffering from a creative lag, you’ll find something to visually love. As the video states, you gotta walk into the world, ready to be inspired. Take the first step and watch BLND’s inspirational-inspiration video now! This is one animation Indie Street is totally loving!
Welcome to...Tuesday. Not quite the middle of the work week yet. Just the beginning enough to really start feeling the slog of the days ahead. Why not visually get away for a bit and escape into an animation we are totally loving this week??: Miao Jing/Hibanana Studio’s newest animation “Hills Beyond a River”, featuring music by Mickey Zhang&WHAI, will take you far away from that suffocating work state of mind. Its trippy style will do its job to amaze, free and distract you for a few minutes before bringing you dizzyingly back down to reality. Skirt your responsibilities, barrel ahead towards the weekend and get hypnotized by “Hills Beyond a River” now!
Over on Indie Street, we are definitely familiar with the fact that with new advancements in technology come new exciting forms of film and storytelling entertainment. But it’s not just films that are evolving - it’s the marketing and advertisement worlds as well. Take one of the newest commercials to hit the market: Sherwin-Williams. Sure, it’s hard to imagine a paint company dropping one of the most mind-blowing commercials of the year, but they’ve sure done it. The best part of their new commercial entitled “Epiphany”? Absolutely no CGI was used to create the jaw-dropping, trippy effects. All that was used was water, paint, a robotic arm and a Phantom camera. Technology in its purest form (just equipment essentially) leads to beautiful effects that will transport you to a multi-colored world of pillow-like clouds of paint. Jump in head first, watch the commercial, and then head over to No Film School to get a sneak peek at some amazing behind the scenes production stills and footage.