Category Archives: Film

A Short Slow Motion Film Capturing The Movements Of Hummingbirds At A Feeder

Bruce Douglas Johnson is a director of photography based in Los Angeles, California.

In this lovely film Bruce captured the movements of 4 hummingbirds as they drink from a nectar feeder. The film was shot at 225 frames per second using a Canon camera.

In the film you can clearly see the hierarchy of the hummingbirds as one uses foot taps to push the others away from the feeder.

A Short Slow Motion Film Capturing The Movements Of Hummingbirds At A Feeder

Amazing Time Lapse Films Showing Realistic Speed Drawings Of Birds

Marcello Barenghi was born and raised in Milan, Italy. His early career was as an illustrator but with the demise of traditional illustration he decided to retrain as an architect.

20 years later he was inspired by a 3D illusion video he watched online and began to draw again concentrating on hyperrealism but with his own unique style. Marcello uploads videos of himself creating his artwork to document the drawing process. He uses coloured pencils as well as watercolours and tattoo markers in his work and the finished drawings have a 3D effect which sets them apart from other hyperrealistic drawings.

Marcello says, “My drawings are not perfect, I’m never happy with the result, I often get angry because I can see a lot of flaws that I always hope to correct in the next work. However, limitations and imperfections represent the style and anyone who has a keen eye will always identify my drawings, without the need to look at the signature.”

Amazing Time Lapse Films Showing Realistic Speed Drawings Of Birds

Amazing Time Lapse Films Showing Realistic Speed Drawings Of Birds

Amazing Time Lapse Films Showing Realistic Speed Drawings Of Birds

Amazing Time Lapse Films Showing Realistic Speed Drawings Of Birds

Amazing Time Lapse Films Showing Realistic Speed Drawings Of Birds

A CG Goose Designed To Sell Spot Treatment Products

A CG goose escapes from his flock to get more out of life in an ad for Freederm, a brand of skin products.

The ad was directed by Peter Szewczyk with CG supervision from Light+Mathematics. As well as a fun advert to watch the adventurous goose is a big departure from the confident teens that normally sell spot treatments. These days advertising is all about the goose.

A CG Goose Designed To Sell Spot Treatment Products

Heather Rooney’s Realistic Drawing Of An Owl

Heather Rooney is a 21 year old college student majoring in art. You may remember the remarkably realistic drawing she made of Ellen Degeneres’ Oscar selfie.

Self-taught and using just Prismacolor coloured pencils she drew this photorealistic owl and filmed a timelapse video of her creating it.

See more of Heather’s amazing work on her YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Heather Rooney's Realistic Drawing Of An Owl

Inside The Theatrical World Of The Asylum Of The Birds Photographed By Roger Ballen

In a house in a secret location on the outskirts of Johannesburg people and animals, most notably birds, live side by side.

From 2008 to 2013 Roger Ballen, an American born photographer, who has lived in Johannesburg since the 1970s, photographed the inhabitants of the house. The result entitled Asylum of the Birds is haunting, provocative, disturbing and graphic but utterly compelling. They black and white images are richly layered with graffiti, drawings, animals, and found objects and exist in a space between painting, drawing, installation and photography.

To accompany the work Roger made a short film with director Ben Crossman which complements the images by immersing the viewer in an alternative reality.

“We didn’t have a script and none of the shots was rehearsed,” Roger says. “There’s something spontaneous about the film – it feels rough and edgy. We didn’t want it to be smooth and perfect-looking. Ben understood the reality I’ve been trying to create and was able to transform it in the video.”

Inside The Theatrical World Of The Asylum Of The Birds Photographed By Roger Ballen

Inside The Theatrical World Of The Asylum Of The Birds Photographed By Roger Ballen

Inside The Theatrical World Of The Asylum Of The Birds Photographed By Roger Ballen

Inside The Theatrical World Of The Asylum Of The Birds Photographed By Roger Ballen

Inside The Theatrical World Of The Asylum Of The Birds Photographed By Roger Ballen

Inside The Theatrical World Of The Asylum Of The Birds Photographed By Roger Ballen

The Amazing Goose Who Can Do Anything

Something a bit silly for Friday afternoon.

Multifunctionality takes a new form in the shape of a super goose called Ah Fah. Created by Leagas Delaney Shanghai for Tencent QQ, it illustrates one simple point: life is easier when one can do so many things.

The commercial is part of a campaign for Tencent QQ Caibei Point Redemption system – a platform to gain, pay and redeem points in multiple ways.

The Amazing Goose Who Can Do Anything

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The Silva Field Guide To Birds Of A Parallel Future

In these short video clips Rick Silva explores notions of landscape and wilderness in the 21st century.

Rick lives in Eugene Oregon, where he frequently works with the experimental gallery spaces and teaches at the University of Oregon.

The animations depict futuristic birds in flight as they swoop and soar leaving psychedelic coloured trails across a geometric landscape. There is a short story to accompany the videos by Claire L. Evans here.

The Silva Field Guide To Birds Of A Parallel Future








Jarbas Agnelli’s Birds On The Wires Enchanting Music

Jarbas Agnelli spotted a picture in a newspaper of birds sitting on electric wires. He cut out the photo and decided to make a song using the exact location of the birds as notes.

He admits, “I knew it wasn’t the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.”

He sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto and the story ended up as an interview in the very same paper, O Estado de São Paulo, where he had seen the original photograph.

The song was performed at TedX São Paulo.

Jarbas Agnelli's Birds On The Wires Enchanting Music

Jarbas Agnelli's Birds On The Wires Enchanting Music



Via Huffington Post

Zebra Finches Play Electric Guitars For Art Installation

From Hear To Ear is an art installation created by French artist Céleste Boursier‐Mougenot currently showing at the Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts.

Previously at London’s Barbican cantre, the exhibition is essentially a walk-in aviary featuring an assortment of electric guitars and 70 zebra finches. The birds fly between guitars, sometimes dancing along the strings to create a sound that is both dynamic and engaging.

Zebra Finches Play Electric Guitars For Art Installation

Zebra Finches Play Electric Guitars For Art Installation


Via Audubon Magazine

Neels Castillon’s Beautiful Bird Ballet

Neels Castillon directed this mesmerising murmuration of starlings at Provence airport in Marseilles, France while shooing a commercial.

He said, “We were waiting for an helicopter flying into the sunset, when thousands and thousands of birds came and made this incredible dance in the sky. It was amazing, we just forgot our job and started this little piece of poetry.”

The film was shot by Mathias Touzeris and produced by Masterfilms. Enjoy!

Neels Castillon's Beautiful Bird Ballet

Bird Ballet