This film, promoting the Creative Press Challenge, was created by Thijs Biersteker, directed by Corriette Schoenaerts, and shot by Hessel Waalewijn. SFX by SuperHeroes and grading by Glassworks. Sound by Amp.Amsterdam.
Helen Friel’s “Here’s Looking at Euclid”
Mathematics is like art; you either understand the concepts (i.e., you ‘get it’), or you become completely lost when coming into contact with them. Some people are able to understand both complex theories and expressions in art, and equations that, for some people, look like a bag of numbers and symbols exploded onto a piece of paper. In 1847, Oliver Byrne, a civil engineer and author, published a book called “Euclid’s Elements” which used coloured graphic explanations of each geometric principle. The style of graphics is similar to that of the Bauhaus and De Stijl movements, but since the book predates each, it could very well have been an inspiration for the creativity of the modernists.
Fast forward to the present, and a new rebirth of this book’s mathematical illustrations is inspiring paper engineer and illustrator Helen Friel to create three-dimensional sculpture replicas of the exact graphics in the book. The artists’ series, entitled “Here’s Looking at Euclid” (2012) uses the instructions found in Byrne’s book to create tangible mathematical theorems in the palm of your hand. Sure, it is a cool sculpture all on its own, but it is also an amazing tool to help teach people these theorems, especially those who are more visual learners and have difficulty concentrating on a page full of numbers.
If you would like to make one of these sculptures yourself, you can download and make your very own paper model of Pythagoras’ Theorem here.
My video for Julio Bashmore - Peppermint featuring Jessie Ware
Blinkink & Colonel Blimp
Executive Producers -
Nathan James Tettey
Production Manager -
Gerrel Saunders (Gaks)
Graphic Design -
2D Animation -
Director of Photography -
Camera Assistant -
Art Direction -
Lead stop frame animator -
Stop frame animation -
@ Electric Theatre Collective
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Paper and printing -
3D printing & Scanning -
3D Print UK
Digits to Widgets
Bryan Graf - Wildlife Analysis
Bryan Graf grew up in central New Jersey and currently lives and works in both Maine and New Jersey. He received his Masters Degree in Photography from Yale University in 2008 and his BFA from the Art Institute of Boston in 2005. Bryan is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York City and Halsey Mckay in East Hampton.
Madeleine Weller - Swimmers
Fantasy Photography by Manuel Archain
Manuel Archain was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1983.
He started his studies when he was 5, sculpture, drawing and painting at his mother’s studio, the artist Silvina Viaggio.
At the age of 13 he ads to his drawing studies a comic background, studying with Carlos Pedrazzini.
At the same time he starts his work as a photographer in a practical way, working with different professionals, from here he evolves in his art achieving a personal style.
At age of 17 he started to work on commercials, movies and video clips in the art department and as a photographer.
Has been assistant photographer of Peter Rad, Blinkk, Samuel Bayer, Tony Kaye, Marc Trautmann, Michael Haussman.
Since 2004 he works as a professional photographer for advertising and cinema.
He has work with client as: Swisscom, Absolut, Sony Ericsson, Kraft, Universal Music, Convene Magazine, BA Insider Magazine.
His personal work is been shown around the world, Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bogota (Colombia), Barcelona (Spain),
Paris (France), Miami (USA), Lima (Peru), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Santiago de Chile (Chile). (via)