Website Review: MadMapper

 

Pimgresrojection mapping is the next tool I am using for my upcoming project. MadMapper, a projection-mapping program, is the software I decided to go with. The website for MadMapper is a great representation of their company and product.

Madmapper-Logo-ProjectileObjects-150x150The consistency of the MadMapper website is well done. Their logo, which is white and blue (see side image) sets the tone for the website. That same blue is carried out through out the website. The menu font is also used as the header fonts on the other pages for various sections. The width of the content on the page doesn’t change which maintains consistency further. The background of the page is a dark grey. I think that grey was a great choose for them it isn’t as harsh as black and allows the viewer to differentiate between the content area and the background.

The home page has a top banner that features images of their program in use. I think this is a fantastic feature to have. It shows off the interface in an interesting way. An image of a project that was created by MadMapper is also featured on the home page. The menu is clear, concise, and to the point. They cover everything someone who is considering their product might want to see. Plus there are links to all their social media sites. Despite that the home page isn’t chaotic or intimidating.

Home

The blog page is a one-column blog that shows the most recent post first. It features art created by various multimedia artists, upcoming festivals and events, and product information and update notices. I really appreciate that they feature different projects from various artists that all use MadMapper blogdifferently. It shows the diversity of the project and how versatile it is. One improvement that could be made would be to have an archive option on the blog page, to easily get to previous post instead of just one button.

The tutorials page is organized well. Through the use of various fonts, colors, and sizes the information isn’t as vast and complex as you would think. All of the pages use the kind of information hierarchy.

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 5.19.30 PMMadMappers website clearly represents their purpose and product. The organization and the use of links and hierarchy is definitely something I am going to implement in my own website. Just as they did, I am planning on utilizing a set color to utilize throughout my site to have further consistency.


Click here to see MadMapper’s full website

Antilop

“We are internationally renown and experienced to tackle all challenges of cutting edge projects in a large scope of media landscape. We research, engineer, produce, document and promote all our projects.”

Antilop pushes the boundaries of art. With their diverse team made up of various disciplines ranging from communication design, fine arts, architecture, moving images,  to computer science and engineering, they make anything possible. Below is a video they created featuring  their project they created for Coca-Cola’s 125th Anniversary Exhibition.

“For Coca-Cola’s 125th Anniversary Exhibition’s Future Room concept, Antilop transformed santralistanbul’s Galeri 1 into an immersive environment by creating 90 square meter of 270-degree projection system.”

Client:Coca Cola
Agency: Boogy
Location: santralistanbul
Date: 07.12.2011
Duration: 4’30”

Creative Directors : Refik Anadol / Maurizio Braggiotti / Efe Mert Kaya /
Art Direction/Visual Artist : Can Büyükberber
Production Director : Serkan Arslan
Producer : Efsun Erkılıç
Sound Design: Kerim Karaoğlu

Pencil Test Studios

Pencil Test Studios, an independent game development and animation production studio was founded in 2009 by game industry veterans Mike Dietz and Ed Schofield.

I luckily got to tour their studio with my Character Design Class taught by Van Partible. We got an inside look at the making of their new stop motion animated game, Armikrog. The sets and characters were just beautiful. I seriously can’t wait until I get to play the game. It will definitely be a one of a kind game something that no one should miss out on.

Check out the trailer for Armikrog!

Apply Flash principles to HTML

“Old habits can die hard. But don’t worry, Paul Wyatt and Joseph Luck are here to guide you through launching a site in HTML – with traditional Flash sensibilities”

Never though that applying flash principles to HTML was a thing that was easily possible.  After reading about it of Creative Blog, I am definitely going to try it out.

 

 

Interactive Experience: THE DEFECTOR NORTH KOREAN ESCAPEES

Jam3, a top digital production and design agency, created this stunning interactive movie, The Defector, North Korean Escapes. “Experience in first person, what it’s like to escape from North Korea” The interactivity, design, and style creates a beautiful immersive experience. It allows the viewer to experience first hand what it is like trying to escape North Korea.

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Experience The Defector now:

http://experience.thedefectormovie.com/

 

Beautiful Flash Animation

Found this great article on Cartoon Brew. It is all about how Science Saru, a studio started by Japanese directors Masaaki Yuasa and Eunyoung Choi. And the beautiful animation they created in Flash for a series Ping Pong.

This just shows that the possibilities are endless with Adobe Flash. Not only can you make amazing animations like the ones in the article you can also code and make pretty fantastic games.

Check out the article on Cartoon Brew! Click Here! 

 

 

Joshua Davis

Probably one of my biggest influences to try to utilize the computer to create art through programming is Joshua Davis.

I seriously suggest learning from the master on Skill Share Programming Graphics I: Introduction to Generative Art.

Also be sure to check out his work!
Joshua Davis Studios
http://www.joshuadavis.com/
His website is fantastic and loaded with tons of photos and videos of his artwork.

Here are some of my favorites: