Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See

Directed and edited by Andrei Severny. Produced by Edward Tufte.

“Perceiving Deeply”
The Design Observer http://j.mp/2eDCNPj

“If you do one thing today, watch this 40-minute crash course in Design Thinking.”
FastCompany http://j.mp/2fZRjGe

“Watch the first five minutes and you’ll be hooked.”
99U by Behance http://j.mp/2eDrnvc

“Beautifully made film.”
Lifehacker http://j.mp/2fZRqSl

“A great story beautifully told.”
Ken Carbone, Designer, Chief Creative Director, Carbone Smolan Agency

“This [film] is about patient and dedicated teaching, about learning to look and visualize in order to design, about the importance of drawing. It is one designer’s personal experience of issues that face all designers, expressed with sympathy and encouragement, and illustrated with examples of Inge [Druckrey]’s own work and that of grateful generations of her students. There are simple phrases that give insights into complex matters, for example that letterforms are ‘memories of motion.’ Above all, it is characteristic of Inge that in this examination of basic principles the word “beautiful” is used several times.”

Matthew Carter, type designer, MacArthur Fellow

“This film is absolutely beautiful. I’m so impressed with it and learned so much in such a compact piece. I feel like it picked up where Helvetica left off with the subtle principles of typographical balance and some early history stemming from the human hand. Your wonderful teaching approach comes through loud and clear and stands as an inspiration and model for others including myself. This is fantastic.”

Luke Geissbuhler, Cinematographer of Helvetica and other films

“A great documentation of the visual values we hold dear.”

Roger Remington, Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design, RIT

“A fine, insightful and educational documentary. It captures Inge’s work as a designer and educator, her thinking and her SEEING, in a wonderful and most perfect way. Truly Inspirational!”

Hans-Ulrich Allemann, Designer/Educator

More info at www.tufte.com

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Bande-annonce de l’exposition “Machines à dessiner”

Le Musée des arts et métiers présente, du 25 octobre 2016 au 26 février 2017, Machines à dessiner, une exposition exceptionnelle, fruit d’une collaboration avec François Schuiten et Benoît Peeters, auteurs des Cités obscures et de Revoir Paris. Pivot de l’exposition, le dessin s’y dévoile comme une activité à la fois technique et poétique, entre précision et imagination.

Réalisation : Vladimir Peeters
Musique : Bruno Letort

Plus d’informations → http://bit.ly/2clGcBt

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Riding Light

In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it’s unfortunately very slow. This animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and traveling across a portion of the solar system, from a human perspective.

I’ve taken liberties with certain things like the alignment of planets and asteroids, as well as ignoring the laws of relativity concerning what a photon actually “sees” or how time is experienced at the speed of light, but overall I’ve kept the size and distances of all the objects as accurate as possible. I also decided to end the animation just past Jupiter as I wanted to keep the running length below an hour.

Design & Animation: Alphonse Swinehart / http://j.mp/2dxmpjh
Music: Steve Reich “Music for 18 Musicians”
Performed by: Eighth Blackbird / http://j.mp/2cU6qhT

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Dust

A Sci-Fi, fantasy inspired by anime and classic horror, Dust is set in a harsh and unpredictable natural environment where people have isolated themselves in an ancient city behind a massive wall. A socially marginalized tracker teams up with a black-market merchant to save the society that has rejected his way of life.

This project would not have been possible without the generous support of the Kickstarter community.

http://j.mp/2dkg91O

Cast:
Irezumi – Mashasi Odate
Medicine Merchant – Michael Evans Lopez

Written By: Jason Gallaty, Josh Grier & Mike Grier
Director of Photography: Michael Nie
Art Director: Eoin Colgan
Music: Theophany (Jason Gallaty)
VFX Supervisors: Philip McGuire, Hunter Schmidt, Andrew Thompson

Dust is Directed by Mike Grier and is an Ember Lab production. To find out more about the Film and Ember Lab visit: http://j.mp/2cVBvzm

Awards:
Dragon Con – Best Film
Hollyshorts – Best Sci-Fi
Filmquest – Best of Fest
Filmquest – Best VFX
Filmquest – Best Art Direction
Filmquest – Best Cinematography
Worldfest – Remi Award Winner

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