Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Christmas Ad Combines Stop Motion and Hand Drawn Animation to Melt Your Heart

Each year, UK retailer John Lewis releases a touching, moving and otherwise awesome Christmas advertisement that manages to moisten our eyes and get us in the Holiday spirit like none other.

Doing this requires that they constantly re-evaluate their approach and come up with new and creative ways to inspire and endear viewers to their message, and this year, that meant taking a step back and using animation techniques that’ll hit you right in the nostalgia bone: hand drawing and stop-motion. Read more…

Ho Ho Ho: Flickr Giving Away Three Free Months of Pro Membership

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If you’re a Flickr user, you can currently snag and open a Christmas present from the service a few days early. The photo sharing service — which has been undergoing a renaissance as of late — is currently handing out three free months of Pro membership. Simply log in to find a link to the present on your home page, or visit the Holiday Gift page directly.
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Dear Santa: Here Are My Wishes for My Favorite Camera Makers

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Dear Santa,

I don’t really need anything for Christmas this year. But I would appreciate if you would bring some gifts to my favorite photography manufacturers.
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Make Your Own DIY Christmas Gift Bows Using Strips of 35mm Film

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With Christmas just around the corner, here’s a clever DIY craft idea for adding some photographic cheer to your gift giving this year: adorn your presents with gift bows made out of 35mm film strips.
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A Time-Lapse of Canada and England, As Seen Through a Snow Globe

Freelance filmmaker Colin Mika scored a viral hit last year with his time-lapse video of Los Angeles shot through a snow globe. This past November, Mika created a followup video as a holiday Christmas card on behalf of Canadian law firm McCarthy Tétrault. He visited six cities across Canada and England: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Québec City, Montréal and London.
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Leica Officially Jumping Onto the Lens Mug Train, Two Models Arriving Soon

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Lens-shaped coffee mugs and vacuum flasks (the proper name for the Thermos) have become a hot novelty item in the world of photography over the past couple of years, and Leica wants a piece of the action. Two weeks ago, a Leica-branded coffee mug was spotted on eBay, and now it appears that the strange product will be hitting store shelves at brick-and-mortar Leica retail locations.
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Too Lazy to Put Up Christmas Lights This Year? Photoshop Can Help

Photo-editing wizard Corey Barker of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals wanted a photo of his house decorated with Christmas lights but was too lazy to physically put up the decorations… so he did it in Photoshop. All the colorful lights and decorations you see above were ‘shopped in.
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Carol Of The Bells Played Using Sounds From Inside a Photo Frame Factory

Custom photo frame maker Alphabet Photography has scored one of the first big viral marketing wins of this holiday season by releasing the creative video above a couple of weeks ago. In it, they play the popular Christmas tune Carol of the Bells using various objects inside the warehouse in which the company’s photo frames are made.
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Repurpose Empty Film Roll Canisters as Invitation Holders

If you’ve got spent, empty film cassettes lying around collecting dust, Photojojo has a crafty idea for the mindful re-user: make them into rolled invitation or stationery holders.

It’s quite simple: cut and decorate 1.375″ x 11″ strip of paper, pop the top off the film cassette (you can use a bottle opener) and tape the inside end of the strip to the film spool. Wind the paper into the cassette and leave a tab for the recipient to unfurl the message.
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An Honest Family Christmas Card Photo

If families always listened when photographers say, “look natural”, this is what nearly every Christmas card would look like. Clever.

(via HuffPo via Gizmodo)