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Lumiere London cinemagraphs

We've done a few cinemagraphs while enjoying London's first light festival called Lumiere. There were a lot of great installations set up and our favourites are below:

Bugsy - new video

We've now launched Bugsy, the next in our series of sportspeople portraits. We started off with KNCKT a while back, which was about relentless commitment to boxing. And this time around, Bugsy is very much about movement, music and dance, as we watch Bugsy Monroe show off her moves on the pole.

Visit the Bugsy microsite to find out more, see the short film, a making-of and more.

Bugsy microsite

Bugsy private view

We organised a private view recently for our new video, Bugsy. To keep with tradition (or to hopefully start one), we even did it at the same Shoreditch venue as we did for the KNCKT's private view.

A lot of people dropped in to see the premiere, and we were lucky enough to get both Bugsy Monroe, the eponymous dancer who stars the new video, and Stereo Mike who made the excellent music track for it.

See a couple of photos from the night below, and visit the Bugsy microsite for the short film itself, making-of footage and more.

3D photography conversions for NMCH

We were contacted by the National Museum of Contemporary History to help create a unique exhibition they were preparing for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II at their Cekin mansion.

In their vast photography archives they have, amongst a great many other, a huge number of archival photographs taken on the actual day the war ended. They mostly show the triumphant soldiers arriving in towns and happy residents coming out to greet them. A few of those images were handpicked as particularly interesting and we brought them to life by converting them into 3D.

The task was a technical challenge, and there was a tight turnaround time, but seeing the final prints on the gallery walls made it all worthwhile. It was heartwarming to seeing the visitors' reactions. Some of them were WWII veterans, and were actually there on the day so many years ago, and shared some of their stories at the exhibition opening.

After working closely with the Ursa Valic from the museum to select the most suitable images, the work on the 3D conversions began. Working versions were sent back and forth for feedback and comments during the process, and after being satisfied with the test prints, the final images were printed by a specialist printer. Due to the space and lighting available for the exhibition, as well as budgetary constraints, we opted for conventionally printed anaglyph images and red/blue glasses.  

In the end, the opening was a great success and the exhibition was very warmly received. A few photos from the exhibition below, along with two of the final 3D conversions.
 

All images © 2015 The National Museum of Contemporary History / © 2015 Muzej novejse zgodovine Slovenije

Ai Weiwei Cycle cinemagraph

While photographer Matjaz Tancic has recently been doing a series of photographs of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei / 艾未未, in addition to his 3D images, this cinemagraph was recorded and we're excited about having brought it to life:

China Cinemagraphs - part 2

BUGSY pole dancing cinemagraphs

A series of cinemagraphs was put together for our upcoming BUGSY project about a pole dancer:

BUGSY pole dancing Spreadeagle cinemagraph

BUGSY pole dancing Vrtavka cinemagraph

BUGSY pole dancing Ghostie cinemagraph

China Cinemagraphs - part 1

As heralded in the Pekaboo blog post here, the Funnyfarm Media team has been touring Beijing and Shanghai in China, and made some pretty amazing cinemagraphs along the way. Enjoy!

It's a GIFt

Oxford Street in London has kitted itself out for the Xmas period, ready for shoppers to find gifts for their loved ones.. And in the same spirit, here is a GIFt for all the readers of this blog :)

It's a GIFt

A responsive website for London's flatsharers

Funnyfarm Media has been involved in putting a responsive website together to help new arrivals to London to make sense of the sometimes wonderful and sometimes hairraising flatsharing culture.

The website features several sections, set within a fully fluid, responsive layout with hand-picked webfonts and a friendly design scheme.

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