Japanese Gift Wrapping by john cheng

A part of Japanese culture that I admire is the conscious decision to reduce things to their most minimal form. It also needs to be noted that Japanese minimalism does not sacrifice function over form, but marry the two together which is why I feel Japanese design and processes so enticing. A great example would be the gift wrapping tutorial below, so much simpler and cleaner than how I wrap gifts.

ラッピングの基本の包み方 デパート包みの包み方。ななめ包みともいいます。

Parallax Effect by john cheng

Curious on how to create motion in still photographs? London-based artist, Joe Fellows does a quick walk through of the basic principles of creating a parallax effect using still photographs. All you need is working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.

Learn how to create motion in still photographs, a technique made popular in the film The Kid Stays In The Picture. In the tutorial above, Joe Fellows shows us how he's able to bring photos to life using the parallax effect with Photoshop and After Effects.

Here is the final animation as well as a video Fellows brought to life for the World Wildlife Fund.

This Parallax animation was created for a tutorial and interview for The Creators Project.

By manipulating still photos from the WWF archive we created these stunning slow motion shots. We have created a stand alone film by combining the 'parallax' shots from 2 existing films produced by AD Hoc Films for WWF. Animation/compositing: http://www.makeproductions.co.uk Producer: Daniel Glynn-http://www.adhocfilms.com photographic credits: http://www.makeproductions.co.uk/wwf-credits Client: Ad Hoc Films for WWF Music: Snow Patrol "What If This Storm Ends?" (Aaron Static Remix)