Iron Man UI VFX

VFX UI montage from Iron Man by proloque

A UI VFX show reel from Iron Man II showing of the extensive effects prologue did. Find more of their work here. We all know it’s not really usable. Still looks fancy though.

A montage of the creation process:

If you are interested in UX Design in Movies there is an extensive reference with a lot of video samples here: WEAVE 04.10. – Science Fiction Interfaces (German)

Procedural Motion Graphics

Proceduralism is a video channel for procedural computer graphics on vimeo. Particle systems, procedural models, and visual effects achieved through custom scripts and software are showcased here, as are interesting visual results and examples of new ideas and technologies.

Some samples:

“Real” Infographics

“real” infographics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPPNqP6r2Z8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A1Yr1rzd14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T99582hu-A

making off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbrmyH-T9HE

[via infosthetics]

DiY Sci-Fi Short

http://vimeo.com/17631561

A sci-fi short filmed by a Scottish art director has become what The Hollywood Reporter calls the “year’s first hot short.”

Ben
 Craig, 37, used the short film, titled Modern Times, as an exercise in on-the-job training. The DIY filmmaker “relied on the goodwill of friends, with the ultimate cost of the short being sandwiches and pints at the pub,” according to the Reporter’s Heat Vision blog.

Watch Modern Times and you’ll see a quiet, visually impressive meditation on the future. There are no exploding spaceships, no blue aliens and no lasers. And the decision to skip dialog and go with an operatic soundtrack definitely classes up the clip.

The short film has generated interest from studios including Warner Bros, Fox and Paramount, according to Heat Vision. A behind-the-scenes clip, embedded below, shows how Craig pulled off his Hollywood hit.

[via FirstShowing.net]