Photo of Jesus

Photo of Jesus clip

Laurie Hill’s short video/animation, “Photo of Jesus” brings a creative spin to the story of the kind of requests that the Getty Images archives deal with on a regular basis.

“Photo of Jesus”- Firstly it is an exquisite piece of animation (it’s hard to see how this film could be improved). Secondly, the engaging story line utterly nails the depth and breadth of the Getty Images archive and, with my ad man hat on for a moment, it’s hard to see how Getty Images could make a better, more representative film than this.

Watch Photo of Jesus online at the Annex Blog.

Art Politics

‘Big Brother State’ Motion Graphics

'Big Brother State' Motion Graphics

Big Brother State is a nice motion graphics video that uses the examples of closed circuit TV and trusted computing to warn about the dangers of a surveillance society.

It is released under a Creative Commons sampling licence by David Scharf and you can download the short film in several formats.

If your finding the download a bit slow, the YouTube mirror is nice and fast.



The Honda Hate Song

I really like this animation that Honda used to announce their new diesel engines last year.

The Honda Hate Song

Check it out.

Updated with Youtube video:

Grrr, created by Weiden + Kennedy for Honda, is an animated 90-second film. Garrison Keiller sings a song with the lyrics ‘Hate something, change something, make something better’, and a new, silent and clean diesel engine is created. The ad ends with the flowers and trees forming the Honda logo and the words “Diesel i-CTDi”, and the screen fades to white and Honda’s “The Power of Dreams” tagline appears.

The ad was written by Kim Papworth, Richard Russell, Michael Russoff and Sean Thompson, won a number of awards including, Best Commercial Grand Award, Best TV Commercial Grand Award, Automotive Gold World Medal and Best Original Music/Lyrics Gold World Medal at the New York Festival 2006 The Winners.