Really Cool iPhone iPad Animation

I saw this really cool iPhone and iPad animation today. It’s about a little love story between a bunny man and a woman. I really enjoyed all the thought and planning that went into pulling this animation off.

At the start of the video, we see a bunch of apple mobile devices on a table. We hear a ticking sound in the background which starts off the timing. Someone counts down from three, two, one… and separate videos on all device are started at the exact same time. What happens after that is an impressive performance that looks magical.

The animation starts off with just two iPhones showing the two characters. Over the next minute or two, the many devices with videos all in sync illustrates a neat narrative where the bunny man pursues the woman who is constantly on the run away from the bunny man. She closes the door behind her, she doesn’t pick up the phone and she drives her car away from the bunny man.

The whole time, mysterious hands are rearranging the devices and the characters appear to jump from one device to the other.

Finally, at the very end…

*spoiler alert below*…

Squarespace and Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes

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I’m a wordpress guy and probably will always be a wordpress guy. I’ve been using wordpress for a long time and I’m really familiar with it. At the moment it’s my favorite website building platform. I know I am bias, but I also think it’s one of the best platforms out there to build just about any type of web site. I say this because of the long history that wordpress has had, the robustness of the platform, the large community of developers and users, and especially the fact that so many other people are familiar with it. That really comes in handy with finding a new web master or finding an outsourced developer to do some work for you.

I came across square space about a year ago when I was looking at alternatives. Squarespace is basically a different web site building platform. It’s similar to Grid without the AI.  It’s also similar to wordpress in that you have a platform foundation and plugins to give you extra functionality. Where it differs from wordpress is that squares space has everything all packaged up for you. You choose the template, but all of the plugins are a set and decided for you.

WordPress on the other hand, has many options and alternatives with plugins. If you don’t like the way a slider or light box works, you have many other options to choose from or you can even make your own plug in. In square space, they make that decision for you and you’ve just got the one option. The advantage to that is you can be sure everything is designed to go together and should work well right out of the box. I guess you could think of it as apple vs. Windows. With apple you’ve got some set computer systems to choose from. There isn’t much customization you can do. And we all know with a windows machine, the world is your oyster. You can build your computer machine anyway you want. Like windows and mac, windows and wordpress are typically for more technical users, while mac and the squaresspace users don’t mind giving up some customization for ease of use.

ANYWAY, long rant aside, I stumbled back upon squarespace today and saw something pretty cool. Squarespace did a little fun thing with Jeff Bridges. If you’re not familiar with Jeff, he’s the big bald bad man in Ironman (Obadiah); at least that’s how I know him best. Here’s the cool thing: they had Jeff make a web site using squarespace. What is his site about? It’s about… well… Sleeping Tapes. Yup… sleeping tapes.