Interactive music video for band Real Estate. Really fun mechanic where you are presented with a blank canvas and the ability to colour in sections of the illustrated video as it plays – amazing! Once finished you can share your creation with the world.
Category Archives: @mediamonks
Site promoting Weber BBQs – through showing the world of BBQs and how they are used all over the globe. This is shown through a series of linked videos and locations, from smoking salmon in the woods to a BBQ whilst watch football in Germany. Nice alternating grid layout at each location, allowing you to explore hints and tips on how to make the perfect BBQ, such as how to sharpen your tools properly, how to look for the right kinds of meat and so on. This is all created in an informative way that is actually useful. All in all a nice branding piece lifted by a dynamic interface that lets you explore the world of BBQ cultures.
Site for Bose the speaker and electronics creators. Focussing on what makes up Bose, from their history through to their innovations. Presented in an interesting almost encyclopaedic way, with individual chapters with an app like appearance. Lots of nice little transitions and animations which lift the content and make it feel so much more dynamic. Love all the diagrams and the short snippets of video that really illustrate the content well. Nice work.
Fun site for new video game ‘Destiny’ – game set in the future with a sci-fi interplanetary edge. Starting from a Google Earth view of where you are and zooming out to space – allowing you to choose which planet to explore. Love the streetview-esque spin on the scenes where you explore the kind of people you might find on each planet, all a nice bit of fun. Nice way to bring to life the game a little – and provides way more engagement and excitement than the atypical long scrolling page.
Fantastic site brought to you by BIC pens. Essentially setting out to crowd source a font based on hand writing – from all the contributions on the site for each character. A seemingly complicated task, brought to life in a very simple and easy to understand way – it already has millions of contributions – you can even filter by gender / age / location and so on to see the range of results. It also looks great, I love the way you can see the average character in yellow and can see the different characters in an intuitive and playful way. Really easy to draw your own character, which you can do through your mouse or by connecting your mobile device, again all really made simple for the user. Lovely layout, great fonts, and nice animations and interactions – great piece of work.
Lovely site for Google Street view, best explained on the site: “an immersive journey through lively Cours Julien, a neighbourhood of Marseille famous for its unique atmosphere and street art. Listening to your guides Julie and Christophe, you can wander around the vibrant streets as if you were really there, thanks to 360-degree panoramas that we captured at night.” Really nicely realised and crafted, like the streetview you are used to but with the the additional hotspots and tools to really explore the neighbourhood. Love the sound design too, as you pass bars you hear the business and the autoplay commentary really adds a nice dimension to the experience.
Fascinating site showing football player Messi’s stats – all centred around a 3d exploratory interface. Fantastic execution, with a 3d football and animated infographics, love moving around and panning the viewpoint. Love the transition from ball view to information view – the ball explodes revealing the information. The attention to detail is incredible, even when you change the timescale the figures on the ball update accordingly. At certain angles lens flares glow, with dust particles moving around all in all great experiential site.