Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in Art, Design Finds, Photography | 0 comments

The Ice Book (HD) from Davy and Kristin McGuire on Vimeo.

The Ice Book is a miniature theatre show, a pop-up book that comes to life as if by magic. It tells the story of a mysterious princess who lures a boy into her magical world to warm her heart of ice. It is made from sheets of paper and light, designed to give a live audience an intimate and immersive experience of film, theatre, dance, mime and animation. We created the show during a four month artist residency at the Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen in Germany…Before we started we had no idea how to make pop-up books let alone how we could combine them with projections. With a lot of care, love and arguing the idea eventually came to life. -Davy & Kristin McGuire

This beautiful work was mentioned by Chase Jarvis as an example about how “care, time and vision beats budget every time”. I have to agree, stuff like this is really inspirational; when people can take the most basic of things and create magic like this. *bow down*

Easier said than done. Every time I pick up my camera I think to myself, “oh if I just had that $1000 doohickey I could do photographs just like that other guy” And then you find out the “other guy” just ended up using a plain foil reflector ducked taped to his own head to achieve the effect. $.10 and some sweat equity.