September 25, 2012
In a new video for the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet produced by Decon, artist Tristan Eaton turns the device into a living canvas to bring the images of his dreams into the real world. For the video, Decon‘s Jason Goldwatch teamed up with Tristan to direct and shoot this out-of-the-box video. Tristan’s experimental Los Angeles studio space was picked as the perfect location for things to unravel naturally, the only script being written by Tristan’s stylus pen.
Tristan’s animated story unfolds at a relaxed rooftop party of close friends. There he transforms two large pieces of plywood into a makeshift screen by spray painting them black. Two large circular holes are left blank to imitate a pair of binoculars, and from there the show into Tristan Eaton’s mind begins. By using the stylus pen and his fingers to apply different amounts of pressure, Tristan does everything from taking simple notes to animating the expressions of a redheaded girl. The most impressive part is when Tristan animates a pair of eyes – shifting them back and forth. And the big finale? Getting eaten by a zombie.