27 comments

  • Aaron GrandoAaron Grando, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    or this

    19 points
  • Francesco BonomiFrancesco Bonomi, 8 years ago

    Really cool idea! Anyway videos could be a little longer and loop with no twitch.

    6 points
  • Account deleted 8 years ago

    I like the idea although I have to agree it does look a little creepy haha

    4 points
  • Vlad-Ștefan Harbuz, 8 years ago

    Forgot to mention: the videos only work on desktop browsers because you can't autoplay videos on most phones, sadly.

    4 points
  • James ZhangJames Zhang, 8 years ago

    Pretty neat, nice job! I once had a looping background video on a site I was building and it also had a slight twitch. One thing you can try is to double the length of the video and reverse the clip in the second half. This trick worked well for the background video since it was pretty subtle and there were no people in it. I'm not sure if it'll work in this scenario but it's worth a try!

    3 points
  • Account deleted 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    Use a tripod. Make people lean against the wall. Reverse the video backwards so it is a perfect loop.

    my bros at wefollow did this a while ago - wefollow

    2 points
  • Christina FowlerChristina Fowler, 8 years ago

    I love this! Awesome :D

    2 points
  • Dan SherrattDan Sherratt, 8 years ago

    http://purplerockscissors.com/about

    Love the way these guys do their hoverstates

    1 point
  • David HooglandDavid Hoogland, 8 years ago

    The photos look cool.

    Just be careful with the justification of the text. Repsonsive columns of justified text are a lot of work to get right. At some point you tend to get rivers and orphans. Unless you test for every little size, but then you will probably need to find different words, in which case you might want to consider using breakpoints instead of fluid. Also, I don't think all your introductions need to start with About. But that might just be me. =)

    1 point
    • Keaton PriceKeaton Price, 8 years ago

      This was my first thought since I opened it in a browser with an odd breakpoint. Justified type with narrow columns made it very hard to read. Nice idea with the avatars though.

      0 points
  • Conlin "Wuz" DurbinConlin "Wuz" Durbin, 8 years ago

    I love the pictures. Question though, why does everyone seem to be using those polygon pattern backgrounds now? They are everywhere.

    1 point
    • Vlad-Ștefan Harbuz, 8 years ago

      No idea, I just thought a low-poly look would work well with our brand's aesthetic. Glad you like it!

      PS: Love the avatar.

      1 point
  • John LockeJohn Locke, 8 years ago

    Crush + Lovely also did this a while back on their Team page.

    0 points
  • Paulo PereiraPaulo Pereira, 8 years ago

    Reminds me of http://2011.buildconf.com/

    0 points
  • George Kedenburg IIIGeorge Kedenburg III, 8 years ago

    I tried to pull off the same effect on a Chocolate Factory website: https://viderichocolatefactory.com/about-videri

    0 points
  • Annie RuygtAnnie Ruygt, 8 years ago

    That's really fun but strangely creepy. I felt like I was being watched when I was at home and ehem not really dressed for conversation.

    0 points
  • Brian DegmanBrian Degman, 8 years ago

    I really like the idea but I think you'd be better off with small, subtle movement. For example, have the image still for 4-5 seconds and then just have the person blink once. That will get you closer to the effect your trying to achieve.

    Basically more like this: http://cinemagraphs.com/

    0 points
  • Marco SousaMarco Sousa, 8 years ago

    A similar example of a friends work using gifs: http://shenhau.com/albums/9/

    0 points
  • Tierney CyrenTierney Cyren, 8 years ago

    Typically the Harry Potter ones have a longer interaction. Right now it would probably be okay to just throw up a GIF instead of putting up a video file for a 6 second clip. It's not really that neat since I've seen a million gifs in the past, all looping in incredibly short periods of time. This feels no different.

    0 points