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It’s No Biggie: awesome hand drawn gif animations

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By Andy Martin in New Illustration on Friday 1 November 2013

I love these simple hand drawn looping gif animations that form It’s No Biggie by freelance illustrator/animator Lisette Berndt. Here’s how Lisette describes the project: “It’s no biggie, is satire, is entertainment, is you, is me, is annoyment, is life, is endlessness, is here and there’. And who am I to argue. My particular favourites […]

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Ballpit: an experimental animated film by Kyle Mowat

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Some animations really hit you from left field, Ballpit is one of those. This experimental film was made by Kyle Mowat as his thesis while studying animation at Sheridan Collage. It’s unlike any other animation short I’ve seen and is being shown at various animation festivals, picking up awards as it goes along.

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News report from 1981 about the Internet

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By Andy Martin in Video on Monday 12 August 2013

Reading the news on a computer seemed pretty far-fetched back in 1981 but, as this TV new report shows, it was possible. The only snag was that it took hours, you had to live in San Francisco and you didn’t get to see the picture, ads or comics. ‘It won’t be much competition to the […]

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Fear of Flying: brilliant animated short by Conor Finnegen

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Monday 12 August 2013

The brilliantly talented Conor Finnegen finally released his short Fear Of Flying online recently and it’s worth the wait. A great story about a bird who tries to avoid heading south for the winter lovingly created with a mix of puppetry and animation.

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Planet 7: a new animation from Andy Martin

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Saturday 10 August 2013

Here is my latest Planet animation from my ongoing Illustrated Aliens project. I’m now up to Planet Seven, where we find two of its inhabitant having a chat that gets a bit too much for one of them. If you’ve missed any of the other six planets, catch up with them on their dedicated Vimeo […]

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Comedy Blap episodes by Claudia O’Doherty

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By Andy Martin in Video on Saturday 10 August 2013

Describing herself as ‘One of Australia’s most serious and busiest actors (also millennial illusionist)’ Claudia O’Doherty is, in fact, a very funny comedian. She has recently made some short Comedy Blap episodes for Channel 4 in the UK. In them she tries to raise money for her families’ travel agency, but I don’t think it’s […]

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Premiere Automne: a breathtakingly beautiful animation

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Thursday 11 April 2013

This is breathtakingly brilliant. Richly designed, beautifully animated and a heartbreaking storyline. Take ten minutes out of your day and immerse yourself in it.

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Pictoplasma: a contemporary character festival in Berlin

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By Andy Martin in New Events on Thursday 11 April 2013

The world’s leading festival of contemporary character culture, Pictoplasma kicks off today for three days of inspiring talks, screenings and more. It all happens in Berlin and runs until April 13.

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Planet Three: new animation by Andy Martin

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Monday 8 April 2013

Dealing with themes of death, rebirth and world ecosystems; the neon inhabitants of Planet Three undertake a journey that is both exhilarating and transformative.

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Lucinda Schreiber’s animated music video for Gotye

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By Andy Martin in Video on Saturday 6 April 2013

This Gotye video by Lucinda Schreiber is great. It has a really creepy mood to it, in a good way. The question is, will it go mega-viral the way one of Gotye’s other videos famously did. Only time, and YouTube, will tell.

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Planet Two: a short animation by Andy Martin

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Tuesday 12 March 2013

After the positive response to the mini animated short Planet One here is the second installment, aptly called Planet Two. ‘While spending some time on Planet Two we follow a day in the life of one of it’s typical inhabitants… ahh the rat race, a struggle people from all over the cosmos have to deal […]

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The Centrifuge Brain Project

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By Andy Martin in Video on Friday 8 February 2013

The Centrifuge Brain Project is a faux documentary about some of the most insane fairground rides you will ever see. This is a brilliant execution of an idea that is both funny and vertigo inducing.

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Simple Question of Balance: a new animation by Ohyujin

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By Andy Martin in Video on Friday 8 February 2013

A gentle, breezy animation by Ohyujin for a gentle, breezy song by Yusin Oh. Simple Question of Balance has a calming quality to the animation and the painted illustrations in bright primary colours give it a charm and lightness.

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Planet One: from the ongoing project, Handymartian’s Illustrated Aliens

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By Andy Martin in Video on Friday 8 February 2013

Planet One is the first animation from the ongoing illustration project, Handymartian’s Illustrated Aliens. You can follow the progress of this project here, where a new alien illustration is uploaded every day, building up to a monthly illustration of their planet.

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Good Morning: new one second animation by Andy Martin

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Friday 30 November 2012

My latest very, very short animation was created for a cool new Vimeo channel called ‘Full Secs’ inviting people to make an animation with just one second of action in it. The rules are simple; a two second title card followed by a one second animation followed by a two second end credit card. It […]

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