It’s very easy to feel tiny and insignificant when you consider not only the immense mind-boggling size of the universe, but also the unfathomably long time that it’s been around for. You, me and everybody else are inconsequential specks on the vast plain of existence.
The short film Endtrip by directors Ballast, Fransen and de Mol is rather unlike most such explorations out there. Falling from earthly consciousness, our overdosed protagonist passes through strange, dreamlike worlds.
A strong tradition of influential animated film continues to pour out of Japan. Atsushi Wada is a celebrated animator producing a truly distinctive artistic vision. The prolific Wada has earned a number of impressive awards for his fascinating work including the Best Film at Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in 2010 and the Silver Bear […]
One of the animators of the hit Disney movie, ‘Frozen’, has created an amazing short – and by ‘short’, I mean 10 seconds – about the first person to pilot a grasshopper. While taking his kids to the playground, Wayne Unten decided to shoot a live-action footage of a grasshopper using his iPhone. Enter animator […]
This video is probably the most stunning thing we’ve seen in quite a while. Using a 2.5D animation effect, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro brought these iconic paintings to life in a beautiful, haunting way. Everything from the sequence to the music creates an atmosphere that is nearly impossible to take your eyes away from. Yes, technology […]
If you recently watched the movie Frozen, you can thank animator and visual development artist Minkyu Lee for having a hand in creating that spectacular movie. He’s also worked on The Princess and the Frog and directed the Oscar-nominated short Adam and Dog. The New York Times recently hailed him as part of the top five young animators to […]
Ghost Burger. There’s two words you didn’t think would be used in the same sentence. Ghost Burger is a 20 minute claymation horror film by writer/director Lee Hardcastle. But this is not Wallace and Gromit, this is a gore tour de force. A plasticine splatter scene. A nightmare in stop motion. Being clay, there’s something […]
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.
You need to watch this video in full, and not skip a second. The creative brain behind the project, Anthony Cerniello, has achieved his ambitious goal of giving the viewer the perception that ‘something is happening but you can’t see it but you can feel it, like aging itself’. It’s a fantastic achievement, yet unsettling […]
I am big fan Julia Pott’s illustration and animations. Her characters are awkward, cute and sometimes very personal. Her latest animation, Belly, tells very heartfelt story about how it is to be the youngest child.
‘Loneliness has become the most common ailment of the modern world’. This hauntingly accurate statement gives us a new perspective on how social media really affects our lives. In a society where the illusion of individuality is prized, and a person’s status is measured by career success and monetary gain, it’s not surprising that social […]
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 […]
This is what happens when you take either too many drugs, or possibly not enough. Piro’s collection of ‘out there’ wacky mini animated vignettes is clearly the markings of a creative madman. You can’t help but laugh at the absurdity and rawness of each video. If AquaTeen and Monty Python had a kid, you might […]
Wow. After Brooklyn-based artist Robert Hodgin stunned us with his beautiful work on the Planetary app, we’re wowed again by his wicked computer animation and rendering skills for ths Boil Up installation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in New Zealand. The installation engulfs visitors in a stimulated experience of New Zealand’s waters as schools […]