Alphabets Heaven: a new animation by Renata Gąsiorowska

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By Heidi Romano in New Film on Wednesday 5 June 2013

I really like this strange but captivating fantasy animation, Alphabets Heaven – Birthday, by Polish animator Renata Gąsiorowska. Her whimsical sketches transform this animation into a delightful video, all to the quirky tunes of Alphabet Heaven.

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Monstrosity: a brilliant new animation by Anitos

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By Anna Dowsland in Video on Thursday 23 May 2013

Illustrator and animator Anitos has made a stop-motion animation that will make you chuckle. Using the classic song by Ray Cathode, aka George Martin, called Time Beat, it tells a story about a monster being born and trying to figure out its surroundings.

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Epic music video combines watercolour with digital effects

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By Calvin in Video on Thursday 23 May 2013

In this music video, the artist combined traditional watercolor techniques with digital effects. Every texture, illustration or letter was painted and scanned several times to achieve this beautiful effect. It took weeks to produce because of the high level of details and the painting effect the artist wanted to achieve. It’s a brilliant combination of […]

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Hand drawn creatures star in Amanda King’s new music video

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By Nicola Smanio in Video on Thursday 23 May 2013

Amanda King’s music is a mesmerizing form of indie folk. The music video for her song Yellow Velvet Mountain, directed by Nicola Smanio, is a mix of live action, plastic lenses, model landscapes and hand-drawn creatures, all spiced up with a bit of dreaminess and mysticism.

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Animated visualization of every observed meteorite that has hit Earth

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Wednesday 15 May 2013

I’ve always had a small, nagging fear in the back of my mind that a monster meteorite might splinter the earth into a million pieces. But when I step back and think it through, there actually have been a whole lot of meteorite strikes. And the earth is still just fine. Thanks to the smarts […]

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Outside: animated music video for new David Bronson single

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Wednesday 8 May 2013

‘I knew I wanted to work with Johnerick as soon as I met him’, says New York-based singer-songwriter David Bronson about animator Johnerick Lawson and his contribution to the new music video for Bronson’s song Outside. Johnerick’s work is a creative mixture of animation techniques that compliments the song’s themes of inner reflection. ‘Who can […]

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Get yourself Cartoonized by animator Natali Voorthuis

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By Joyce de Gruiter in New Art on Thursday 25 April 2013

Interested in getting yourself cartoonized? Send an email to animator and designer Natali Voorthuis, known for her ironic and humorous animations and her bittersweet pretty girls with ugly comic faces. For a small commission, she will create a cartoon drawing of you or the one you love. Score.

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Seasons: a web game starring a unicycling egg

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By Sara Halas in Cool Websites on Thursday 11 April 2013

Remember that time you had a crazy dream about an egg riding a unicycle around the countryside? Now you can relive it and guide your friend through autumn, winter, spring and summer with Seasons, a cute little flash game created by web designer Vectorpark.

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The animated video for Lilies by Bat For Lashes is simply astounding

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Wednesday 20 March 2013

Bat For Lashes’ latest music video from their critically acclaimed album The Haunted Man uses visually stunning stop-motion animation, life-size puppets, and morphing animation. This unique video highlights and echoes the mysterious and cryptic lyrics of the song, Lilies.

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ANIMATSUDA creates 10 short animations for the Heal Japan Tsunami Appeal

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By Miho Lomon in Video on Friday 15 March 2013

ANIMATSUDA is a pixilation animator and illustrator. I have made a series of 10 short animation to send cheer to people who were affected by the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011. The project is called Pixilate to Heal Japan Tsunami Appeal. ANIMATSUDA is raising money for Save the Children: Japan Earthquake Tsunami […]

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Yellow Ribbon: a nostalgic love note app

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By Contributions in Tech on Tuesday 12 March 2013

We just recently finished a low poly commercial for a Korean company called MagnaLAB to promote their flagship app, YellowRibbon. The app allows the users to send a message to a person who can only open the message when he/she gets to the specific location the sender wants them to go to. This video explains the story […]

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Interactive animation of van Gogh’s Starry Night

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Wednesday 27 February 2013

Petros Vrellis created an interactive animation of Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. Available on the App Store, this beautiful animation responds to the user’s touch with movement and music. This creative app shows this famous piece in a whole new light.

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A brief history of the GIF in claymation

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 21 February 2013

Let’s say it together, GIF. It’s pronounced Jif, just like the peanut butter brand. Ok, now that we have that out of the way, go ahead and chuckle at this clever stop-motion short history of the GIF file. Going all the way back to the stone ages of computers in 1987, this video will sum […]

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New animation from Mark Ludgate’s All Aboard Film

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By Super Best Friends Club in Video on Wednesday 20 February 2013

This is film-maker and animation machine Mark Ludgate’s visionary enterprise. He is the genius behind the new Super Best Friends Club video (about to appear) and also some Soccer96 experiences. He’s making animation interesting.

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Paperman: A heart warming animated short film

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By Annie Churdar in New Film on Friday 15 February 2013

When was the last time you sent a paper airplane love letter to a complete stranger? Well, maybe you should take a hint from Paperman and try it out. It seemed to work for him. Paperman is a short film that came about when director John Kahrs began to wonder if his interactions with strangers […]

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