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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
Anthony Schepperd is an independent animator working in Philadelphia. His animations feature organic psychedelic visuals that are absolutely mind-blowing in their intricacy.
Check out this incredible animated short film from the wonderful imagination of Jake Fried. It was created from hand-drawn illustrions drawn with ink, coffee, and white out. The texture of the animation is stunning.
Written and directed by Australian Christopher Kezelos, and produced by Christine Kezelos, Zero is a stop-motion animation that cleverly takes a look at society’s minority groups through numbers.”We’re all born of the same matter, however we’re not all born equal’. Zero is born into a world where the higher your number, the more respected you […]
Two Australian artists created a stop motion chalkboard animated store window for the famed Christmas display at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City. The 80-second film by directors Lucinda Schreiber (from Photoplay) and Yanni Kronenberg was the only window of the six at the flagship store that was created by international artists. It has the distinction of being the only window by any invited artist, as Saks’ long-standing design company contractor installed all other windows. The technique used was similar to the pair’s award-winning Firekites music video. The clip garnered half a million YouTube hits and caught the attention of Saks Fifth Avenue executives, which led to the direct invitation to create the Christmas window commission. The window animation ran until New Year’s Day.
Animator Mirai Mizue is a key figure of the new generation of abstract animation in Japan. He focuses on cell animation, preferring to draw every frame individually. This year he has been creating a short animated loop everyday, which will then be made on a 365 second animation towards the end of the year.
This is a ridiculously brilliant animated short film by Jesse Schmal. ‘An Italian piazza is invaded by an unlikely… invader’. Classic animation style, irreverent humor meets Soviet nostalgia.
John Kricfalusi is hands down one of the most influential animators of the 90s, and is still going strong without being in a mental institution. If you check his blog, he usually rants about how shitty Disney mush is, but is able to connect with aspiring artists and dole out a heap of animation knowledge. […]
I’m a little obsessed with Julia Pott at the moment. Her new short, The Event, is a tale of togetherness during the last days of the world, a beautiful blend of live-action and line animation, and a stunning accompaniment to Tom Chivers’ poem. Pott’s exploration of our dark places and her use of colour and […]
Fiona Dalwood is finishing up production on her claymation short, Good Grief, which will screen at Melbourne’s ACMI in December before heading off to the festivals. Dalwood uses wonderfully emotive insects, animals and vegetables to bring her interviewee’s voices to life, and explores with a light touch what’s to be gained from losing what you […]