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 […]
This unofficial videoclip for Blackbird, a catchy song by Polish band Paula&Karol, created by Tugamovil, is all about the joy of travelling and drinking. Colors, drawings and Polish vodka are the basics of this inspiring visual interpretation.
I love kinky stuff, but even more, I enjoy the combination of kinky and cute. Monsieur flap is exactly that. This short animation made by Brice Chevillard is so much fun, each time I watch it, it brings a naughty smile to my face. Monsieur flap is a simple, funny, twisted and charming guy, more […]
Aw! This might be the cutest animation video you’ve ever seen. Titled Little Kaiju, it tells a story of a small creature living in a vending machine in Tokyo who climbs out to explore during the night. It was made by New York-based twins Jonathan and Josk Baker (aka Twin) and is both bizarre and […]
I met art and crafter Mick Minogue in Dublin of March this year. About three minutes after getting into conversation with him, I decided I had to make a little film on him. This is the result, featured online as part of my Amongst Inspiration web film series.
US-based Australian directing duo TWiN have just finished this lovely little short film, Little Kaiju, integrating 3D character animation and live action plates shot in Tokyo. Check it out. There may be a cute toy coming soon, too.
Life is Porno 4D is a graffiti stop-frame animation from streetartists Dian and Kacer from Life is Porno crew in Prague. They took Rumpel (their streetart character) into a new dimension. Probably the first stop-frame animation in the world that made 3D paintings move. The animation was made in Porno Villa in Prague and was […]
Empire State of Pen. One week. Five pens. One pencil. A million cups of tea. One iPhone and one repetitive strain injury. Patrick Vale gives you: Lower Manhattan from the Empire State Building.
Feral is a 13 minute fictional animated film which explores historical accounts of abandoned children. Traditional drawn elements and digital composites articulate the powerful narrative. With its alluring elegant and abstract images, Sousa creates sophisticated layers of visuals which weave together a beautifully poetic statement.
Liberating the spirits of the great Hunter S. Thompson and Franz Kafka, this unique masterpiece of an animation unites great writing with imaginative visuals, shape shifting the audience into the mental state of a mad man. Produced to promote online bookseller and charitable organization Good Books, Metamorphosis, a teamwork project directed by Buck, is a […]