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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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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Mind-blowing animation by Anthony Schepperd

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By Saad Moosajee in Video on Wednesday 6 February 2013

Anthony Schepperd is an independent animator working in Philadelphia. His animations feature organic psychedelic visuals that are absolutely mind-blowing in their intricacy.

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Animation from Jake Fried made from ink, coffee, and white out

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By Annie Churdar in Video on Friday 1 February 2013

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.

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Zero: a clever stop-motion animation

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Film on Tuesday 29 January 2013

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 […]

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Australian team creates animation for Saks window

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By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Wednesday 9 January 2013

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.

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WONDER 365: new short-film animations every day

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By Jo Mo in Video on Friday 16 November 2012

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.

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Sun and Egg: a Chinese animation duo

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By Jo Mo in Video on Thursday 15 November 2012

Sun and Egg are a Chinese animation duo currently living in Berlin. Their 2D animations are beautifully realised and have many strange little creatures running through them.

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Sub!: an animated short by Jesse Schmal

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By Franck Deron in New Film on Thursday 8 November 2012

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.

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John Kricfalusi analyzing the hell out of old cartoons

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By Kelly Keenan in Cool Websites on Friday 19 October 2012

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. […]

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The Event: a new animation by Julia Pott

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By Jilli Rose in Video on Thursday 18 October 2012

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 […]

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Good Grief: new animation by Fiona Dalwood

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By Jilli Rose in Video on Tuesday 16 October 2012

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 […]

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Blackbird: a new animation by Tugamovil

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By Andres Colmenares in Video on Friday 5 October 2012

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.

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Monsieur Flap: an animation by Brice Chevillard

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By Meital Bar Natan in Video on Thursday 4 October 2012

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 […]

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