David O’Reilly: The External World short film

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By Matt Taylor from Sixty40 in New Film on Saturday 20 August 2011

Mr O’Reilly is a unique breed amongst animation directors, having both style and substance. I’d call him an auteur, but he’d call me a nasty name or send me a virus. This short film left me more satisfied after 14 minutes than many feature films can do in 90. And heck, you can buy his […]

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Stop-motion remake of Pinball Number 12 animation

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By Zolton in Video on Tuesday 9 August 2011

Remember the thrill you used to get watching the Count go thrugh his familiar routine every week on Sesame Street? The adrenalin rush that would build as he got closer and closer to the end? Well, this stop-motion remake of the classic Pinball Number 12 animation from Sesame Street will get the blood pumping again. […]

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Clyde Peterson

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By Bright Archer in Video on Saturday 2 July 2011

I’ve admired the work of Clyde Peterson: be it as a musician, filmmaker, animator, or writer of brilliant comics, for many years now. Here’s one recent, awesome as always example. Perhaps it will make an admirer out of you, too.

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Sketch The Rhyme: spontaneous performance art

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By Jason Howe in New Events on Saturday 25 June 2011

I’m happy to be involved with this audio/visual experimental, improvised performance troop consisting of four artists, three freestyling MCs, and a live four piece band. Inspired by Pictionary, Mr. Squiggle and animation, Sketch the Rhyme incorporates live drawing projected for the audience to see, rappers freestyling, and it’s all being inspired by the sketching.

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Chloe Mazlo’s animation for Albert: an iPad game

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By Antoine Corbineau in New Design on Tuesday 21 June 2011

French animator Chloe Mazlo just finished the art direction for Albert, a fun and addictive iPad and iPhone game produced by Fingerlab. The result is a smooth, pleasant mix of low-cost design and advanced technology.

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One Big Hapa Family

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By Gerry Mak in New Film on Monday 20 June 2011

I just got to check out Canadian filmmaker/animator Jeff Chiba Stearn’s debut documentary, One Big Hapa Family, about intermarriage between Japanese-Canadians and white Canadians.

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Nervous Cat animation by Orion Rigel Dommisse

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By Marissa Nadler in Video on Saturday 21 May 2011

Orion Rigel Dommisse is perhaps best known for her music. But her animation is insane, in the best possible way. Here is Nervous Cat, one of my favorites of hers.

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Brilliant Adventure Time cartoon series

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By Paul Sprangers from Free Energy in Video on Saturday 14 May 2011

This is the perfect cartoon. It’s like a person with a well-developed personality. It’s gentle, and has a wide-eyed enthusiasm for pure imagination, but the characters use contemporary, up-to-the-minute slang and usually deal with insane situations in realistic ways. It is one of the most weird, creative, and satisfyingly entertaining shows I’ve seen in a long time. Also, the animation reminds me of late 80s computer games or something made on MS Paint.

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Kinetic: a short animated film

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By Ricardo Cook Martins in Video on Thursday 12 May 2011

Have you ever wished you could go back the last few minutes of your life? To say something different, to do something you should have done? Travis found a way.

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Bendito Machine series

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By Zolton in Video on Saturday 9 April 2011

These Bendito shadow videos are brilliant! Created by Jossie Malis and with music by Sxip Shirey, this episode is the third in the ongoing Bendito Machine series. Watch the first two videos below.

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Short animation for Japan Disaster Red Cross appeal

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By Megan Griffiths in Video on Saturday 2 April 2011

Breeder, a motion graphics and animation studio in Brisbane, have created a short animation called Rising, which they hope will act as a powerful reminder for people to donate to the Red Cross Japan disaster appeal.

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Umbra: animated film by Malcolm Sutherland

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By Zolton in Video on Tuesday 22 March 2011

In this awesome short animated film by Malcolm Sutherland an ‘explorer adventures into an unknown world, yet it seems that he has been there before’. Aw.

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Mircea Cantor

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By Deanne Cheuk in New Art on Saturday 5 February 2011

Mircea Cantor is a Romanian artist who works with video, animation, sculpture, drawing, painting and installation. His work is often a commentary on contemporary society with characteristics of Romanian folk traditions.

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I’m Going To Make It Better

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By Zolton in Video on Saturday 15 January 2011

I love the clever use of typography and sweet animation in this short film by Climent Canal, Sebastián Baptista, and Aimar Molero.

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The Dirtbombs animated video for Sharevari

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By Zolton in New Music on Friday 24 December 2010

Woohoo! The Dirtbombs get down and dirty, just how we like it. This is the video for their epic track, Sharevari. The dance floor may never be the same again.

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