The brilliantly talented Conor Finnegen finally released his short Fear Of Flying online recently and it’s worth the wait. A great story about a bird who tries to avoid heading south for the winter lovingly created with a mix of puppetry and animation.
We featured the work of London-based film director Tim Travers Hawkins before, and he’s back with another powerful animated documentary, this time looking at the plight of children held in indefinite detention around the world. Unable to access these sinister facilities, Hawkins built the powerful animation around recorded phone calls with children as young as […]
This is breathtakingly brilliant. Richly designed, beautifully animated and a heartbreaking storyline. Take ten minutes out of your day and immerse yourself in it.
‘This royal court of kings, this blood-stained ground…’ So starts the narration by Michael K. Williams in the twin Baker Bros’ (who go under the moniker TWiN) new short This Is My Court. A stunning series of vignettes shot by DP Nicolas Karakatsanis, this short really pushes the brothers’ work forward in short form … […]
After the positive response to the mini animated short Planet One here is the second installment, aptly called Planet Two. ‘While spending some time on Planet Two we follow a day in the life of one of it’s typical inhabitants… ahh the rat race, a struggle people from all over the cosmos have to deal […]
You’ll have to watch this video at least twice to get the full effect. The first time through, you’ll be watching with your jaw on the ground. The second time, you’ll be staring at the screen intently trying to make sense of what you just saw. This short film is incredible, and will make you […]
Rainbow Narcosis is a 9-minute trippy animated film by artist Jonathan Monaghan about a lamb whose is missing a head. Set to an original 8bit-esque soundtrack, a rainbow portal connects otherworldly and odd things that go on where its head would be. Opera houses, mid-century modern furniture, and a lamb mechwarrior make up some of the characters and […]
The Rest is Science is my short follow up to Brave New Old. The orignal idea with Brave New Old was to employ a mechanical storytelling element to the work, almost like a toy theatre. In the follow up, I decided to try extending this literally by placing all the characters in a giant machine […]
This is a beautiful new animated video for Australian psychedelic rock band, Tame Impala. Delightfully textured and handmade. Check out how directing duo Joe Pelling and Becky Sloan used over one thousand separate plasticine collages to craft timeless magic
Composer and sound designer David Kamp goes into the wild to record the alien sounds of nature. Based on those recording, a whole bunch of talented illustrators and animators go to work to create fictional, cute, and creepy imaginary animals, including those poor sickly buggers.
My latest very, very short animation was created for a cool new Vimeo channel called ‘Full Secs’ inviting people to make an animation with just one second of action in it. The rules are simple; a two second title card followed by a one second animation followed by a two second end credit card. It […]
Well, how very dynamic and depressing at the same time. Directed by Kumareshan Satkunarasa in his final year doing animation at university, the Life And Stuff short was partly prompted by ‘the looming prospect of getting a job and getting on with the rest of my life’. The hyper-realistic treatment and well-executed stop motion sequences […]