Fear of Flying: brilliant animated short by Conor Finnegen

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Monday 12 August 2013

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.

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Invisible Picture Show: a powerful animated documentary

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By Francis Andrews in Video on Thursday 11 July 2013

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 […]

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Premiere Automne: a breathtakingly beautiful animation

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Thursday 11 April 2013

This is breathtakingly brilliant. Richly designed, beautifully animated and a heartbreaking storyline. Take ten minutes out of your day and immerse yourself in it.

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Planet Three: new animation by Andy Martin

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Monday 8 April 2013

Dealing with themes of death, rebirth and world ecosystems; the neon inhabitants of Planet Three undertake a journey that is both exhilarating and transformative.

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This Is My Court: new short film by TWiN

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By J. Cooper in New Film on Tuesday 26 March 2013

‘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 … […]

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Planet Two: a short animation by Andy Martin

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Tuesday 12 March 2013

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 […]

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The Centrifugal Brain Project

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Film on Thursday 7 March 2013

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 […]

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Rainbow Narcosis: trippy animation by Jonathan Monaghan

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By Lost At E Minor in New Film on Tuesday 5 March 2013

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 […]

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The Rest is Science: a new animation by Adam Wells

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By Adam Wells in New Film on Tuesday 22 January 2013

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 […]

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Incredible sand animation by Ilana Yahav

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By Ratface in Video on Friday 11 January 2013

I love this sand animation. The skill an focus is unbelievable, and the storyline being so simple just adds to the power of it.

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Odin’s Afterbirth: an animation by Joseph Bennett

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By Indyns in Video on Tuesday 18 December 2012

This animation by our friend Joseph Bennett is a huge compliment to our lifestyle. I think he can write our feelings with colored pencil and ink.

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Feels Like We Only Go Backwards: music video by Tame Impala

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By Franck Deron in Video on Wednesday 5 December 2012

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

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David Kamp’s Sound Creatures

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By Franck Deron in Video on Wednesday 5 December 2012

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.

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Good Morning: new one second animation by Andy Martin

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Friday 30 November 2012

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 […]

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Life depressingly summed up in 5 minutes

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By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Wednesday 28 November 2012

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 […]

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