Adrienne Dowling’s animated stop-motion short is a delight, telling the story of a grumpy iceberg inhabitant who catches an unrelenting merman in her net. We couldn’t help but think of The Shape of Water when we watched this. Behind the scenes video here.
Filmmaker and composer Stuart Hilton’s son Stanley had his brain scanned for science, and his dad decided to take footage of the sliced up imaging layers, animated them, and set them to a trippy ambient soundtrack. It’s weird to think that we all have this stuff inside our heads.
Alan Becker, the man behind the epic Animator vs. Animation series is back. This time out, his stick figures decide to help out with his animation project, and digital chaos ensues when a virus invades the system. We’re looking forward to seeing what happens next.
Created by nine different animators over the course of a year, each tackling 32 seconds (8 bars) of a song before passing it on for the next artist to continue the story, Lucinate’s title track Big Noise is an awesome collaboration. It’s noir in your eyes and dreamy jazz in your ears.
Encyclopedia Pictura’s series of vignettes about a group of young friends is wildly inventive, from its adorable environments, to its character design, to its lighthearted story and dialogue, to its great voice acting. Animation junkies will definitely want to check this out.
Video artist, music and comedy producer Nick DenBoer’s wild and crazy CG animation work can be seen in TV shows, music videos, and commercials. His latest showreel is packed with so much insanity that we couldn’t resist sharing it as a standalone work of entertainment.
Directors Fred & Annabelle created of the most slickest music videos we’ve seen in a while. Thousands of nondescript characters face off at a city intersection, while DJ Chinese Man keeps the beat going from the tallest amp stack we’ve ever seen. From the album Shikantaza.
Digital art and design collective Universal Everything uses a series of human motion studies to envision a new sort of interactive modeling interface, which could allow multiple participants to sculpt objects from “smart matter.” It also doubles as a dance piece.
The Royal Ocean Film Society gathered snippets from animation experts that point out the importance of walking in cartoons. We can learn a lot about a character – even a live one – by their walk, and changing even one element of it can drastically change the character.
Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope hop onto the information superhighway in search of a replacement part to keep Sugar Rush running. Along the way, the duo encounters a veritable who’s who of Disney-owned characters, as the studio flexes their intellectual property muscle.
A hiker discovers that her world is far more limiting than she thought it was, and finds herself stuck in quite the predicament. Animator Kris Stanton’s short film is proof that a simple premise can make for great storytelling. One of CalArts’ 2018 character animation student films.