Trip the light fantastic with The Atlantic, as we tour the fires we made 400,000 years ago to oil lamps, lighthouses, flash bulbs and finally the hydrogen fusion in modern times. A simple animation makes it all the more dazzling.
Motion graphics artist Andreas Wannerstedt creates kinetic sculptures in the digital world. His designs feature satisfying and hypnotic movements which echo real-world physics, but would be challenging to build as physical models. Watch more on his Instagram page.
Google pays tribute to one of the first artists of moving pictures, George Méliès, the man behind A Trip to the Moon, among other early films. This charming 360º video which uses animation to commemorate the life and creativity of a true innovator and artist.
Enter a richly textured and beautifully lit world in Ged Sia and Pet Punk’s animated short film about two children and their first exposure to death, after they find a deceased rabbit by the side of the road. Despite the dark subject matter, there’s a sense of wonder about it.
CGP Grey narrates and animates Nick Bostrom’s brilliant 2005 paper – a fable about a dragon that reflects humanity’s progress in extending our lives through medicine. It speaks to how adversity drives ingenuity and the tenuous equilibrium between faith and science.
Bad guys super-powered and otherwise hit the arena in ArtSpear Entertainment’s latest crossover animation. Can Agent Smith outrace Enchantress in converting everyone? Is Thanos overpowered? Will Darth Vader approve of Kylo Ren? All that and more in this silly short film.
There’s an entire subreddit dedicated to Pareidolia – the idea that we tend to see faces in inanimate objects because it’s human nature to look for other living creatures. This amusing promo clip for VICELAND’s Weed Week 2018 goes one step further, and makes the faces sing.
Julien Grande’s Pour une Poignée de Girolles, or For a Handful of Chanterelles, is a sweetly written and softly drawn short film about the art and craft of preparing a supper, the simple joys of family life and togetherness, and the unforeseen perils of foraging.