This hilarious Jack Kinney style Goofy short, How to Hook up your Home Theater, isn’t new — it was released in 2007, shown in theatres before National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets — but it is significant because it recaptures the spirit of Disney in the golden era of animation. It aims particularly at recapturing […]
As I post this, I should actually be working on remodelling my bathroom. How appropriate! Procrastination, a short animation by Johnny Kelly of the Royal College of Art. [Procrastination – Youtube]
Oktapodi, a short CG animation from the students at Gobelins.
I’ve played around in the open source 3D modelling software Blender a little bit. It may not be as fancy as the retail software on the market today, but if you compare it with versions of Maya or MAX from just a few years ago, it blows them out of the water. A team of […]
Competing in Ze Frank’s Color Wars, people have been recreating their childhood photos and posting them to the youngnow gallery. Here are a bunch that I animated using a morphing program: [Color Wars Young to Old Morph – YouTube]
If you’re looking for something arty, creepy, yet mysteriously compelling, check out MUTO, a short animated film that uses public walls as a backdrop for animated creatures. MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo. (A segment of this film originally titled Fantoche, linked previously).
This amazing music video by Director Simon Laganière, for the Quebec duo Tricot Machine, uses artwork of entirely knitted yarn to animate each frame. (A tricot is a plain, warp-knitted cloth of any of various yarns.) Over 700 unique knitted pieces were created for the video by designer Lysanne Latulippe of the fashion label Majolie. […]
The Oscar nominations for the 80th annual Academy Awards were released yesterday. The nominations in the class of Best Animated Short Film are: I Met The Walrus (Josh Raskin) View Madame Tutli-Putli (NFB, Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski) View Meme Les Pigeons Vont Au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go To Heaven) (Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse) View […]
I did a bit of sketching with charcoal for a drawing class in University. One of the projects I did involved drawing something, erasing it and redrawing the same thing after some action had happened. Because charcoal leaves marks behind after it’s erased, the original action could be seen behind the new drawing. I repeated […]
Just for fun, the motion graphics fans out there might enjoy the stop action magic of Platform from motiongrapher.com. “Smith & Foulkes used a Canon Digital SLR camera linked up to a laptop allowing them to capture frames and play them back checking the shots as they went along. By shooting digitally Smith & Foulkes […]