The NHL playoffs begin today. Personally I’m rooting for the Calgary Flames, but I’ll be happy if any Canadian team wins the cup. Whether or not you’re planning to watch any of the games tonight, take ten minutes to enjoy The Sweater, a classic Canadiana short from the NFB. In this animated short, Roch Carrier […]
Back in the early days of Disney animation, it was not uncommon for animators to cycle animation forward and then backward, repeat action more than once, or use a cross-over technique in which two or more characters do the same action. From The Illusion of Life: Sometimes an action could be repeated just as it […]
This has got to be the best use of emoticons ever. Personally, I’ve always preferred smileys in text format. ;) Hit play or watch Emoticon War on Current.
The first time I’d ever heard of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was when my dad made a wood carving based on one of the characters holding up a plate to the sky. (Apparently my parents are better acquainted with popular children’s books than I am.) Sony pictures is now making a Cloudy with […]
My friend Jarett Sitter and his sister created this clever stop motion pixilation for a Doritos ad contest. If you like it, vote him up here by clicking the thumbs up.
Laurie Hill’s short video/animation, “Photo of Jesus” brings a creative spin to the story of the kind of requests that the Getty Images archives deal with on a regular basis. “Photo of Jesus”- Firstly it is an exquisite piece of animation (it’s hard to see how this film could be improved). Secondly, the engaging story […]
This gorgeous stop motion pixilation by Yuval & Merav Nathan, with music by Oren Lavie, might just help you get through your Wednesday blues: Hit play or watch Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie at YouTube.
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.