Excited to see that Alexandra Levasseur is now experimenting with animation! Watch below!
You can now watch animator Mikey Please’s stunning stop-motion film “Marilyn Myller” in its entirety! I’d been waiting what seemed like forever to see this. You might remember Mikey’s previous film “The Eagleman Stag” which was also made from thousands of handmade foam models. Watch the film below!
Gorgeous animated video from Japanese trio, Networks. Love the style here! Directed by Kohei Yoshino and animated by Satoru Kaneko, watch the video for “SIZQ” below!
A mellow piece by an animator who goes by the name of kanahebi features a series of flowing aquatic forms set to a track by Magic Lantern called ‘Feasting On Energy’ – video embedded below:
This animation by Johnny Kelly poses the question: “If for one day you had the power to make your world work better, what would you change?” Thoroughly enjoyed this, watch the video below.
This animation by Maciek Janicki is extremely satisfying to watch. Take a look below!
I love that instead of throwing any old MJ song over top of this Annette opted for the sound of swishing feet! Watch below!
A Way To Go is an impressive online experience that demonstrates the potential of future creativity, combining interactive 3D video, animation, illustration and (if you have a headset), virtual reality, recommended to everyone. Put together by Vincent Morisset, Caroline Robert, douard Lanctt-Benoit and produced by the National Film Board of Canada, this work was included in the interactive section of the most recent Sundance Film Festival. You are an anonymous character who can either walk or run in a woods setting, maybe stop to look around and examine the surroundings. From scene to scene, your mouse clicks perform various effects from the visual to the audio. Here, animation is not a passive experience and you have some sense of agency, all of this put together using current web technology. You have to check this out for yourself – you need to use the Google Chrome web browser, put look around, play around, and have fun here.
Studio Feix (Philipp Feigenbutz and Anna-Maria Scharf) animated the video for Calvin Cardioid’s dreamy track, “Everything To Me”. Check it out below!
Directed by Alan Holly, cowritten by Holly and Rory Byrne, and co-animated by Holly, Byrne, and Eoghan Dalton, manages to instil real emotion into the relatively clich theme of life and death. Beautifully executed and deceptively simple. Watch the full video below!
Polish animator Ola Szmida received an honourable mention at the 2015 Short Waves Festival. The trailer for “Unwanted Desires” is below, along with more of her illustrations and animations.
Loooove the style of this graduate animation by Lucrece Andreae. It’s a couple years old but was just selected by this week. Watch “Les mots de la carpe” below!
, another hand-drawn animation from Shishi Yamazaki. Watch below!
In collaboration with 22 animation studios from all over the world, Universal Everything has created a living mural for the Sydney Opera House. While adapting cutting-edge technologies, Universal Everything encouraged a creative process intent on capturing something everyone can relate to. The hand-drawn approach, in particular, sets it apart from the kind of projections usually commissioned to light up the iconic structure. See more images and video of the project below. Animation Sequences: 01, Block: Universal Everything – 02, Burst: Patch d. Keyes – patchdkeyes.co.uk/ 03, Fill: Drew Tyndell – drewtyndell.com/ 04, Chase: Tymote – tymote.jp/ 05, Multiply: Nicolas Mnard – nicolasmenard.com/ 06, Climb: Parallel Teeth – parallelteeth.com/ 07, Rise: KClogg – kclogg.tumblr.com/ 08, Twist: Matt Scharenboich – mattscharenbroich.com/ 09, Wind: Vscolo – vascolo.com.ar/ 10, Swarm: Universal Everything 11, Calm: Zutto – zuttoworld.com/ 12, Float: Cindy Suen – cindysuen.tumblr.com/ 13, Power: Masanobu Hiraoka – vimeo.com/user6065152 14, Slide: Ori Toor – oritoor.com/ 15, Spin: Ori Toor 16, Wave: Vscolo 17, Construct: DXMIQ – dxmiq.com/ 18, Growth: DXMIQ 19, Flow: Ruff Mercy – ruffmercy.com/ 20, Scatter: Caleb Wood – vimeo.com/calebwood 21,…
This video directed by Hugo Arcier is like that one scene in “Under The Skin”. I’m never fully sold on a video that relies on one effect for the entire clip but it is definitely cool/weird enough to hold your attention. Watch “Je Pars” below.