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A Superstitious Cast Kicks Off Montréal’s 13th Annual Stop-Motion Festival in a Carnivalesque Animation

 Animation #short film #stop motion #video September 14, 2021 Grace Ebert  To launch its 13th year, a bizarre animation for the 2021 Festival Stop Motion Montréal evokes eerie tropes and superstitions: a drooling pug morphs into an unfriendly black cat, a gardener reveals a sharp scissor hand, and a once-vibrant fire turns into …

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An Absurd Mockumentary Follows a Disheveled Robot that Mooches Off His Ornery Creator

 Amazing #humor #robots #science fiction #short film #video August 26, 2021 Grace Ebert  Brian and Charles are just like any other roommates. They enjoy bedroom dance parties and competitive games of Scrabble, pull dated clothes from each others’ closets, and even argue over whose food is whose—Charles is notorious for sneaking bites of …

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A Striking Stop-Motion Short Creates Uncanny Visual Effects Using Matches

 Animation #matches #short film #stop motion #video August 10, 2021 Grace Ebert  Digital effects are no match for Tokyo-based designer Tomohiro Okazaki, whose mesmerizing new animation is a striking feat of stop-motion techniques. Using squirts of paint, strips paper, and other household objects, Okazaki deftly manipulates matchsticks into dozens of individual studies that …

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An Insightful Short Film Follows a 90-Year-Old Fisherman Who Clears Plastic from Bali’s Coasts

 Documentary Photography #Bali #fishing #plastic #pollution #short film #video August 6, 2021 Grace Ebert  Each day, 90-year-old Wayan gathers his nets and mesh sacks and sets his small boat out on the coast of Bali. The jewel-toned waters used to be a prime location for fishing, a profession Wayan practiced throughout childhood and …

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Guardians of Paradise: An Intimate Short Film Peers into Life in Burma

 Documentary Photography #Burma #short film #video July 30, 2021 Grace Ebert  Comprised of footage shot between 2018 and 2020, “Guardians of Paradise” offers an intimate and sensitive glimpse at Burmese life. The short film shows children at play on docks, a fisherman as he pulls in his net, and others as they practice …

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A Kind Pine Cone Helps an Elderly Man Survive a Cold Winter in a Heartwarming Stop-Motion Animation

 Animation #short film #stop motion #trees #video #winter July 28, 2021 Grace Ebert  Sometimes help comes from unexpected sources, especially when you need it most. That’s the central message behind a heartfelt stop-motion short written, directed, and animated by Dunedin, New Zealand-based Claire Campbell. “Winter’s Blight” follows an elderly man named Bill, who …

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An Otherworldly Animation Adventures Across Galactic Landscapes Recreated in Miniature

 Animation Photography #landscapes #miniature #short film #space #video July 13, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] In the first two parts of his Miniature Landscape series, director and animator Clemens Wirth (previously) celebrates the vast, awe-inspiring terrain of the earth by adventuring through snowy caverns, across pebbled beaches, and to the green glow of the …

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A Rhythmic Stop-Motion Short Reveals the Juicy Insides of Tropical Fruit Slice by Slice

 Animation Food Photography #fruit #short film #stop motion #timelapse #video June 25, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] Toronto-based animator Kevin Parry peels back the layers of kiwi, mangoes, and other tropical fruits to unveil their colorful, fleshy insides from skin to core. Paired with a satisfying track of succulent, cracking sounds, the timelapse cycles …

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A Delightful Animation Chronicles a Peaceful Spring Hike through a Camera’s Viewfinder

 Animation #hiking #nature #short film #video June 17, 2021 Grace Ebert  “Viewfinder” is a charming animation about exploring the outdoors from the Seoul-based studio VCRWORKS. The second episode in the recently launched Rhythmens series, the peaceful short follows a central character on a hike in a springtime forest and frames their whimsically rendered …

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Duplicate Figures Freeze in Motion as a Dancer Writhes and Contorts Her Body in an Entrancing Short Film

 Dance #short film #video May 10, 2021 Grace Ebert  “Weakness of the Flesh” is a captivating and eerie short film that appears to clone dancer Emma Rosenzweig-Bock, who twists and contorts her body amongst a sea of her own figure. Shot in Los Angeles, the disquieting piece contrasts Rosenzweig-Bock’s graceful sequences with more …

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