short film

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year: A Stop-Motion Music Video Tells the Warm and Fuzzy Story of Woodland Friends

 Animation Music #felt #music video #short film #stop motion #video December 23, 2021 Grace Ebert  Illustrator Phoebe Wahl and animator Andrea Love teamed up to gift us with a delightful stop-motion short full of cozy felted sweaters, wooly swirls of steam puffing from teacups, and (too much) snow just in time for the …

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Blip: A Minimal Animation about Screen Addictions Unleashes a Barrage of Pings and Notifications

 Animation #short film #social commentary #social media #technology #video December 17, 2021 Grace Ebert  We’ve all been there: spending the entire day scrolling through social, responding to texts and DMs and email, descending into internet rabbit holes, and just generally escaping the world through our devices. A quirky, 2D animation titled “Blip” by …

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Two Curious Rats Endure the Disastrous Effects of an Experiment Gone Haywire in an Animated Short

 Animation #humor #rats #short film #video December 1, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] What happens when a pair of curious (and hungry) rats find themselves in a kitchen of potions, tonics, and jars of strange preservatives? “Experiment” is a short film by Zoé Berton-Bojko and Susana Covo Perez—they produced the piece as part of …

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Artificial Organisms: Shimmering Digital Creatures Undulate and Pulse with Light in Maxim Zhetskov’s New Film

 Animation Art #digital #short film #video November 9, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] In “Artificial Organisms,” Russian director Maxim Zhestkov (previously) enlivens machine intelligence to create palpitating marine organisms that radiate with vibrant bands of light. The hulking, life-like specimens, which are comprised of countless individual spheres, are presented floating in undulating masses or …

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A Polar Bear Made of Ice Navigates a Melting Arctic Landscape in a Powerful Stop-Motion Short

 Animation #bears #climate crisis #ice #short film #stop motion #video November 5, 2021 Grace Ebert  A poignant short film by London-based animation studio Nomint is a stunning reminder that we can’t reverse climate disasters. Produced for WWF’s Arctic Programme, “We Can’t Negotiate with Ice” follows a polar bear as it traverses a landscape …

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In ‘Raw Craft,’ the Late Anthony Bourdain Visits the Bay Area Press Utilizing 19th-Century Bookmaking Techniques

 Craft Documentary #books #letterpress #short film #typesetting #video October 28, 2021 Grace Ebert  Regardless of its unabashed tech culture, San Francisco remains a hub for analog artforms, hosting an annual festival that uses a 7-ton steamroller to print linocuts and housing one of the last remaining publishers of its kind. Arion Press is …

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Dead Meat: A Pair of Hungry Seagulls Fight Over a Hotdog in a Quirky Animated Short

 Animation #birds #humor #short film #video October 20, 2021 Grace Ebert  Selfish, hungry, and more cunning than he appears, the zany seagull in Adnan Peer Mohamed’s “Dead Meat” sends feathers flying. The animated short opens with the creature scouring a boardwalk for food, and after mistaking a bolt for a snack, he snatches …

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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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