Animation

Kinetic Actions Trigger Mesmerizing Tessellations and Patterns in an Absorbing Short Film

 Animation #pattern #short film #tessellation #video June 17, 2022 Grace Ebert [embedded content] Basic geometric forms like circles, triangles, and lines alchemize into a hypnotic study of patterns in a new short film from the Barcelona-based Diatomic Studio. Part of their Tiles series, the animation applies kinetic principles to minimal, black-and-white renderings. The actions, …

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An Exhibition Unearths Rare Production Drawings from the Futuristic Neo Tokyo of the Anime Classic ‘Akira’

 Animation History Illustration #anime #architecture #drawing #film #science fiction June 9, 2022 Grace Ebert Akira, cut #1, Final production background detail, Toshiharu Mizutani, poster color on paper, 93 x 53 centimeters. All photos from AKIRA (Movie), based on the graphic novel AKIRA by Katsuhiro Otomo. First published by Young Magazine, Kodansha Ltd. © MASH …

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A Brilliant Orange Orb Shape-Shifts Through Time in a Meditative Animated Short

 Animation #short film #time #video May 20, 2022 Grace Ebert  A metaphor for the way fragments of time both accumulate and mutate as they slip from one moment to the next, a glowing sphere is the subject of a calming short film by Argentinian artist Ezequiel Pini, of Six N. Five. The CGI …

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A Trailer for João Gonzalez’s Animated Short ‘Ice Merchants’ Follows a Cliff-Jumping Father and Son

 Animation #short film #video April 29, 2022 Grace Ebert  Selected as one of ten projects for the International Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival, João Gonzalez’s “Ice Merchants” is a frigid and precarious tale about a father and son. As the title suggests, the pair sells the frozen material, although to reach …

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A Hand-Painted Animated Logo for Linmon Pictures

 Animation Design #identity #logos #oil painting April 25, 2022 Christopher Jobson [embedded content] Shanghai-based production company Linmon Pictures created a lovely logo animation that runs before their films, notable for its use of oil paints. Directed by Lin Zhe, the short features a lone figure who opens a curtain to reveal a brilliant explosion …

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A Short Film Collages Chicago’s Past and Present in a Profound Look at the City’s History of Activism

 Animation History Music #activism #collage #music video #short film #video April 19, 2022 Grace Ebert  A palimpsest of history, politics, and art, a short film by Lisbon-based director João Pombeiro is an ode to the Midwest’s largest city and its people. “Chicago” travels across time periods and neighborhoods in a poetic collage of …

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Diced Wool Vegetables and Spools of Sauce Layer Onto Andrea Love’s Fibrous Pizza

 Animation Craft Food #miniature #pizza #stop motion #video #wool March 2, 2022 Grace Ebert  The miniature woolen oven mitt that Andrea Love (previously) uses to pull her handmade pizza from the oven is the only item in her stop-motion tutorial that’s true to form. An addition to the Washington-based animator’s quirky fare, the …

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40 Animators Around the Globe ‘Pass the Ball’ in a Collaborative Rube Goldberg-Esque Sequence

 Animation #balls #digital #stop motion #video January 28, 2022 Grace Ebert  Forty months in the making, “Pass the Ball” is a delightful and eccentric example of the creative possibilities of collaboration. The animated compilation, which was conceptualized and organized by Nathan Boey, centers on a small red orb that shapeshifts, bounces across the …

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‘The House’ Is a Mysterious Animated Trilogy Following Three Generations of Stop-Motion Characters

 Animation #puppets #stop motion #video January 14, 2022 Grace Ebert A destitute family, an uneasy property developer, and an unrealistic landlady clinging to the past all find themselves grappling with control when they inhabit The House. The mysterious dwelling is the titular character of Netflix’s new three-part series that brings some of the most …

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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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