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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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Spectacular Footage Captures a NASA Probe as it Touches the Sun for the First Time

 Science #sun #timelapse #video December 20, 2021 Grace Ebert  NASA marked an impressive milestone when its Parker Solar Probe was the first ever to touch the sun and return earlier this year, and footage from its historic mission offers a stunning glimpse at the massive star’s upper atmosphere. The black-and-white timelapse shows a …

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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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Exceptionally Slow-Motion Footage Documents Tropical Butterflies Bursting from Their Chrysalises and Taking Flight

 Photography Science #butterflies #insects #video December 15, 2021 Grace Ebert  In an extravagant display of evolutionary tricks and mating rituals, new footage by Adrian Smith of the wildly popular Ant Lab YouTube channel focuses on six tropical butterflies. The extremely slow-motion montage zeroes in on a trio of tropical creatures as they crack …

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A Rare Encounter with the Elusive Giant Phantom Jellyfish Captures Its 33-Foot Billowing Limbs

 Photography Science #jellyfish #underwater #video December 7, 2021 Grace Ebert  Back in August, we shared news of a previously undiscovered jellyfish so vibrant that its brilliant red body was a stark contrast to its deepwater environment. Now thanks to researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, we can add another similarly spectacular …

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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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Migrants: A Climate Disaster Forces a Polar Bear and Her Cub to Flee Their Home in a Harrowing Animation

 Animation #animation #bears #climate crisis #migration #refugees #video November 22, 2021 Grace Ebert  A stunning work of both social commentary and technical dexterity, “Migrants” explores the heartbreaking aftermath of a climate disaster. The animation—which is an impressive collaboration between fifth-year animations students Zoé Devise, Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, and Lucas Lermytte, …

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78,846 Photos of the Sun Are Stitched Together into a Mesmerizing Timelapse of Its Movements

 Photography Science #NASA #sun #timelapse #video November 19, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] Using data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, filmmaker Seán Doran composed an entrancing timelpase of the sun’s glowing coronal loops during a month-long period. The video project compiles 78,846 ångström-171 photographs from August 2014 that show the bright, curved structures, which …

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An Emotional Stop-Motion Ad Follows a Family Revitalizing Their Organic Farm

 Animation Food #advertising #farming #puppets #stop motion #video November 17, 2021 Grace Ebert  Ten years after Irish animator and director Johnny Kelly (previously) brought us a charming stop-motion ad for Chipotle about a farmer’s return to organic methods, he’s back with an emotional sequel that revisits the now-aging protagonist. The new short film, titled …

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