14.01.14 by Jeff

“Eager” Animation by Allison Schulnik

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This is cinematic perfection, it’s truly one of the finest pieces of animation I’ve seen. I’ve praised Allison Schulnik’s animations in the past (here and here) but I think this film is her strongest work to date. It is absolutely gorgeous, and also terrifying, and I guess that’s sort of how I feel about all of her work.

Watch the Allison Schulnik’s animation “Eager” below!

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13.01.14 by Jeff

Video Feature: Interview with Artist Erosie

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Artist Jeroen (Erosie) discusses his unconventional style and how it relates to drawing a perfect circle. Watch the video interview below.

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10.01.14 by Jeff

The Simpsons Pay Tribute to Legendary Japanese Animator Hayao Miyazaki

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I haven’t watched The Simpsons in years but I might have to this Sunday. The teaser for the next episode reveals it to be a tribute to Japanese director, animator, Hayao Miyazaki. It will be an entire episode brimming with references to Studio Ghibli films.

The teaser has glimpses of My Neighbor TotoroHowl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away, well, you get the idea.

I was thinking though, how cool would it have been to have Studio Ghibli actually produce the episode of The Simpsons? In their style! I guess, this is the next best thing.

Watch the video below!

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09.01.14 by Jeff

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared: 2

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The sequel we never knew we wanted. This short by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling is fantastic. The writing, the animations, the sets, everything, just brilliant. Ahhhh, I have to watch it again. It has the same vibes as the creepiest video on Youtube (cocka-doodly-doodly-doo).

If you watched the first episode “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” you know this is gonna get a little dark. Watch it below!

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07.01.14 by Jeff

Video Profile: Illustrator Victo Ngai

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The latest episode of the interview series “Like Knows Like” features New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai. I’ve followed her work for awhile so it was great to hear her talk about her work (and sing some Backstreet Boys). If you missed it, I previously posted Victo’s work here and here.

Watch the video profile below!

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07.01.14 by Jeff

Magenta Skateboards “Old Woops New Groove”

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My favourite kind of skate video! Magenta Skateboards’ Leo Valls and Ben Gore rip around San Francisco. Watch below.

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06.01.14 by Jeff

Scott Stevens’ Full Part from The Last Ones

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This is the most creative snowboard part I’ve seen in ages (probably ever). Human-Being-Having-The-Most-Fun Award goes to Scott Stevens. If Gou Miyagi snowboarded this is what it might look like. Loved every second of this.

Watch below!

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03.01.14 by Jeff

Experimental Animation Meets Pottery

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Animator Jim Le Fevre, whom I posted about way back in 2008 (See here: “Phonographantasmascope”), teamed up with Roops and Al Johnstone to make a fantastic phonotrope animation for the Crafts Council.

Roops and Al Johnstone make earthenware under the name RAMP, which stands for Roop and Al Make Pots. I can only imagine how anxious they must have been waiting for this thing to fire in the kiln, hoping nothing went wrong after all their hard work.

 

 

craftscouncil.org.uk