Animator Chris Carboni created this terrific animation which continuously morphs through popular films. The piece is a music video for a band called Cruisr, but sorta feels completely unrelated to the music. I actually muted the video and listened to it with Flying Lotus’ Parisian Goldfish (much better). I expected to see a lot of classic films here but it was nice to see more recent films like Under The Skin included too. How many of the films can you recognize? Watch the animation below.
A cheeky animation following a ticket man on a train, by one of the most talented illustrators working right now, Simon Landrein. The visual innuendos in this play out like the dialogue in a James Bond film. Watch the music video for “Masters Of The Gentlemanly Art” below.
Eric Wareheim’s latest video for Mr. Oizo’s “HAM” is a pretty harsh critique of American culture. John C. Reilly is almost unrecognizable as an obese scooter-driving monster.
“I was visiting my relatives in St. Louis and we were going to a Wal-Mart to stock up on ammunition because my uncle was going to take us shooting at the range. And at the Wal-Mart there were about six or seven enormously obese people on Rascal scooters all trying to get in the front door at the same time. It was like a logjam. Then I walked in and noticed more of these Rascal scooters were going up to McDonald’s, which was inside Wal-Mart, and they would get their Big Macs and sodas and they would shop with the food, so they would be taking clothes and putting them on their bodies for sizing and they’d be all stained with ketchup and meat grease. It was just unbelievable. And then we went to the ammunition section and it’s literally right next to the toy section, which I couldn’t believe. So this whole idea of how our society is going toward fast food, obesity, and all the gun violence that’s been going on for the past couple years—it hit me really hard and I wanted to make something kind of showing the future of America, or actually present day America. A lot of my work doesn’t really have a social statement but this one leans a little more toward that.” – Eric Wareheim (source)
Watch the video below (warning: it gets a little violent).
He’s been called the Mash-up Maestro, video editor Matthijs Vlot, famously remixed films to sing Lionel Richie’s “Hello” (see here), returns once again. This time he’s sliced and diced clips from Breaking Bad to create a brilliant song, complete with rhyming verses, and a hilarious chorus. If you were a fan of the show you’ll love this. Watch “This Is My Product” below!
The crowdedness of our planet captured in an animation by Andrew Khosravani and Cristina Florit Gomila, made primarily out of plasticine. Watch “Crowded” below.
Love David Rudnick’s graphic work and typography for RL Grime’s debut album, VOID. This is flawless work, and I love how it carries over into the animation for RL Grime’s single “Valhalla”. The video was directed by David Rudnick and Daniel Swan, and features animation by Bob Walmsley and Andrew Keyser. Watch it below.
Cool music video by Jeremy Rotsztain for Russian musician COH created using sound-responsive algorithms. I imagine this is what people with synesthesia see when they hear music. Watch “BECHA-KPACHA” below.
Here’s a hand-painted rotoscope animation by Zachary Johnson, featuring 3,454 oil paintings, with music by The Sea The Sea. Watch the animation below.