22.01.15 by Jeff

Director Spotlight: RUFFMERCY

ruffmercy-02ruffmercy-04 ruffmercy-03

I’m not really sure how this is possible but somehow, despite having a slew of Vimeo Staff Picks, this is the first time I am posting about RUFFMERCY. The director/animator is based in Bristol, and has sorta trademarked an expressive rotoscoped animation style. I’ll just let the videos do the talking. Enjoy a bunch of my favourites below!

Read More

21.01.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: New York Dancers Flex to Fela Kuti

fela-kuti-flex

New York-based dancers Flizzo, Opt, Jay Donn, Sedo, and Danny respond to the afrobeat rhythms of Fela Kuti by ‘flexing’, a style of dance that came out of East Brooklyn. Watch “Fela Flex”, directed by Dominick Sheldon, below!

Read More

21.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Total Giovanni “Can’t Control My Love”

totalgiovanni-cantcontrolmylove

What more can a guy ask for than to lay in the grass and eat a gummi worm with the girl he loves? Sherwin Akbarzadeh directs this video for the 5-piece Melbourne-based band known as Total Giovanni; Spike Punch, Vincent D, Shidi Amin, Cavallo Nero, and Shattered Guru. File this under chill disco vibes. Watch the video below.

Read More

19.01.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Richie Jackson Performs Skateboard Tricks Using Random Objects

moonduo-animal-skateboading

Highlights of this music video for Moon Duo include skateboarder Richie Jackson kick-flipping a pitchfork, and surfing on top of actor Kyle Mooney’s car. I love both these guys and had no idea they were friends until now.

Watch Moon Duo’s “Animal” video below!

Read More

19.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Flying Lotus “Coronus, The Terminator”

flyinglotus-coronusvideo

Los Angeles-based director Young Replicant helms this gorgeous video for Flying Lotus’ track “Coronus, The Terminator” from the album You’re Dead. Excuse me while I watch it again – this is as good as it gets. Watch the video below.

Read More

19.01.15 by Jeff

Animation: “Thirty Masks” by Martine Frossard

thirtymasks-animation

Simple little animation by Montreal-based illustrator Martine Frossard. Watch “Thirty Masks” below.

Read More

15.01.15 by Jeff

Animation: “Planets After Planets” by Titouan Bordeau

TitouanBordeau

An enjoyable little animation, directed by Titouan Bordeau, about a man and some ducks in outer space (of course). Bordeau made the film in his second year at l’école de la Poudrière. Watch “Planets after Planets” below!

Read More

15.01.15 by Jeff

Stop-Motion Animator Dillon Markey Transforms the Nintendo Power Glove into Something Actually Useful

DillonMarkey-powerglove1 DillonMarkey-powerglove3DillonMarkey-powerglove2

Dillon Markey, an animator for Robot Chicken and PES (he co-animated that incredible short “Fresh Guacamole”), took an old Nintendo Power Glove and turned it into the ultimate tool for making stop-motion animations! I thought this was going to be a joke, but it is entirely real and practical (okay, minus the sound effect). How long until this ends up on Kickstarter?

Watch the video below.

Read More