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