28.05.15 by Staff

Universal Everything’s Wondrous Projections on the Sydney Opera House

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In collaboration with 22 animation studios from all over the world, Universal Everything has created a living mural of hand-drawn animations for the Sydney Opera House. While adapting cutting-edge technologies, Universal Everything’s hand-drawn approach sets it apart from the kind of projections usually commissioned to light up the iconic structure.

Like doodles a notebook, Universal Everything encouraged a creative process intent on capturing something everyone can relate to. See more images and video of the project below.

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25.05.15 by Jeff

Animation: “Meanwhile in Rio”

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Enjoyed this expressive oil pastel animation made by George Wheeler for Jacob Perlmutter’s album “Meanwhile in Rio”. Watch the animation below.

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13.05.15 by Kimi Hamada

Ola Szmida

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Polish animator Ola Szmida received an honourable mention at the 2015 Short Waves Festival. The trailer for “Unwanted Desires” is below, along with more of her illustrations and animations.

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12.05.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Animation: Berg

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A mellow piece by an animator who goes by the name of kanahebi features a series of flowing aquatic forms set to a track by Magic Lantern called ‘Feasting On Energy’ – video embedded below:

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27.04.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Joshua Davis Texture Mapping “See” by Tycho

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Designer Joshua Davis has been creating some really cool visuals lately, experimenting with texture mapping (2D image wrapped onto a 3D object). Here he uses Tycho’s “See” video as the source and the results are way more interesting than the original Tycho video. Watch the experiment below.

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20.04.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Swap Meet

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Animator Caleb Wood organized a collaborative experiment with 13 other visual artists and a couple sound artists. Each artist created a background and traded it with another artist, animating over top of the other’s work. Watch the terrific results below.

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14.04.15 by Jeff

Trippy Video of the Day: Sea Animal-Like Typographic Experiments

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This colourful images above do not do this justice! Feelers is a stunning type and motion  project by Ari Weinkle “typographic experiment based on the movement of animal appendages”. Watch the video below!

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02.04.15 by Jeff

Funny and Creepy Video of the Day: “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 4″

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My absolute favourite video series on the entire Internet (previously featured here and here and here) returns with a new episode. “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” is terrific series of shorts by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling that utilize puppets, live-action, and animation to create a sort of bizarro Muppet world.

Every episode begins as a cheerful kids show and eventually shifts into something a little more creepy and sinister. Wonderfully dark humour, exquisite set and character design, flawless editing and art direction; this is as good as it gets as far as I’m concerned.

Watch “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 4″ below!

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