11.12.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Aye” by Sijia Ke


Have a look at Sijia Ke’s first year film at the Royal College of Art. Love the weird sound design and visual style here. Watch “Aye” below.

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11.12.14 by Jeff

Animation: A Giant Montage of Gifs Created By Dozens of Animators


Close to 40 different animators contributed gifs to GIF-JAM 2014, part of Animation Breakdown’s Free For All programming for LA-based cinematheque, Cinefamily. The video was edited together by Kevin Sukho Lee (Nickelodeon’s director of animation development) to music provided by Paul Fraser.

My favourite part comes at the 1:52 mark. Watch the animation below!

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08.12.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Tourist “Illuminate” Feat. Years & Years


Super fresh style in this animation directed by Nicolas Ménard, for Tourist’s song “Illuminate”. The visual style is a nod to two video games: X (Gameboy), and Super World Runner (NES).

“In 1992, a man receives love letters in Korean. Since Google Translate doesn’t exist yet, he’s left confused. What could this mean?”

Watch the animation below.

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02.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Animation Continuously Morphs Through Popular Films


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.

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01.12.14 by Jeff

Animation: Compassion Crew “Masters Of The Gentlemanly Art”


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.

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30.11.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Crowded” by Andrew Khosravani and Cristina Florit Gomila


The crowdedness of our planet captured in an animation by Andrew Khosravani and Cristina Florit Gomila, made primarily out of plasticine. Watch “Crowded” below.

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28.11.14 by Jeff

Animation: RL Grime ft. Djemba Djemba “Valhalla”

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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.

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28.11.14 by Jeff

Trippy Video of the Day: Animation Made With Sound-Responsive Algorithms


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.

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