05.05.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Birder Dash” by Max Litvinov

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Apparently this is Max Litvinov’s first animated short, kinda hard to believe though. Fantastic style here, really looking forward to seeing more. Watch “Birder Dash” below.

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18.04.14 by Jeff

Beautiful Flip-Books Made From Recycled Bike Parts by Artist Juan Fontanive

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These flip-books by artist Juan Fontanive are incredible, I’ve never seen an animation feel this alive before. Fontanive builds the mechanisms by recycling old parts from bicycles and clocks, and hand draws, paints, and screen prints images onto paper.

Watch the videos below, the sounds that the machines make are a beautiful compliment to the movement of the animations. These are maybe my favourite works I’ve ever posted.

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10.04.14 by Jeff

“Woodoo” Stop-motion Animation by André Maat

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André Maat brings some little pieces of wood to life with a terrific stop-motion animation. Watch “Woodoo” below!

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04.04.14 by Jeff

Satisfying Video of the Day: “Shape” by Johnny Kelly

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This animation by Johnny Kelly poses the question: “If for one day you had the power to make your world work better, what would you change?”

Thoroughly enjoyed this, watch the video below.

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20.03.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Trifling Habits” by Sarina Nihei

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This short by Royal College of Art student, Sarina Nihei, is hand-drawn animation perfection. The Japanese-born animator has created a masterpiece, and from what I understand it’s her first-year film?! That’s enough to make me want to put everything I made in school in a pile, and set fire to it (I was maybe going to do that this weekend anyways).

The uneasy universe of the story is brilliantly brought to life by sound designer Pat Hime. This is one of those things you watch and as you are watching it you already know it is your favourite.

Watch “Trifling Habits” below.

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13.03.14 by Jeff

“Plumb” Animation by Caleb Wood

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This is fantastic. Animator Caleb Wood (previously posted here) was invited to make an animation for Prøve Gallery in Duluth, Minnesota, but what he created had a pretty genius twist. Wood drew a stream of consciousness style animation directly onto the gallery walls, in his words it was “a continuous vertical freehand digression”. The video below is the result of moving a camera down each column.

Watch “Plumb” below!

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27.02.14 by Jeff

“Pluto 3000″ Animation by Fabio Tonetto

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A wildly expressive animation by Fabio Tonetto, with fantastic sound design by Enrico Ascoli. Watch “Pluto 3000″ below!

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