12.05.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Totem” by Caleb Wood

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Another feast for the eyes from animator Caleb Wood (previously featured here, here, here, and here). Watch “Totem” below.

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06.05.14 by Jeff

Animation: “I Decided To Leave” by Daniel Britt

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This surreal animation by Daniel Britt (from the insanely talented This Is It Collective) is nothing short of a masterpiece. Brilliant writing, and flawless animation. Hats off to everyone involved, especially sound designer Oswald Skillbard. Watch “I Decided To Leave” below!

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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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