13.09.16 by Staff

Red Bull Music Academy: The Junction

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Check out the official trailer for The Junction — a series of six animated shorts we produced for the upcoming Red Bull Music Academy in Montréal (September 24 to October 28)!

The first instalment premieres September 22 and features Grammy-winning piano maestro Chilly Gonzales and rock provocateur Peaches as they meet up for a basement jam session. The following shorts feature conversations between Haitian-born, Montréal-bred beatsmith Kaytranada and 2016 Red Bull Music Academy participant River Tiber, Jessy Lanza and Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan, Lunice, Ango and 247esp, A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, and Toronto four-piece BadBadNotGood with Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring.

We tapped six of our favourite Canadian animators to come up with unique visualizations for each segment. That incredible lineup includes: Academy Award-nominee Patrick Doyon, Malcolm Sutherland, Dylan Glynn, Hamish LambertKyle Mowat, and Brandon Blommaert (in collaboration with illustrator Josh Holinaty).

Massive shout out to Luigi Allemano who created the sound design and original music for the entire series. Luigi is an animator himself, who’s worked on more than 50 NFB films, including Doyon’s Oscar-nominated film Dimanche. It was an honour to work with all of these talented people!

 

 

Thanks to our friends at the NFB for supporting this project, and everyone at Red Bull who worked on this. We couldn’t be more proud or excited to be part of Red Bull Music Academy’s first substantive foray into the world of animation! Watch the trailer below and stay tuned for the full episodes!

 

 

01.09.16 by Staff

Delightful Animated Fabrics by Miracle de Mille

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Lyon-based Miracle de Mille create fantastic embroidered art and strangely addictive animation loops! More gifs below. You can also check out full video versions (with sound) over at Booooooom TV!

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29.08.16 by Staff

Animation of the Day: “Spring Time Old Man”

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Berlin-based artist Hoji Tsuchiya creates a really vibrant world for Uri Nakayama’s song about an old, bicycle-riding man in this unique animation! Be sure and check out “Spring Time Old Man” on Booooooom TV.

25.08.16 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: “I’m Dead Inside”

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One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

18.08.16 by Staff

Whimsical Animations Projected Around Picturesque Island

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More playful projections from artist duo Ygor Marotta and Ceci Soloaga aka VJ Sauve (click here for previous post). Part of their Walk & Talk art residency in São Miguel Island (Azores, Portugal), each animation interacts with the natural landscape of the area its projected onto. More images below!

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20.07.16 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Visual Capture Experiment

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Love this abstract animation by Sam Bell. Watch it over on Booooooom TV.

14.07.16 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: “Steve Polyester”

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Love this animation by Angela Stempel for Ava Luna. Watch “Steve Polyester” on Booooooom TV.

01.06.16 by Staff

Animated Characters Play Piano with Their Footsteps

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“Andante” by MIT’s Tangible Media Group is an exploration in musical motion, intended to visualize the bodily experience and natural rhythms of music. While this project is no doubt highly sophisticated, there’s something super charming about simply watching these little animated characters play the piano as they walk! Check out the full video over at Booooooom TV!