17.03.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Björk “Family” Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang

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Björk and visionary director Andrew Thomas Huang have collaborated on another new video! They recently released “Black Lake” as part of Björk’s retrospective at the MoMa and now we have a visual for “Family” from her album Vulnicura. Watch “Family” and the trailer for “Black Lake” below!

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12.03.15 by Jeff

Animation: Still NYC

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I wanted this video to be even longer, it’s so good! Ynon Lan walked around NYC and made these fantastic little stop-motion pieces stitching together photos of things he saw over and over: taxis, brownstones, even Starbucks. Watch “Still NYC” below.

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09.03.15 by Jeff

Animation: Skirt “Sumika”

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Digging the style of this animation by Que for Japanese musician Skirt. Watch the video below.

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05.03.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

FREEZE! an adventure in 100 frames

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Installation by design studio Job, Joris & Marieke recreate a 100 frame animation in a physical space. Each frame has been constructed with 3D printing and arranged collectively, illustrating how subjects within the cartoon move and alter over time.

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23.02.15 by Jeff

Animation: Akira “Ghost”

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Akira’s song “Ghost” gets a nice little animated video by Cape Town, South Africa-based studio MUTI. Watch the animation below.

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20.02.15 by Jeff

Animation: Creatures and Characters Made Using Overlapping Felt Circles

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Here’s a fun animation made using a whole bunch of overlapping felt circles, designed and animated by Italian artist Valerio Spinelli. Watch “Pandemonio” below!

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19.02.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Feelings by Nate Milton

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Nate Milton spent three weeks writing down every image or memory that gave him a tingly feeling. The result of that list is a stream of consciousness style animation, recounting bits of Nate’s life. Watch Feelings below.

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15.02.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Interactive 3D Video: A Way To Go

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A Way To Go is an impressive online experience that demonstrates the potential of future creativity, combining interactive 3D video, animation, illustration and (if you have a headset), virtual reality, recommended to everyone.

Put together by Vincent Morisset, Caroline Robert, Édouard Lanctôt-Benoit and produced by the National Film Board of Canada, this work was included in the interactive section of the most recent Sundance Film Festival. You are an anonymous character who can either walk or run in a woods setting, maybe stop to look around and examine the surroundings. From scene to scene, your mouse clicks perform various effects from the visual to the audio. Here, animation is not a passive experience and you have some sense of agency, all of this put together using current web technology.

You have to check this out for yourself – you need to use the Google Chrome web browser, put look around, play around, and have fun here.