15.07.15 by Staff

Hayao Miyazaki Un-retires

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Studio Ghibli founder and iconic animator Hayao Miyazaki is working on a 3D animation about a caterpillar named Boro! The only hitch: the ten minute short will take about three years to make. And once it’s finished it’ll be screening exclusively at the Studio Ghibli museum in Japan.

“I intend to work until the day I die. I retired from feature-length films but not from animation. Self-indulgent animation,” he said at the time in reference to his short films for the Ghibli Museum. He added then that while neither CG animation or hand-drawn animation is better than the other, he fears the latter is dying.

“I think talent decides everything. More than the method, what’s important is the talent using it. There’s nothing inherently wrong or right about a method, whether it be pencil drawings or 3-D CG. Pencil drawings don’t have to go away, but those who continue to use the medium lack talent. So sadly, it will fade away” – Hayao Miyazaki (source)

07.07.15 by Staff

Animation of the Day: California Inspires Reggie Watts

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Listen to improvisational entertainer Reggie Watts muse about “thindows” and how he got his start in music/comedy, all while watching the wonderful animation stylings of Drew Tyndell. See the full video of California Inspires Me (and find out what thindows are) below.
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02.07.15 by Jeff

Animation: Buck’s Powerful Short for Alcoholics Anonymous

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Here’s a lovely piece of animation, created by Buck, for Alcoholics Anonymous. There are so many beautiful little details in this; I love the sequence where the characters move through the doors. Watch the animation below.

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29.06.15 by Jeff

Animation: Hiding But Not Really

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A mesmerizing little animation loop by the talented Eran Hill (the music too). Watch “hiding but not really” below. Beautiful work.

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24.06.15 by Staff

Animation of the Day: Coda

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Directed by Alan Holly, cowritten by Holly and Rory Byrne, and co-animated by Holly, Byrne, and Eoghan Dalton, Coda manages to instil real emotion into the relatively cliché theme of life and death. Beautifully executed and deceptively simple. Watch the full video below!

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19.06.15 by Staff

Animation: Soft Disney Jelly

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Soft Disney Jelly is directed and animated by digital designer and 2D animator Sundeep Toor. With music by Pogo, Toor’s video features various abstractions of both classic and obscure Disney characters. Watch the video below and see how many you recognize!

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18.06.15 by Staff

Animation: Calvin Cardioid “Everything To Me”

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Studio Feix (Philipp Feigenbutz and Anna-Maria Scharf) animated the video for Calvin Cardioid’s dreamy track, “Everything To Me”. Check it out below!

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12.06.15 by Staff

Trippy Animation of the Day

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“Inner Space Artifacts” is an experimental animation by San Francisco-based, 3D artist Ben Ridgway. Ridgway has been experimenting with animation since 1992 and helped develop games for Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. Watch “Inner Space Artifacts” below!

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