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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27.02.14 by Jeff

“5 Rules” by Andy Baker and Thomas Slater

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An entertaining little animation about art school by animator Andy Baker and illustrator Thomas Slater. Found via February Submissions.

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22.02.14 by Jeff

SSENSE presents “Fluid Silhouettes” by Arca & Jesse Kanda

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Last month I completely missed posting this fantastic video by director Jesse Kanda and producer Arca. I’ve featured Kanda’s work before and Arca you may know from that mind-melting &&&&& mixtape. The two have created a feast for the ears and eyes for SSENSE.

Enjoy “Fluid Silhouettes” below.

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04.02.14 by Jeff

“Move Mountain” animation by Kirsten Lepore

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One of the most talented artists I know, Kirsten Lepore, has finally released her CalArts graduate thesis film and it is incredible. “Move Mountain” is a masterpiece, a wonderful story about healing, expertly told and gorgeously animated. This is what it looks like when a filmmaker has complete control of her craft.

I interviewed Kirsten last year and we talked about her previous films, and briefly about how a song by The Knife kinda inspired “Move Mountain” (read the interview here). She remains one of only a few people to ever guest post on Booooooom, and her post of hand drawn animations is still one of my favourites in the history of this site (see it here).

Check out those links, turn up your speakers, turn down your lights, and enjoy her film below!

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28.01.14 by Jeff

“Goodbye Rabbit, Hop Hop” by Caleb Wood

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Love this surreal short animation by Caleb Wood. Some of the sound here oddly sorta reminds me of Yojimbo (one of my favourite film scores).  Watch below.

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27.01.14 by Jeff

“Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers” Animation

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A perfect little 10-second animation by Wayne Unten. Watch it below.

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