25.05.15 by Jeff

Animation: “Meanwhile in Rio”

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Enjoyed this expressive oil pastel animation made by George Wheeler for Jacob Perlmutter’s album “Meanwhile in Rio”. Watch the animation below.

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13.05.15 by Kimi Hamada

Ola Szmida

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Polish animator Ola Szmida received an honourable mention at the 2015 Short Waves Festival. The trailer for “Unwanted Desires” is below, along with more of her illustrations and animations.

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12.05.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Animation: Berg

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A mellow piece by an animator who goes by the name of kanahebi features a series of flowing aquatic forms set to a track by Magic Lantern called ‘Feasting On Energy’ – video embedded below:

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27.04.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Joshua Davis Texture Mapping “See” by Tycho

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Designer Joshua Davis has been creating some really cool visuals lately, experimenting with texture mapping (2D image wrapped onto a 3D object). Here he uses Tycho’s “See” video as the source and the results are way more interesting than the original Tycho video. Watch the experiment below.

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20.04.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Swap Meet

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Animator Caleb Wood organized a collaborative experiment with 13 other visual artists and a couple sound artists. Each artist created a background and traded it with another artist, animating over top of the other’s work. Watch the terrific results below.

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14.04.15 by Jeff

Trippy Video of the Day: Sea Animal-Like Typographic Experiments

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This colourful images above do not do this justice! Feelers is a stunning type and motion  project by Ari Weinkle “typographic experiment based on the movement of animal appendages”. Watch the video below!

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02.04.15 by Jeff

Funny and Creepy Video of the Day: “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 4”

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My absolute favourite video series on the entire Internet (previously featured here and here and here) returns with a new episode. “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” is terrific series of shorts by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling that utilize puppets, live-action, and animation to create a sort of bizarro Muppet world.

Every episode begins as a cheerful kids show and eventually shifts into something a little more creepy and sinister. Wonderfully dark humour, exquisite set and character design, flawless editing and art direction; this is as good as it gets as far as I’m concerned.

Watch “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 4” below!

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27.03.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Dan Deacon “When I Was Done Dying”

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Animators Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoka, KOKOFreakbean and Caleb Wood were recently tapped to create a special episode of Adult Swim’s Off The Air. The piece seamlessly weaves its way through different interpretations of the afterlife, set to the tune of Dan Deacon’s “When I Was Done Dying”.

The stills I’ve pulled here all come from Masanobu Hiraoka’s section of the film because he’s my favourite and his work is next level (proof).

Watch the animation below!

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