I’m not really sure how this is possible but somehow, despite having a slew of Vimeo Staff Picks, this is the first time I am posting about RUFFMERCY. The director/animator is based in Bristol, and has sorta trademarked an expressive rotoscoped animation style. I’ll just let the videos do the talking. Enjoy a bunch of my favourites below!
Stop-Motion Animator Dillon Markey Transforms the Nintendo Power Glove into Something Actually Useful
Dillon Markey, an animator for Robot Chicken and PES (he co-animated that incredible short “Fresh Guacamole”), took an old Nintendo Power Glove and turned it into the ultimate tool for making stop-motion animations! I thought this was going to be a joke, but it is entirely real and practical (okay, minus the sound effect). How long until this ends up on Kickstarter?
Watch the video below.
It really wouldn’t be fair to simply refer to Hudson Christie as an illustrator. The award-winning Toronto-based artist creates his works by building fantastic little sculptures (which sometimes become funny little animations as well). Apologies for the dancing wiener but it’s too good to not be the first image. More work below.
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!