Archive for the ‘Animation’ Category

I Found A Star by Oamul Lu

Animated & directed by Xiamen, China based artist Oamul Lu.

Somewhere by Nicolas Ménard

Somewhere, our limbs lost in the distance.

First year film by Nicolas Ménard made at the Royal College of Art.

Direction & Animation: Nicolas Ménard • Music & Sound Design: Rich Vreeland.

I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

Selected animated stuff by Joshua Catalano.

A Tangled Tale

A lone fish, hooked by an angler’s line, encounters another in the same dire situation. As the two fish struggle against their fate, they develop an inevitable, entangling attraction. Is it love or merely a will to survive? This vibrant, watery underwater world showcases my revolutionary approach to sand animation, a seamless blend of traditionally handcrafted imagery and technological innovation.

Story & animation: Corrie Francis Parks • Music by Mark Orton • Sound by Cole Pierce.

Zombie Survival 101 by Sang Yup Kim

A motion graphics piece about how to survive a zombie apocalypse by Sang Yup Kim.

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TANK by Nate Milton

A young naturalist experiences an epiphany when he finds a giant salamander.

Animated Shortfilm directed by Nate Milton.

Risehigh by Adam Wells

Risehigh by Adam Wells follows the elevator ascent of one man to the top floor of a concrete block. The film is about loneliness and where dreams come from.

Soundtrack and alternative endings available here –

MOOON by James Kwan

Everything in the Universe is a little bit sticky.

Director, Screenwriter, Editor, Animator: James Kwan • Sound Design: Bryce Barsten.

MOOON is a stop motion short about Spacebaby searching for his Moon. While the Universe seems to be tearing itself apart, Spacebaby sees the forces pulling everything together.

Sarah’s Story

This is a film made for the NSPCC and is a true story told by someone affected by abuse.

Directed by Moth • Design, Animation, Compositing: Daniel Chester.
Additional Animation: Anna Ginsburg, Maryam Tafakory • Sound Design: Joe Tate.

The New America

“The New America” by Nando Costa is a short animation in which every frame was created by laser engraving its unique artwork onto a solid block of maple. Once complete, the entire sequence of +800 frames was then photographed and assembled into this motion piece.

After many unforeseen issues and delays, the entire process took about two years.

As seen in the video, each frame is unique. Aside from the design of each frame itself being distinct, small variances that naturally occur in the laser engraving process as well as the different wood grain of each frame naturally created subtle shifts of the position of the artwork. An effect that I was particularly interested in and that could naturally be achieved in digital assembly, but that I was much more excited about re-creating with real objects.

The abstract storyline showcased in this piece is a concoction of a variety of ideas and can perhaps be described as a union between concepts and experiments born during the Situationist movement and real life events experienced during the last few years in American society. Particularly the duality between the economic downturn and the shift in values and beliefs of many citizens.