Archive for the ‘animation’ Category

Steampunk

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

steampunk

Ruben Frosali

Seori told me what steampunk is and now i’m in love. It’s metals, rust, steam, and machinery, all with intricate victorian design. It’s the future dreamed up by the past.

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HOLY CRAP. YEAH.

Monday, June 8th, 2009

I am so far out of this universe right now, high on Tekkonkinkreet and Blitzen Trapper. Tekkonkinkreet was freaking amazing. Japanese animation is beyond incredible (not so much a fan of manga or anime but it just goes to show you have to give everything a chance!). Directed by Michael Arias, this film is jam packed with impossible visuals, intense plot, and of course great music by Plaid (see earlier post). I can’t describe how fulfilling this movie was.

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Currently listening to Blitzen Trapper, a mixture of country, indie rock, and electronic. What separates this band from others in my ears are the fast paced chord changes. I’m an impatient listener so this was just perfect.

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For those of you trying to make your own music, Blitzen Trapper released their first three albums on their own, using their own home built studio. Sound quality not all that great, but look where it got them. Use what you have and make something of it!

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Mykonos

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

This isn’t particularly new, but Fleet Foxes’ music video for Mykonos is just perfect for summer. Animated construction paper cut-outs, dreamy colors (and music!). I think I’m going to get back into a graphic design groove soon :)

 

Mykonos from Grandchildren on Vimeo.

Mykonos making of from Grandchildren on Vimeo.

P.S. Vimeo makes videos look sleek…which makes my blog look sleek. win.

F5

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Dvein: F5 Titles from F5 on Vimeo.

http://www.dvein.com/ – click for an amazing body of work!

http://f5fest.com/

(via reform&revolution)

Waltz with Bashir

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

I just got back from seeing Waltz with Bashir and it kind of left me speechless. It’s the type of movie you go to see for the visual experience but you leave with a lot more.

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An Ari Folman Film

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I was really excited for this when I heard that Tomer Hanuka was going to be doing some of the art for the film. Hanuka’s style of illustration represents everything I love about comic book art.

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Tomer also has a blog with his twin brother, Asaf, at Tropical Toxic.

La Maison en Petits Cubes

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Best Animated Short Film Oscar Winner 2009

Director: Kunio Kato

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[note: I don’t know how long these youtube videos will be available because Robot inc has claimed copyrights. Enjoy while you can!]

The Oscars were not as enjoyable for me as they were last year…probably because I hadn’t seen most of the movies. I was happy that Man On Wire won best documentary and I thought the acceptance speeches made by Dustin Lance Black, Sean Penn, and Kate Winslet were good. I think this year I’m going to do a little more movie watching!

Yellow Sticky Notes

Monday, February 16th, 2009

by Jeff Chiba Stearns

just a black ink pen on over 2300 yellow sticky notes

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Genevieve Vincent

Coraline

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Book_Cover_CoralineOk, I’m in a Coraline frenzy! Coraline, written by Neil Gaiman is a children’s fantasy story about a girl who has just recently moved into an old house with her parents. Behind a door in one of the rooms, she discovers a different world. This new world, however, is built the same as the old one. The house is the same, and the people are the same too…except for one little thing. Her “other” mother and father and all of the other characters have button eyes! It’s great for her until things get slightly sinister. An interesting take on the classic, Alice in Wonderland.

But that’s not all. Coraline has been turned into a 3D, stop motion picture by the one and only, Henry Selick, creator of The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach. (that was a mouthful!) Henry Selick completely rebuilt the world of Coraline and made it come to life with the incredible team at Laika. Also, it’s terrifying and thrilling to see how 3D has evolved and is becoming a major part of film today.

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You’d think I was done, but I’m not. The Coraline package comes with a beautifully designed flash website. Throughout the site you can find short video clips of the making of Coraline. You will be fascinated by some of the interviews and what the animators had to go through.

And last, but not least, the soundtrack by Bruno Coulais completes this thrilling children’s tale.

Her Morning Elegance

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Thanks for telling me about this, Shane!

Her Morning Elegance
Directed by: Oren Lavie, Yuval & Merav Nathan
Photography: Eyal Landesman
Featuring: Shir Shomron

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Watch Here

The Blackheart Gang

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

The Blackheart Gang is actually three artists who combine their talents to tell stories through animation. Ree Treweek, Jannes Hendrikz, and Markus Smit make up the crew of the Blackheart Gang. I’m not going to bother telling you what they do because you can look it up yourself on their website: http://theblackheartgang.com/

Anyhoo, what is really worth mentioning is that they created a trilogy called “The Household” where they’ve created a beautifully illustrated world. You can watch the first two parts here- http://theblackheartgang.com/the-household/

Now I get to spam this post with cool pictures

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Aren’t these spectacular!? I love this kind of mixed media art. Please ignore the fact that I made no sense in this post and enjoy the pictures and animations!