Posts Tagged ‘animation’

Yellow Sticky Notes

Monday, February 16th, 2009

by Jeff Chiba Stearns

just a black ink pen on over 2300 yellow sticky notes

Jeff Chiba Stearns

Genevieve Vincent

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:

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-

Now I get to spam this post with cool pictures





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!

blind sound of color B/W

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

“Black and White” utilizes light and shadow to convey the opposing themes of the piece, including love/hate, life/death, young/old, daydream/nightmare, and ugliness/beauty. The narrative unfolds through an innovative mix of shadow puppetry and animation, as two-dimensional characters come alive in a colorless world, underscored by The Raveonettes’ haunting vocals. A majority of the elements used in the video were shot in-camera, and puppeteers’ hands and rigging are often left in the shots to create a more spontaneous and organic aesthetic. The piece retains its whimsy through unexpected visuals, references to the beloved Danish fairy tales of Sune’s youth, and a richly textured physical and emotional landscape that can only be fully experienced after multiple viewings.

(excerpt from website)

If you haven’t noticed, I dig this shadow puppet silhouette animation. I love the use of ink in this one too. Plus I LOVE WOLVES!






The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

I was on Youtube today and spotted this under the featured videos. And what a find! Anthony Lucas, the director of this short, was nominated for an Oscar in 2005 for this cunning silhouette style animation.

This style reminds me of a movie by the title of Persepolis which follows the simple comic style animation but with the same grungy textures as this short. That’s all I feel like saying about this! It’s something you just have to see for yourself.