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Animation Craft

Stop Motion Woolen Puppets Wrestle the Stuffing Out of Each Other

June 16, 2014

Christopher Jobson

I love everything about these portly characters beating the stuffing out of each other in this animated short from Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels. Titled Fight!, the stop motion project was selected as the trailer for the National Animation Festival 2013 in Bruz, France. If you liked this also check out a preview for another short, Oh Willy. (via It’s Nice That)

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Animation Illustration Photography

Animator Helene Marchal Adds Feathery Flourishes to Video of a Seabird

June 6, 2014

Christopher Jobson

It’s Friday, so here’s whacky animated short from Helene Marchal who vastly improved this footage of a seabird poking around along the seashore with a few animated flourishes and a quirky soundtrack. On behalf of the internet would like to request many, many more of these.

 

 



Animation

Aug(De)Mented Reality: An Ingenious Fusion of Traditional Cel Animation and iPhone Photography

May 24, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Animator Marty Cooper creates brief animated shorts by blending traditional cel animation with photos he takes with his iPhone 5. By using transparent layers he’s able to create characters that interact with other objects in the background and foreground in a method similar to stop motion. Above is a three minute collection titled Aug(De)Mented Reality, and you can also see more on his Tumblr.

 

 



Animation

Headspace: A New Hand-drawn Animation with Ink, Gouache, White-out and Coffee by Jake Fried

May 20, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Here’s the latest experimental piece from artist Jake Fried (previously) who works with layer after layer of ink, gouache, white-out and coffee on a single canvas to create his bewildering, psychedelic animations.

 

 



Animation

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire

May 19, 2014

Christopher Jobson

In an fascinating mix of papercraft, set design, and animation, artist duo Davy and Kristin McGuire bring stories to life inside these exquisitely built paper dioramas. With the aid of digital projection mapping the pair have created several theatrical installations including The Hunter and Psycho which netted the Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award and subsequently lead to The Paper Architect. You can see more of their work on their website, and on Vimeo.

 

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Animation Music

Moving On: A Stop-motion Music Video for ‘James’ Made with Yarn by Ainslie Henderson

May 16, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Moving On is the latest stop-motion video from BAFTA-nominated animator, writer, and director Ainslie Henderson. The clip was created as a music video for British rock band James and tells a story of life and death through characters depicted with yellow yarn. Sad, but wonderfully done. (via Jason Sondhi)