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Animation Food

New Animated Cake Zoetrope from Alexandre Dubosc

September 12, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Artist Alexandre Dubosc (previously), known for his whirling cake zoetropes, just release this new piece he calls the Phytopage. While not as creepy as his earlier Tim Burton-inspired cake, any kind of animated cake is fine with me.

 

 



Animation

Magic Beard: A Stop-Motion Video of Amazing Beard Tricks by Ben Garvin

August 21, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Minneapolis-based photographer Ben Garvin just released this wacky video of stop-motion beard tricks called Magic Beard. Garvin shot the entire video on an iPhone and used an app called Stop Motion Studio to stitch it all together. Colossal takes no responsibility for how ridiculous this is. If you liked this also check out Trim. (via Laughing Squid)

 

 



Animation

Brock Davis Turns His Clever Visual Jokes into Stop Motion Shorts on Vine

August 1, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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I was excited to discover that mixed media artist Brock Davis (previously) recently joined Vine and started making some fantastic little animated shorts in his clever minimalist style. Definitely worth a follow.

 

 



Animation Design

Hypnotic Animated GIFs from Mat Lucas

July 25, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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UK-based artist Mat Lucas works by day as a graphic designer and by night runs a Tumblr of experimental art called 89—A. Lucas tells me that many of his GIFs begin as a problem he’s facing while learning various graphics and video applications like Cinema4D, After Effects, and Photoshop. The byproduct of his experimentation are often ethereal geometric forms that pulsate, rotate and contract in various hypnotic patterns. Above are some of my favorite pieces but you can see much more here. If you liked this also check out the work of Matthew DiVito and Paolo Čerić.

 

 



Animation Music

Night Stroll: Geometric Lightscapes Animated on the Streets of Tokyo by Tao Tajima

July 12, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Night Stroll is a lovely animated short by Tao Tajima. Various light figures are seen interacting with locations around Tokyo, I can’t begin to guess how this was all planned, shot and animated and there is almost no information about it online, but it’s remarkable nonetheless.

 

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Animation Music

Animated Music Video Filmed Through a Band's Breath in Freezing Temperatures by Wriggles & Robins

July 2, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Innovative directing duo Matt Robinson and Tom Wrigglesworth of Wriggles & Robins (previously) just released this great new music video for the band Travis. The team shot at below freezing temperatures and filmed projected animations that could only be seen when the four band members would breath through the cold air. Although subtle, there are some amazing sequences that really make this worth watching all the way through. You might remember Wriggles & Robins’s life drawing video from a few months ago.