Mate Steinforth and Sehsucht premiered “Chameleon” at Pictoplasma 2014 in Berlin, allowing audiences to “modulate the characters and dive into a world between reality and virtuality. Chameleon addresses alienation and identity. It also raises the question of self-awareness and introspection in a world of post-privacy.”
Dave Fothergill, currently a senior VFX artist at RealtimeUK in Manchester, hit the internet hard two days ago with his hilarious/fascinating crowd dynamics test called “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!” (below) so we went looking for more of Mr. Fothergill’s work and unearthed this precursor called “UFO Culling.” Both pieces were created in Maya with the Miarmy crowd plugin.
Animator/director/writer/artist James Farr pays the bills as creative development director at Steelehouse Productions in Tulsa, Oklahoma but makes the world giggle a whole lot more with his own short films, like this Halloween treat called “A.V.P.V.T.O.T” (with music by Digital Math). [Read more]
March 2013, Australian animator Felix Colgrave unleashes “Man Spaghetti,” and for a full 99 seconds the world stared agape and asked WhoTF is this guy? So imagine our glee to discover “Source,” a new music video from Mr. Colgrave for LA’s Fever the Ghost.
And while you’re at it, watch “The Elephant’s Garden,” Mr. Colgrave’s psychtropic third year film from his days at RMIT University Melbourne while earning his Bachelor of Animation and Interactive Media.
Hornet directors Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson serve up a sweet helping of their mad character skills in this 80-second celebration of Google’s Android Lollipop release working directly with Google Creative Lab. [Read more]
The Tortoise and the Hare face off yet again in “The Race,” a vibrant and graphically complex new version of the childrens’ classic from Montréal-born director/animator/teacher Jacques Khouri with a wonderfully off-kilter score by Azniv Korkejian. [Read more]