Dystopian Dubstep “Dysco” by Simon Russell

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Inspired by George Orwell’s 1984, the Snowden leaks and the Arab Spring, London animation director Simon Russell unleashes “Dysco,” his CG experiment created “with a tight link between the audio and visual elements – the intention was to evoke an experience similar to synesthesia, where sound, vision, color and [Read more]

Talia Randall’s “Common Room”

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UK artist and spoken-word performer Talia Randall’s seven-minute performance of her poem “Common Room” takes on an unpredictable new life as 13 recent graduates from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem each add their own disparate and arresting animated sequences all assembled into one melancholy and affecting whole. [Read more]

Behold, Murat Sayginer’s “Zodiac-Evolution”

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Czech-born digital artist/photographer/filmmaker/composer Murat Sayginer embarks on another acid-soaked trip down the 3D rabbit hole with his new clip called “Zodiac-Evolution.” While Murat’s earnest tone and exuberant use of CG tropes have a polarizing effect on audiences, we choose to file his work under [Read more]

Denial of Service: “Dextro Rotatory Helix”

UK audio and visual engineer/producer Harry Martis (aka Denial of Service) unleashes a fabulously dense and ominous abstract CG piece he describes as “another chemically-induced self-initiated project. All visuals completed in 3ds Max (utilizing some seriously intense PFlow scripting for the sound-reactive 3D [Read more]

Rafael Mayrhofer: “Kangaroos Can’t Jump Backwards”

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Check this fabulous stop motion, non-linear philosophical rant from director/animator Rafael Mayrhofer, aka 1/3 of the Austrian trio of filmmakers known as Motiphe (with Florian Juri and Clemens Wirth). Mayrhofer, a self-taught stop motion animator, says he was inspired by his work experience in NY at Buck and Hornet and reveals he created the bars of soap sequence by biting into them himself for each frame, “I didn’t swallow, but my mouth was quite irritated and I didn’t have much ability to taste anything for the rest of the day.”
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Franck Dion “Monsieur COK”

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Almost seven years after it first stormed onto the festival circuit, French director/illustrator Franck Dion‘s inventive and stylish animated short “Monsieur COK” still brings smiles despite its melancholy subject and palette. The film keeps your attention for almost 10 minutes with snappy pacing, intriguing character [Read more]