Animade Propz “Fridge” and “Ball Sack”

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Very promising new weekly animated series called “Propz” from London’s Animade. Only two clips so far but the design, animation, timing and twists all add up to refreshing sub-30-second breaks from your daily grind. Plus, you can tweet your idea for the next prop @animadetv. [Read more]

3-D Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

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Math at it’s most hypnotic – created by inventor/designer/artist and Stanford artist in residence John Edmark, “These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. [Read more]

Doug Hindson Handcraft’s “DIS \ CONNECT”

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London director/animator/illustrator/maker Doug Hindson created his low-key (and appropriately) handmade grad film while studying illustration and animation at Kingston University, London to tackle the theme of “our increasing reliance on technology and the disconnect that often results.” [Read more]

HouseSpecial Adapts Short into Spot for Animation Jobs

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The number of job titles may not be complete, but this new spot for job aggregation site Indeed (adapted by HouseSpecial from their award-winning CG short ”A Tale of Momentum & Inertia”) is guaranteed to make your uncle Gene chuckle and ask “What the hell’s a compositor?” Agency: Mullen. [Read more]

Jack Black Comes Clean about Farah, Journey and Not Surfing

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Intimate and funny first person peek into the very SoCal childhood of Jack Black by Montreal’s graphic artist/animator/director of the moment Nicolas Ménard. With sponsorship from Google Play, California Sunday Magazine commissioned the clip as part of their “California Inspires Me” project. [Read more]

Schmidt, Fischer, Schramm: “Lost Cubert”

Implementation Jim Schmidt Felix Fischer Carolin Schramm Story-Synopsis Cubert’s life is determined by work. Endless repetitions of the same tasks, dull routines, a perfect construction of monotony. Suddenly he is wrenched out of his daily grind and is confronted with a seemingly inescapable system. His quest for an exit leads him deep into a labyrinth of monotony – and to the bounds of his sanity.

If your current job reeks of a certain Kafka-ness, this animated short may be just what you need. Fresh off a successful festival run, “Lost Cubert” was created by Jim Schmidt, Felix Fischer and Carolin Schramm while studying at Hochschule RheinMain in Wiesbaden, Germany. [Read more]