PostPanic’s Manic “30 Seconds”

UK sound designer Simon Pyke’s ongoing 30 Seconds project (challenging filmmakers to freely interpret a supplied audio clip) causes three directors from PostPanic in Amsterdam to abandon any sense of impropriety in what the studio calls “an x-rated cocktail of cell animation, stop motion, motion graphics and a lot of genitalia.” [Watch]

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Yukai Du for TED-ed: “Can Plants Talk To Each Other?”

London animator/illustrator Yukai Du‘s second TED-ed lesson is possibly the most lush and relaxing explainer video of all time. This four and half-minute animated film, written by UC Davis ecologist Richard Karban, demonstrates how plants communicate with each other especially when they’re under attack. [Watch]

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Roger’s Well-Rounded View of History’s “Mountain Men”

The wisdom and insight of American naturalist Eustace Conway comes to vivid life in this fluid mix of 2D and cel animation for History’s “Mountain Men” show crafted by LA motion and production studio Roger. [Watch]

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Fernando Domínguez Opens Kike Maíllo’s “Toro”

Independent Spanish director/CD (formerly a co-founder and director at DVEIN) Fernando Domínguez Cózar shows off his mastery of style, tone and haunting photo-real 3D in these titles for Kike Maíllo’s second feature film, an action thriller called “Toro.” [Watch]

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Giant Ant Levels Up at FITC Toronto 2016

The 15th edition of the venerable FITC Toronto creative technology event opened April 17 with this title sequence by Vancouver’s Giant Ant. Leveraging the conference theme “Level Up,” the 2D, 3D, and cel-animated romp traces a fun revisionist history of video games packed with sly nods and clever transitions. [Watch]

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GMUNK Interview: The Next Generation of Motion Graphics

After his lecture at Hyper Island in Karlskrona, Sweden, GMUNK reveals his ideas on the future of motion creation and collaboration styles – encouraging students to “Get their motion graphics off the screen and applied to other surfaces, other mediums.” [Watch]

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