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Dario Imbrogno’s Deconstructed Stop Motion Dream

In “OSSA,” Milan director/animator Dario Imbrogno blurs the line between the making-of video and final film, not only revealing the mechanics of stop motion’s armatures and cinematography but carefully incorporating them as dramatic elements in the narrative. [Watch]

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Sam Southward “After the End”

Meet Rene Fustercluck, one of two men left standing after the man-made apocalypse and the comic lynchpin of Sam Southward’s spectacular (and not altogether SFW) graduation film “After the End” produced at the National Film and Television School in London.   [Watch]

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Edward Gorey “Accidents, Blunders and Calamities”

Forty-four third year Bachelor of Art and Design students at the Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand turn the jet-black humor of Edward Gorey’s “Accidents, Blunders and Calamitiesis” loose on 30 unlucky CG creatures in this mini-masterwork of seamless VFX and beat-perfect comic timing. [Watch]

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The Secret Life of “Bananas”

Mixing the silly with the sublime, London director/designers Xander Marritt and Elias Freiberger team with FutureDeluxe to concoct a striking CG short about “the conscious and subconscious. Reality and surreality. A reflection of life, a personification of the immediacy in the way we conduct ourselves.” [Watch]

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Cordell Barker Ponders “If I Was God…”

Real-life Canadian animation legend Cordell Barker – creator of Oscar-nominated shorts “The Cat Came Back” and “Strange Invaders” plus hundreds of commercials – takes on the “the difficult gateway between childhood and adolescence” in his latest opus “If I Was God…” [Watch]

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Valere Amirault, Mécanique Générale: “Symphony of Two Minds”

Join director/CD Valere Amirault and the animation crew at Paris CG specialists Mécanique Générale on their trippy (but gorgeously rendered) jaunt into animated existentialism called “Symphony of Two Minds.” [Watch]