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Stash Interview: Michael Frei on “Plug & Play”

On Feb 2nd Swiss animator Michael Frei released the Plug & Play game for iPad and iPhone based on his multi-award winning animated short of the same name. Stash catches up with Michael, to find out more about the charming, quirky, minimalist six-minute film and how it came to be: [Read more]

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Robertson, Dixon and Dower: “Simpsons Pixels”

This planet’s fascination with pixel art continues uninterrupted with this manic tribute to the “The Simpsons” opening from the all-Australian team of pixel artist/animator Paul Robertson, animator/pixel artist/illustrator/game maker Ivan Dixon, and sound and visual artist Jeremy Dower. [Read more]

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Lightning Boy Studio: “Le Gouffre”

Montreal directors Carl Beauchemin, Thomas Chrétien and David Forest met while studying animation in 2009 and set up Lightning Boy Studio three years later to create this sweeping 10-minute CG short called “Le Gouffre” (The Chasm) and then completed the post with the help of 711 backers on Kickstarter. [Read more]

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Animade Propz “Fridge” and “Ball Sack”

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]

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3-D Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

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]

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Doug Hindson Handcraft’s “DIS \ CONNECT”

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]