Matias Vigliano and Dante Zaballa (aka Parquerama Studios) create psychotropic and loop-filled animated worlds blending pencils, markers and After Effects. Much to our delight, they just sent us their latest collaboration: a non-sensical, vibrant and amorphous tale called “Big Bang Dog.” Vigliano and Zaballa: “Cartoons [Read more]
Fresh off a successful run on the festival circuit, German 2D animator Merlin Fluegel‘s latest short “ECHO” brims with peculiar behavior and unexpected scenarios.
According to Fluegel, the film “is about how childhood reverberates; about complicated relationships, and a departure to pastures new.” Sound design: Jonatan Schwenk. [Read more]
Brooklyn director/designer/animator Freddy Arenas spins an engaging mix of metaphors and illustrative vignettes into a short animated tale of devotion in the face of adversity for the Modern Love column of the New York Times. Sound design by Jocelyn Gonzales, senior producer: Zena Barakat. [Read more]
Bangkok native and former TBWA Thailand art director, Panop Koonwat weaves 2D cel and 3D animation techniques into a riveting short for his School of Visual Arts MFA thesis film, wrapping his message about “overpopulation, overconsumption and global warming” into a manic/comic tale starring Adam and Eve and [Read more]
New Zealand filmmaker/designer Joel Kefali (formerly 1/2 of the Special Problems studio with Campbell Hooper) is best known for his music videos for Lorde, Tune Yards, Flying Lotus, etc., but with “Baba” a brisk and graphic short based on the memories of his Turkish grandfather’s early days as a refugee in [Read more]
Gentleman Scholar art directors Jordan Lyle and JP Rooney hand-painted every image of this animated incarnation of Dora Malech’s poem “Working Order,” then combined them with 2D and 3D techniques. The resulting two-minute film, created over the course of several months, presents an unpredictable dream- [Read more]