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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Nick and Nate “Fired on Mars”

If you’re having a rough day or just feeling very alone on the planet for whatever reason, take six minutes now and watch “Fired on Mars.” [Watch]

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Steve Boot “Once Upon a Blue Moon”

Wonderful mixed-media stop motion character animation from Manchester director/animator Steve Boot called “Once Upon a Blue Moon,” and a fave on the international film fest circuit. [Watch]

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CalArts 2016: “You Look Scary” and “Desert Critters”

The bumper crop of student films from the 2016 CalArts Character Animation program includes “You Look Scary” by Xiya Lan and “Desert Critters” by Li Wen Toh – both demonstrate outstanding storytelling talents while using fully divergent styles, techniques and narrative structures. [Watch]

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Daniel Moshel “MeTube 2: August Sings Carmina Burana”

In 2013 Austrian director Daniel Moshel unleashed a slice of campy weirdness called “MeTube: August Sings Carmen Habanera” featuring Swiss tenor August Schram, his mom Elfie and a Fellini-esque cast of misfits. Yesterday, Moshel struck again with a bigger, crazier, crowd-funded sequel. [Watch]

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Dan DiFelice: Johnny Bang Reilly “Carved in Mayhem”

NYC director and former VFX artist Dan DiFelice sculpts a beautiful and redemptive film from a raw and powerful poem by Johnny “Bang” Reilly, a 51-year-old UK fighter, filmmaker and VO artist – with Framestore handling the VFX. [Watch]

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