Ten years in the making, this is what self-taught animator Chris Thomas describes as ‘the world’s first stop-frame animated Western.’
It’s completely unhinged.
A GOBELINS graduation film by Nicholas Olivieri, Shen Yi, Juliana De Lucca, Varun Nair and David Feliu tells the story of a future where everyone is implanted with a device that generates the perfect virtual friend.
Talented 16 year old pianist Yannie Tan performs Franz Liszt’s ‘Hungarian Rhapsody No.2′ (1847), alongside and in perfect sync with Tom the cat’s performance of the same piece in ‘The Cat Concerto’ (1947).
How skeletons balance work and play – seasonal nightmare fuel from UK animator Cyriak Harris.
A puppeteered music video for ‘Asleep On The Train’ by UK musician Tom Rosenthal directed by animator Catherine Prowse in which a commuter’s journey to work goes increasingly off the rails.
Behind the scenes teaser here.
A new episode of Aaron’s Animals in which Prince Michael takes on a few responsibilities with his master (visual effects artist Aaron Benitez) feeling under the weather.
Previously: The Fake Girlfriend
A visually arresting Royal College of Art graduation short by Heeson Kim – a story of manipulation and violence in an uncaring world.
Youtube educational channel Kurzgesagt explains why something as intangible and subjective as ‘beauty’ can make us feel so positive.
Previously: The Meat Conceit
An intense short by students of Arles-based animation school MoPA in which the denizens of a polluted underwater world have evolved in strange ways
And here’s how they made it.
Ailleurs (Somewhere) – a short by Mélody Boulissière in which a young man sets off to escape the digital overload of modern life.
A pleasing journey via paint-on-glass and montage, from frenzy to serenity.