Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Oscar Wilde
Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things
Yes, I have children. Yes, I love them. And yes, they could really screw thing up. Here is one such story…
Twin Island West and Twin Island East are two sister islands ruled by two Kings, where everyone and everything is submitted to the cult of Symmetry. Accordingly, everything there goes two by two – everything. But one day, the Queen of Twin Island West gives birth to one unique baby, to the King’s great despair!
From the students at Supinfocom at Taipei National University of the Arts.
I’m posting this as a Friday night music video (FNMV) rather than a straight up vid due to the soundtrack which is some killer glitch.
Excessive competition between countries has created a perfect artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence has excellent learning ability, but they have no imagination ability. Therefore, A.I. plans to steal the human’s as imagination makes everything possible. But at the same time, A.I. concludes that it is a human error as the ability can limit people due to the over imaginative mind. It makes humans to be afraid of death and leads people to believe in God which becomes a religion. Thus, A.I. creates a new religion by combining the characteristics of all gods so that every single human being can worship. All that faith has become energy sources that gives a power to A.I. to absorb the imagination ability from humans. Finally, artificial intelligence becomes perfect. In the end, the excessive desire of man toward information and technology causes the destruction of a mankind.
Skhizein (Greek) – To split
This unusual little film follows a man who was hit by a 150-ton meteorite and shifted 91 cm to the left, or rather, he relates to the physical world 91 cm to his right. Needless to say, this isn’t an easy thing to adjust to.
Directed by Jeremy Clapin.
Pia receives a most interesting record. This short was nominated for the 2015 Oscar for best animated short film.
Written, directed, animated by: Job, Joris & Marieke
A being struggles to deliver a crystal to an inscrutable machine.
This is me dragging through every airport ever.
Directed by Sava Zivkovic.
This beautiful (and award winning) animated short tells the tale of survival and sacrifice.
Created by the students at The Animation School in South Africa.
We’re back with the further adventures of Maca and Roni, two bumbling assistants to Dr Albert. This short demonstrates one of the problems with superglue.
Animated by Kyungmin Woo at Brickstudio.
A good video for a Monday. It’s never a good move to pretend you’re someone you aren’t, and donning a halo, either literally (if possible) or figuratively (common) has its own unique issues.
While heaven is hosting an awesome party, cashier Dave is stuck working in the skies local convenience store. An angel from the party comes into the store to buy some more alcohol but he’s so drunk he forgets his halo, which Dave realizes he could steal and use to get into the party.
Directed by Chloe Parker and created by the students at Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand
I’ve loved the Animusic videos since I first saw them years ago. The technology is a kind of reversal on music animation in that rather than creating the animation to fit the music, the music itself creates the animation.
Wayne Lytle, a composer of progressive rock music and computer scientist, has been creating these incredible music videos since 1995 and, with David Crognale, released the first Animusic video in 2001.
This is the first track from Animusic 2 and serves as notice that the animation is a big step up from the first Animusic video album.