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, another day-late Friday night music video. Kinda. This is an animated model test and is not something I’d generally post, but I’ve been keeping half an eye on the development of Shuck (and other of Fennah‘s characters like Lucy Lacemaker, the pink and white uh, monster(?) singing Mrs Lovett’s part).
I mean, what’s not to love about Shuck? A black, toothy, spiny, incredibly deadly-looking, probably-a-demon that can sing opera?! You tell me that’s not star material!
Even if Shuck, or Lucy, or Winnifred don’t make it into whatever animated-opera-singing-demon Big Time there is out there, Fennah has created some brilliant models in my opinion, that have a very good grace and nuance of movement now and are only getting better.
This is less a story than a moment in time. You can feel the heaviness of the atmosphere and the weight of time passing as the denizens of the hotel mark the minutes of eternity.
Early 1950s. In the tropics. A luxurious hotel dives mysteriously in the darkness. All it’s clients sink into an oppressive atmosphere …
Made at Supinfocom Rubika in Valenciennes, France.
In a world of robots where the mobility of energy is power, two tethered locomotive robots become friends and decide it is time to risk everything to be free.
A Pixar SparkShort by Brian Larsen.
Phil is a security nanobot and his territory has been invaded. It’s not glamorous, and it is dangerous, but Phil is just the nano to deal with it.
By the students at 3Dsense Media School in Singapore.
Perhaps due to my own certain age, I tend to particularly enjoy the shorts when an older person outwits or non-plusses the Grim Reaper. It’s not an uncommon story, there are a few laying around the crow’s nest here already, and I love ’em.
This animation is also in French – with French subtitles. I don’t know French. There is a lot of dialogue, or at least monologue – in French. Which I don’t know.
And I don’t think it matters. The story is independent of the dialogue and is a fun bit of romp.
From the folks at ESMA.
I haven’t posted a 360-degree video before – although I’ve never come across a 360-degree animation appropriate for posting here before. I like to cast the videos to my television as I write up the post, but this requires a computer and a mouse (or VR gear) so you don’t lose the action that occurs around the viewer.
Mac and Cheez are a couple bumbling brothers with grand ambitions. From Baobab Studios.
Pomposity doesn’t always live up to circumstance, and sometimes that slide into sin is quite the ride.
Two eccentric nuns arrive late at the Holy Mass and get expelled from the service. While doing a cleaning chore as punishment, they accidentally break a valuable liturgical object. Full of regrets, they try everything to repair their mistake, but nothing goes as expected.
A giggle-worthy short from Isart Digital.
A blend of different animation styles, quick patter, and a broken 4th wall make this short great – unless you’re a 3D animation student.
In a hospital for animated characters, a classic 2d doctor and a clay animation nurse must operate on a broken 3d model.
Animated by Sawyer Geffert at Ringling College.