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
Surrealistic and, appropriately, dreamy with a colorful, vibrant edge. Animated by artists Victoria Samoilova and Yaroslav Primachenko.
“We wanted to tell a story that happens on a misty night, when the world falls asleep. A story, which would be somehow dark, mystical and mysterious but at the same time would feel friendly and vibrant.”
Through hand-built sets, custom-painted action figures and over 90 hours of painstaking animation, “Indomation” is a whimsical tribute to the filmmakers and artists who brought us the Jurassic franchise – a series of films that has inspired countless artists and storytellers, myself included, from across the globe.
A man falls asleep while watching a Jurassic Park movie and wakes up to an escapee from the movie. Fun stop-motion animation done in a style that reminds that great little flicks can indeed be done on a shoestring.
Animated by Mason Drumm.
A low-budget monster hunter and his camerawoman venture out into a lake where odd disappearances occur.
A fun, and satisfying, story from Isart Digital.
I’ve spent a lot of time on the Pacific coast over the years and, no matter the weather, there is always wind. This short spends a day on a uniquely whimsical, and very blowy, shoreline populated with odd characters and creatures. My impression is of Shel Silverstein art animated by Sally Cruikshank. There are lots of fun details in this little film, so keep a sharp eye.
Music is the jazz classic Sea Journey by Chick Corea and done by Daniil Kramer and Alexei Kuznetsov. Animated by Ivan Maximov.
Tortov Roddle quietly adventures from one unique destination to another.
This beautifully whimsical animation was originally created in pieces, 6 of them for this short. Part of this animation was set to Pink Floyd’s The Narrow Way off their Ummagumma album.
Animated by Kunio Katou, who also did House of Small Cubes.
Jim is determined to conquer his extensive list of phobias by bringing them all home with him.
From the folks at Bat Collective.
This little toon reminds me a lot of Pixar’s Minions – probably why I like it so much! Maca and Roni are henchme… uh, henchpeop… er, assistants of one Doctor Albert. I suspect that, without their laboratory garb they would be a cat and a penguin, so one must give the good (or is he bad? hmmm…) Doctor credit for equal opportunity employment.
When Dr. Albert returns from vacation, Maca and Roni need to do a bit of cleaning. Fast!
Film by Kyungmin Woo (who also did Johnny Express)
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.