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
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Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things
I’ve had this conversation with myself a few times at least. As the narrator says, it is rather comforting to know I’m not the only one who has. Aside from the winding philosophy, the animation uses an incredible number of styles to tell it’s tale and it would be riveting for that alone.
Deepness of the Fry is an absurd existential crisis disguised as a collage film. Living in a world where everything’s already been said, felt, and done before, can anyone truly be unique? And is thinking about this too much really a good idea?
Another great film from The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.
Deep in the harsh and dreary countryside, a boy’s world crumbles around him. Grief, sorrow and rage torment the boy’s heart without mercy. The boy journeys to the limits of his world in a desperate attempt to stop the inescapable beast that stand between him and his flesh and blood.
This haunting little film packs a lot in for me and seems to leave room for a wide spectrum of interpretations. From the talented folks at The Animation Workshop.
A dark satire on mans’ baser instincts in amusements, this animation is done with 3d-animated marionettes.
How will the naive freshly carved prince and his co-actors withstand their audience’s insatiable appetite for entertainment?
I’ve become a big fan of the students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. They consistently put out some top-notch animation.
A beautiful and imaginative living of a life over the course of a day’s travel. From the folks at The Animation Workshop.
As Lulu graduates from the Hero Academy, he finally gets the chance to prove himself a hero to the society that has always doubted him. He sets off on an epic journey to slay the legendary and terrifying dragon. But to his great despair, his sweet and over-caring grandma decides to join him, and what should have been an epic journey full of freedom, blood and beautiful ladies becomes a family trip that will test Lulu’s nerves to their very limit.
Two townspeople, one free-spirited, the other serious, have amazing adventures while following a treasure map and the treasure they find is much more valuable than anything an X could mark.
This is a bachelor-year project from the brilliant folks at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.
Leitmotif is the story of the last lonely member of a jazz band, only living through his music and the daily visits of a white cat. One day the nostalgia takes over — and he has a crazy idea.
By Jeanette Nørgaard, Marie Thorhauge, Marie Jørgensen, and Mette Ilene Holmriis
Katrine is a short, small, poetic attempt to grasp the air between spoken words. via
The road to Valhalla is a Hero’s journey, and can be nigh on impossible when paved under with good intentions.