First two are great stop-motion pieces of amazing design and quality. The last one is just a delightfully hilarious short about a hand’s creation not quite going to plan and tiny animated destruction ensues.
Black Books “Favorite Place”
Directed by Christophe Thockler
Shugo Tokumaru “Katachi”
Directed by Kijek/Adamski
‘Fight For Everyone’ Music Promo for The Leisure Society.
Like the from love to bingo ad; the lads at Evernone have made this short film that compiles hundreds of ball and ball shaped images (sourced mostly from Google Image Search) and set to the sounds of good ol’ Bach. Nice.
In my job where using stock photos is necessary (and at times frustrating), it’s refreshing to see this very creative approach in combining 873 images at 15 images a second to create this 1 minute long stop motion short.
Copywriter Sophie Schoenburg and art director Marcus Kotlhar worked 6 months researching images, improving the script and building each scene so they would not only be understood, but would also touch viewers. Sometimes, for example, a scene would look perfect on paper, but the images chosen to depict it were not sufficient or did not perfectly match up to offer the right movement and sense.
Ooh… this one I really like. The Eagleman Stag (directed by Mikey Please) is a stop-motion short that tells the story of Peter Eagleman, who’s always lived with a obsessive predisposition towards time. Wonderful art direction, fantastic animation, a really great soundtrack; all this coupled with a well told story whose themes touches on time, subjectivity and even bits of existentialism… It’s pretty easy to see why this short has been recieving overwhelming acclaim of late.
Part of this weekend is dedicated to clearing out and organising the nightmare datascape that is my computer/hard drives/bookmarks; some of these are for my own personal references, but a lot it seems were intended for posting here. So much so actually, I can roughly theme together some of these things. So, until I run out, or find a more interesting way to post these, here are some stop-motion shorts of late…
Been somewhat busy again, but no matter. Carrying on a recent trend of posting videos, here are a few more I’ve picked up my website absence…
First off is a reading of ’twas the night before Christmas’ in several impersonated voices. Not all are spot on, but the range and ease of transitions are pretty damn impressive in this…
Second for some real good fun is this little animated pokemon short which everyone has probably seen by now but I just love.
And then we have a demonstration by the brilliant folks at MIT of a camera that can capture video of photons traveling at the speed of light. Awesome concept? Awesome concept.
Here’s a quick slice of some Battlefield 3 gameplay that is just top shelf with perfect choice of music…
And finally, this stop-frame animated short film is just brilliant and effective in its simplicity.
Actually, make that one second to last. Thinking about it, I probably should have separated these out more, but meh… This one can thematically round out this post where we started with something Christmas and we’ll end with something else Christmas-ish… (if it doesn’t inadvertently ends everything else in the world)…