Animation Category

Joseph Blanc Re-Envisions Love and Happiness in Painterly Music Video ‘This Mess Won’t Make Itself’

Animation, Music

22nd February, 2017

Motion Designer Joseph Blanc provides a reprieve from typical love stories with his painterly, emotionally gripping music video for Dead Seem Old.

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Robots Meet Their Demise at the Hands of Michael Marczewski’s Malfunctioning Mechanisms in ‘Vicious Cycle’

Animation

21st February, 2017

In Michael Marczewski's animation, industrious robots find their repetitive work rewarded by a brutal demise at the hands of malfunctioning mechanisms.

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Dimitris Katsafouros Plays Delightful Tricks on the Eyes with 4K Optical Illusion Short ‘Patterns’

Animation, Art & Fashion

16th February, 2017

Multi-disciplined designer Dimitris Katsafouros walks DN through the evolution and challenging render times of his playfully hypnotic 3D pattern short.

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A Spiteful Shadow Frustrates the Romantic Aspirations of a Lonely Man in Tomek Pilarski’s ‘But She’s Nice…’

Animation

13th February, 2017

After making a friend of solitude, a lonely man attempts to break out of his isolation to find love in Tomek Pilarski's textured black & white animation.

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Israeli Artists Deliver an Impressive Hit of Animated Mixed-Media for Marijuana Anthem ‘Legal Eyes’

Animation, Music

8th February, 2017

Packed full of creativity Tal Zagreba, Robert Moreno & Daniel Sasson's legalisation promo is an impressive mixed-media call to arms for the 420 nation.

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Desire, Ruthlessness and a Complete Loss of Control Run Riot in Jakob Schmidt’s Dark Fairytale ‘Planemah’

Animation

30th January, 2017

A megalomaniacal king chases the secrets of the universe and existence in Jakob Schmidt’s dark allegorical animation about desire, ruthlessness and greed.

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Experience the Agony of Trying and Failing at Sports in Alan Jennings ‘Going Through the Motions’

Animation

25th January, 2017

Gym class can be tough. Someone is bound to lose an eye. Alan Jennings brings back the painful memories of forced exercise in his hand-drawn animation.

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Pierre Emperador Creates a Curious Soul-Stirring World of Familial Longing in ‘Seven & Light’

Animation

19th January, 2017

A child stranded on a lonely planet attempts to find a substitute for the familial love he yarns for in Pierre Emperador's gorgeous animated short.

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Elliot Lim Restores Balance to Our Fragile Political ‘Ecosystem’ in His Branded Greenpeace Animation

Animation

17th January, 2017

Elliot Lim employs his unique and addictive animation style in a campaign short for Greenpeace which captures the essence of the environmental brand.

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Exploring the Cinematic Snapshots of Nate Milton’s Emotive Animation ‘Encounters’

Animation

12th January, 2017

Animator Nate Milton takes time-out from his web series 'Liverspots and Astronots' and returns to Directors Notes to talk to us about his latest short film

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Daniel Cordero’s ‘Art is Theft’ Deconstructs the Role of Stealing in the Creation of New Artistic Visions

Animation, Art & Fashion

10th January, 2017

Daniel Cordero reflects on the nature of art and why stealing is the fertile mechanism through which artists transform inspiration into creation.

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Shadow Puppets Play Amongst the Stars in Aćim Vasić & Emilee Seymour’s ‘Notre Vie Comme Un Western’

Animation, Music

9th January, 2017

Aćim Vasić & Emilee Seymour animate a romance amongst the stars of celestial proportions in their cosmic shadow puppet music video for Paris Combo.

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