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Toberg Takes Viewers on a Lo-FI 3D Journey Through the History of Human Constructs in ‘Pile’

Animation

16th July, 2021

Toberg joins us to discuss assembling a human habitat in order of “critical” to “superfluous” in his epic continuous shot RCA short 'Pile'.

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How Friendships “Shifted into the Digital Realm” Inspired Satellite Sci-Fi Short ‘The Lonely Orbit’

Animation

28th January, 2021

Frederic Siegel explains how the isolated feelings associated with leaving his student-life led him to create celestial sci-fi short 'The Lonely Orbit'.

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Ollie Magee Embraces His Self-Destructive Urges in Equine-Obscured Animated Short ‘Nod. Wink. Horse.’

Animation

27th January, 2021

RCA graduate Ollie Magee joins us to discuss how his attachment to a horse character inspired him to let it "ruin" his animated short 'Nod. Wink. Horse.'

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How Feeling Small led Na Kyung Kim to Create a Giant Animation About a Tiny Eel

Animation, Premiere

11th January, 2021

Filmmaker Na Kyung Kim joins us to explain how feelings of inadequacy led her on a journey to prove her worth with animated short film 'Just a Small'.

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How Cellphone Towers Disguised as Trees Led Connor Radding to Create a Short Film About Loss & Isolation

Animation, Premiere

7th January, 2021

Returning to DN with grad film 'The Midnight Sun', Connor Radding explains how the isolating animating process was echoed in his lead character's journey.

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Rob Munday Top Ten Features of 2020

Article

28th December, 2020

"For a lot of us we turned to the screen for escapism and for me 2020 was somewhat of a golden year for features." Rob selects his favourite 2020 features.

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Michelle Brand Explores the Connection Between Animation Theory and Philosophies on Time in Short Film ‘Any Instant Whatever’

Animation, Art & Fashion

9th December, 2020

"If everything is constantly changing where am I at any moment in time?" Michelle Brand dissects notions of time in award-winning 'Any Instant Whatever'.

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10 Unmissable Short Films at Manchester Animation Festival 2020

Animation, Film Festival

15th November, 2020

From stop-motion space-musicals to encounters with immortal creatures these are the 10 unmissable short films at Manchester Animation Festival 2020.

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How a Traditional Korean Saying and a Japanese Word Influenced JiHee Nam’s CalArts Short ‘Knife Hanging From A Tree’

Animation, Premiere

2nd November, 2020

LA-based filmmaker JiHee Nam joins us to discuss how Korean traditions & Japanese terms influenced her animated CalArts short 'Knife Hanging From a Tree'.

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Wouter Sel & Thijs De Cloedt’s ‘Ghost Eye’ Hopes to “Kick You in the Teeth and Leave You Bewildered”

Animation

29th July, 2020

Journey into the world of taxi-driving low-life Johnny Supro in Wouter Sel & Thijs De Cloedt's moody animated neo-noir 'Ghost Eye'.

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How Work Burnout Led Director Sang Joon Kim to Create Award Winning Short ‘The Wheel Turns’

Animation, Premiere

25th March, 2020

Winner of the Best Animated Short film Award at Sitges 2018, director Sang Joon Kim joins us to discuss his weirdly relatable tale of a subway driver.

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How Igor Bastidas Created a Year Long Personal Diary of His NYC Experience in Animated Short ‘The Big Apple’

Animation

24th March, 2020

Igor Bastidas pays tribute to New York City, through 12 animated apples, in his vivid short 'The Big Apple'.

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