Animation Category

An Interview with Vimeo’s Best Staff Pick Winners of 2019

Animation, Art & Fashion, Documentary, Live Action

12th January, 2020

DN chats with Vimeo's Best Staff Pick directors of 2019 about the differing artistic approaches behind their award-winning work.

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Richard Dawson: Dead Dog in an Alleyway

Animation, Asides, Music

10th January, 2020

Ewan Jones Morris presents a circuitous tour of an uncaring city in his animated visual accompaniment to Richard Dawson track 'Dead Dog in an Alleyway'.

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How “Personal Experience” Inspired Anushka Naanayakkara to Create a Stop-Motion Love Story Made From Wool

Animation

7th January, 2020

NFTS graduate Anushka Naanayakkara joins us to discuss the inspiration and production behind BAFTA-winning stop-motion short film 'A Love Story'.

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Directors Notes Top 20 Filmmaker Conversations of 2019

Animation, Art & Fashion, Article, Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action, Music

3rd January, 2020

Team DN put our curating skills to good use to picked out our favourite 20 Directors Notes filmmaker conversations from the past 12 months.

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Jack Savoretti: Christmas Morning

Animation, Asides, Music

24th December, 2019

Karni & Saul transport us to a heartwarming family duvet fantasy in their animated music video for Jack Savoretti’s Yuletide track 'Christmas Morning'.

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Sam Gainsborough Takes Claymation Life-Size with Stop-Motion/Live-Action Hybrid ‘Facing It’

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

18th December, 2019

NFTS graduate Sam Gainsborough joins us to discuss how he used about "half a tonne of plasticine" in his inventive grad film 'Facing It'.

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“Reality is Told Through Dream Imagery” Cassie Shao Discusses Her Grad Film ‘There Were Four of Us’

Animation

18th December, 2019

Director Cassie Shao explains how a three year old dream inspired her animated grad film 'There Were Four of Us'.

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A Seductive Serpent Traps a Pair of Women in a Parallel Reality in Muzaluci’s Psychedelic Fashion Thriller

Animation, Art & Fashion, Premiere

17th December, 2019

Juan Manuel Pinzón, Tata Persico & Paco Gorriz discuss the joy & pain of being given full creative freedom on their psychedelic MUZALUCI fashion thriller.

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Luca Cioci Examines the Destructive Life of Routine in CalArts Short ‘Medium Rare’

Animation, Premiere

11th December, 2019

Recent CalArts graduate Luca Cioci joins us to discuss why stop-motion was the perfect form for his short film 'Medium Rare'.

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How a Road Trip with Dad Led Jenna Caravello to Create “Ominous & Unpredictable” Short ‘Frontier Wisdom’

Animation

5th December, 2019

Jenna Caravello joins us to explain how fantasies of her father's phone company job inspired her to create a strange tale starring a “chatty corpse”

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The Romance and Poetry of Dying Industrial Towns is Explored in Jordan Buckner’s debut short ‘//_sleeper’

Animation

29th November, 2019

"I want to just do this until the sun burns out" - Jordan Buckner explains how his debut short '//_sleeper' has inspired him to make more "weird things".

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Carol Freeman Creates an Astounding Journey of Self-Discovery in Paint-On-Glass Animation ‘The Bird & the Whale’

Animation, Premiere

28th November, 2019

Carol Freeman reveals how a team of animators worked error-free for 14 months across nearly 4500 paintings for paint-on-glass short 'The Bird & the Whale'

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