Animation Category

Animation

Jerusha & Jared Hess’ Oscar Nominated Animation ‘Ninety-Five Senses’ Is an Ode to Our Sensory Experience

Jerusha & Jared Hess take DN through their transition from live-action filmmakers to animation co-directors for their Oscar nominated short.

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Animation

Tal Kantor’s Oscar Nominated ‘Letter to a Pig’ Finds a Schoolgirl Transported on a Traumatic Inner Voyage

Tal Kantor breaks down the brushstroke-infused monochrome aesthetic of her haunting short about identity, collective trauma and the extremes of human nature.

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Animation

A Rite of Passage Fishing Ritual Challenges a Father-Son Relationship in Ross Stringer’s BAFTA Winner ‘Crab Day’

Ross Stringer breaks down the deceptively minimal monochrome colour palette he used to tell the thematically rich story of his NFTS graduate short.

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Animation, Documentary

Samantha Moore Champions the Curative Power of Knitting in Her BAFTA Nominated Stop Motion Doc ‘Visible Mending’

Samantha Moore breaks down the slyly subversive framework of her tactile and therapeutic animated documentary expressing the restorative power of knitting.

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Animation

Kevin Staake’s Space-Set Drama ‘Noah’s Belt’ Finds Prisoners of Opposed Warring Nations Sharing a Cell

Kevin Staake opens up about his synergistic process with actors during the performance capture stage of his Unreal Engine, flag or friend loyalty short.

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Animation, Music

How the Limitless Borders of Abstract Art Are Inspiring the Unmistakable Aesthetic of Tsz-Wing Ho

Animator Tsz-wing Ho joins us to discuss her recognisable approach to filmmaking and her collaboration with Max Cooper for 'Pulse at the Centre of Being'.

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Animation, Music

A Nocturnal Predator Stalks a Young Woman in Nikita Kibirev’s Hyper-Stylised Animated Music Video ‘NOIR’

Nikita Kibirev breaks down the process behind the distinct colour-rich visual aesthetic of his promo exploring jealousy, obsession and toxic masculinity.

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Animation

Tom C J Brown’s Painterly BIFA Animation ‘Christopher at Sea’ Portrays a Nautical Journey of Self-Discovery

Tom C J Brown tells DN why animation was the perfect artistic conduit to convey the melodramatic realism of his BIFA nominated short film.

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Animation

Ryan Oligmueller’s Tender Stop Motion ‘Creature Comfort’ Finds a Lonely Creature Reflecting on His Past

Ryan Oligmueller takes DN through the personal and practical journey of making his tender-hearted short about a lonely forest creature searching out its past.

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Animation

A Horrifying Tour of Humanity Raises Questions of Free Will in Theo W Scott’s Animated Short Cuties

Theo W Scott talks to DN about his hope that its tale of "dumb characters butchering each other" throughout history will inspire questions of free will.

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Animation

The Worlds of Dreams and Reality Blend Together in KINEMUS’ Kaleidoscopic Vonfelt Animated Music Video ‘Je Pars’

Animators Michelle Brand & Toby Auberg return to DN with a music video that combines their individual 2D & 3D styles to create a distinct new look.

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Animation, Music

Alessandra Leone Literalises Fluidity as Form in Her Immersive Music Video for Zoë Mc Pherson’s ‘Lamella’

Alessandra Leone tells DN how she channelled the malleability of Zoe Mc Pherson's track into the ever evolving form of her experimental video.

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