Animation Category

A Complex World Is Born in Marco Fontan’s Intricately Animated Music Video ‘Convolution’

Animation, Music

13th September, 2021

Marco Fontan digs into the technical benefits of 3D animation software Houdini and how it allowed him to sculpt his mesmerising music video for Kinkajous.

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Will Goodfellow, Tom Noakes & Greg Sharp Bring Anime Flair to Salvatore Ganacci’s Banger ‘Fight Dirty’

Animation, Music

24th August, 2021

With fast action, dystopian world-building and an underdog story, the music video for DJ Salvatore Ganacci's 'Fight Dirty' pays homage to classic Anime.

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Matthew Wade’s ‘Eyes at the Specter Glass’ is Abstract Cinema at Its Most Wondrous

Animation, Premiere

12th August, 2021

Matthew Wade tells DN why he wanted to embrace the natural disintegration of his images for memorising animated sci-fi trip 'Eyes at the Specter Glass'.

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Disney’s ‘Short Circuit’ Season Two Shows off the Animation Studio’s More Experimental Side

Animation

3rd August, 2021

From delightful evocations of home to experiments in pure sound and colour, Disney's Short Circuit programme shows off the next generation of studio talent.

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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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Kai Stänicke Examines Our Destructive Relationship With Time in Reflective Animated Short ‘Pace’

Animation

6th July, 2021

Kai Stänicke details how he drew inspiration from the animation styles of 80s & 90s German abstract films for his admonitory time crunch short ‘Pace’.

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Hannah Brewerton’s Animated Satire ‘Hit and Run’ Pokes Fun at Tactics of Distraction in British Politics

Animation, Premiere

24th June, 2021

Hannah Brewerton explains how she channelled her frustrations with the 2019 UK general election into art for her RCA graduate animation 'Hit and Run'.

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Sean Wang Turns Awkward Phone Calls into Poetry in Nostalgic Yearbook Doc ‘H.A.G.S (Have a Good Summer)’

Animation, Documentary

22nd June, 2021

Sean Wang breaks down how he brought his eighth grade yearbook to life in 'H.A.G.S. (Have a Good Summer)', an exploration of childhood through adult eyes.

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Hend Esmat & Lamiaa Diab Reverse Parent-Child Dynamics in Absurdist Animated Short ‘Flipped’

Animation

10th June, 2021

Co-Directors Hend Esmat and Lamiaa Diab break down the purposely youthful visual style they employed for their short animated comedy 'Flipped'.

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Animated Short ‘Concrete’ Is an Inspiring Tale of Self-Discovery and Finding Your Purpose in the World

Animation

11th May, 2021

Directing quartet Luca Struchen, Nicolas Roth, Pirmin Bieri and Aira Joana talk the path of self-discovery that inspired their short animation 'Concrete'.

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Jin Woo Depicts the Interchanging Role of Victim-Offender in Dark Otherworldly Animation ‘SAN’

Animation, Premiere

3rd May, 2021

DN chats to Jin Woo about evoking the discomfort of familial relationships through her striking hand-drawn animation style in psychodrama short 'SAN'.

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Gísli Darri Halldórsson Explains How He Found Beauty Within Repetition for Oscar-Nominated Animation ‘Yes-People’

Animation

14th April, 2021

Made over the course of eight years, Gísli Darri Halldórsson's 'Yes-People' is a delightful mosiac of Icelandic life in a sleepy tenement block.

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