Animation Category

Analogue, Digital & Natural Combine in Emily Scaife’s Dreamy Music Video ‘Filled With Wonder Once Again’

Animation, Music

27th November, 2019

"Analogue will always have a big influence." Emily Scaife discusses combining traditional and contemporary techniques in her latest music video creation.

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How a Fascination with the Furry Community Led Terri Matthews to Create ‘The Wrong End of the Stick’


20th November, 2019

NFTS grad Terri Matthews joins us to discuss how "the chance to animate some swinging ballsacks" helped attract animators to work on her short film.

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Thom Yorke: Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)

Animation, Asides, Music

31st October, 2019

Art Camp and Saad Moosajee conjure up an eerie future city populated by faceless individuals in their mesmerizing animated music video for Thom Yorke.

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How Memories of a Personal Tragedy Led Amanda Bonaiuto to Create Surreal CalArts Grad Film ‘Hedge’

Animation, Premiere

23rd October, 2019

How dismantling a "straightforward narrative about a dead father" led Amanda Bonaiuto to create surreal CalArts grad film 'Hedge'.

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SuperBlimp use 80s/90s Nostalgia to Explore Themes of Loneliness and Escapism in CGI Short ‘Playgrounds’


22nd October, 2019

Created from a desire to connect with memories from the ’80s & ’90s, SuperBlimp join us to discuss their nostalgia-laced CGI short 'Playgrounds'.

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How a Confrontational Conversation Inspired Dal Park to Explore Communication Issues in her RCA Grad Film


1st October, 2019

Dal Park joins us to discuss how a failed attempt to interview her Grandma about her life led her to create her RCA animation 'West Question East Answer'.

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Animation, Asides

30th September, 2019

Stunning Supinfocom grad short 'Overrun' follows an ant’s desperate struggle to escape from an unknown dangerous, yet mesmerising world.

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Blend Opening Titles

Animation, Asides, Film Festival

24th September, 2019

Detroit studio Gunner raise a delightful menagerie of colourful critters in their playful evolution of ideas title sequence for animation festival Blend.

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“I Had the Freedom to Do Whatever I Wanted” John Morena on Releasing the Choice Cuts of Area 52


12th September, 2019

Creator of 'one film a week' animation project 'Area 52' John Morena reveals why he's decided to released 25 choice cuts on YouTube as the "A-Sides".

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Animation, Asides

5th September, 2019

An artificial child created to ease the pain of his grieving mother comes to understand the limits of his existence in tragic HSLU grad short 'Proxy'.

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How Max Hattler Transformed Hong Kong’s Vertical Skyline into Living Film Strips in ‘Serial Parallels’

Animation, Art & Fashion

4th September, 2019

Max Hattler provides some insight into his new film 'Serial Parallels' an experimental portrait of Hong Kong one of the most vertical cities in the world.

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Directors Notes Reading & Leeds 2019 Cinema Tent Shorts

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action, Music

23rd August, 2019

August bank holiday weekend is the time when DN gathers our favourite short films and music videos from the past year for our Reading & Leeds screenings.

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