Leighton Kelly has spent the past couple of years creating and posting a new piece of art every day on his blog — that is until Jan. 1st, 2012. Hence, the name Day One 2012. What exists now on the site is a compilation of all his hard work. Talk about prolific!
Here’s a sample from day 666th of his endeavor:
Australian filmmaker Dave Jones directed a live show the end of last year that combined interactive animated projections with giant puppets. Take a look…
The performance of Highly Strung featured a giant 14-meter puppet. It took place on the night of October 28th, 2011, during the Nati Frinj festival. The puppet took ten people to operate and had animation (largely created by the children) projected onto it from projectors mounted both on the ground and in the head of the puppet itself.
We love this simple, stylish platform game! It’s classic fun…
The game is Matt Korba’s USC Interactive Media Thesis, and it’s available on the Xbox, iPhone and iPad: https://www.winterbottomgame.com/
Clams fleeing for their lives. Mollusk maneuvering for the safety of a tide pool caught on film.
Or would you prefer “Clams in Love”…
It’s true, SpongeBob’s pineapple home under the sea is a mathematical impossibility, and not because fruit houses can’t exist underwater. The real reason is because the math on the pineaapple doesn’t add up! Mathematician and video-maker Vi Hart exposes the error in this cartoon’s arithmetic.
Not many games actually make you feel sad or lonely. This is one of the rare few. It’s a visual masterpiece, and it was made by Jamie Antonisse when he was a student at USC’s Interactive Media Program. Take a look at the trailer below…
Now try the actual game. It’s better than the video. Click here to Download Spectre.
You can also Download the Thesis Paper, if you’re interested.
Oh Willy… is not your typical Disney/Pixar 3D animation. It’s a short film about a porky guy who goes to care for his sick mother who lives in a nudist colony. It’s directed by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels and debuts at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Check out the trailer:
Canadian cartoonists Seth Scriver and Shayne Ehman just raised over over $10k to complete their animated feature Asphalt Watches. They describe their collaborative two-man animated epic in the following way:
“Asphalt Watches is a true adventure story: in 2000, we hitchhiked across Canada together. The animation captures our crazy journey, full of hilarious and amazing encounters. Using music and songs we make ourselves, alongside hand-drawn Flash animation, we tell the tale of making our way from a 7-11 near Chilliwack, BC where a guy was hanging out with a knife in his belly… to meeting one of only “two real Santas” in the world outside Calgary… to barely escaping death near Regina, SK. Our style is to turn real-life characters and settings into funny and poetic abstractions that depict the feeling and essence of what happened.”
Check out Andres Tapeton’s graduation film from the Classical Animation program at the Vancouver Film School. Talk about a bad dream!
Oh, the beauty of his strokes. An oar to be admired. What waves he makes!