A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest.
For more than 90 years, children’s education charity The Smith Family has been supporting disadvantaged Australians through various efforts and activities, all aimed at helping the most vulnerable members of their society – kids. Together with award-winning Sydney creative agency The Solid State, The Smith Family has launched 'Alice and the Giant Emptiness,' the first animated short in their “One in Ten” series highlighting case studies of inspiring stories of children overcoming adversity.
Richard, co-founder of PDI and founder, CEO of Cloudpic Global, looks back at his career, starting the groundbreaking computer animation studio PDI and making their first fully CG animation film, 'Antz.' Part 2 of 2.
Richard, co-founder of PDI and founder, CEO of Cloudpic Global, talks about his company's work building a superfast production pipeline that allows creators to customize content for audiences in realtime. Part 1 of 2.
SIGGRAPH's Computer Animation Festival celebrates its 40th year as the world's leading festival of the most innovative and accomplished computer graphics. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents outstanding achievements through four different programs running over four-days. SIGGRAPH 2013 brings together thousands of computer graphics professionals, 21-25 July 2013, Anaheim, California, USA.
Joseph talks about the importance of 2D effects animation principles and sensitivity in the primarily CG-driven animated feature film business. Part 1 of 2.
Andreas talks about whether or not schools do a good enough job educating their students as well as what is most important about his role as an educator. Part 2 of 2.
Andreas talks about independent animation, challenges in animation education and the importance of music and poetry as artistic inspiration. Part 1 of 2.
Buttercup is desperately lost and encounters a mysterious voice luring her further into another world. From from Jiri Barta's stunning new stop-motion feature, "Toys in the Attic."
Teddy and Sir Handsome knock down the wall of Madame Curie's radio house. She explains to them what has happened to Buttercup. From from Jiri Barta's stunning new stop-motion feature, "Toys in the Attic."
Buttercup struggles to find a way home, and Teddy, finding her missing, races to tell Sir Handsome, in an exclusive clip from Jiri Barta's stunning new stop-motion feature, "Toys in the Attic."
Marv talks about the climate for making independent shorts today and his thoughts on the current state of animation education. Part 2 of 2.
Soft strokes of color and sharp cuts to the cranium come together in Hisko Hulsing's long short Junkyard, (preview clip). Shocking, sudden action slices through dark memories and visions, as a man reflects on the subway following a moment of violence.
Kangmin Kim's evocative, dreamlink 38-39°C is no idle fantasy, but slowly builds from watery relaxation to a pulse-pounding rhythm, all while exploring the odd connections between a father and son. Finally available online after a long and worthy festival run that included Sundance 2012, the mixed-media stop motion piece effortlessly combines cutouts, vaseline-wiped lenses, and direct-on-film effects in a continuation of Kim's unique style.
BUCK summons the ghost of Hunter S. Thompson in Metamorphosis. This shake-rattle-rolling spew of slick animation and rambling words was made to promote Good Books, an online retailer who pass all proceeds to Oxfam.
Poignant animated documentary short by Katy Chevigny, animated by Richard O'Connor and Ace & Son Moving Picture Company about the horrors of honor killings. Premiering this past April 2012 at the Tribeca Film Festival, the film integrates and animates on top of an interview with philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah describing how change in deeply rooted cultural beliefs such as honor killings can be achieved once people decide change can and must be made.
Marv talks about moving from character animation to experimental techniques in his latest film, "CMYK." Part 1.
A beautiful and bold short film - music video by Iranian animator Fatima Yasrebi. Based on a work by iconic Iranian poet Rumi, Rana Farham's song speaks melodically where the sounds of women are forbidden. Fatima used various hand drawn techniques with paper as well as rotoscoping.
Ash is back and the quest is on! The animated series comes bursting back onto the Cartoon Network for Season 15.
Arrietty explains to ShÅ that she's a Borrower, and now they must leave because they've been discovered.
Arrietty is discovered by the young boy ShÅ, who asks her to come out of the shadows so he can make sure he's not dreaming.
Arrietty finds its not so hard to slide down from her high perch and help take a sugar cube from the kitchen.
Alberta, 1909. The wide open prairies of the wild west. Enter a well-tailored young Englishman, fresh from the old country. He’s been sent to try his hand at ranching but his affection for badminton, bird watching and liquor leaves him little time for wrangling cattle. As the golden prairie summer turns to fall, it becomes clear that nothing in his refined upbringing has prepared him for the harsh conditions of the New World. Borrowing playfully from the western, the nature documentary and eyewitness reportage, this short animated film offers a fresh, wry take on the Canadian frontier experience. By contrasting details as delicate as a teacup with the immensity of the prairie sky, the clash between civilization and wilderness is starkly rendered. Wild Life is about the beauty of the untamed prairie, the pang of being homesick and the folly of living dangerously out of context.
The news is bad : his extreme shortsightedness means that Arnaud must wear glasses. But not just any glasses : large clumsy frames that make his ears stick out and hurt his nose, the lenses so thick they make his eyes look like two tiny black dots…Arnaud does not like these dreadful glasses and prefers the blurry, protean world of his shortsightedness, a world populated by monsters and unicorns and other fantastic creatures conjured up by his imagination…
Luminaris is an animated short film made using the pixilation technique, combining real actors interacting with animated objects and time-lapse sequences. The film tells the story of a man living in a world controlled and timed by light. Every morning, the inhabitants of that world are woken up and pulled to their jobs by sunlight, as if this was some sort of magnet. The main character has a routinary job in a factory that makes electric bulbs. But he has something else in mind that could change the order of things.
After mass, the family gathered at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, as they did every Sunday. With everyone talking at once, it sounded like a family of crows cawing while perched on hydro lines. The town factory has closed its doors and, naturally, the adults can't stop fretting about their money problems. On this particular Sunday, one of the village boys places a coin on the train tracks. Imagine his astonishment when, picking up the coin after a train has run over it, he discovers some amazing changes. Sunday, young filmmaker Patrick Doyon's first film, is a magical tale that imparts important lessons about life as seen through the eyes of a child.