Tag Archives: animation

Reclaim our Privacy!

Reclaim Our Privacy”, a three-minute movie that explains the threat to, the importance of protecting, and the tools to reclaim our privacy online.


[via netzpolitik.org]

Kurzfilm: Caminandes das Lama

2 schicke kurze Animationsvideos über Caminandes das Lama. Gemacht wurde das Ganze mit der freien 3D-Grafiksoftware Blender, wo ja immer wieder sehr schöne Animationsfilme rausfallen. Am bekanntesten dürfte Big Buck Bunny sein, den man sich an der Stelle auch noch mal ansehen kann.




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open government

sehr schicke animation ueber open government, mit anschaulichen beispielen was diese bewegung im stande ist zu bewirken.



Music by: J. Ralph
Directed by: Harry R. Calbom & The Academy

Writers: Harry R. Calbom, Caroline Mauldin, Jeremy Weinstein, Julie McCarthy
Lead Designer: Kaleb Coleman
2D Design / Animation: Kaleb Coleman, Mike Holm, Nick Simmons, Corey Dawson Hall
3D Animation: David Holm
Storyboards: Kaleb Coleman, Corey Dawson Hall, Lindsay Daniels
Producer: Harry R. Calbom
Special Thanks: Austin Wilson, Justin Henning, Mckenna Turner

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Animal Farm:
Britain’s first animated feature, which, despite the title and Disney-esque animal animation, is in fact a no-holds-barred adaptation of George Orwell’s classic satire on Stalinism, with the animals taking over their farm by means of a revolutionary coup, but then discovering that although all animals are supposed to be equal, some are more equal than others…




‘Paranoia’ is an animated short film made by 4 students as part of their final year degree project for Thakur-Toonskool Advanced Animation Academy.

Synopsis: A guy is traveling in a late night Mumbai local train. The bogie is empty except for a few sleepy passengers. A man with a briefcase boards the train at a station and decides to sit directly in front of him…


Sandeepan Chanda
Sunil Kumar Yadav
Amrita Mukhopadhyay
Nitesh Mishra

[via kfmw.blog]

‘to the beat’ – an audiovisual animation about the making of a record


An Audiovisual Animation About The Making Of A Record
by Roman Tönjes & Lukas Loss

Der animierte Kurzfilm “To The Beat” ist das Ergebnis einer Zusammenarbeit der FH Düsseldorf mit dem Musiklabel Desolat und entstand in den Jahren 2009-2010. Der Film erzählt die Geschichte eines Musikstücks, vom Aufnehmen der Musik über das Plattenlabel, das Presswerk, den Plattenladen bis hin zum Club, in dem es gespielt wird. In dieser Handlung, welche im Zeitraum eines Tages stattfindet, wird die Herstellung, Verbreitung und das Auflegen von Schallplatten filmisch inszeniert – einem Medium, welches bei Desolat und in der gesamten elektronischen Musik eine wesentliche Rolle spielt.

Der Plot ist stark geprägt von Elementen des Düsseldorfer Stadtbildes, welche sich fast in jeder Szene des Films wiederfinden: Die Rheinpromenade, das Drei-Scheiben-Haus, der Plattenladen Voices Records, der Salon des Amateurs etc.

So bildet diese Stadt die räumliche Grundlage des Films und es wird eine Verbindung des Labels mit seiner Heimatstadt hergestellt. Auch das Düsseldorfer Büro des Labels findet sich fast originalgetreu in einer Szene des Films wieder.

Der Animationsfilm basiert auf unzähligen Fotos, welche zunächst freigestellt und daraufhin im digitalen Raum dreidimensional angeordnet und animiert wurden. Eine virtuelle Kamera führt über die gesamte Länge des Films ohne Schnitt durch die so erzeugten Landschaften und Räume, begleitet von dem Track “Mama Coca” von Jay Haze im Remix von SIS (DESOLAT005), welcher für diesen Film sehr stark gekürzt wurde.

Jede Bewegung von Kamera und Objekten ist exakt auf den Rhythmus und die Bestandteile des Tracks abgestimmt, ebenso wie die einzelnen Etappen der Handlung der übergeordneten Struktur der Musik entsprechen.

[via misterhonk]

vinyl attack


“INTO THE COSMOS” is ChopsyAnimations (chopsyanimation.com) first foray into the world of music videos, a tie-in with music maker Architeq from Tirk Records.

Originally it was conceived as a short film by Chopsy (director Darren Robbie), with a simple premise: “what happens to all the old vinyl people used to play? From out of attics, rubbish bins & forgotten shelving, the records are summoned to an old warehouse by a mysterious ‘collector’.”

Using a combination of stop-frame, pixellation, live-action & time lapse animation, it was shot in a variety of locations around Bristol & was created by shooting entirely in camera whenever possible (at other times multiple passes were combined). By shooting each frame within a specific timescale for the external shots, we see vinyl records interacting with the ever changing natural light & weather (dry or wet, sunny or cloudy) – if you look closely you can even see puddles drying out in a couple of shots.

The short film was created on & off over a period of 7 months by a bunch of friends between paid work, a real labour of love (it had no budget to speak of). It was shot in late winter earlier this year with the spring & summer being used to do all the post (mainly rig removal). All the records you see were cut before shooting, with new centre labels stuck onto them to create the desired visual effect of them spinning & bouncing through the ground, they were then animated on location using weighted rigs.

Architeq added the music & sound effects after filming finished & the first edit was completed. Rigs were removed, different passes combined & shadows cleaned up in AfterEffects. Motion capture on location was achieved by using Dragon software on a laptop, which was in turn powered by a portable caravan battery. Cameras used were the Canon Eos 5 & 7.

Credit list:

Director: Chopsy
Producer: Kev Harwood
DOP: Toby Howell
Animators: Darren Robbie, Inez Woldman (additional help: Wendy Griffiths, Ed Patterson)
Compositing: Jim Lewis, Bram Thweam, Darren Robbie
Appearances/pixellation: Ian Whitlock, Bobby Proctor, Robin Crowther-Smith
Rigging: Craig Atkinson
Gaffer (warehouse shoot): Clive Scott
Editor: Nikk Fielden

[via kfmw.blog]

“The Apple Tree – A Tribute to Glitch Mob”

zumindest mashup des monats!
dank khameleon808 stehen euch vollgepackte, actiongeladene 15min bevor. zum sound von glitch mob.


This is a video I made Inspired by the band The Glitch Mob ( http://www.theglitchmob.com )
It is not intended to tell a story. I didnt edit it that way. I wanted to relate sound to motion. So each and every cut you see was picked for a reason.

For those of you who find the video too long for one sitting, I dont blame you at all lol. 15 min is kinda visually exhausting. So I put times below so you can jump right to the segment you have time for.
0:39 Segment 1. Tv on the Radio – Red Dress (Glitch Mob Remix)
4:24 Segment 2. Evil Nine – All the Cash (Glitch Mob Remix)
6:20 Segment 3. Nalepa – Monday (Glitch Mob Remix)
9:42 Segment 4. edIT – Crunk de Gaulle (instrumental )

Id also like to point out that there are no copyright infringements because I used public domain trailers for video footage and permission from song artist.

[via falk]

das spiel mit dem feuer


I spent a couple of weeks thinking about how involved it would be to do. My initial goal was to animate classic videos games, such as tetris, pong, pac-man and mario bros. After testing I realized mario bro’s would be too hard and I gave up. I stuck with tetris, pong and pac-man but since those didnt take up much time I decided to include a few random shapes. The initial goal was to light each candle individually and blow it out according to the required movements of each shape. I soon realized that it was just not going to be practical. The main problem was keeping the flame consistent on the candles. Some candles would burn perfectly. Others would burn out quickly. I decided to take a different approach. I took a picture of all the candles unlit ..and then lit all the candles ..and took a picture of that. I know that some people will consider that “cheating” and I understand. But I just wanted to give the over all effect and to me it’s still an enjoyable video to watch.

[via blinkenlights]

three and a half seconds about life

3einhalb sekunden leben. auch passend zum heutigen freitag den 13.


short animation created for a 5 day animation contest.
make a movie with: ring, three and a half, winter.
by yoav brill, shay yosef and myself.

[via glaserei]

animation: virus


by robert proch
Beware of system infection.
Music by Herbaliser.

[via ilovegraffiti]

das internet in zahlen

sehr nett gemachte animation zum derzeitigen “State of The Internet”:


JESS3 designed and animated this for the JESS3 lecture at AIGA Baltimore in Feb 2010.

[via netzpolitik]

so ziemlich alles

…in einer animation!


This is the final piece for my AS art course, a flipbook made entirely out of biro pens. It’s something like 2100 pages long, and about 50 jotter books. I’d say I worked on and off it for roughly 3 weeks.

Song is French Cancan by Jaques Offenbach.

Additional sounds credited to Valve, specifically from their game Team Fortress 2.

Other stuff is from the 300 trailer and O Little Town of Bethlehem.

All other content copyright Jamie Bell (aka DispleasedEskimo) 2010, I guess

[via misterhonk]

“The Third & The Seventh”

ich hab ja keine ahnung. weder von fotografie, noch von architektur. aber die animation alex roman hat mich grade ziemlich apathisch vorm rechner sitzen lassen und ist mir zu schade fuer meine suppe. deshalb hier rein.

fullscreen anmachen – luefter (vom macbook) ignorieren – zuruecklehnen und wirken lassen:


A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects
are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.



|Modelling – Texturing – Illumination – Rendering| Alex Roman


|Postproduction & Editing| Alex Roman


Sequenced, Orchestrated & Mixed by Alex Roman (Sonar & EWQLSO Gold Pro XP)

Sound Design by Alex Roman

Based on original scores by:

.Michael Laurence Edward Nyman. (The Departure)
.Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns. (Le Carnaval des animaux)

Directed by Alex Roman

Done with 3dsmax, Vray, AfterEffects and Premiere.


[via visual berlin]

walled in: animation der mauer

deutsche welle hat eine aeusserst gelungene und reale animation der mauer gemacht, die ich euch an dieser stelle nicht vorenthalten moechte. die animation ist teil der dvd “Walled in! What the Cold War frontier in divided Germany was really like” (bzw. “Eingemauert! Wie die innerdeutsche Grenze wirklich war”):

For 28 years, a nearly insurmountable barrier kept people from fleeing East Germany. But then, the dramatic night of November 9, 1989, saw the fall of the Wall that divided Germany. Today, it is difficult to imagine what was bitter reality just a few decades ago.

For the first time, a realistic computer animation reveals the vast security system of Germany’s inner border and the Berlin Wall, both of which were recreated virtually in the greatest detail.


[via kfmw.blog]

showreel 2009 videoprojection by easyweb

schick was die franzosen da mit videoprojektionen an gebaeuden anstelllen.


Easyweb is a French company specialized in the video projection 3d shows. Below discover their showreel on 2009.

[via designyoutrust]

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The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello:
This Being the First Voyage of Jasper Morello, Aeronaut of the 3rd Royal Cartographers, and his Journal Recording of the Mysterous Predicament Involving the Lost Airship, Hieronymous.
Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his Plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself. The chance discovery of an abandoned dirigible leads Jasper through unchartered waters to an island on which lives a terrifying creature that may be the cure for the Plague. The journey back to civilization is filled with horrors but in a shocking climax, Jasper discovers that the greatest horror of all lies within man himself.


[via fighting music with noise]

“The Commons” (video)


In this innovative animation, filmmaker Laura Hanna, writer Gavin Browning and video artists/animators Dana Schechter and Molly Schwartz examine the concept of “The Commons” as a means to achieve a society of justice and equality.

Video licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, visit
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ to view the license.

[via cc-news]

kurzfilm: dans la tete

armee, krieg, das “richtige” sterben und das unerwartete ende…. schauts euch einfach mal an:


[via ak’s soup]

datensammler im netz

foto: rpongsaj / creative commons

beim handelsblatt gibt es gerade ein schoenes spezial zum thema “datensammler”.
das herzstueck bildet sicherlich die flashanimation, in der man einen tag im leben des holger s. mitverfolgen kann und sieht wo dieser so ueberall seine daten hinterlaesst. sehr nett und nachvollziehbar gestaltet das ganze:

Ob bei der Arbeit, beim Stadtbummel oder auf der Flugreise: Überall wird der Mensch überwacht, seine Daten werden gesammelt, gespeichert, aufbereitet, manchmal verkauft. Ein Tag im schönen neuen Leben des Holger S.

zur animation

[via radio1984]