Here is a sweet, wonderful, depressing little short about space-fairing entities arriving on Mars, and what happens when they start to mine the planet’s resources.
Oh where do I start with this music video?! I love how they’ve done the eyes, how the horse licks everything and the fact that it’s all wood burned… oh I love creative music videos…
And better yet, here’s a “Making-Of” video!
Kate shared this today.
I wish I’d seen this when I was little!
A very sweet series of short animations about Baman and Piderman… they’re best friends!
They’re coming! The Olympics are almost here and, over at Burst of Beaden they’ve put up a “trailer” for the Olympics (though, trailer doesn’t seem like the right word to use for it). So beautiful!
I found this endearing video about sweaters (whoops… excuse me, when I said sweaters I really meant jumpers) over at Style Bubble. The narration and animation are just off-beat enough that it can’t help but make you smile. The video is by David Shrigley and it’s about the knitwear collection by Pringle of Scotland.
… you know who you are and this video/song is for you but I liked it so much that I thought I’d share with the whole class. This is a really beautiful song and video, I think I could listen to this all morning. The video reminds me of a Grimm’s fairy tale (I’ve been reading from a giant book of Grimm’s every night all summer to put little girls to sleep… there’s something about falling in love then being turned into a giant and then waking up to find your sweetheart in a forest growing out of your chest that makes sense to little kids and puts them to sleep).
Via: My Folk Lover
Minilogue is a Swedish band with nice electronic music and absolutely fantastic music videos. I’d seen the video for their song Hitchhiker’s Choice a long time ago and I hadn’t realized at the time that it is a music video. I just liked the idea of animating using a white board and thought that it paralleled the music well. Chris sent me a link to a little video called Animals and I loved the creatures that were animated into real environments, the shaky camera and the quality of the video. I looked up Minilogue and realized that the same band was behind both videos! How cool is that? Answer: very.
This is what I’ve always imagined is around us in the bushes, under sidewalks and behind lamps and I’m glad someone else thinks so too.
If you go to Minilogue’s website, they have some lovely photos that you can download for free… check it out.
North American television doesnâ€™t often see ad campaigns like Scrabbleâ€™s â€˜the Beautiful Wordâ€™. Thank god for the Internet. And the French.
Scrabble has a new ad campaign is totally and completely wonderful. There is a little article on Jawbone about the process behind these mini masterpieces. The idea is that a number of artists have been given some words that they had to illustrate in a connected way (like a Rube Goldberg project). These were printed as posters and then, later, a different agency was commissioned to animate them.
This one was my favorite little animation. The characters remind me of Adventure Time, another one of my favorite animations.
Dad sent me this beautiful title sequence from the movie Into the Wild. I haven’t seen the movie (YET) but I’ve listened to the soundtrack many times. I love that it looks like a pop up book, it’s a wonderful way of showing all of the environments that he moves through.