December 10, 2009

Rotoscoped Animation > Drummer Boy by Bob Dylan

December 3, 2009

New Zealand Book Council > Stop Mo

Film for NZ Book Council

Produced by Colenso BBDO
Animated by Andersen M Studio

The Nose by Alexander Alexeieff & Claire Parker

Le Nez/ The Nose / Нос (1963) is a brilliant pinscreen animated film. Based on the short story by the great Russian author Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852). Le Nez is probably one of the best adaption of a Gogol story in the history of cinema. This film was made completely using shadows from a pinscreen. Alexeieff is most famous for his invention of the pinscreen which he used to make about 6 short films.

"The Nose" is a satirical short story by Nikolai Gogol. Written between 1835 and 1836, it tells of a St. Petersburg official whose nose leaves his face and develops a life of its own.

November 23, 2009

Tim Burton discusses his artwork

On view November 22, 2009-April 26, 2010 at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. For more information, please visit All images courtesy of Tim Burton and © 2009 Tim Burton Films.

November 22, 2009

Chalk Animation > Firekites music video

from Firekites' album 'The Bowery'. music video co-directed by Yanni Kronenberg and Lucinda Schreiber.

November 21, 2009

Andrea Dezsö > artist, animator


Andrea Dezsö, a visual artist and writer was born in Transylvania, Romania and is ethnic Hungarian. Dezsö creates deeply personal narratives across a broad range of media including drawing, artist's books, cut paper, embroidery, sculpture, installation, animation and large-scale murals.

Factory Song is a 3 minute stop motion animation by Andrea Dezsö with original music by Jeremiah Lockwood. It was made with the support of a Six Points Fellowship in visual arts.

"The Demon Bridegroom and Other Stories" is a series of animated video shorts based on mystical Jewish folk stories from Parson's professorAndrea Dezsö's native Eastern Europe.

some familiar music, eh?

November 20, 2009

Digital Art Workshop Animations

Some of the Animations produced in the Digital Art Workshop:

Frog Prince


Beauty and the Horse

November 5, 2009

Chilean Stop Motion animation

Drawings take a life of their own and assault the bedroom of a naive girl named Lucia. Lucía is an unsettling short film by Niles Atallah, Joaquin Cociña and Cristóbal León produced at Diluvio Lab...

Luis, is the second short in a series titled Lucia, Luis y el lobo by Chilean artists Niles Atallah, Cristobal Leon, and Joaquin Cociña. Luis was created using dirt, flowers, charcoal, found objects, and cardboard. It's sister video, Lucia, was also shot frame by frame with a digital photo camera.

November 3, 2009

Chronos > stop motion + clay animation

Yasemin Sayibas Akyuz shares the process of creating her stop motion animation on this blog:

November 1, 2009

JibJab cutout animations + green screen

JibJab has launched a new wave of Starring You videos.

These are animated templates that allow you to paste in pictures of yourself and your friends, and now you can post to your facebook wall. Amazingly fast, fun... and you could easily waste an evening with this amusement.

For more about their process, view JibJab animatic

JibJab Blog

October 25, 2009

Secret of Kells

Animation Nation

Here's a great resource, spend some time here:

Yellow Sticky Notes animation

October 16, 2009

Mixed Media Animation of Tyger

Magical short by Guilherme Marcondes of Brazil, based on a William Blake poem. Tyger blends puppetry, illustration, photography and CGI.

September 30, 2009

Stop Motion with Puppets

Animated Type

September 29, 2009

Motion Capture

September 26, 2009

Prometheus' Garden Claymation

Surreal work for an adult audience. PROMETHEUS' GARDEN (28 min., 1988) is the only completed film over which legendary underground animator Bruce Bickford maintained 100% creative control.

Występ z Ukraińskiego "Mam talent" sand animation

I think this is a clip from the Ukranian Got Talent competition... I'd like more info on this if you can find it! This link was sent by Andrew who was in this class last fall...

check this out! I saw it and reminded me of your class. I hope the start of your semester is going well! -Andrew Nagahashi

September 25, 2009

Sita Sings the Blues

full movie is viewable for free on the internet

Light Graffiti

ight graffiti
From: juxtepozer |

See also:

LED throwies > Graffiti Research Lab

Harold and the Purple Crayon

1969 animation of the classic book "Harold and the Purple Crayon" by Crockett Johnson.

Graffiti Animation by BLU

COMBO a collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis

Stop Motion Animation

Hardcuore is the creative office of graphic artist Breno Pineschi, who has been working with art direction and graphic design since 2002. Breno and his team works in diverse fields, such as music, fashion, publishing, installations, motion graphics and visual identity among others.

September 24, 2009

Animation Demos

1. Cameraless Animation > Amber P + Rachel H

2. Cutout Animation > Shawntell + Elise

3. Storyboards + Animatics > Curtis + Brent

4. Stop Motion > Tiffany + Amber

5. Sand + Paint Animation > Tara, Christina, Melissa

6. Puppet Animation > Jessalyn + Amara

7. Claymation > Lorena + Sarah

8. Chalk, Graffiti, Whiteboard > Whitney + Jillian

September 16, 2009

Animation Mentor
An online school for animation + some free resources

September 10, 2009

Terry Gilliam's Collage Animation

Terry Gilliam was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1940... find out more about this Monty Python animator:

September 9, 2009

Ferenc Cakó Sand Animation

If you haven't seen sand animation before, check out this beautiful example on youtube...
link to youtube
Vivaldi Four Seasons Winter Sand Animation film Ferenc Cakó

link to more about the artist

more of his films

Ferenc Cakó was born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1950. His individual and special sand animation show is very popular all over the world. Sand animation is done on a stage, where people can see Mr. Cako actually doing the performance. He is performing in total darkness, and the picture is projected out with a high power and resolution video projector.