March 22, 2013

Life Drawing Stop-mo

Every easel in a life drawing class captures a different angle of the model. This film was created by editing each drawing with the next, moving around the circle of easels. Find out more about life drawing classes at The Book Club visit
Shot, produced and directed by Wriggles & Robins
Graded by Aline Sinquin at MPC
Sound Mix by 750mph
Music by
Life model: Clelia Rinaldi

March 18, 2013

Animation in Photoshop

Many students don't realize that they can animate in photoshop. It's not the same as animating in Flash or After Effects, but you can create a range of movie files (from animated gifs to quicktime movies), without learning an entirely new program.
Try it!
Be sure to watch tutorials for the version of Photoshop you use. (The animation tools are slightly different in every version of Adobe CS...)

How to make a Cinemagraph

How to create frame-by-frame animations in Photoshop:

Create an animated avatar

In this video you can witness the power of Photoshop's animation features...

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December 6, 2012

PBS > The Art of Animation

Watch The Art of Animation and Motion Graphics on PBS. See more from Off Book.

April 22, 2012

Love & Theft

Love & Theft from Studio FILM BILDER on Vimeo.

Script, direction: Andreas Hykade
Design, animation: Andreas Hykade
Animation assistance: Angela Steffen
Art work: Natalia Eck
Compositing: Christof Hoffmann
Sound, Music: Heiko Maile
Funding: MFG and FFA
Production assistance: Simone Fischer
Production: Thomas Meyer-Hermann
Studio FILM BILDER 2010

Animated Gifs / Cinemagraphs

GIFs are one of the oldest image formats used on the web. Throughout
their history, they have served a huge variety of purposes, from
functional to entertainment. Now, 25 years after the first GIF was
created, they are experiencing an explosion of interest and innovation
that is pushing them into the terrain of art. In this episode of Off
Book, we chart their history, explore the hotbed of GIF creativity on
Tumblr, and talk to two teams of GIF artists who are evolving the form
into powerful new visual experiences.

From PBS / Off Book

Patrick Davison, MemeFactory
TopherChris, Tumblr
Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader, Reed+Rader
Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, Cinemagraphs


December 21, 2011

The Christmas Card by Terry Gilliam

November 28, 2011

Motion Design

"Motion Plus Design" Center : "What is Motion Design ?" from Motion Plus Design on Vimeo.

November 23, 2011

More fun with food

Happy Thanksgiving, safe travels to all.

ELEMENTOS | CREACION from Juan Pablo Zaramella on Vimeo.

Spot hecho en stop motion utilizando alimentos. Producción realizada entre Can Can Club y JPZtudio para la feria Tecnópolis, a traves del Instituto de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA).

November 6, 2011

Word as Image

Project by Ji Lee
Typography / Motion Graphics examples

see book: Word as Image Ji Lee (Author)

Challenge: Create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself.
Rule: Use only the graphic elements of the letters without adding outside parts

April 13, 2011

William Kentridge: Pain & Sympathy | Art21

From PBS Art21 ...
Episode #100: With his video "History of the Main Complaint" (1996) serving as a backdrop, William Kentridge discusses how artists draw upon tragedy as subject matter for their work and how drawing itself can be a compassionate act.

More from Art21

William Kentridge: Anything is Possible

Animation Tests by BLU

test work by this master of graffiti animation
More stuff by BLU

March 9, 2011

Automatic Writing - William Kentridge

September 8, 2010

Inspirational videos > links

July 25, 2010

Granny O'Grimms Sleeping Beauty

Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty from Darragh O'Connell on Vimeo.

I saw this at the Twin Cities Film Fest this spring.

July 5, 2010


BIG BAG BIG BOOM - the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

direction and animation by BLU

May 23, 2010

Andrea Dezsö: Sometimes in My Dreams I Fly

Andrea Dezsö: Sometimes in My Dreams I Fly from Rice Gallery on Vimeo.

This video was filmed April 9, 2010 at the opening luncheon for Sometimes in My Dreams I Fly, Andrea Dezsö's site-specific installation at Rice Gallery. In it, Dezsö discusses the inspiration for and creation of her installation.

© 2010 Rice University Art Gallery

May 7, 2010

Love & Theft > mind-blowing animation

nfb -- The National Film Board of Canada, in association with the Cannes Short Film Corner, welcomes you to the 6th NFB Online contest.
Director: Andreas Hykade
Length: 7'05
Andreas Hykade has been working as a freelance filmmaker and since 2000 as a professor of Animation at the School of Arts and Design Kassel. His films include: The King is Dead (1990), We Lived in Grass (1995), Ring of Fire (2000), Tom & the Slice of Bread with Strawberry Jam & Honey(series, since 2003), The Runt (2006), The Bunjes (2007), and Love & Theft (2010) among others.
Origin: Germany

May 6, 2010

Box Animation

Box Animation from Jordan Clarke on Vimeo.

December 17, 2009

Think again > Outside the Box

outside the box from joseph Pelling on Vimeo.

Outside the Box with Digital Artist Awards winner Joseph Pelling

December 3, 2009

New Zealand Book Council > Stop Mo

Film for NZ Book Council

Produced by Colenso BBDO
Animated by Andersen M Studio

November 4, 2009

Chilean Stop Motion Animation

LUIS from diluvio on Vimeo.

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.

September 9, 2009

Sita Sings the Blues

full movie is viewable for free on the internet

December 22, 2008

Ferenc Cakó 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.

August 30, 2008


Stefan G. Bucher creates a brand new monster every day, time-lapsed before your very eyes. He talks about graphic design, illustration, ... here:

His work is also featured on the new issue of MimoZine, a flash-drive magazine from Boston.

this drive is designed by Gary Basemen. I will bring mine to class for show and tell!