Check out this funny, colourful short by three recent Supinfocom students, Gary Fouchy, Yohann Auroux Bernard and Sebastien De Oliveira Bispo. Those talented students at Supinfocom have produced another belter and now that Fat has finished its run on the festival circuit, we can see it online!
alesman Pete hides itself as an innocuous CG short, but quickly reveals itself to be a masterpiece of animation, beautifully adapting 2-D designs into 3-D space and promoting a madcap, frenzied pace of action that is rich in visual trickery.Does that make it a masterpiece short film? Maybe. Salesman Pete looks like a workaday drone, but mad scientists put something in his brain to make him a crazy super-hero.
With a surging nostalgia for the technology of yesteryear (Da Chip’s 8-bit renditions of Daft Punk songs, Pixels, and Tron: Legacy) there’s a strong desire to return to the simpler days of early gaming. Perhaps no one feels that desire as strongly as our hero in the short film 8 Bits.
You may like having a good lunch in a quiet place as a park… but what if your lunch doesn’t?In the street everyone can hear you scream, but honestly who cares? You don’t think an animation can gross you out? Be warned with this one. Thanks go out to Paul Alexandre, Maxime Cazaux, Dara Cazamea, Romain Delaunay
As it turns out, today is World Water Day, and filmmaker Chris Perry has taken this opportunity to release his animated short, The Incident at Tower 37. It’s been on the festival circuit for nearly two years as a frequent audience favorite. It was made as part of a collaborative student animation program at Hampshire College and looks as such—not bad, but nothing to tweet home about. The real magic is in the story, which starts slow but takes some very unexpected turns.
Meet Buck, is directed by Team Cerf, a fresh team of animators that join a long and distinguished line of Supinfocom alums. In this short film Buck is cool kid with a letterman jacket and an adorably affectionate girlfriend. He puts off a strong, Michael J. Fox circa the 80's vibe, and not just because he is wearing a Back to the Future t-shirt.
It’s rare for us to mention a filmmaker twice on our site, but even more rare for us to twice crown one’s work as Short of the Week. In fact, I’m sure we’ve never done it. We tend to be drawn toward the new and exciting, a feat most short filmmakers are lucky to pull off once.
It’s almost summer, and we’re heading into the thick of the festival season. A pretty big one just wrapped up in Toronto over the weekend, the Worldwide Short Film Festival, which bills itself as the largest short film festival in North America and is an Academy Awards-qualifier to boot.None of the live-action winners are online, but I did spot this year’s Best Animated Film, a gentle and lovely film out of France, Le Silence Sous l’écorce by Joanna Lurie.
I love the discovery of not just a new film but of a filmmaker who can consistently pull the air right from your lungs with the beauty of their work. I’ve been harbouring these feelings for animator Eran Hilleli for a little while now, but after watching his latest piece Between Bears I’m ready to slavishly follow where ever Hilleli wants to lead.Hilleli doesn’t create films that run along a straight cause and effect path, instead he evokes a world and presents events in that reality.
For the highly anticipated multi-platform title “Dishonored,” Psyop and ROKKAN created an engrossing prequel series for Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios. The online series gives gamers a first-hand glimpse into the steampunk-inspired, shadowy whaling city of Dunwall, where plague is rampant and the city is in disarray and on the verge of dystopia.
Once in a while you come across a film that marries a fascinating idea with beautiful technique. David Prosser’s BAFTA-nominated animation Matter Fisher is a story that asks more questions that it answers. We experience a moment with a lone fisherman at sea who happens upon a pebble-sized ball of matter that absorbs anything within reach.
This film is about patterns. It starts as just another Thursday in a not-so-distant future where we meet a regular working man who begins the day with the typical routines of daily life: morning alarm, coffee, work.
This short animation we tweeted and F’Booked yesterday, as it began to make its presence felt early in the day on Twitter . Thought about holding onto it for a feature review, but now, having been featured on Motionographer, Cartoon Brew, and /Film, we’ll just jump in to sing its praises too.
There’s something wondrous about the power the motion graphics artist has to transfix an audience with simple shapes by marrying their movement to sound and music. For me, the simpler the base elements and the cleaner the design, the more likely I am to be taken with the piece.