Rafael Castro - Ciúme

To accompany the track 'Ciúme' ('Jealousy') by Brazillian composer Rafael Castro, Daniel Bruson directed this animated music video telling the story of a couples obsessive, distrustful and bloodthirsty relationship.

Nathaniel Matthews Coonskin Zine

Nathaniel Matthews is an independent publisher from New York city, specialising in releasing bootleg excerpts from out-of-print photography classics and zines featuring his own photographic imagery.

Nathaniel's 'Coonskin' zine features a series of photographs of Ralph Bakshi's seminal 1975 animated feature-film of the same name.

However these are not simply screen-grabs, these images are captured straight from a television screen creating an element of distortion. The TV's refresh rate, the angle of the camera to the screen, and reflections caught upon the glass all contribute to the uniqueness of these photographs. The series of images plays with the concept of re-photography and capturing a still from a moving image, a still which did not exist until that moment.

- Full colour print
- 52 pages
- 8.25"x10.5"
- limited to 30 copies
- priced $20.00

Buy a copy here: Nathaniel Matthews Shop

The Animation Workshop: Vagabond

In this fantastic animated short, titled 'Vagabond', a warmhearted beggar pursues his dog’s kidnapper through a relentlessly moving futuristic cityscape.

This incredible film was made by a team of third year Character Animation and CG Arts students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. Check out the individual students’ below and click the links to learn more about the talent behind the film!

Pedro Ivo Carvalho (Director, animator, editor, compositor & sound designer)
Anne Sigismund (Production manager, background painter & compositor)
Christoffer Kramme (Animation lead, pipeline supervisor & storyboard artist)
Roland Seer (Co-art director, tech director, animator, compositor & sound designer)
Maria Henriksen (Co-art director, animator, character designer & storyboard artist)
Talía Bordallo (Storyboard lead, character layout & character designer)
Høgni Mohr (Concept art & background lead)
Simon Halberg (Concept art, Character designer, background painter & compositor)

KADOKAWA Disney Flip Books

Japanese publishing house KADOKAWA Corp. have now released six Disney 'Paper Movie' flip books, allowing readers to repeatedly enjoy iconic scenes from classic Disney films.

So far the series features Cinderella's dress transformation, birds pulling on Snow White's cape, Winnie the Pooh squeezing under a tree root, Mickey bringing a broom to life in 'Fantasia', and the latest two, featuring Ana & Elsa singing the hit songs 'For The First Time in Forever' and 'Let it Go' from 'Frozen'.

Each book is priced at ¥1,080 (£6.00) if you can actually track one down to buy in the UK.

Ross Hogg - Spectators

Ross Hogg's 2013 Glasgow School of Arts graduation film 'Spectators' is finally online for us to enjoy in its beautifully rendered and expressive charcoal-on-paper aesthetic. The short inverts the expected focus of a football match, observing visual nuances usually lost within the mass of the crowd, it explores the character subtleties and social interactions of the spectators as they watch the unseen spectacle of the game.

"'Spectators' is an observational animation... turning (its) attention to those on the periphery. The film investigates social interaction and human behaviour, revealing the diversity of character found among football spectators..." - Ross Hogg

Akira - Ghost

Muti, a creative studio based in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, animated a floating skull morphing into a variety of original charcaters and pop-culture icons, all set to the new track 'Ghost' by Akira.

Keep your eye sockets peeled for apperances by Dr. Doom, Nosferatu, Skeletor and even a farting cat!

Wong Ping: Doggy Love

If you thought the sexual depravity in Wong Ping's animated short films couldn't get any more bizarre, especially after the sweat drinking eroticism of 'Stop Peeping', then think again!

Released as a Valentines Day "treat" via NOWNESS, 'Doggy Love' tells the romantic tale of a young boy’s erotic fixation with a classmate boasting breasts on her back.

Pixelpongo: Pandemonio

Italian graphic designer, illustrator & animator Valerio Spinelli aka Pixelpongo created this superb animation with nothing more than a bunch of digitally resized and overlapping felt circles. There is also the occasional recognisable character, our favourite of which is a nod to Georges Méliès' 'Le Voyage dans la Lune.'

"'Pandemonio' is a kaleidoscope of monsters, animals and other strange creatures brought to life by the primitive and frenzied pace of Zu's music. Each figure is made by overlapping felt circles. The animation is obtained by moving, resizing and painting every circle without deforming its perfect shape." - Valerio Spinelli

Booger Kids: Hype Air T-shirt

California-based street-wear fashion label Booger Kids have built a pretty solid reputation for producing irreverently humorous T-shirt collections, with an emphasis on 80s and 90s cartoon nostalgia. Previous collection have featured a pepperoni pizza Bart and Rocko (of 'Rocko's Modern Life') modified with various hip-hop accouterments!

Their latest release, amusingly dubbed 'Hype Air', features an amalgamation of a skeletal Bart Simpson and the Nike 'Jumpman' logo, associated with their Michael Jordan-related merchandise including Air Jordan.

The 'Hype Air' T-shirt is now available for $28.00 via the Booger Kids online store.

The Animation Workshop: Tsunami

In this incredible animated short, titled 'Tsunami', a man must return home in denial following a natural disaster, where he must learn to deal with his loss through an encounter with a magical sea spirit.

This unbelievably good film was made by a team of third year Character Animation and CG Arts students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. Check out the individual students’ below and click the links to learn more about the talent behind the film!

Sofie Nørgaard Kampmark (Director & Editor)
Jess Nicholls (art director & Pipeline manager)
Morten Jæger (technical art director, DOP & colour script)
Line Bering (CG generalist & production manager)
Pernille Kofod Hansen (Animator & Creature Design)
Michelle From (lead animator & storyboard)
Johan Carøe (Composer)

Nate Milton: Feelings

"For three weeks, I wrote down any thought, image or memory that gave me a tingly feeling. I animated the list, and what it accidentally became was a stream-of-consciousness trek through my life. This is the trailer to my brain." - Nate Milton

Nemes - Everest Isle

Ned Wenlock (aka Oneedo) animated this superb, smokey, silhouetted, western-themed music video for the band Nemes and their track 'Everest Isle.'

The deceptively simple animation was actually achieved through a slow, and perhaps, overly complicated process. Ned goes into detail about the technique on his blog, but basically the characters, ghostly blue set pieces and the smokey silhouetted sets were created as three separate pieces of animation overlapped and timed so that they move slightly differently from one another. This was intended to give a loose, organic feel to the animation, creating the illusion of a live projection on a moving backdrop.

Inventions - Springworlds

Inventions, the musical collaboration between Eluvium's Matthew Cooper and Explosions In The Sky's Mark T. Smith, have released the first single from their new album 'Maze Of Woods.' The track, titled 'Springworlds,' is accompanied by an atmospheric and impulsively driven animated music video by Dan W Jacobs.

The interaction between the musicians and the animator was an intensively collaborative process, forgoing a storyboard the stormy narrative was crafted through spontaneous decisions inspired by thoughts, feelings and responses to the track, a sort of free-form animation.

+65: Canvas

Ariel Navas, Charlotte Hong & Jerrold Chong (collectively known as +65 on Vimeo) drew sequential images across three canvases that were then hung as a triptych for the 2015 Character Animation Gallery Show at CalArts. Each singular image was treated like an animation still, shot and put into this video, titled 'Canvas.'

The project is particularly reminiscent of Caleb Woods 'Plumb' installation at the Prøve Gallery in March, 2014.

BRNS - Many Chances

A strange and mystical forest creature undergoes a series of increasingly fantastical metamorphoses in this Nicolas Fong directed music video for BRNS track 'Many Chances.' Mélanie Tourneur, Eve Deroek and Guillaume Lurati assisted Nicolas is the accomplishment of this gorgeously animated short.

'Many Chances' is the first single taken from BRNS' debut LP 'Patine', available now via iTunes.