In celebration of the art of animation- here are a handful of our favorite short films to binge.
The Story of Flowers
Two internet lovers meet up for the first time. This film was made in 2017 for Ingo's CalArts graduation film. The medium is painted cel over mixed-media backgrounds. Voice acting was done by Sam Maurer and Noah Malone. Cels were painted with the help of Sam Maurer, Alvin Fai, Mabel Ye, Zach Marcus, Chris and Lydie Raschka, Hedda Durnbaugh, Yonatan Tal, and Josh Swallow.
CULTURESPORT: ROTTERDAM 1995
The seas are rising. A reclusive engineer has come to town, promising to invent a new system of dikes and dams, using a computer that harnesses the power of dreams. A pair of twins are selected for the study—gabber kids from the local hardcore scene. But as they get sucked deeper into a digital dream world, they realize the inventor's true goal isn't to protect Rotterdam at all.
Developed in relative secrecy over the past five years, CULTURESPORT is an animated science fiction web series set inside a sprawling fictional universe—the result of intensive and ongoing collaboration between artists, designers, musicians, actors, dancers, brands, and CULTURESPORT’s in-house creative team.
Some people can’t escape the voices in their head, but for Jess it’s the voices of her two larger-than-life talking breasts that she can't seem to get away from.
Voice actor (All characters) - Suzy Oxenham
Script- Caitlin Young, Tash Smurthwaite
Colouring Assistance - Alicia Wengler, Chloe Thomas
We all know artificial intelligence is the future, but what happens when you give it a smart phone and unlimited free WiFi?
What started as a way to prank my friend by placing him into crowd simulations evolved into a satirical PSA about phone addiction.
Created with Houdini, C4D, rendered in Redshift, comped in Fusion, edited in Resolve.
All character animation is either simulated or sourced - no hand animation.
Track: Eurythmics - Sweat Dreams (Trap Remix by D Jay Koi & RatP)
still lost I guess, here’s a tunnel…
For Adult Swim 2017-2018
Divisional Articulations (4:33)
Repetition and distortion drive this audiovisual collaboration between composer Lux Prima and visual artist Max Hattler, where fuzzy analogue music and geometric digital animation collide in an electronic feedback loop, spawning arrays of divisional articulations in time and space. maxhattler.com/divisionalarticulations/
Music: Lux Prima
Animation: King Lam Chan, Po Yi Chan, Hinyi Cheuk, Ka Man Chow, Cheuk Hei Kai, Tsz Ching Kwan, Hau Ying Lui, Ka Man Luk, Ngai Wan Ma, Cheuk Lam Mui, Kam Ian Sio, Susan Sun, Qi Yu Teo, Ka Yiu Wong, Crystal Yip, Ka Man Yu, Max Hattler
Code: Sune Petersen
Thangka: Meta Suta - The Imaginary Quest, 2017
Works Inspired by the tibetian Thangka paintings.
Jungle of desire 慾望
An impotent husband, an unsatisfied wife and a megalomaniac policeman. A perfect ecosystem in the concrete jungle. The jungle where you can truly face your lust with no moral laws.
Inspired by true stories: prostitutes thrilled by the undercover police to provide free sexual service is happening everyday.
Animator vs. Animation
short stories about love.
Albatross Soup is a delightfully fluid animation that lyrically complements a chorus of voices attempting to investigate a puzzling suicide: A man gets off a boat. He walks into a restaurant and orders albatross soup. He takes one sip... pulls out a gun, and shoots himself to death. So...why did he kill himself?