I’ve dabbled with bits of animation here and there and although I often like the outcome I find the whole process to be a little too time consuming, and to be frank a tad tedious. However I do enjoy the freedom you posses as an animator to do all sorts of crazy things. Even more exciting is how diverse the animation industry is. Geographical locaion plays a massive contribution to its diversity, technique and the media used plays another and finally an artist own style layed on top makes for a truley delicious sandwich of motion graphic goodness. Get chomping on this variety of tasty animations. Yum!
Pixels by Patrick Jean
A lovely piece of CGI depicting New York taking another hit of destruction, this time from an ever growing invasion of 8-bit warfare. This is one of my all time favorite videos – clever reverences and mega attention to detail, this piece has it all from nostalgic references to favoured Donkey Kong and those, damn, darn, dastardly invaders!
What Barry says by Simon Robson & Barry McNamara
Information is obviously better understood when presented well, Simon and Barry have done a great job getting a controversial and convoluted subject across, and boy what an important subject to get the masses to comprehend.
Videogioco by Donato Sansone
A bit of a style of its own, this cleverly animated piece is elevated with its morose and bleak depiction of what I can only assume is a night out up north. Brilliant!
Destino by Walt Disney & Salvador Dali
I’m always going to have a love for the painstaking craft of tradition frame based animation. A lack of dedication for projects that develop at the rate which a early Disney film would have expunged me from a career as a traditional animator, but this inability only drives my lust for the desired skill even more. This piece here by Disney and Salvador Dali was able at the time to demonstrate just how magical animation can be, and to me still resinates a wonderful attribute to the art form.
the Art of Motion by Russell Wyner
To finish off this mixbag of animation, i’ve opted for the style that has seen an influx in popularity recently. A very clever use of stopmotion is seen here. The meme has been done on numours occasions but I just love the fight scene Russell Wyner has choreographed.