"Chillie" is a cute little animation about miscommunication between two longtime pals. Chillie the vintage refrigerator gets separated from his human, Stanley, after Chillie experiences some technical difficulties and then thinks that Stanley is thinking of upgrading to a newer model. "Chillie" is a a student animated film by Susan Yung, Emily Buchanan and Esther Parobek @ Ringling College of Art and Design
This short timelapse is from the documentary series 'First Footprints', which tells the story of how people first arrived on the Australian continent and learned to survive. Documentary maker Murray Fredericks combines footage of the outback with glimpes of the first peoples' remaining artwork, and an imagined sense of wonder and exploration of the world. The documentary series premiered July 14, 2013 on ABC 1.
Melnitsa Animation Studio brings you Lavatory Lovestory, an animated tale of looking for love in all the john places? Sorry, I had to try. A lonely and wistful bathroom attendant imagines how her passersby would fare as lovers, especially that tall hunky guy with the chest. While daydreaming, though, she keeps missing the brightly colored clues left for her by an actual secret admirer.
Directed by Ryan Staake of Trunk Animation, this mesmerizing video of falling dominoes goes above and beyond any domino display you've ever seen. With an incredible amount of planning and precision, the Kinetic King, aka Tim Fort, creates a Rube Goldberg-esque domino effect which includes tiles falling up the stairs and an underwater sequence! Set to Tuna Melt by A-Trak & Tommy Trash.
'What Love Looks Like' is a six-part series of short videos on the physics of love, considering factors like time, distance, time and scrutiny, fear, and other things that make or break every relationship. If you're old enough to read this, you've probably been in love already at least once, so each of these videos will make you feel something. Whether that's hope, pain, or anger, it doesn't matter, because you've been loved before. Videos by Louise Ma and Chris Parker, with music from Lola Kalman.
Overview is an upcoming documentary about the Overview effect on the lucky astronauts who have had the opportunity to see the Earth from outer space, in person. In short, the effect has been known overwhelmingly to give each viewer a more complete understanding of the necessary goal of unity of mankind, of the senselessness of international conflicts, and the duty of men to treat the Earth responsibly. As astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell once put it:
"You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, 'Look at that, you son of a bitch."
Overview is a prelude to CONTINUUM, "a feature documentary about our interconnection with each other, the planet, and the universe."
Simon Christen brings you some unexpected angles on San Francisco in these two timelapses, filmed in the bay area. The more recent timelapse is "Adrift," a two-year compilation of the city's beautifully romantic fog. To go along with Christen's painstaking footage, musician Jimmy LaValle from The Autumn Leaf composed a custom soundtrack to set the mood. Some select stills are also available as high resolution prints. here.
Per the advice of creator and SVA 2013 graduate Daniel Sierra, I strongly urge that you watch his thesis animation in a dark room, with good headphones or speakers. "Oscillate" is Sierra's effort to create a visual representation of waveform patterns from the fundamental sine "to more complex patterns, creating a mesmerizing audio-visual experience in which sight and sound work in unison to capture the viewer's attention."
Ben Barrett-Forrest made this paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography, in a visual ode to the written word. Ben's work took: 291 Paper Letters, 2,454 Photographs, and 140 hours of work!