Lovely short by Victoria Vincent about themes also explored in Blade Runner 2049: The Fusion of digital avatar and real persona. (via JWZ)

Happy Happy, Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story

Ron Cicero und Kimo Easterwood arbeiten grade an einer Doku über Ren & Stimpy und organisieren die Kohle dafür über IndieGoGo. Das Teil ist bereits zu über 80% finanziert und den Rest kriegen sie sicher auch noch hin. Im Trailer sieht man schonmal ein paar erste Eindrücke der „mountains of archival art work, network notes…


„A collage of several tracks from the upcoming album 'endless' by Steffen Dix is hit by some particle craze.“

Dopamine Shot

„This is your brain through a device“. (via prostheticknowledge)

The Music of Cuphead: Recording High Seas Hi-jinx!

„A behind-the-scenes look at a big band recording session for Cuphead.“ Den Soundtrack gibt's hier für nen Hunni auf 4xLP Deluxe Vinyl: am8bit is proud to collaborate with Studio MDHR to bring you this period-specific thrill ride of jazz jollies and big band boisterousness - an outrageously rare treat comprised of four jam-packed records featuring…

Ugly Oscar❌Contender �pdate

Ein kleines Update zum potthässlichen CGI-Puppenfilm aus Mainz, der vor zwei Jahren (unter anderem mit der Hilfe von eins oder zwei NC-Lesern) per Crowdfunding finanziert wurde: Ugly von Redbear Easterman und Nikita Diakur gewann am Wochenende den Grand-Prize des Ottawa International Animation Festival, das älteste Animationsfestival der USA und ist damit im Rennen um den…


„More than 2 billion elements / particles governed by tensions and forces of nature were used to tell stories and show emotions through the motion of collective behavior.“

Animated Science-Book-Covers

Neue animierte Fachliteratur-GIFs von Henning Lederer, auf seiner Website als GIFs, ich hab' die mal freigestellt und runtergerechnet:

Power Drill Flip-Animation

Wolfcatworkshop: „I had to test [my flip animation] with the drill. This is not the final form but it's fun to see it working.“ And its far more interesting than the final form, if you ask me.

Animation-Short: Glucose

Schöne Animation von @jeronBraxton: „A surreal journey through the dream of video game character who has been K.O. during a match.“

AI-Animations with human Sounds

Google vor ein paar Tagen so: „Yay, wir haben hier 'ne neue AI-based Animation-Tech, hooray!“ (Paper) Hayayo Miyazaki über AI-based Animation-Tech: „I am utterly disgusted. I strongly feel that this is an insult to life itself.“ Youtube-User Andreas Almström: „Hold my beer.“

The Shark in the Park

Tolle neue Animation von Polynoid für das fiktive Korean Strange Plant Research Institute und deren Parco Pistris, eine fleischfressende Erdbeere: The Shark in the Park visualizes the growth and development process of a special strawberry species called “Parco Pistris” which has been discovered by a Korean scientifical research group KSPRI in 2016. KSPRI commissioned animation-director-collective…

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Animation-Checklist for 20000 Leagues under the Sea

Tolles Artefakt aus der Produktion von Disneys 1954er Verne-Verfilmung 20000 Meilen unter dem Meer (mein allererster Kino-Film übrigens). Cory auf Boing Boing: „a neat quantization of the qualitative; a tale told in a single bureaucratic leaf that implies a whole hidden universe of night-scurrying morlocks who tend the magic under the harsh glare of floodlights…

Rick and Morty Season 3 – Trailer

„Welcome to the darkest year of their adventures.“ Hervorhebung von mir: „Rick and Morty is Adult Swim's most scientifically accurate animated comedy. Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, it catalogues the bizarre misadventures of a bored scientific genius/drunkard and his socially awkward grandson, Morty. Their exploits tend to have unintended consequences for Morty's dysfunctional…

Animationdrop: Pictoplasma, Martin, Coke Habit, AMP Awards, Squares, Club100 Awards, AICP Opening Titles

Pictoplasma Festival 2017

The Outsiders: Hunter S. Thompson, Lou Reed & Frank Zappa

„This trio of merry pranksters didn't give a shit what anybody thought. Or did they? Here's Lou Reed, Frank Zappa and Hunter S. Thompson from a collection of lost interviews that we uncovered in the archives. These recordings were made between 1967 and 1987 thanks to Joe Smith, Howard Smith, and Studs Terkel.“

Perpetual Path

Perpetual Path, Kurzfilm von Maxim Zhestkov über „the dialogue and tension between nature and technology, sound and silence, organic and artificial.“ Wie so oft finde ich das Making Of (auch visuell) eigentlich viel spannender:

3D-printed Character-Animation

Hübsche animierte 3D-gedruckte „Actionfiguren“ von Kouhei Nakama, dann anscheinend durch allerhand Post-Processing-FX gejagt zur Mucke von Broke For Free.

The Blend is near!

Großartige Title-Animation für die „Blend […], a conference-style party in Vancouver for our motion, design & animation family.“

Jonathan Haidt on Why We’re Convinced We’re Right (and everyone else is wrong!)

Jonathan Haidt on Why We’re Convinced We’re Right (and everyone else is wrong!): Are you trapped in an online echo chamber? Society is becoming ever more divided as we seek out information that reinforces our views – but how do we avoid ending up dogmatic and entrenched? Renowned social psychologist Jonathan Haidt shares a shocking…

Kids & Explosions - Swear Words

„Inspired by GIF, this video clip is about the clichés of american antagonisms: Christian thought, homeland love and excesses of the USA.“

Akira Animation-Cels

Der Macher des Tumblrs Subject 28 sammelt Akira-related Storyboard-Zeichnungen, Backgrounds und Animation-Cels, die er mit Detail-Shots abfotografiert (und dabei öfter mal kein diffuses Licht benutzt).

Neural Networks for Character Control

Daniel Holden, Taku Komura und Jun Saito haben ein Neural Network auf Character-Animationen trainiert, mit dem Figuren in Games und CGI einen sehr viel natürlicheren und variantenreicheren und damit auch natürlicheren Bewegungsablauf aufweisen: Phase-Functioned Neural Networks for Character Control. This paper uses a new kind of neural network called a "Phase-Functioned Neural Network" to create…

Tokyo GIFathon

James Curran: „I’m in Tokyo for all of April where I’ll be making a new animation every day for 30 days, inspired by things that I see during my stay.“