Insight: Brad Bird on #Animation

“You are constantly trying to get the audience into the state of feeling, how things feel, rather than how things are.” — Brad Bird This excellently animated (illustrated?) five-minute films features Brad Bird, writer and director of animated films The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille, providing insights into his process and why many people…

Denise

Denise follows the story of a young obese woman roaming the hills of Easter Island. While trying to figure how she can possibly accomplish her journey, she also has the chance to find her true self and accept who she really is.

Witness

My wife and I both like animation, perhaps more than we like live-action films. As such, we thought that perhaps we’d start sharing some animated films we’ve stumbled across. Here’s the first. Note the strong animation and atmosphere of the piece. The blurb is below. In order to avenge the death of his wife, a…

Horror Short Film – Bedfellows

Since October is famous for goblins, spooks, and other beasties, Raw Naked Art will be featuring short, scary (or funny) films this month with a Halloween-like theme. Here’s the first, “Bedfellows,” produced by Drew Daywalt. SPOILER: No, she’s not in bed with Donald Trump. Halloween should be fun, not terrifying.

Some of the World’s Most Creative Sculptures

One of my sisters posted a short video on FaceBroken showing some of the world’s most innovative sculptures, and it made me want to share some of them. I couldn’t find her video outside of FB, but the video below shows most of them. If you know some this video missed, maybe you can share…

Versus Paranoia, Nothing Else

Here are three little animated films that I think fairly well illustrate different aspects of photography. The first, entitled “Versus,” is a film by ManvsMachine that shows the beauty and unreality of macros. Ironically, by zooming in to a “super-reality” we create images that are otherworldly–views no human eyes could discern, unaided. I find it…

On Inspiration – A Story from the Guess Who

Here’s a nice little animation about the origin of the song “American Woman,” and it’s almost accidental creation by the Guess Who. And now, I’m guessing you want to hear the whole song, so here it is. Here’s the coolest version you’ll ever find: Lenny Kravitz on guitar and lead vocals, Prince on lead guitar…

Adultland

Adultland is a short video about what, I’m not quite certain, but I believe it is about taking risks. A man goes out on an unknown adventure, with unforeseen consequences and little reward. What happens next? Click to find out. The video was produced as a MA graduation film at the ‘University of the West…

Days of Art: Excuses

Like everything else, being an artist requires work. We are not defined by who we say we are. We are not defined by who we surround ourselves with. We are not defined by what we intend to do or intend to be. We are defined solely by what the hell we do. If you do…