The Wound

This short is a brilliant little piece of animation from Russian filmmakers Anna Budanova, Mikhail Dvoryankin, and Anna Krizkaia. The theme shows how a small, childhood Wound, if left unchecked, can continue to grow. Awards: Special Jury Award International Animation Film Festival Annecy 2013 France The prize for the best animation Suzdal 2013 Best animation…

Love Japan

“Love Japan” is a four-minute, visual love story about Japan. Visually stunning and exceptionally edited, it takes you through Japan’s urban, natural, and human life, with a distinctly personal touch. You’ll see snippets from Tokyo, Hiroshima, and bathing snow monkeys, as well as intimate moments from a traveler’s life. Part street video, part travelogue, and…

Contrasting Videos: Bat vs. Ghost

First, a sweet, colorful video entitled I’m a Bat, produced as a 4th-year project at California Institute of the Arts by Lauren Adassovsky.  The message here is “Know who you are.” The second video, while also an old-school “drawn” animation (as opposed to stop-action or CGI) is a film titled The Chase in the Ghost…

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…