This week’s song, The Music Scene is from Blockhead’s album, The Music Scene. The video is also worth noting as the animation is pretty fantastic.
A quoi ça sert l’amour? – by Louis Clichy
Here is a great animated short by Louis Clichy. I found the short on Drawn and had to put it up on the site. This piece has a simple look that I love and connect with. The complex camera angles and movement in the short are convincing and engaging.
artist & website: Louis Clichy – http://www.cube-creative.fr/index.php?t=s&sv=Louis+Clichy
Doll Face – by Andrew Huang
I found this video to be very compelling especially with all of the advances being made in the fields of robotics. Andrew tells a story of a robot longing for something it can’t grasp.
Clarte – by Genki Ito
This music video for Jemapur features some really nice animation work by Genki Ito. The song in the video is Clarte.
artist & website: Genki Ito – http://itogenki.com/
I Met the Walrus – by Jerry Levitan, Josh Haskins, Alex Kurina, James Braithwaite
“In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it.”
Procrastination – by Johnny Kelly
artist & website: Johnny Kelly – http://www.mickeyandjohnny.com/
Phun drawing programs
Allow me to geek out for a moment as I highlight some cool drawing/animation tool concepts. The video below demonstrates some possibilities on a smart board. While the example itself is no artistic wonder, it does exhibit ways we may be able to interact with digital tools in the near future.
An open source desktop version of this, Phun, is available free to download. Fair warning, this is an addictive little toy.
Muto – by Blu
an ambiguous animation painted on public walls
artist & website: Blu – http://blublu.org/
strange Fishes – by Robert Hodgin
visualization of Radio Head track
artist & website: Robert Hodgin – http://www.flight404.com/blog/