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This is what's called a conflict of interest. See I work for the OIAF and I'm using this post to promote the fact that Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs 2 will screen at this year's OIAF before it lands in cinemas.
Did you know that the Russian experimental master, Dziga "Ziggy" Vertov made animation films? You did? Hell, I didn't. Check it out anyway!
Ace and Son have been creating lots of nifty music clips for this band called Grouplove. Sounds sexy. No, not really. Sounds hippie. Stupid hippies. Great videos though.
During the season premiere of Breaking Bad's final season, the always hilarious character Badger describes his Star Trek script to Skinny Pete. Less than 24 hours after the premiere, someone has created an animated version of the scene.
Julie Zammarchi is an American indie animator best known for her films Ape (1992) and beautiful The Passenger (2009). I stumbled upon a recentish piece short she did using Johnny Cash's 25 Minutes To Go.
A great animation film stems from having a good, solid story to tell. Technique alone won't save you if your concept is crap. Technique alone is nothing. Sadly, that's the biggest problem with animation today and that's why films like Consuming Spirits and Approved for Adoption should be celebrated, cherished, and seen.
A long long time ago, like 10 years ago, a young woman went to the Czech Republic, learned about puppet animation and made a splendid little film called The Toll Collector.... Now she's back. Well.. she's been back (in the USA) for a while..but I mean back in the 'time to make another film' sense.
Music doesn't interest me, but animation does. Directed by Spottydog Stark and animated by the kinda great Leah Shore. Produced by Richard O'Connor's Ace and Son Moving Pictures Company out of New York (apparently New York is a big deal.)
Celebration and Chorale will close the 2013 Ottawa International Animation Festival. On a big screen, the experience will remove time and space and, for six minutes, the fleeting touch of a stranger will bring you closer to something good.
A whole pile of animation types loaned their doodles and sketches to Animation Sketchbooks, a nifty new book by U.S. animator, Laura Heit.
So some guy with a lot of time and talent went and made a little Breaking Bad lego animation parody. My dealer, Bender, loves it.