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Digitally De-Aged Paul McCartney Rocks ‘Find My Way’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 3:39pm

Funky single from Beatles legend’s new album, ‘McCartney III Imagined,’ featuring 8X Grammy winner Beck, takes a psychedelic dance trip through the halls of a hotel, blurring space, time, and identity.

Eddie Returns! Headline News

Evil Must Atone in Iron Maiden's ‘Writing on the Wall’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 16, 2021 at 2:49pm

BlinkInk director Nicos Livesey, working from concepts by former Pixar stalwarts Mark Andrews and Andrew Gordon, animates the band’s first new music in six years, a story of a dystopian world destroyed by pollution that can only be redeemed by a Maiden-esqe biblical wrath.

Hot Tub Animation Headline News

Watch a Dry Erase Board-Animated Umphrey’s McGee ‘You Walked Up’ Origin Story

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 12:03pm

Pete Herzog’s hand-drawn short, produced with his wife in a hot tub, illustrates band member Jake Cinninger’s tale of how they named their upcoming album filled with selections from decades of their concert ‘walk-on’ music.

Paying Homage to Sci-Fi and Disco! ANIMATIONWorld

The Retro-Futuristic Cyberpunk of Purple Disco Machine’s ‘Playbox’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 9:53am

London-based Juppi Juppsen and Mathias Lemaitre Sgard’s new animated short pays vibrant homage to classic sci-fi and disco with a story about a space superhero, his female droid, and their search for an ancient artifact holding the essence of music.

An Homage to 90s Videogames ANIMATIONWorld

Twist and Glitch: Cody Uhlers’ ‘Purple Barreling’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 7, 2021 at 3:41pm

The musician and sound designer teams with animator Mike Kluge, animating a powerful dance assist from recording artist Glüme with 3D and After Effects in a quirky, vibrant short inspired by 90’s iconography, video games, and Deee-Lite’s ‘Groove is in the Heart.’

Helping Kids Read Headline News

‘To The Letter’ Highlights Challenges Unhoused Kids Face Learning to Read

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 28, 2021 at 9:43am

Non-profit School on Wheels releases new animated short, created by the CBS Leadership Pipeline Challenge, to support ABC Literacy Program that helps unhoused K-3 students catch up in literacy and develop a love of reading.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Animating the Punchy Electro Beats of 1788-L’s ‘Automaton’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 1:08pm

The acclaimed producer’s new music video, animated by FISE and GASOLINE, captures the experimental bass and exciting, Daft Punk-like melody from the track off his new ‘Parallel:S’ EP.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Young Artists Pivot into Animation for Universal Music Group’s °1824 Division

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3:28pm

Moving away from videography during the pandemic, members of the company’s inhouse creative group embraced new digital tools, including After Effects, to produce captivating video content that often provided fans their first visual representation of a new song.

Yeeessssss! Headline News

‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force,’ ‘Metalocalypse’ and ‘The Venture Bros.’ Movies Greenlit

Adult Swim to produce three new original films based on their hit series, coming first on Blu-ray and TVOD, followed by network and HBO Max premieres.

Captivating with Chaos ANIMATIONWorld

Capturing Chaos and Unpredictability in POORSTACY’s ‘Get Out’ Visualizer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 26, 2021 at 2:07pm

Artist Yemi Faleti used Premiere Pro with Boris FX’s Sapphire and Red Giant’s VFX suite to produce the rapid cuts and melting colors in his CG piece for Universal Music Group’s °1824 division.

Anger That Boils Over ANIMATIONWorld

Raging Against Toxic Masculinity in Brye’s ‘LEMONS’ Lyric Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:13am

Artist Justin Moon used Blender, FLIP fluids plugin, and After Effects to produce the sterile imagery that’s gradually corrupted by seething anger in his CG music video for Universal Music Group’s °1824 division.

Boom Ka Boom! Headline News

Hanging by a Thread on a Windy Day in Team Salut’s ‘Boom Bam’ Lyric Video

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5:19pm

To capture the song’s beat and energy, artist Lauren Brems drew fast scribbles over video frames of her friends dancing, integrated with subtle word movement, in her 2D animation short for Universal Music Group’s °1824 division.

Animation as a Moving Painting ANIMATIONWorld

Animating Soft-Spoken Vocals in The White Buffalo’s ‘Sycamore’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:21am

To capture the lyrics’ dark gravity, artist Baptiste Leroux used hand-drawn frames in TV Paint for a textured, stop-motion look, in his short fan film for Universal Music Group’s °1824 division.

Paper and Cloth Collage Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Maya B Goes Quirky Collage in ‘Sink (ft. SAINt JHN)’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10:11am

In the first of a five piece series on new animated shorts from Universal Music Group’s °1824 division, AWN shows how artist Carolyn Knapp used pieces of paper, gold foil, even her own clothes, along with Photoshop and After Effects, to create an innovative 2D film.

Oscars Headline News

141 Original Scores in 2017 Oscar Race

Members of the Music Branch to vote for up to five achievements; the five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award.

AIAF Events

Australian International Animation Festival 2017

By Hages | Monday, May 8, 2017 at 4:24pm
Begins: May 12, 2017

CSU Animation & Visual Effects present the 14th Anniversary of the Australian International Animation Festival, running Friday, May 12 through Sunday, May 14, 2017.

Trunk Animation Headline News

Trunk Creates Appalachian Wonderland for Shirley Collins’ ‘Pretty Polly’

Trunk director Layla Atkinson employs rough cardboard and simple drawings inspired by American folk art combined with beautiful lighting to create the music video’s stop-motion aesthetic.

Music Videos Headline News

Grasshorse Rolls Up Monster Video with Fitz and the Tantrums

Grasshorse Studios uses ToonBoom Harmony and open-source Blender to create a music video for the band’s new single, ‘Roll Up.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Set for November 22 Blu-ray Release

LAIKA’s latest stop-motion feature arrives on digital HD November 8, 2016 and on Blu-ray combo pack and DVD November 22, 2016. 

Cartoon Network Headline News

Cartoon Network Unleashes Ultimate Fan Experience at San Diego Comic-Con

‘The Powerpuff Girls’ get supersized with a Townsville-inspired booth and panel, and debuts for fan-favorites ‘We Bare Bears’ and a sing-along ‘Steven Universe’ panel featuring a musical performance with Grammy Award winner Estelle.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today’ Available on DVD Sept. 6

Sixth installment of the beloved animated franchise directed by Richard Rich from a story by Rich and Brian Nissen follows young Princess Alise and her friends as they embark on a pirate quest that leaves them stranded on a mysterious island.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Disney’s Animated ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to Receive Signature Treatment

Relive the magic and the music with four versions of the classic 2D-animated film plus all-new bonus features with the release of the Walt Disney Signature Collection Edition on Digital HD Sept. 6 and Blu-ray Sept. 20.

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