Monday, March 28, 2011

Animation Shorts

The creation of an animation short is an interesting exercise.  Gone are the days when the cartoon was played alongside feature films in cinemas.  Instead these creations don't really have a readily recognisable forum or stage where they can find wide exposure. 

The form itself is interesting as it is usually the work of just a small group of people or maybe just one brave soul like students creating course work or a professional looking to explore personal boundaries.
This can mean that the vision is less likely to be diluted and daring it its execution.

The Internet has provided a place to show off these creations with some finding fame on the likes of You Tube.
An example of a personal project is Ryan Woodward used his considerable  gesture drawing skill  taking it to produce an evocative piece of animation The Thought of You.  There are more details on the process on his site

Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.

This animation was created as a video for an Australian group the Audreys song Sometimes The Stars.

Sometimes the Stars from The Audreys on Vimeo.

There is an interview with  the director Ari Gibson and art director Jason Pamment here

Out of Sight   was  a graduation project by Yu Ya-ting, Yeh Ya-hsuan and Chung Ling from the Department of Multimedia and Animation Art at National Taiwan University of Arts.  It is a hand drawn imagining of the world perceived a blind girl.

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