Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Who knew a hula hoop could be entertaining for over a minute? In this case, a hula hoop got us to 4 minutes, and we are quite happy. Directors Daniela Villanueva and Mara Soler created this piece in a studio in Mexico City, where a dancer and hula hoop are animated and fused with special effects and trickery. A nice way to kick start your morning brunch...
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
Every year, and it seems like this has been going on since 1952, "The Simpsons" does a special Halloween episode under the moniker, Treehouse of Horror. This year, for the upcoming Treehouse of Horror XXIV episode, the show's producers invited director Guillermo del Toro of Hellboy fame to create the opening sequence to the show, which as you will see, was done quite wonderfully.
Illustration // Tuesday, September 17, 2013
This amazing rendition of Michael Jackson's legendary "Thriller" video just ups the kitsch factor of the entire Thriller phenomenon. Animated by Annette Jung entirely with shifting Legos, the animation adds the charm of retro toys to the mix. Check it out.
Illustration // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A clean, sexy animation by Alexey Romanowski that utilizes basic principles of geometry to generate sleek animation merging the robotic and the tribal. Romanowski is a digital art, motion graphics and graphics design artist from The Ukraine whose impeccably crisp aesthetic gives basic shapes an entirely fresh take. Check out this animation.
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 09, 2013
Annette Jung of Talking Animals animation studio has reenacted the beginning to MIchael Jackson's "Thriller" video in stop-motion LEGO. By using the bricks as pixels, Jung even used the bottom side of the bricks for slight changes in darkness and layered them to create depth. Would love to see the whole video! Watch it after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 05, 2013
We are celebrating our October 2013; Tom Waits issue in the office this month and begin with this short rotoscoped movie staring Tom from 1979. Produced and directed by John Lam, it was among the first music videos created specifically for the up and coming MTV market. Inspired by his performance at the Roxy in 1977, the short was unfortunately never released commercially and didn't see the light of day until the advent of YouTube. The combination of rotoscoping and pencil test used in the short was innovative at the time and helped Lamb win an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement. The production team also consisted of future animators for the Simpsons, Monster’s Inc. and Disney!
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 26, 2013
This short, charming animation by Jeremy Clapin follows the life of a man who is randomly struck by a giant meteor nobody else saw. Rather than kill him, it moved his physical form 91cm away from where it normally should be. We recommened taking a few minutes out of your day to watch this delightful story.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 22, 2013
Aardman Animations has created animations for BBC Radio 2's radio drama celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of The Moon. A looped film that will complement the radio show online accompanies the 3 minute promotional film. The visuals they created are juxtaposed with dialogue and narration from the play.
Erotica // Wednesday, August 21, 2013
This super sexy animation from Adams Carvalho also has a wonderfully charming tactile feel to it. By rotoscoping over film, Carvalho gives a cartoonish feel to this simple character as she performs a sexy little dance, allowing the hand of the artist to seep into the project. We love the simple use of white to demarcate the t-shirt and blackspots to create moments of shadow and depth. Though simple, this animation was sure to have taken a lot of work and effort, and we love the outcome in this lovely little homage to a lover.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 16, 2013
We recommend taking a minute out of your morning to watch this trailer for a wonderful looking new animation by Anete Melece. "For years now, the kiosk has been Olga's little home simply because her sweet tooth and monotonous life has made her bigger than the exit. To distract herself, she reads travel magazines and dreams of being far away. An absurd incident starts the beginning of her journey." We are looking forward to the full feature!