Libidinis

Erotica // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
In this sweetly erotic short animation from Spanish filmmakers and sisters Rosa Peris and Mercedes Peris, a man and a woman strip themselves of their skin in an act of loving and sensual intimacy. "Libidinis" was produced by the research group Plastic Art Expression of Movement, Animation and Light-Kinetics at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and was specially made for the exhibition SKIN, which aimed to show human skin as a humanistic object of study.

Music Video: Iron and Wine "Joy" by Hayley Morris

Music // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Today, Iron and Wine has released a new LP, Ghost on Ghost, via Nonesuch Recoreds, and we have this great new animated video from Hayley Morris for the track "Joy" to show you. Colors transform, things grow, and there is fantastic treatment throughout by Morris and all the artists involved. Watch after the jump... 

Beautiful, Heartbreaking Animation from Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
We suggest you take 10 minutes out of your day to watch this beatifully animated short entitled Premiere Automne direct by Carlos De Darvalho & Aude Danset. The characters, Abel who lives in winter and Apolline who lives in summer unexpectedly meet, resulting in a rush of curiosity and then, complications and compromises.

'Jo Jo in the Stars,' an animated short by Studio AKA and Marc Craste

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 06, 2013
  JO JO IN THE STARS is an animated short directed by Marc Craste and produced by Studio AKA. The BAFTA winning debut film is a '12 minute story of love, self-sacrifice, and jealousy played out against a black and white world that is both nightmarish and hauntingly beautiful.'  

Animation: "Homemade Horse" by Mel Kadel & Jim Dirschberger

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 25, 2013
"You can use bed sheets to make a fort, or in this case, make them into a horse that will take you on an adventure." That is how Homemade Horse is described. We are just excited to see Mel Kadel's work in animated form, done with the tender editing and animating skills of Jim Dirschberger. Those words you will hear are from the pen of Andreas Trolf. Watch after the jump...

Riot: An 8-Bit Game Experience

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Tis the mood of the world, we guess? Director Leonard Menchiari has created an 8-bit game for your mobile device around the topic of Riots, hence the name, Riot Game. According to the PR for the game, in Riot, the player will experience both sides of a fight in which there is no such thing as "victory" or "defeat".

Night Videos

Illustration // Saturday, March 02, 2013
Night Videos is an incredibly bizarre, future-focused animation courtesy of Stockholm-based duo Kungen and Hertigen. Completed for MTV, their Night Videos are surreal slices of stunningly-animated, abstract visions of an otherworldly experience. I love everything about it though- from the harsh geometry of features, to the strange compositions and awkward fluidity. Enjoy x

Eamonn O'Neill: I'm Fine Thanks

Illustration // Monday, February 25, 2013
Eamonn O'Neill is a BAFTA nominated animation filmmaker. To date he has received multiple awards for his films & drawings and he is a 2012 graduate of the Royal College of Art animation MA program. Alongside his own short films he has worked on projects for Cartoon Network, The Irish Film Board & many others.  He is represented by Studio AKA as a commercial director & designer and currently lives and works in London...

ilovedust for Cartoon Network

Illustration // Monday, February 25, 2013
'Our friends at Cartoon Network got in touch earlier in the year to ask us to work with them on a music video for their 20th Birthday celebrations. Needless to say we jumped at the chance and we started work on an epic 2 minute long video featuring original music from Mad Decent and nearly every character Cartoon Network has aired over the past 20 years.' ilovedust

LOVE SPORT: LOVE SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING

Illustration // Thursday, February 21, 2013
The LOVE SPORT series of short films feature well known sports such as: High-Diving, Basketball, Fencing, Weightlifting, Equestrian, Synchronized Swimming, All-In-Wrestling, Sumo, Ski Jumping, Mountaineering, Ping Pong, Paint-Balling, Dog Racing, Dominoes ...and a special film about Big Game Hunting! Directed by Grant Orchard and produced by STUDIO AKA.

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