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www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
A Striking Stop-Motion Short Creates Uncanny Visual Effects Using Matches
10 aug. 2021 - Digital effects are no match for Tokyo-based designer Tomohiro Okazaki, whose mesmerizing new animation is a striking feat of stop-motion techniques. Using squirts of paint, strips paper, and other household objects, Okazaki deftly manipulates matchsticks into dozens of individual studies that endlessly bend and buckle their basic structure. Each analog distortion sparks a host of others that become increasingly complex and speedy, spanning from simple tricks of the hand to more elaborate clips of exploding match heads and paper morphing into fully formed sticks.
 · animation · matches · stop-motion

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
A Rhythmic Stop-Motion Short Reveals the Juicy Insides of Tropical Fruit Slice by Slice
25 jun. 2021 - Toronto-based animator Kevin Parry peels back the layers of kiwi, mangoes, and other tropical fruits to unveil their colorful, fleshy insides from skin to core. Paired with a satisfying track of succulent, cracking sounds, the timelapse cycles through even, cross-section cuts that presents the juicy fare in a rhythmic progression. “Hidden Patterns Inside Tropical Fruit” also includes a making-of segment that shows how Parry painstakingly slices each layer with a standard sharp kitchen knife.
 · animation · food · fruit · photography · stop-motion · video

www.thisiscolossal.com > Christopher Jobson
Run Forever: A Figure Undergoes Metamorphosis as It Trudges Through Myriad Environments
9 apr. 2021 - The team at Universal Everything is back with its latest video artwork, “Run Forever,” that stars a now-familiar nondescript figure as it gradually changes from material to material. While previous projects in the series have focused on structure and texture, this new short was created in collaboration with Hyundai Motorstudio as a metaphor for the group’s efforts toward sustainable design and green energy. “Run Forever” seems to turn its focus toward light, both as an artistic medium and as an energy source, as the figure suddenly blooms into a mass of plants. You can follow more of Universal Everything’s digital projects on Instagram.
 · advertising · animation · video

www.thisiscolossal.com > Fernando Livschitz and Grace Ebert
An Uncanny Animated Short by Fernando Livschitz Twists Mundane Scenes into Bizarre Alternatives
6 apr. 2021 - Argentinian director Fernando Livschitz (previously), who helms Black Sheep Films, is back with a surreal short film that envisions everyday activities and scenes with a slightly unsettling spin. Infused with Livschitz’s distinct penchant for humor and absurdity, “Anywhere Can Happen” is set to a rendition of “What a Wonderful World” by Reuben and the Dark and AG and descends into an uncanny universe of galactic rollercoasters, dimension-traveling trains, and oversized hands keen on manipulating the landscape. Watch the animated short above, and find more of Livschitz’s cleverly bizarre projects on Vimeo and Instagram.
 · animation · art · video