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30 Apr Moon and the Son

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvfs-vJix-g"][vc_column_text]John Canemaker is a Director and Oscar winning filmmaker, writer, animation historian, teacher and artist. The Moon and the Sun is a 28 minute animated short film narrated by Eli Wallach and John Turturro and is based on Canemakers own turbulent relationship with his...

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30 Apr La Maison en Petits Cubes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50-fWCXvhAY"][vc_column_text]Often i find an animated short has a great look, but a poor story. Or a great story but an unimaginative look, or sometimes a good story and a good look but its missing on sound design and music or its pacing is just...

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30 Apr I think I was an Alcoholic

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/29695702"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]All I can say is I love a good true story, and even moreso if it's animated. This was written autobiographically by John Callahan, directed by John Callahan & Kelley Baker, and animated by the talented Laura Di Trapani.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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30 Apr Here comes the sun

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]https://www.instagram.com/p/B8_8j7tgv9J/[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Love a gal who knows what she likes, and Maris Jones embraces the 60s, 70s, and 80s like no one I’ve ever seen. More of a filmmaker and photographer than animator, she nonetheless uses animation to support her retro causes and for that deserves her...

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30 Apr Doc Ellis

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vUhSYLRw14"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]No Mas is an art/fashion label that “makes apparel, art and media dedicated to “The Thrill of Victory and the Ecstasy of Defeat.” Founded in 2004 by childhood sports freak Chris Isenberg, No Mas explores sport's secret histories in both its products and original...

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30 Apr Confessions of a Stargazer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HrfpcQpig8"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Another great short from John Canemaker from waaay back.  I cant find a ton of backstory about this, but I love seeing work that so readily reveals the making OF the work, ie: the pencil first, the ink, the color. Frame by frame in...

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30 Apr Charles Bukowski

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTiW_zpMP8U"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Blank on Blank is an audio first animated series on Youtube in partnership with PBS and Quoted Studios that brings hidden stories and lost interviews to life with animation. Im a “real audio + animation” junkie, probably because the mature nature of the narration...

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30 Apr Billy’s Balloon

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jksRQcI9NA"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]If you work in animation you must know this iconic animator, Don Hertzfeldt. and probably also some of his award winning work from college and even prior that put him on the map such as Billy’s Balloon and Ah L’Amour (I challenge you to find...

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30 Apr Albatross Soup

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/273974333"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]SUCH a delight!! I love this film, I love riddles, I love the style of animation and look of the illustration courtesy of the incredibly talented Masayoshi Nakamura and Fiona Smyth, I love Dan Rosato’s score, and most of all I love Director Winnie...

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06 Dec How I Met The Walrus

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/jmR0V6s3NKk"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]This is one of the more famous “audio first” animation shorts, and this has quite a fascinating story behind a story as well. If you’ve ever been mildly obsessed with any figures in culture (ask anyone who knows me, they will tell you who...

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