BLOG: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen is a Finnish design student who really wants to see the women of Disney animation come to life. As do we all. To that end, he’s endeavored to create lifelike portraits of some of our favorite characters: Pocahontas, Snow White, even Jasmine from Aladdin. Check out all of Jirka’s work at his website.
MUSIC VIDEO: The London-based production company Academy Plus has a penchant for creating slick and incredibly simple videos and indents based around catchy dance beats. Their stop-motion joint with Benga (above) is a prime example of their style of animation that resembles design-come-to-life. Below, their camera-trick project with the shapeshifting British hip hopper DELS.
BLOG: A cute tale about relationships in stop motion from Rhiannon Evans, a London animator who turns movie quotes into Post-It cartoons. The tag line for Heartstrings? Falling in love only lasts as long as a piece of string. Too true.
BLOG: Along with director Dan Brown and producer Nathan Barr, David Viau makes up one part of the trio behind Oh, Hello, a cleverly titled production company making narratively-driven content in a range of media. They’re the force behind this slick Nike ad starring Larry Fitzgerald. Viau and Barr also happen to be the founding creators of the totally inspiring Superfad, who recently launched their “On Creativity” campaign featuring interviews with creatives like animator Bill Plympton and graf artist KR.
Which all begs the question: what is it that these people do not do? Today, Liquid TV has six short words for the men of Oh, Hello: “Go on with yo’ bad self.”
MUSIC VIDEO: Does anyone do “sexy nerd” better than Felicia Day from Joss Whedon‘s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog? Check out I’m The One That’s Cool by her crew from The Guild (best nerd-show name ever).
BLOG: A partnership between Antfood, Buck, String Theory, Good Books and Franz Kafka featuring “squirming, analog-tape leeches, moaning coeds, screaming guitar goats, and brain-exploding psychedelia”… um, hell yes. This is probably one of my favorite shorts of the week – and definitely makes me want to take the trip over to GoodBooks.com!
BLOG: Using around 1.5 tons of clay and a full-size DUMBO stage, Peter Sluszka (who incidentally shares a creative home with Liquid TV’s own Julia Pott) created this campaign for Land Rover. We think it’s a winner.
MUSIC VIDEO: New England’s Make Do And Mend have been steadily gaining traction in the post-hardcore scene. And animator Matt Frodsham expertly illustrates in 3D their blend of narrative dystopia with that the hopefulness their lyrics inspire. See if you can make sense of the ending…
BLOG: Flesh Gun is SAIC student Lale Westvind‘s crown jewels. Her combination of surreal social commentary in a loose hand-drawn style is reminiscent of some of our favorite Plymptoons. We’re excited to see what Lale does next.
BLOG: This endearing tale of a young boy’s first love is created by Dutch animator Bastiaan Schravendeel for Polder Animation.