1000 Bills is an incredible piece of animation by Alex Itin, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York.
The imagery in the animation is both manic as well as fantastic in nature. The hyper-kinetic visuals consists of a series of hand-drawn human faces loading in quick succession, with the artist voicing his thoughts over the meaning of art and its troubled, illicit relationship with money.
Visiting the artist’s site gave me more insight about his process.
A snip from his site:
Life, however, is what happens while you’re busy making other plans, said the poet and my plans were interrupted by father’s battle with cancer and subsequent death. I’m sure there is a whole Freudian thing here, but some how the trauma of watching him die seemed to strip me of my ability to make a good picture. I forgot it all. It’s a long story, but I began to try to re-educate my hand and eye in the most basic and infantile (and cheapest) manner I could think of. I started ripping up books and drawing in the pages (it had been a warm-up exorcize I did in College). The only rule was that it had to be a book that I’d read and that I’d loved. There seemed no point in destroying something you were ambivalent about. I did thousands of drawings….most were terrible, but I began to find a new language of linked images.
Pendulum Press released this film strip presentation of Star Wars ( Episode IV : A New Hope) in 1978.
Unfortunately, the tepid and dreary narration is total put off, but is probably great for people suffering from insomnia.
Synopsis of the story:
An unknown virus has destroyed almost the entire human population. Oblivious to the true nature of the disease, the only remaining survivors escape to the sea. In great ships, they set off in search of uninhabited land. So begins the exodus, led by one man…
Terror of the Monk is an animated fan-made tribute celebrating the 70th year anniversary of the Batman comic book character.
The animation was created using original art by Bob Kane and Sheldon Moldoff from early Batman comics like Detective Comics # 27.
This cartoon has it all. Vampires, werewolves, crazy gadgets, and a beautiful damsel in distress. Oh, and the Dark Knight actually uses a gun to fight evil.
This is a must watch for the Bat’s fans.
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MyToons.com, one of the best online animation communities, now has a ‘Cartoon Classics’ channel on the Vuze Network. Vuze (formerly Azureus) is basically a bit torrent client which allows users to publish and share original DVD and HD quality video content on its network.
The channel features classic characters like Betty Boop - one of the world’s first animated sex symbols, and the cigar-chewin’, spinach-lovin’ Popeye the Sailor.
This short and extremely well-animated film sheds light on the human race’s interpretation of evil over the centuries.
The earliest civilizations feared mythical monsters and beings, but today, we fear our fellow humans the most.
The video was animated in Flash, and composited and textured using Adobe Aftereffects.
[Via Open Culture]
Rabbit is a multi-award winning, short film directed by animator & illustrator, Run Wrake. The film was commissioned by the Arts Council of England and Channel 4.
The disturbing and creepy storyline of the film deals with the theme of greed, and the consequences reaped by excessively indulging in it.
Wrake created the animation using over 200 stickers (of 1950’s vintage) that he found in a junk shop. He took 16 months to complete the animation and pre-production. Musician and producer, Howie B, and sound designer Craig Butters, collaborated with him to create the chilling soundtrack.
This fan-made, stop motion animation video from Japan, has it all. Action, comedy, explosions, and even a damsel in distress. The huge cast includes Gundam warriors, Busou Shinki, Strike Witches and others.
All Busou Shinki action figures have a Multi Moveable System (MMS), which allows for easy manipulation and poseability. The body parts are also interchangeable with the parts of other Busou Shinki action figures, and can be customized without using the usage of any tools.
Watch the video after the jump.
This is what good advertising looks like. This award winning commercial was created by Euro RSCG for the Zürich Chamber Orchestra.
Simply outstanding work.
Roadmovie is a very creative stop motion film by Rogier Wieland, an animator based in the Netherlands. He used cardboard cutouts and iStopMotion from Boinx Software to create his masterpiece.
Visit Rogier’s Youtube channel to see more great videos.