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SHUNSUKE SAITO – Yumé

Industrial landscapes, bird flocks, sparkling tires. This short animated film is fast as hell and choke full of exquisite details. Try not to miss any!

All elements in the film, including the music, are the work of Shunsuke Saito.

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Oceanship – Hot Black

Oceanship is Brad Lyons from Ontario, Canada. Hotblack is a track from the eponymous debut album, released in 2009.

The music video has been written and animated by Ofir Sasson.

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1000 Times No

This short animation is a promo for the book 1000 Times No by Tom Warburton, published by Harper and Collins.

It was made by Mr. Warburton and Dave Rasura and produced at Curious Pictures.

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SunRype: Swing

And here’s another spot in the series for Sunrype. Directed by Wade Shotter and Andras Ketzer and produced at Joyrider. Creative agency: DDB Canada.

Colorist: Andras Ketzer and Russell Boyd. The song is Sleepy Tigers by Her Space Holiday.

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They Might Be Giants – Computer Assisted Design

Computer Assisted Design is a song from They Might Be Giants‘ new album, entitled Here Comes the Science.

The music video has been directed by Rob Shaw and produced at Bent.

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JOHNNY KELLY – The Seed

The Seed is an animated voyage through nature’s life cycle, following the trials and tribulations of a humble apple seed.

“The film was kindly funded by Adobe, produced at Nexus and features a soundtrack by Jape. It was made using a mixture of stop motion papercraft and 2D drawn animation”, as shown in the making of.

Story and direction by Johnny Kelly.

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JAMIE CALIRI – The Sun and the Seed

This is a short film about hope and community. It was made for a friend and mentor who was suffering from lung cancer. The film was shown at a benefit to help with his hospital costs. He has since passed away.

The words are by director Jamie Caliri. He animated the film with production designer Alex Juhasz. They shot with a special, home brewed, 4×5 inches view camera rig and Dragon Stop Motion Software .

The music is String Quartet number 5 composed by Philip Glass as performed by the Kronos Quartet.

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Protect Our Waves: Animated Clip 2

Another finely animated scene by Treat Studios for Protect Our Waves, the surfing film directed by Richard Stewart, commissioned by Surfers against Sewage and released with The Surfer’s Path magazine.

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Honda: Grrr

“Can Hate Be Good?” Why not!

The commercial is from 2004, but I just caught on it again and decided it was time to post it. After all, it never gets old.

The spot was directed by Smith & Foulkes and produced at Nexus. Creative agency: W+K London. Song performed by Garrison Keillor (as Be Nice to the Pigeons).

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TV1: Beach

Delicious summer fruit, hot summer days on the beach and refreshing underwater wonderlands are the protagonists of this ID for TV1 made at sixty40.

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Louis Vuitton Journeys Awards: Aurore

A man (Sam Azami), painted in white, walks through” the lunar landscape of his senses and “along a giant woman-mountain (Kim Captein) painted in black. They start from different dimensions, but will eventually meet.

A short film by Jean-Julien Pous and Denis Huneau, made for a contest held by Louis Vuitton. Director of Photography: Gregg Telussa. Sound design: Jean-Julien Pous. Body Painting: Ferry Zeeman.

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Team William – You Look Familiar

A trigger happy (and less safe for work) music video, inspired to the Max Fleischer era cartoons.

Team William is a Belgian indie pop band. You Look Familiar is the third single off their eponymous debut album.

The music video has been directed by Michélé De Feudis and Joris Bergmans of Nouvelle Cuisine. Additional artists: Lois Van Baarle, Maxim Vandeputtem, Michèle Vanparys, Koen De Koninck.

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MIKE SCOTT – Happy Land

Mister Heavy would like to reach for his friends on Happy Island, but he don’t know how to cross the sea. Mister Sun will come and shine some wisdom on the poor fellas.

Happy Land is a 2D animated kids show. Quite creepy, if you ask me, in the way I feel Teletubbies are creepy.

Featured here is the pilot episode created and animated in 2007 by Mike Scott at Bru & Boegie. Voices by Toko Moeketsi and story and music by David Scott.

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Olivia Broadfield – Don’t Cry

The sun mostly shines on TV, even though sometimes it rains. Tears. From heaven.

Olivia Broadfield is an English singer-songwriter from Leicestershire. Her debut album was first released in 2008. The record, entitled Eyes Wide Open, has been re-released in 2009 for Vagrant Records, with Don’t Cry being the first single released.

The music video is the work of Kurt Nishimura.

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Modest Mouse – King Rat

Much has been said about this video, conceived by Heath Ledger but left unfinished, in the preproduction phase, when the actor and director died. What else could I add? Well, a random quote from the Hamlet.

The video has been completed at The Masses, where Ledger was signed as a promo director, by co-director Daniel Auber, lead animator Norris Houk, animator Jade Taglioli and producer Sara Cline.

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