This gorgeous and surreal animation is the fourth in the Bendito Machine series.
Bendito Machine IV – Fuel the Machines, by Jossie Malis
Now Jossie is running a Kickstarter campaign to continue the series and make a computer game.
This story begins six years ago when I, tired from all the global cretinism, decided to create a universal fable about human conflicts and enigmatic mystifying eyes that watch everything. After some months devoted to materializing this idea, the short film Bendito Machine premiered at festivals all over the world, receiving support that exceeded all my expectations. What I originally envisioned as a therapy to channel all that accumulated displeasure, turned out to be (thanks to the friendly welcome of the Internet world) the seed of an uncommon animation series which has occupied quite a sizeable part of my last six years.
WARNING: This post could be considered NSFW if, for example, a homoerotic segway chasing a roller is inappropriate viewing where you work.
Ultimate Muscle Roller Legend is the first video in this, um, genre that I remember seeing. It blew my mind.
A student film, from San Jose State University
No Robots by Kimberly Knoll (USA) and 張永翰 Yunghan Chang (Taiwan)
Ratatouille meets The Matrix
“One Rat Short” is a work of love Directed by Alex Weil and created by Charlex Films. From the start we decided not to use anthropomorphic animation. We decided it would take place in two worlds: one so gritty, grimy and dark that the viewer needs to peer into the screen in order to make out the images and the other a sterile white world so brightly lit that you feel the need to turn your head away from the screen. One of the techniques we used was to give a lot of the camera work a hand-held feel and to keep it a little behind the action so that the scenes didn’t seem staged. Lastly and most importantly we kept the story simple and tried to give it heart. The film picked up honors at numerous film festivals, including Best of Show at the Siggraph Computer Animation Festival.
One Rat Short by Alex Weil / Charlex
A race around the globe.
Bob tells the story of a little hamster that tries to follow his true love around the globe. Can he catch up?
The first chapter of the Music Box Chronicles is a glimpse into the timeless life of Twinklebox, a music box caught in an infinite world, set to his own melody.
Twinklebox is a short film about the mechanics and music of time. The third film from Luniere brings yet another lost toy back to life in an animation that plays with scale, sound, and timelessness. The Music Box Chronicles is an ongoing collaboration into the parallel development of image and sound, inspired by a ‘Write Your Own Melody’ Music Box.
Twinklebox by Aaron Bradbury
A South Park Parody
Trey Gets Stoned is a 26 minute animated South Park parody. It has no connection to South Park Studios or Comedy Central in any way. It was created by film makers in Australia, China and France.
treygetsstoned.com by Robert Paterson
Sheeped Away tells the tale of a farmer who just wants to be with his beloved sheep. When a giant UFO enters his life to claim his sheep, what will he do to keep them safe from harm? And can he do this without waking his monstrous wife?
Sheeped Away by Junaid Chundrigar
When some puppets discover their creator dead in his studio, they celebrate his life the only way they know how.
Over Time by Oury Atlan, Thibaut Berland, Damien Ferrie
A simple animation that packs an emotional punch. Made with ‘flash and AE and love’.
Little Boat by Nelson Boles
A brilliant scientist travels through various dimensions and realms in search of his lost love.
Lifeline by Andres Salaff
A boy and a girl meet at a busstop, not knowing they are on the border between life and death.
One Past Two by Aimée de Jongh
Bridge is a story about four animal characters trying to cross a bridge, but ending up as obstacles to one another in the process. The moral behind this story revolves around how there are often disagreements or competing paths in life, and the possible results of pride, obstinance, and compromise.
Bridge by Ting Tey
An 8bit hero fights in a 16bit universe.
The animated shortfilm “The Tale Of Mr. Rêvus” is my (Marius Herzog) graduation (Diploma) film, produced at the Georg-Simon-Ohm Hochschule – University Of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg.
The Tale Of Mr. Rêvus by Marius Herzog
Mac ‘n’ Cheese is an animated short directed and created by four students at the Utrecht School of Arts in the Netherlands. This roughly two minute animation took about five months to make, and about a bajillion peanut butter sandwiches.
Synopsis: When you find yourself running scared and running out of energy, there’s only a few options left to outrun your opponent through the southern desert. Stopping at nothing, watch these two guys wear each other out and rip through boundaries hitherto unbroken. Enjoy the ride!
A guide to thinking creatively.
“Green is not a creative colour.”
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared by This Is It