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Friday Night Flicks: Van Gogh – Challenging the ‘Tortured Genius’ Myth

It was Mental Health Week in Canada last week. This is Mental Health Awareness Week in Britain, and it is Mental Health Month in the USA. Tonight’s flick, produced for the Tate Gallery, examines attitudes relating to mental health and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Forest Dreams

Tonight’s flick has a short accompanying statement on Vimeo from the animators. Forest Dreams is a collaborative noncommercial project of two artists – Victoria Samoilova and Yaroslav Primachenko. It is our declaration of love to the animated films with their … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Relationshapes

Today’s flick is an entertaining portrayal of a number of human interactions. Using simple shapes and a variety of styles, animator Nerdo portrays some basic aspects of relationships.     You might spend part of the weekend considering what simple … Continue reading

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A Celebratory Paper Toy

Sometime last Sunday afternoon, this blog reached 100,000 views. While that may not be an impressive number to some, it was quite exciting for me. In celebration, I decided to give away one of the paper toys I designed last … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Table Dance

Today’s short video features stop-motion animation and dancing doilies. It is the work of Saskatchewan artist Lindsay Arnold.     You might want to spend part of your weekend checking out her other videos, or looking at some of her … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Trepō – Zoetrope Pottery

I haven’t shown a zoetrope video for a while. Today’s flick features the work of ceramic artist Kenny Sing who decorates platters with designs that become animations when the piece is rotated at the correct speed.     If you … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Ghosts of Gone Birds

I haven’t posted a video of an automaton for a while. Here’s an excellent piece by Keith Newstead. As a bonus, it includes drawings by Ralph Steadman.     If you are interested in seeing close-up images of this piece … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2018 Bonus Flick: Merry Christmas

Just a little something for your Christmas Eve entertainment from Passion Animation Studios and Rollin’ Wild:     Merry Christmas everyone!

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Friday Night Flicks: Christmas Card ’10

Tonight’s flick is an old —well, from 2010—  animated Christmas card by Kilogramme. Some of us occasionally find the modern version of Christmas a bit weird. This one definitely is.     Perhaps you can spend a bit of time … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Christmas Light Bob Training

Who knew that it was such hard work being a Christmas light? Tonight’s really short flick by Ink and Giants gives us a peek at the secret life of bulbs.     Perhaps you’ll get some exercise this weekend putting … Continue reading

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