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Friday Night Flicks: If I were a Typewriter and G_AAAH

Both short flicks tonight were produced using typewriters. If I were a Typewriter is a student animation by Batuhan Ins and was made for a Kinetic Typography course.     G-AAAH was created by Lizzie Hobbs on an Underwood 315 … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Black Bear Moon

Since it is Tanabata tomorrow, I tried to find a star-themed video for tonight’s flick, but was unsuccessful. I did find this lovely animation co-directed by Ta-Wei Chao and Tsai-Chun Han. It is at least remotely astronomical, with a few … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: 36 Days of Type 05

I usually try to avoid posting things that I see on Colossal. Their readership is enormous, and things posted on the site tend to get re-posted and tweeted and emailed and put on Facebook so that by the end of … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Etereas

Tonight’s animated flick is —like last week’s video— an exploration of movement through space. Etereas was filmed in Mexico City, directed by Daniela Villanueva and Mara Soler and features dancers Brecken Rivara and Tiana Zoumer. From the accompanying text on … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Divers

Tonight’s flick is a short — 3 minutes and 12 seconds— animation by Paris Mavroidis with music by Kaki King. It combines elements from diving, synchronized swimming, and dance with geometric and kaleidoscopic pattern play.     Since it is … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Eggstatic

In some cultures it is traditional to decorate eggs at this time of year. Today’s video combines that tradition with an early form of animation, the zoetrope.     Perhaps you’ll spin some eggs this weekend, if only to check … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Lotte Reiniger

March is Women’s History Month in the USA, so it seems appropriate to have a look at the work of the earliest female stop motion animator. Lotte Reiniger was an animation pioneer, and her contribution to the field is recognized … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: Pi Day 2018

Beauty in Numbers: Pi/3.14 is a lovely animation of π. Here’s the description that accompanies the video on Vimeo: Beauty In Numbers is an animated film exploring the mysteries of the endless number pi. Using mathematical concepts as inspiration, the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Stop Motion and occupation: ANIMATOR

This episode of Friday Night Flicks features two more stop motion shorts. Both are about process, but they handle the animation in very different ways. Stop Motion is actually an advertisement for a bicycle, with story board and most of … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Evolution of Stop Motion

Tonight’s flick, by Vugar Efendi, is a compilation of some of the key advancements in stop motion since 1900. You may think some important films have been omitted, but the director does a good job of covering more than 100 … Continue reading

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