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Friday Night Flicks: Léon The Professional and Il Etait Une Fois

Friday Night Flicks features two videos of pop-up books: Léon The Professional and Il Etait Une Fois. Léon The Professional by Jeremias Krakowiak re-tells the story from the 1994 movie of the same name. The video clearly shows the working of the pop-up mechanisms, and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The House Hippo and The Bin Chicken

A number of years ago the Concerned Children’s Advertisers produced a public service announcement warning of the dangers of believing everything you see on TV. It was a brilliant parody of the Hinterland Who’s Who series on Canadian wildlife.     I … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Analogue Loaders

Our internet connection has been a bit “iffy” off and on for the past week, so I have spent some time watching digital animations of little icons spinning in circles. Today’s stop motion animation by Raphael Vangelis was inspired by time … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Memories of Science

Memories of Science is an artist’s book by Dorothy Yule. Here’s an entertaining little video of the book in action.     If you are feeling particularly affluent, you can order a copy of Memories of Science through 23 Sandy Gallery. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Paper World, Paper City

Increasingly, the amazing paper animations that one sees involve no actual paper at all. Paper World, a graduation film from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) produced in 2013, is a lovely example.     If you’d like to learn more about the process, here’s … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Plants

It’s been a while since I have posted a paper stop-motion video. This week’s flick by Kelli Anderson and Daniel Dunnam, while not as polished as The Little Prince, has it’s own simple charm.     If you would like … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Unsatisfying, Preposterous, and One Sweet World

The first two videos today are compilations of short scenes. Unsatisfying by Parallel Studio depicts some of those little every day things that don’t always work the way we would like.     Florent Porta’s Preposterous is about things working in ways … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Special Delivery

Tonight’s video is interactive: you can change your point of view through a full 360° to follow the action. You may need to download an app to view it properly on an iOS device. (If you are using a really old version … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Little Prince — Stop Motion Animation

Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is one of my favourite books. I doubt if I would like the 2015 movie of the same name. A frame story about a little girl and an elderly aviator has been … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Sleeping Betty

It’s the beginning of the Thanksgiving long weekend in Canada. (Monday the 10th is Thanksgiving Day.) Television stations will be showing a higher proportion of movies aimed at children for the next few days — a brief respite from an … Continue reading

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