NOTE: If you haven’t seen FLCL and you’re a regular reader of this site I recommend you pick it up immediately (now in HD!).
Andrey Nepomnyaschev brings the abstract weirdness with some brilliant use of cloth animation. This, combined with Studio Takt‘s killer sound design (grab your headphones), makes ‘ZEROING’ a stand out.
“We are not going home; we’re phazing, a million miles away!”
Lots of talented folks from Sweden pitched in to create this polished-to-a-retro-sheen journey through space for Dirty South‘s dreamy progressive anthem ‘Phazing’: Maceo Frost (direction, art direction, animation, design), Robin Günther (art direction, animation, design), Linus Lundin (3D animation), Elias Widerdal (3D animation) and David Günther (sound FX design).
It’s a colorful trip through universe, punctuated here and there by dashes of abstract geometry, that compliments the uplifting synths of the track rather nicely. You know the drill: headphones on, lights down, volume up. Enjoy!
NSFW Warning: If you (or your employer) are offended at line-drawings of naughty bits you might want to pass on this one.
Berlin-based motion artist Alexander Gellner expertly condenses the confusing cacophony of changes that define puberty into a single minute of tight animation. Music and sound design comes courtesy of Niklas A Kröger.
Music video concepts we can get behind #4831: Astronauts buggin’ out in space due to some potent psychedelic hallucinations. Respect to Three Legged Legs for the creative and unique direction, Mark Kulakoff, Dylan Spears and Michael Tavarez for their tight execution on the design and animation and to N.A.S.A. for the hot tunes. Read/see/watch more about the project here.
Hell yes. Your presence is requested at The Tripatorium™ – feel free to make your way here by train. This stunner comes to us via the brilliant minds (and steady hands) of Matt Clark and Ross Neil, two super-talented individuals we’ll definitely be keeping an eye on.
Best served in full-screen HD with the lights dimmed and the volume up. Get ready for a treat, friends.
Here we have an animated short from Gobelins students Charles-André Lefebvre, Manuel Tanon-Tchi, Louis Tardivier, Sébastien Vovau and Emmanuelle Walker that’s colorful, original, and just plain fun. Emmanuelle, in particular, has some great videos on her Vimeo page and, if you’re a Paris-lover like myself, then this particular one should do the trick. Here’s hoping for more, and in HD please!
Hey, remember that trailer for ‘Mazes’ I posted back in January? Well, here’s the full business. Treat Studios FTW. The sound design is especially nice so if you’ve got a nice pair of headphones you might want to don them before clicking play. Enjoy!
“Metamaterials are artificial materials engineered to have properties that may not be found in nature.”
Cheers for this, Howard Quin – we at The Tripatorium™ fully support what you’re doing. Personal request: MOAR (and in HD too, please). Thanks!
Ryan Mauskopf brings the good times with this video for his music nom dé plume, Professor Soap. It’s silly, strange, colorful and is packed with a generous dose of friendly, fun alien life-forms. Enjoy!
To best experience this “tale about the weight of dependency” we recommend dimming the lights and putting on a nice pair of headphones to soak in the awesome. Enjoy!
First off, this video is definitely NSFW so if you’re checking this out at your 9-5 you might wanna save it for later. That being said, this pixel-crafted wonder of a music video by Jérémie Périn for Flairs is a nostalgic revisit to the days when 16-bit electronic diversions reigned supreme. If you’ve got an iOS device and want to take control of the lewd trucker himself then click here to get in on the fun.
Biôrn, an old Viking, is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior’s afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn’t so easy.
A fantastic short film with top-notch art direction, animation and sound design. The ending is great, too. We have Benjamin J. Kousholt, Daniel D. Christensen, Mads Lundgaard Christensen, Jesper A. Jensen, Jonas K. Doctor, Steffen Lyhne, Pernille Ørum-Nielsen, Frederik Bjerre-Poulsen and Jonas Georgakakis to thank for putting this together. Well done!
A man drives his car furiously down a narrow road, surrounded by a vast forest. When he encounters a deer in the middle of the road he makes a villainous attempt to ram it. However this particular hit and run has jaw crushing, battering consequences.
“Ariel, there was a fire in your house they say, and that your bedroom is all up in flames.
There was a fire in your house they say – they say you’ve been dancing with the devil.”
Another great release from Ninja Tune, this time from UK-based Stateless. The digital dance video (conveniently embedded in this post) was generously commissioned by Oscar & Ewan with improvisational dance duties handled by Dominic North.
Michélé De Feudis and Joris Bergmans directed/designed this colorful, bizarre and strangely poignant video for the Team William tune ‘You Look Familiar’. It’s an absolute treat that I watched a few times in quick succession so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.