Posts tagged 'Animation'

Café allongé

An overactive imagination and a raging sex drive can lead to some bizarre and inventive visions. Kudos to french director Maxime Paccalet and the talented folks at Kawanimation for putting this together. Cheers!

[ Café allongé ]


Celyn Brazier directed and animated this video for Wagon Christ, one of the many aliases of Luke Francis Vibert and an arrow in the reliably excellent Ninja Tune quiver, with some help from his colleagues at Nexus Productions. Perfect for a late-night-chilled-out-full-screened-headphones-on session of reflection and relaxation. Cheers!

[ Wagon Christ Chunkothy Promo (official music video) ]

Argyle The Octopus

“Argyle The Octopus lived in the sea, his skin was different than you and me…”

Today’s timeless life lesson comes courtesy of the always-excellent, Yo Gabba Gabba. It was made for kids but I think it should be mandatory viewing for adults, too. Illustrations by Colt Bowden, animation by Keri Rainock and adorable narration via Ollie Schultz (‘udder’ ftw). A big thanks goes to Lori for posting a Yo Gabba Gabba video to our Facebook wall – we watched it, loved it and then saw this in the sidebar which is what led to this very post. Ahhhhh, internet.

[ Colt Bowden - Argyle The Octopus - Yo Gabba Gabba ]

This one time…

This bizarre, inventive animated short by Nelson Boles makes me think of FLCL, which is a very wonderful thing to be reminded of. Enjoy!

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!).

[ This one time... ]


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!

[ Dirty South feat Rudy 'Phazing' (Official Video) ]

One Minute Puberty

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.

[ One Minute Puberty ]


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.

[ N.A.S.A. "Gifted" (feat. Kanye West, Santogold, & Lykke Li) ]


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.

[ Spiral ]

Ready, Able

We’re diggin’ this trippy, bizarre and engrossing music video Allison Schulnik conceived, directed and animated for Grizzly Bear‘s ‘Ready, Able’.

A big thanks goes to Charles for sending this in – cheers!

[ At 44 1/2 Emerging Artists 2010: Forest by Allison Schulnik ]

After the Rain

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!

[ Après la Pluie ]

Mazes (full)

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!

[ Mazes ]


“Metamaterials are artificial materials engineered to have properties that may not be found in nature.”

Wow. This is just awesome. Dima Grubin is one talented dude. Dim the lights, click full screen and don the headphones for this one cause it’s an all around treat. See more on Dima’s Vimeo page.

[ Metamaterial ]

Combination spawns

Cheers for this, Howard Quin – we at The Tripatorium™ fully support what you’re doing. Personal request: MOAR (and in HD too, please). Thanks!

[ Combination spawns ]

Spirit Quest Journey

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!

[ Professor Soap - Spirit Quest Journey ]

Between Two Points

Martin, who sent in this Motiphe directed and produced video for Glitch Mob‘s ‘Between Two Lines’ (featuring Swan), said it was, “perfect for The Tripatorium[™] in my opinion.” We agree!

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!

[ Between Two Points ]

Truckers Delight

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.


The Saga of Biôrn

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!

[ The Saga of Biôrn ]

Mighty Antlers

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.

‘Mighty Antlers’ was created by four Danish filmmakers/animators: Sune Reinhardt, Mikael Ilnæs, Michael L. Fonsholt and Jouko Keskitalo.

[ Mighty Antlers ]


“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.

P.S. If you’re interested in how the talented folks at FIELD made this video then you’ll probably want to click on this hypertext link.

[ Stateless – Ariel ]