Posts tagged 'Animation'

You Look Familiar

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.

[ Team William - You Look Familiar ]

Black Liquid

This bizarre, abstract, minimal black and white animation was created by German animator Dmitry Zakharov. Appropriate, haunting sound design by coresplittaz.

[ Black Liquid ]

Tasty Visuals

Here’s some hard-lined, colorful, geometric vector eye candy to snack on courtesy of UK motion designer Neal Coghlan. Equally tasty tunes by Kraak & Smack. I’m into it.

[ Tasty Visuals ]


Music and visuals from one of my favorites, beeple. Enjoy!

[ beeple:IV.7 ]

The PraePredatorPrae

“On the planet Zig 5 a life span can last mere minutes, there are vicious predators everywhere, and no one stops to smell the roses because the flowers have legs and run away. This is a strange place located on the edge of known space. The Intergalactic Wildlife Service sends Naturenauts there to document the world in all it’s unruly glory and many are sacrificed in their quest for knowledge and rare vid footage.”

From the wonderfully-weird Fifteen Pound Pink Productions. Enjoy!

[ The PraePredatorPrae ]

Wail to God

Anthony F. Schepperd (of ‘The Music Scene’ fame) created another stunning video for Ninja Tune, this time for Philadelphia-based Ape School.

NSFW WARNING: There’s nothing especially naughty about this video, but I imagine your boss would frown on you watching anything with large towers comprised only of breasts while on the clock.

[ 'Wail to God' Music Video ]


This animated short from Clement Picon, Amael Isnard and Manuel Javelle is infectious, high-energy and contains heaping doses of bizarre. Resistance is futile. Just let go.

[ Musicothérapie ]

Fantastic Planet

Master Iller took some visuals from René Laloux and Roland Topor’s 1973 Cannes Film Festival special jury prize winning trip-fest, La Planète Sauvage and set it to Yes‘s epic 1971 psychedelic rambler Starship Tropper. It’s vintage good times, folks!

Thanks for sending it in, Master Iller!

[ Yes - Fantastic Planet ]

Put It Back Down

This bizarre wonderland of trippy visuals for ‘Put It Back Down’ by Seymour Bits was conceived and directed by Michiel ten Horn and Maarten J. Berkers. Lights down, sound up, trip-out. Enjoy!

[ Seymour Bits - Put It Back Down ]

In Our Talons

“You may not believe, but even we were scared at first.
It takes a lot of nerve to destroy this wondrous earth.
We’re only human; this at least we’ve learned.”

Playful and powerful stop-motion visuals directed by Alan Poon / haunting, honest and cautionary tunes by Bowerbirds.

[ Bowerbirds "In Our Talons" ]

Sing Sang Sung

French animation house, Mathematic, created this music video about the whimsical, peaceful, rambling journey of a black dot for two of their fellow countrymen, Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel a.k.a. Air.  Ingesting this healthy dose of happy tunes and gorgeous high-definition visuals is an all-around great way to start your week. Enjoy!



A good friend, Dev, sent me this video over Facebook and I knew, after only watching it for thirty seconds, that it’d be perfect right here on The Tripatorium™. It’s three-and-a-half minutes of good times.

Tunes by Kraak & Smack on Jalapeno Records‘s milestone 100th release, visuals courtesy of Henk Loorbach and the talented folks at Superelectric. CHEERS!

[ Kraak & Smaak - Dynamite (feat. Sebastian) (Official Video) ]


Codehunters was broadcast as both a standalone short film and as branding for the MTV Asia Music Video Awards by Ben Hibon and super-talented crew over at Axis Animation. It’s one of my all-time favorite animated shorts and won the Golden Nica for Computer Animation/Visual Effects in 2007. Enjoy!

[ Codehunters ]

Warm Signal

“A short abstract movie dealing with nature and maritime creatures, metamorphosis and transformation – it connects art and science. Strong emphasis on sound, related to the idea of visual music.”

Silke Sieler, a German ‘motion graphics designer’, created this video as his diploma thesis for his studies in media design at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz. I sure hope he got top marks because it’s really, really good. Music by Apparat.

[ Warm Signal ]

Un tour de manège

Another stunner from french school of awesome, Gobélins. This tale about growing up, love and loss of innocence was lovingly crafted, completely without dialogue in a beautiful watercolor aesthetic, by De Nicolas Athane, Brice Chevillard, Alexis Liddell, Françoise Losito and Mai Nguyen with sound design by Vincent Hazard and music from Pablo Pico. It’s gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS stuff – CHEERS!

[ Un tour de manège ]


The Tripatorium™ loves birds, music videos and electronic music so we’re quite thankful that Kristof Luyckx and Michèle Vanparys put this video together – it’s almost like they made it especially for us.  Plus, it’s about a finch who eats a seed and starts tripping out…bonus!  Top-flight tunes by Hermanos Inglesos with vocals from MeMe.

[ Hermanos Inglesos feat. MeMe - Wanderland ]

Strange Arrangements

WeAreSeventeen put this animation together as, “a series of moving sculptures that take inspiration from the great surrealists like dali…These objects are mechanical but at the same time organic in their movements. They are a collection of textures, objects and movements that create images that we wanted to see…more  I’m diggin’ it.

[ Strange Arrangements ]

Surface Detail

Tom Beddard, a.k.a. subBlue, brings the fractal goodness and for this, we are thankful. He’s currently, “working on a WebGL 3D fractal renderer that will let you explore structures like this in real time.”  Sweet.

[ Surface detail ]

The Arctic Circle

“Brutal and unforgiving – the Arctic Circle – where all that grows in abundance is….temptation.”

A cautionary tale told in stop-motion animation by talented young filmmaker Kevin Parry with music from Ihor Dawidiuk. And, hey, Tim Burton loved it (he said, “it’s like a cross between 2001 and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”) so you probably will too, no?  Great work, Kevin, can’t wait to see what you create next!

[ The Arctic Circle ]

Hitchhiker’s Choice

Kristofer Ström, of Baltimore Clap fame, created this video on a whiteboard (no undo/redo!) for Swedish house-outfit Minilogue‘s 2006 Hitchhiker’s Choice EP.  It’s trippy, strange and a blast to watch…I just wish it was in HD.  Well done, Kris!

A big thanks to ‘that_fisher_kid’ for sending it in...CHEERS!

[ Minilogue/hitchhikers choice - short version (Longer on DVD) ]