“Natural and man-made objects on a spin cycle accumulate, disintegrate, and multiply. Created by stop motion animating clay on glass, the film is a meditation on motion and the life cycle of matter.”
Some very nice abstract, morphing stop-motion animation and sound design from the talented Andy Kennedy. If you’re interested in seeing how he put everything together then be sure to check out the making-of page on his website. It’s populated with lots of broken images but the process videos and text still load properly though so it’s definitely worth checking out.
“Strata-cut animation is most commonly a form of clay animation in which a long bread-like “loaf” of clay, internally packed with varying imagery, is sliced into thin sheets, with the animation camera taking a frame of the end of the loaf for each cut, eventually revealing the movement of the internal images within.”
In the mid-90’s David Daniels revived and refined the stratacut animation technique that was originally pioneered in the 1920s by German animator Oskar Fischinger. The attached video is a montage of some of Daniels’ best sequences – prepare yourselves to bask in the weirdness. Enjoy!
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.
Do you watch Community? If you don’t, you really should check it out. A Joel McHale vehicle this is not. The real stars of the show are Donald Glover and Danny Pudi who play Troy and Abed, respectively. Their interactions have been at the heart of some of my favorite Community moments (especially their closing bits which always get me laughing). The recent Christmas episode was indicative of the overall quality of the show and, if you haven’t seen it already, you really should set aside some time to watch it. I’ve embedded the video right here, in this very post for your convenience, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.