Frank Howarth's woodworking videos
are a joy to watch. Even if you know nothing about woodworking, the stop-motion animation he incorporates into them is a treat.
Mysteries of Vernacular
is a series of delightful papercraft animations about etymology, by filmmaker Jessica Oreck
. Four of a projected 26 videos, one for each letter of the alphabet, have been completed so far: Assassin
, and Clue
2012 Vimeo Awards Nominations
— There are 13 categories including four new ones. The Experimental
category is lots of fun. [previously
Spheremetrical (Here With You)
— from the Last Heist EP by Impactist
, a directing duo with a diverse background in film production
, design, animation, music
, and the fine arts
Let Yourself Feel
: just a few samples from hundreds you'll find on the vfxstuff channel
YouTubing this clip of Smedley serving Chilly Willy
a tall stack of pancakes [More butter? More butter! More syrup? More syrup! Nice? Very nice!]
led me to Chilly's Video Den
at Chilly Willy's Sub-Arctic World
. [Warning: Comic Sans font and a whole cold-butt-load of .wmv's] [more inside]
Filter) It's rare that jazz videos venture beyond filming live performances. This makes the exceptions all the more notable.
Animation seems the medium of choice: from George Griffin's 1988 paper collage for Charlie Parker's "Ko Ko
" to Len Lye's swinging The Lambeth Walk
(1939), or (stretching musical definitions just a bit) his 1958 masterpiece "Free Radicals
". More recent jazz seems to fit just as well: witness Lung's psychotic piece for Ladyscraper's "Thou Art Fucking Dead
". [more inside]
The 50 Greatest Cartoons Ever:
- including links to the full-length videos of the corresponding toons
. Based on a twelve year-old-vote by the animation industry, which explains why there are no appearances by Cartman, Bart, or Fry.
"Heard 'Em Say"
is Kanye West's latest video, animated by the legendary Bill Plympton
Just saw a video from thes folks as a between shows filler on PBS. Remember Herbie Hancock's robotic music video from the mid-80s? This is classical music but even cooler--no hands used in playing--endorsed by Jon Anderson and Alan Parsons.