How a sketch of an Evel Knievel style guy about to jump a giant snake on his motorbike and some misplaced affections toward a friend led Felix Massie to create his latest short animation ‘In The Air Is Christopher Gray’
A recap of all the articles featured in our ‘TheyAreAnimators’ series – from Hisko Hulsing interviewed in August 2012, to Adam Wells in December 2013. Running for 18 months and consisting of 17 in-depth features, TheyAreAnimators explored the inspirations, production methods, distribution routes and future plans of a select few working in the world of short animation.
With over 200 DN posts focusing on Animation last year, 2013 was obviously a good year for all things animated. Carrying on our recent love for end of year round-ups, we take a look back over the past 12-months, this time focusing on the world of short animation.
Spending a lot more time watching short films this year, once again 2013 has seen my feature film viewing decrease somewhat from previous years – making this annual compilation process considerably easier this year. I’m sure there are some glaring omissions but these are the ones I watched and the ones I loved:
The Moth Collective highlight the importance of the Amazon region in ‘Amazonia Security Agenda’ – an informational animation for the Global Canopy Programme.
National Film and Television School graduate Lewis Arnold reveals the inspiration behind his short film ‘Charlie Says’ and gives Directors Notes an insight into its production.
Animator Adam Wells joins us to talk about his distinct ‘Wellsian’ style and how he manages to maintain his prolific output of short films.
Ever since his inception over 100 years ago, the story of J. M. Barrie’s most famous of creations, Peter Pan, has become a tale that transcends generations. Appearing in feature films, both live-action and animation, whilst many filmmakers have explored the playful, heroic side of Pan, not many have dared to delve into the darker […]
Having followed Emily Kai Bock’s career since witnessing her mesmerising promo for Grizzly Bear track Yet Again back in 2012, 2013 sees the talented filmmaker direct one of the biggest music videos of the year with her epic story for Arcade Fire’s Afterlife. As visually stunning, narratively rich and emotionally packed as you’re likely to find […]
Calling all British filmmakers: the Lichtspielklub short film festival in Berlin is once again calling for the most exciting, funniest, strangest and thrilling British shorts to be submitted to their glorious festival: Lichtspielklub proudly presents “British Shorts” – the 7th Lichtspielklub Short Film Festival! From 17th-20th January 2014 we’ll show new (and short) films from […]