This short animated film is Peter and Joan Foldes’ second and last film together. Its bleak subject – the end of the world caused by a nuclear apocalypse – reflects a widespread preoccupation in 50s Britain which would soon lead to the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). The film is composed mostly of still drawings, creating a terrifying effect amplified by a sombre commentary spoken in the style of the Bible. The film had a very strong impact on audiences, in particular across the Atlantic, where it was shown on primetime television to millions of American viewers and reportedly produced one of the biggest reactions since Orson Welles’ ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast in 1938. (Christophe Dupin)
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Inspired by The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, Adam Ciolfi’s newest stop motion film, Broken, stars a damaged robot who attempts to keep his companion alive after a catastrophic accident.
Written and Directed by Adam Ciolfi
Produced by The Ciolfi Brothers
Animation by Adam Ciolfi
Another gorgeous video from animator Emanuele Kabu.
These are all places we’ve been together.
With our bodies, or with my mind.
Some I saw with my eyes closed,
And some with both our eyes, either open or closed.
They are memories of lovemaking, planning, projecting.
You were there, but maybe we were never really there.
In those places, and in my mind. In those places in my mind.
I made this video to free some space.
To move those places out of my mind.
I had to put them down.
Over four months and thousands of hours of drawing,
Here are fifteen years of sweetness and lust.
And a bit of pain.
A stop-motion animated dream allegory.
This was submitted to us by a reader. It’s an interesting short, if albeit a little clunky. Some of the stop-motion isn’t as clean as it could be, but it’s interesting nonetheless. I caught what I suspect are references to Un Chien Andalou, Lynch’s Rabbits, and possibly The Metamorphosis.
“I keep my mouth shut now. I’ve turned into a professional coward.”
— Hunter S. Thompson in 1967
In the 1960s, Hunter S. Thompson spent more than a year living and drinking with members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club, riding up and down the California coast. What he saw alongside this group of renegades on Harley’s, these hairy outlaws who rampaged and faced charges of attempted murder, assault and battery, and destruction of property along the way–all of this became the heart of Thompson’s first book: Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. Shortly after the book came out, Thompson sat down for a radio interview with the one and only Studs Terkel.
“I can’t remember ever winning a fight.”
“I used to take it out at night on the Coast Highway, just drunk out of my mind, ride it for 20 and 30 miles in just short pants and a t-shirt.… Read the rest
Recently, I was browsing through stories via Flipboard and I came across this delightful piece about a vintage animated short film based on John Lennon’s instantly recognizable cartoon doodles. Here’s a bit from the Brain Pickings site…
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…six years after the beloved Beatle’s assassination, Ono commissioned independent animator John Canemaker to create a short animated film based on Lennon’s drawings, music, and interviews. Given her penchant for the intersection of art and philosophy, Lennon’s own quirky illustrations, and the odd fact that the couple’s love began in visual poetry long before they met, it was the perfect medium for commemoration.
Titled The John Lennon Sketchbook, the befittingly weird and wonderful film — a vibrant testament to our long cultural history of anthropomorphizing animals to illuminate the human experience — begins with Lennon’s iconic “Imagine,” features Ono’s song “The King of the Zoo,” and weaves in chillingly prophetic conversations from the limited-edition 1980 LP Heart Play: Unfinished Dialogue, the first interview album of Lennon and Ono’s interviews after the breakup of The Beatles and the second posthumously released Lennon record.
“I was young for my age. Not as naïve as they expected. I don’t know why I seem to bring that out in people.”
“I didn’t like the sound of people gasping at the mere mention of my name. It horrified me.”
– As told to Joe Smith on November 3, 1986
“I was walking along a path with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.” — Edvard Munch, 1893
h/t Open Culture.
Question the status quo. Cleanse the mind and the soul. The heart will remain spirited. A new path will come to light. Only those who evolve will rise.
The music video for Super Unnatural by Chicago-based band, Bubbles Erotica, was created and produced by Ali Manesh of 3E Visuals. The concept and design of the animation were based on and inspired by another previous 3E Visuals-Bubbles Erotica collaboration, The Elephant in the Room Projection Mapping.