This short is wonderfully ambitious with its storytelling. The underlying intent: “The larger our past gets the smaller our present feels” is given a world to live in. The animation invites you in with layers of textures and ideas.
If You’ve Never Been to Karachi, You’ve Never Been Killed
This is incredible ballsy journalism. Mingling with some of the most dangerous people on this planet in one of the craziest, most violent cities with an educated, skeptical commentary to round it off. The top video is part one of 5. The rest are below.
A story for pioneers. Just lovely.
One of the more original animated shorts out there. Overflowing with ideas that revolve around a very appropriate title. Great work!
Don’t know why but post-apocalyptic areas are always fascinating.
I like how the video embraces the rhythm of the town.
I simply love these. See all of them here. These are my favorites:
Code, maps, animation, live action all come together for this incredibly fascinating video.
The ending is beautifully tragic. Thanks for taking such bold chances.
Switch to fullscreen, it is gorgeous. Powerful stuff.
After hearing work from ‘The American Dollar’ we really felt the urge to create a music video for one of their new songs. Inspired by the music we had the idea of making a decaying world. One single cameramovement from left to right, showing a landscape, looping 9 times. Day becomes night and even the seasons go by. After we finished the production, we decided to reverse the whole video. This gives you a seamingly happy end, but you know what’s going to happen. There are no lyrics and we did not pay attention to the title of the song, we just felt this was the right thing to do.
(via Andy Coon)
I’ve slowly grown tired of timelapse videos, another pretty way to avoid saying anything or create anything within the viewer. However, even if it is just a small step away, this stunning video tries to overcome the prettiness by creating a complex portrait of Japan through mood and music.
Meanwhile, in the fictitious world…
Steve Smith, founder of Beakus and previously at Sherbet and Trunk, wrote, designed and directed Stufffed, a five episode series for the web portal of BBC Comedy Extra. Episodes one and two are online; even though they’re about a kid and his teddy bear, you should better watch it in private, as the thumbnail above might have made you realize. Definitely not in the Playful Innocence category…
Watch Episode 1: Lady Bear Bear.
Watch Episode 2: Circus.