Psychedelic Ecosystem: The Elephant’s Garden

Come take an artistic walk on the wild side where the sublime meets the brutal. Refreshingly honest, beautiful and whimsical! The life of any ecosystem depends on the death and sacrifice of some individuals within that system, and this fantastic garden is certainly no exception. There are a few beasts here big enough, such as the … Continue reading Psychedelic Ecosystem: The Elephant’s Garden

Modern Creation Myth: Thoughts on Abiogenesis by Richard Mans

In our time, the tantalizing mystery of Creation is usually explored through science or religion. Can art provide vision also? This short film, Abiogenesis,  by Richard Mans, produced by Fuzzy Realms, is an interesting take on the subject of life and its origins. A machine lands on a desolate planet, finds resources there and begins to … Continue reading Modern Creation Myth: Thoughts on Abiogenesis by Richard Mans

There Ain’t No Place That Far: Disney’s Song of the South, 1946

History is not dead, but is constantly reinterpreted through the arts. Can we relate to earlier interpretations despite their controversy? Song of the South, produced by Walt Disney for RKO Pictures in 1946, was one of the first films to combine live action with animation, allowing actors to interact with imaginary characters. Audiences had been delighted the … Continue reading There Ain’t No Place That Far: Disney’s Song of the South, 1946

Autumn Patterns: The Mesmerizing Stop Motion of Ouroboros by sam3

Sam3 is an artist living in Murcia, Spain, whose work includes mural and street art as well as film. Today we feature the stop motion video entitled Ouroboros, which cuts together footage shot in Berlin in autumn 2008. Stop motion is a form of animation in which a subject is manipulated physically and filmed so that it … Continue reading Autumn Patterns: The Mesmerizing Stop Motion of Ouroboros by sam3

Re-imagining Movement and Growth in the Sea: Hinode by Tetsuka Niiyama

The sea is full of movement, from the motion of small rocks, seeds and other particles carried by the water to the growth of plants and animals. The impressionistic film below uses computer generated images (CGI) to re-imagine these underwater dancers as jewels, creating crystalline forms that reflect and refract light. Shimmering sea horses and … Continue reading Re-imagining Movement and Growth in the Sea: Hinode by Tetsuka Niiyama

Dracula’s Nemesis?: Night of the Vampire by Alê Camargo

This is an amusing short by filmmaker and animator Alê Camargo. It features a vampire in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, who is having an exceptionally bad night. A predator more persistent and horrifying is making him miserable. I can relate, what about you? I guess that is what he gets for napping when he should … Continue reading Dracula’s Nemesis?: Night of the Vampire by Alê Camargo

Remember Me: Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013): Master of Illusion

Remember Me: Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013): Master of IllusionThis is an outsanding article from Sound on Sight about the amazing career of Ray Harryhausen, who created many classic monsters and special effects for film. A pioneer in constructing creatures and stop motion animation, Harryhausen's influence is still present even as Computer Generated Images (CGI) have changed … Continue reading Remember Me: Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013): Master of Illusion

For Love of Sun and Moon: Kiss: A Love Story

This is a beautiful animated video from Joseph Hodgson and Frank Aubry dramatizing and interpreting an eclipse as a kiss between sun and moon, who long for each other across the distance of space. A highly poetic and imaginative piece, Kiss: A Love Story speaks on many levels. Enjoy! Directors: Joseph Hodgson & Franck Aubry Animation … Continue reading For Love of Sun and Moon: Kiss: A Love Story