The End of Genius

Short 3D animated abstract experimental film by students Chris Ioannou & Andreas Platis - video embedded below:

This film is an animation we have started, in order to experiment on cinematography, using models we have previously produced during our studies in architecture.
We didn’t have an overall scenario to begin with but rather we have treated every scene separately in a linear
way producing a succession of abstract actions leading to a chaotic subconscious narration.

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Max Cooper / Tom Hodge - Fragments of Self
(by Nick Cobby)

Wheel Of Life

Paper is one of the most versatile and beautiful mediums available to makers, able to create and reproduce entire worlds at the cut of a blade. After years of experience perfecting this craft, The Makerie Studio teamed up with Director André Gidoin to magically bring one of these worlds to life, by creating and filming a hand made paper Zoetrope.
A zoetrope is a device that produces the illusion of motion from a rapid succession of static pictures. Often referred to as the Wheel Of Life, we were inspired to tell the story of one zoetrope in particular, that one night came to life.

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Dandelion (by Steven Subotnick)

all the wishes contained in a single dandelion

The Adventures of Prince Achmen

1926. German

The oldest surviving animated film in history.

Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is

because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no

the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN

yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years

because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.

That’s hand-cut paper.

Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.

And guys, how she combined it…

Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.

Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.

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Abita (by Shoko Hara)

福島の子供たちが、放射能のため外で遊ぶことができない。
彼らの夢と現実について。

"Abita", animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside because of the radioactivity. About their dreams and realities.

Tissue Animals (by OjiNepia)

Created by Yuki Ariga for Japanese paper manufacturer Nepia this lovely animated short features a cavalcade of delicately folded tissue paper animals. If you’re interested, here’s the making of video.

A Tangled Tale (by corrie francis parks)

A lone fish, hooked by an angler’s line, encounters another in the same dire situation. As the two fish struggle against their fate, they develop an inevitable, entangling attraction. Is it love or merely a will to survive?
This vibrant, watery underwater world showcases my revolutionary approach to sand animation, a seamless blend of traditionally handcrafted imagery and technological innovation.

Why Do I Study Physics? (by Xiangjun Shi)

It’s paper (by Pingo van der Brinkloev)

Going West (by Andersen M Studio)

PTEROIS (by NEEKOE)

Liten (by Liten)

SUNSET (by cento lodigiani)

eau vive (by Mary Oldlife)