Google logo today combines dance and animation beautifully

The google logo today is a little animation by Ryan Woodward. His animation combines dance and simple lines to create movement and emotion that is just beautiful. A friend sent me a link to another animation that he had done and I was captivated. His new work is called “Conte Animated” and it combines gesture drawing of the human figure, 2d animation and contemporary dance. Being a dancer and an artist, this work really speaks to me and I love everything about it.

Watch the video here:

More about Ryan Woodward.

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Awesome Animated Video for the Yellow Bird Project

I know I already posted about the Yellow Bird Project a while back, but I had to share this new video I just saw on their site. This non-profit company works with an amazing range of indie rock musicians to create unique t-shirt designs that benefit an array of charities, each chosen by the musicians. Music + T-Shirts + Art + Charity. What a cool idea.

They have just released this new animated video with their original theme song written by “The Tallest Man on Earth” and animated by Jonathan Lindley. I love this sweet animation made with paper. Watch below, or check it out here.

Another Killer Music Video by OKGo: “This too Shall Pass”

The guys in OKGo are super creative and you never know what you’ll see next in their music videos. I applaud the team that built these contraptions for the “This too Shall Pass” music video. They are resourceful, witty and perfectionists when it comes to timing and measurement.
It’s just a good time. Check out the new video here >

San Diego Film Festival – *MENDED Premier*

The San Diego Film Festival kicked off last night with a great feature called Like Dandelion Dust and there was not a dry eye in the theater. This film explored themes such as religion, alcoholism, domestic violence, adoption laws and most importantly the love that parents have for their children. The headlining actors included some names you might recognize, but frankly I didn’t see the actors, I saw the characters. Well acted, well edited with a message that was clear, concise and touched everyone in the theater. Good Show.

I am now pleased to invite you to the premier of MENDED. This short film was written and directed by Diliana Deltcheva and is a literal translation of a common struggle known as heartbreak. It’s about love and loss and gaining your own meaning from the imagery. This is our first film festival and we would love to see you there!

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MENDED is a part of the “Local Love Shorts 1:” a series of short films about love

SHOW TIMES:
Thursday – 6:00pm Theater #8 Buy Tickets
Sunday – 5:30pm Theater #8 Buy Tickets

(The festival is at the Gaslamp Theaters in downtown San Diego)
See the MENDED Website (watch the preview here!)
More about the festival

I worked with Diliana from conception to creation to promotion and I did all of the branding for this film. (website, flyers, etc.) I am so excited to see it on the big screen for the first time. I am so proud. 🙂

-Mel

15 Awesome Stop-Motion Videos

Have you see these?

Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie – probably my favorite. very well done!

The Pen Story – his entire life through photos – cool

Stop motion for STM from Si j’aurais su – all made of paper! I can’t image how difficult that is

Fat City Reprise – Long Gone – cool – LOTS of photos. almost looks like a video

DEADLINE – Post-It Note animation, funny

Save the Date – cute animated wedding invitation

Wolf and Pig – this one gets really good around 1:00 – well done!

Human Skateboard By Sneaux Shoes – classic

Death Cab for Cutie – Little Bribes by Ross Ching – mix of stop-motion and time lapse

Human Tetris – funny

Sia- Breath Me – Music Video See a clearer version on her website. – love it

Moving Graffiti – absolutely amazing

We Have Band / You Came Out – music Video – very strange, but super interesting

Pelayo “CSI” From Motionographer. See how this was made. – cute – another hand-made one

Mykonos – music video – cool working with abstract shapes to create a story