Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.
Of the five Academy Award nominees in the best animated feature category this year, the sole entry that is primarily hand-drawn is Michael Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle.
It’s the first feature directed by Dudok de Wit, whose short films The Monk and The Fish (1994) and Father and Daughter (2000) are widely considered to be contemporary classics. For The Red Turtle, a cross-continental co-production between Japan’s Studio Ghibli and numerous European parties (Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch, CN4 Productions, Arte France Cinema, Belvision Coproduction), the challenge for Dudok de Wit was to maintain his idiosyncratic and minimalist aesthetic while working with a feature film crew.
This Mess Won’t Make Itself – Dead Seem Old (Music Video)
Our need for each other is great and our time is short. We feel love, obsession, wonder and despair and most of us can only make each other happy at a certain place and point in time. It’s in those moments we realise our weaknesses.
Co-Written, Produced and Engineered by Javier Weyler
The Vein’s video for Magma by director Dvein is very impressive.
The fluid nature of the video and how well the live action is blended with the 3D animation is really a visual treat.
French 3D artist Niels Prayer was inspired by the current Side Effects contest (http://sidefx.co/2i6LEiX) and created this beautiful short film titled ‘Marvellous Machines’.
Check out more of Prayer’s work on his Vimeo here
A pickpocket scours the subway at the command of his inner demons, but when a chance encounter with fate brings a long-lost love back into his life, he must defy the voices in his head and choose a righteous path.
A 80’s inspired short animation created in Cinema 4d.
One of cinema’s great craftsmen, Saul Bass is a name you may not recognise, but you no doubt know his work- particularly his striking, minimalist title sequences. Let’s dive into the philosophy of his work and see what we can learn, and how we can apply it to other areas of filmmaking.