The Motion Weekly is a showcase of awe-inspiring short films, animation and motion graphic works from around the web. Some pieces featured have been created by professional studios, while others may be personal works. May this weekly segment serve to inspire you.
Though my original goal with this segment was to specifically highlight motion graphics and animated short films, it had evolved to also showcase incredible live-action, outstanding cinematography, and wicked cool experimental works. It's all motion, it's all inspiring. So, take the time to kick back and have a look at some fantastic work being produced out there. And, if you like what you see in this segment, please share it.
Forget Me Not
An excellent animated shortfilm about a man and his troll friend.
Deep in the Norwegian forest, there is an old man, living an orderly and quiet life. Closed off from the rest of the world, he
spends his days together with his lifelong friend, a troll. Together they share an everyday routine, drinking tea and taking care of each other. One day the troll begins to hint that the time has come for him to leave the comfort of their home.
Not wanting to face the consequences of reality, the man sticks to his routines, maintaining their daily life. One morning, the troll is gone. Trying to restore balance to his life, the old man leaves his home in search of the troll, only to find himself getting lost in his own mind, entangled in his fears. In his darkest moment, he realizes that in order to find peace, he needs to accept the fate of his friend.
Deepness of the Fry
Another shortfilm from The Animation Workshop that I just had to share. This is an incredible collage film.
Deepness of the Fry is an absurd existential crisis disguised as a collage film. Living in a world where everything’s already been said, felt, and done before, can anyone truly be unique?
And is thinking about this too much really a good idea?
Facebook page: facebook.com/DeepnessOfTheFry
Giangrande - Free to Roam [Official Video]
An excellent music video, which is a beautiful example of incredible stop-motion work. Be sure to also view the making of this film here.
album: Beauty at Closing Time
director and animator: Gianluca Maruotti
post/edit: Gabriele Maruotti
made with Dragonframe
here is the backstage:
Welll done, imaginitive short film. I just love the feel of this one.
At night the forest creatures gather to gamble, putting their innermost at stake.
Directed, created & animated by Anne Breymann
Sound design: Michal Krajczok
Lighting cameraman: Björn Ullrich
Abstract visuals: Nikki Schuster
Music: Adam Pultz Melbye & Paul Stapleton
Foley artist: Peter Roigk
Additional compositing: Florian Grolig
Titles: Isabel Seliger
Supported by Kuratorium junger deutscher Film & Saari Residence
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