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Weekly Weblinks: Creativity around the web

Favourite link of the week is ThruYOU – in which an enterprising chap from Israel called Kutiman mashes Youtube clips together to create great music (there’s a personal fave embedded below). If you click through to the Youtube vids themselves you can see all the individual videos that make up the song in the information panel to the right of each clip. Well worth checking out!

Available in full on Youtube is the 26 minute animated short film “The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello“. With a sepia silhouetty aesthetic and a cinematic gravity from the start, this little film tells a creepy tale with style!

And finally, a compelling argument for David Fincher’s Fight Club being based on Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes – Ed Norton is Calvin and Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) is his imaginary friend, Hobbes… Oh, and Marla is Susie Derkins reborn. Go and read! You will soon be convinced of Fincher’s homage ; ).

Flipbook Animation meeting spectaculicious

The first Flipbook meet was a rousing success – a great turnout, great talent on display, and an enthusiastic crowd of pencil, paper and pixel pushers! Whilst the animation on display revealed a few of the many artistes in the room, Guitar Hero later unveiled the closet rockstars (couldn’t seem to keep Jeremy off it… you forgot to bring your wig and headband bro – we know you’ve got them at home next to the mirror and the Bon Jovi poster…)

Congratulations to the three winners – Rhubarb Zoo, Ned Wenlock and Alex Dron – and thanks for speaking to us on camera afterward! We’re editing up the footage and will have a vid online featuring short clips from the winning works as soon as we can.

Looking forward to the next Flipbook!

Until then, check out this short from 3rd place-getter Alex Dron, featuring his winning character: Fot!

Mukpuddy throws a party for Auckland's animation community

NZ animation gurus Mukpuddy have been drawin’ pitchas for a fair wee while now – you can keep up with their awesome work via their blog. They’re perhaps best known for the series “Sparkle Friends” on TVNZ’s What Now and their regional winning 48 Hour film short “Camp Fear” but there are lots of exciting things going on in the MukCamp so keep an eye on their blog for new developments throughout ’09!

For instance, in late Feb they’re hosting Flipbook to help draw the Auckland animation community closer together. Flipbook is an informal get together to screen cartoons submitted by the community, talk shop, have a few drinks and play some Guitar Hero xD so if you’re an animator in Auckland or the surrounds, make sure you head along! For those who aren’t in this exclusive club, keep an eye out for pics and/or video at the Facebook event page afterward.

The shindig’s going down at the Fordes Bar on Anzac Ave in the city – full details can be found here or on the Flipbook Facebook page!


Flipbook - NZ Animation Showcase

Flipbook - NZ Animation Showcase

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