Anyone who haunted flash animation sites in the early noughties such as Newgrounds (which sat in a very subversive/nerdy corner of the internet), will most likely be familiar with David Firth; creator of Salad Fingers, Burnt Face Man, Jerry Jackson etc…
Firth’s animations are intended to “tickle the weird gland”, and sit somewhere between the absurd and the bizarre, often featuring a streak of divisive and irreverent black humour delivered with a Yorkshire accent.
‘Cream’ was released earlier this year is his probably his most polished short yet. Firth’s work really has a bit of the Marmite factor, but even if it’s not to your taste, its still a great example of a fully fleshed-out dystopian film made purely from Photoshop collage and After Effects!
A lovely short by Japanese director and animator Satoshi Kon, showing the mind catching up to the body in the moments after waking up. If this little film has piqued your curiosity, Every Frame a Painting has put together an enjoyable and concise study into his work and exquisite editing skills…
Special thanks to Bonanza Tzellybean for the music!
*warning – this video has a lot of strobe effects.
“born in 1966 in Gifu, Japan
lives and works in Paris, France and Kyoto, Japan
Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound itself and that of visuals as light by means of both mathematical precision and mathematical aesthetics. Ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. He elaborately orchestrates sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations.
Alongside of pure musical activity, Ikeda has been working on long-term projects through live performances, installations, books and CD’s such as ‘datamatics’ (2006-), ‘test pattern’ (2008-), ‘spectra’ (2001-), ‘cyclo’ a collaborative project with Carsten Nicolai, ‘superposition’ (2012-) and ‘supersymmetry’ (2014-).”
See more here: https://vimeo.com/user10759430
Thinking about the desert – here’s some gorgeous animation from CRCR
Following our chat about music videos, here’s a classic with a downtown L.A. setting and a hint of the surreal…
Also, director Spike Jonze recently revisited this video with a perfume ad for Kenzo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABz2m0olmPg