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December, 2012

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December 10, 2012 10:55 pm

finally – Understand Music

More clean, simple and beautiful motion graphics, this time from German creative studio finally. I love the way that this short is able to visualize music and abstract musical concepts, whilst maintaining a strict, clear aesthetic style throughout. It puts me in mind a little of the way Disney were able to visualize music in Fantasia, back in 1940.

This makes me want to open up After Effects again and work on something a little more abstract and graphical.

December 9, 2012 3:13 pm

La La La Human Steps – Amelia

I have recently been reminded of this amazing dance video from 2003, and I can’t believe I haven’t posted it earlier. Choreographer Édouard Lock‘s film with the Canadian dance company La La La Human Steps is, in my opinion, a masterpiece. Abstract contemporary ballet, somewhat bleak and melancholy, with stunning photography and beautiful dancing. If I ever make a dance video (and I hope to, one day) I want it to look like this.

12:23 pm

When I Grow Up

I don’t have much information about this sweet little animation from Jasmin Lai, other than that it is her 3rd year project from CalArts. But the topic of the film is one that I can very much relate to. The difficulty of deciding what you want to be when you grow up dogged me until my mid-twenties, and to a lesser extent continues even today – every decision for something is a decision against something else, and often those decisions can be very hard to make.

Lai’s film captures this sentiment in a simple, sweet and playful way, and the conclusion is one that we should all take to heart.