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November 23, 2014 11:32 am


Despite its very simple graphic style, this new animation from Identity Visuals is visually stunning, and surprisingly touching. I was immediately engaged with the piece and couldn’t look away, something which I am finding occurs with ever decreasing frequency. Directed by motion designer Zac Dixon and, very importantly, with music from Cody Fry, Solus is a “short story of loneliness, adventure, and self sacrifice”, and a beautiful one at that. Definitely worth 4 minutes of your life.

August 17, 2014 5:30 pm

Internet Story

Internet Story, written and directed by Adam Butcher is a quirky documentary that explores the story of an internet treasure hunt and the mysterious end that it came to when one person cracked the code. Although it is let down by some quite poor acting on the part of the treasure seeker, overall it is a well crafted an entertaining story, told in a quite unique and interesting way. I particularly like the bleakness of the ending, and that it doesn’t try to provide a neat answer to the story. Well worth a watch.

January 28, 2013 1:20 pm

The Reward

I love this awesome 2D short from directors Mikkel Mainz Elkjaer and Kenneth Ladekjær as their Bachelor film project at Denmark’s The Animation Workshop. It’s a simple, classic story told in a conscise, engaging way, and the tone and asthetic is very quirky and fun. This is great work from such young artists and I look forward to seeing what else they come up with. And it’s always refreshing to see students embracing more traditional animation styles.