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11 films in package
The End of an Era
The Stroke
The Stroke is a hand-drawn animation film that reverses the roles of audio and visuals for a music video. Improvised on its very first viewing, the music for The Stroke was the immediate response of the musicians to the artistic visual journey.
A music video of Japanese alternative rock band Kitsune No Yomeiri . A fusion of inorganic and organic, 3D Animation and handdrawn.
A Comprehensive Theory / 全面理论
In English and Chinese, the word "clue (线索)" contains reference to "threads." This work creates a virtual space with a library as the backdrop, while using the image of "threads" throughout the film.
I only want to wake up in my dreams. (Official music video commissioned by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.)
Smell of Sound / Odeurs sonores
Odeurs sonores est un film d’animation combinant sons, odeurs et images en mouvement. Des formes abstraites produites en image de synthèse s'animent dans un espace sonore intime. Ce film a été produit grâce à Avatar, DAÏMÔN et Première Ovation.
After a job goes wrong, a woman flees to her hometown in southern Colombia. Along the way, she encounters a mysterious figure, which might be the embodied spirit of an ancient plant.
An old man's vision of a drowning world is clouded. He decides to take radical actions inflicting damage to his surroundings. It instigates a self-destructive chain of events, coming from the dark depths of his subconsciousness.
There Must Be Some Kind of Way Out of Here
We need an occasional catastrophe to break up the incessant bombardment of information. Words, pictures, numbers, facts, graphics, statistics, specks, waves, particles, motes. Only a catastrophe gets our attention.
March of the Ding Dings
The “Ding Dings” emerge from a post-human Earth and begin establishing their new Utopia.
The Cycle of Life
A sentient soup can floats into a boardroom...

Technique is the super power that sets animation apart from its equally successful (but not-quite-as-fun amirite) counterpart, live action. It’s the secret sauce that turns that pretty alright-tasting, totally nourishing fried fish sandwich (look, there’s nothing wrong with live action, I swear I respect it) into the most delicious, pillowy-bunned Filet O’Fish you’ve ever goddamn had. Though the line between the two has long been blurred thanks in part to advancements in special effects, and heavier and heavier image processing, I would argue that animation still holds the title of Most Constructed Image.

Within animation, technique is itself is on as large a spectrum as they come, one that operates within its own special Cartesian system where the X, Y, and Z axes all somehow intersect each other at various points, even though that’s not possible but just further serves to demonstrate the absolute magic that is animation.

The films in this programme are rooted in the digital realm, created at least in large part with computers but in what is an increasingly commonplace way that hides or at least more seamlessly incorporates the tool as opposed to forefronting its use. Computer-generated images have typically been associated with a highly synthesized aesthetic, but this collection of films represent what I think is a new era of computer animation, one which shows a more diverse expression of what was once a pretty homogenous-looking tool, differentiated fairly cleanly between 2D and 3D without any real question which was which. These films are multi-layered in their aesthetics, each in their own way presenting a more grown-up and evolved version of computer animation.

(Keltie Duncan)

  • Runtime
    3 minutes
  • Director
    Justin Tomchuk