NOTE: To be further analysed and added to and linked to in-depth discussion of selected animators and styles most relevant to development of my own short animations in 4: Transforming Tales. At that point there will be a detailed discussion of narrative techniques, use of humour vs use of shock/emotive/disturbing techniques.
· https://www.sakugabooru.com/ – for animation inspiration (eastern)
· https://livlily.blogspot.com/ – for animation inspiration (western)
Commentary on life and narratives about mental illness, sexuality, cruelty and politics. Some of the animations are driven by voice-over narrative. But his very simple evocative style is carefully adapted to subject matter and uses drawing styles and animation techniques that I could experiment with in my own work.
See more on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/jonathanhodgson/videos
South African artist who produces very evocative animations, often on political themes, from filming manipulated charcoal drawings. His additive and subtractive process could be replicated digitally in Procreate and other iPad painting apps.
See movies on: https://vimeo.com/petermillard
Produces short surreal animations in a child-like style with simple line and crayon/wash. Many of his animations depend on use of sound effects and have no words.
British illustrator who has some of his comic narratives converted into animation. Although he relies a lot on voice narrative, his very direct and simplified cartoon style could be replicated in iPad animation.
Humorous animation about the history of ‘Man’ in the world. Complex Flash animation.
3D animation but basic idea could be translated into simple 2D style.
Pencilmation simple humorous Flash animation.
See You Tube channel:
From Google search on 2D and/or Flash animation
Oskar Wilhelm Fischinger (22 June 1900 – 31 January 1967) was a German-American abstract animator, filmmaker, and painter, notable for creating abstract musical animation many decades before the appearance of computer graphics and music videos. He created special effects for Fritz Lang’s 1929 Woman in the Moon, one of the first sci-fi rocket movies, and influenced Disney’s Fantasia. He made over 50 short films and painted around 800 canvases, many of which are in museums, galleries, and collections worldwide. Among his film works is Motion Painting No. 1 (1947).
Experimental conceptual animations using a range of techniques.
- You Tube
- https://www.sakugabooru.com/ – for animation inspiration (eastern)
- https://livlily.blogspot.com/ – for animation inspiration (western)
See also scratch video
- Death Valley Days: Secret Love by Gorilla Tapes 1984 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDQM_UJ0Tm0
- Absence of Satan, George Barber, 1985 http://www.georgebarber.net/video_pages/satan.htm Comply, Emergency Broadcast Network, 1993 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhZ_ UygGnN0
- Martin Arnold Passage à l’acte (1993) http://dangerousminds.net/comments/watch_a_mind_bending_video_manipulation_of_to_ kill_a_mockingbird
- A diary/travelogue film shot on super 16mm with differing frame rate transfers overlaid upon one another. – https://vimeo.com/229481476
Parada, Jerzy Kucia, 1986
A very evocative Polish black and white film animation about Harvest.
Uses variations in abstract framing, focus and timing to evoke memories and reflections.
Film grain, light and shadow plays evokes the time that has passed. Subtle monochrome colour shifts and selective colouring eg shirts of harvesters as the main things remembered.
Dreamlike reflections are produced through eg drawn/overlaid animation of birds.
Music and sound effects re-inforce the feelings of dreamy nostalgia, noise or threat.
Con Leche, Jordan Wolson, 2009
Animated cartoon of Diet Coke bottles filled up with milk. Shot on video in Detroit Michigan, the characters walk through the desolate streets in real video sometimes in groups and sometimes alone. The image wobbles, flips and turns inside of the video frame.
A commercial voice over actress speaks from texts collected from the internet referencing identity, technology, memory and mortality most of which are personal accounts spoken in first person. Every few minutes Jordan Wolfson interrupts her giving basic formal instructions and adjustments distorting her tone, volume, and “sex”.