In the beginning of them She created us. Adam is an eye-opening claymation film. It’s nothing like Wallace and Grommit; it’s neither a children’s story nor does it have a distinct character. Instead, it’s poetic narrative depicting love and emotional sincerity. It uses the malleable nature of clay to emphasize the main idea, creation. “Adam” also defies the perception that animation is a children’s medium.
A factory worker is living in a fantasy world where things seem to be going well. As the story progresses reality starts to take over. It uses a mixture of traditional animation and 3D animation to great effect. 2D animation by Nadav Nachmany and 3D animation by Dror shpatz. They are graduates of the Bezalel Academy for fine art and design in Jerusalem, Israel and this is their final project.
This is a lovely story with great music and animation. In 1930s New York Harry, a racist barber, changes his mind at the arrival of a magical trumpet in his barber shop. A Graduation short film directed by Harmony Bouchard, Andy Le Cocq, Joakim Riedinger and Raphael Cenzi. Produced at ESMA School of Arts (Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques), Toulouse, France.
Music by Denis Riedinger. Jean Christophe Mentzer (trumpet), Stephane Fougeroux (percussion), Renaud Bernad (trombone), Sébastien Lentz (horn), Michael Cortone (tuba).
Streamschool is really charming with beautiful design and animation by Péter Vácz. I particularly liked the water effects. A little girl has an adventure with water as she travels from a small brook to the sea. A tale of growing up based on a Hungarian poem.
The film was made in (MOME) Moholy- Nagy University of Arts and Design, Budapest, Hungary in 2010 as Péter Vácz’s BA graduation in animation.
Find out about the making of Streamschool at vaczpeter.blogspot.com
Jonathan McKee won first prize at the D&AD Student Awards 2011, out of all international entries, with this animation. The Walt Disney Company, in association with D&AD, asked students to ‘create a lead character, with heart and optimism, for a narrative-driven comedy cartoon’. Jonathan’s response was a cartoon series based around Baku, a dreamcatcher who spends each night catching and eating members of a vicious group: The Nightmares’ – bad dreams intent on placing the human world into a perpetual sleep.
Jonathan McKee is a design graduate from Northern Ireland, who specialises in graphic design, illustration and motion graphics.
This is Bill Porter’s graduation film from the Royal College of Art Animation, UK. It is a film reflecting on sweet sad summer days with amazing sound design,
Two hunters vie with each other to produce the most tempting carrot bait to catch a rabbit. This is a senior thesis animation produced at Ringling College of Art and Design by Dylan Vanwormer and Logan Scelina.
A gentle tale about a bag lady searching a rubbish dump. This is a senior thesis animation produced at Ringling College of Art and Design by Chelsea Bartlett.
A man on the ledge of a high-rise building in just his underpants is hiding from a returning husband. Design/concept and animation by Yavuz Üngör with story help from Inan Atalay. This is a graduation project from the University of applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover.
A mother become worried when her toddler starts acting like a cat. It is a really beautiful and precise atmospheric story. It was directed and designed by Natalie Bettelheim with animation by Sharon Michaeli. A graduation film produced at the Department of Screen-Based Arts in Bezalel, Jerusalem.
More info at projecthowl.blogspot.com