So I went to the 10th annual Animation Block Party here in Brooklyn a few days over the weekend.
A lot of fun and a lot of great talent.
I composed a list of favorites to share with a friend who couldn't make it but I figured, why not share this list with everyone else while I'm at it.
I realize that these are waaaaaay more links than most of you will visit. So here's a short list of really good ones that are actually on the internet and available to watch.
If you have additional time you can check out the others!
-"Elk Grass" By Abby Luck http://vimeo.com/68589283
-"Peter of the Pigs" by Michael Ribeiro http://serradochants.tumblr.com/
-"Separated" by Mark Borgions http://vimeo.com/62071921
-"Tap to Retry" by Neta Cohen http://cargocollective.com/NetaCohen/TAP-TO-RETRY
Favorites from Friday:
"Jamon" Iria Lopez. This was a great one but I can't find the full length film on the webs— http://www.jamonfilm.com/
"Sidewalk" By Celia Bullwinkel. This one was great too but I ALSO can not find the full-length online (so annoying)— http://sidewalk.virb.com/stills
"Elk Grass" By Abby Luck. FINALLY one that I can find online. Finally an artist who isn't over-come with paranoia. Love this one. Beautiful animation, great music and a terrific story — http://vimeo.com/68589283
"Feral" By Daniel Sousa. Unfortunately, only the trailer exist online for this one too. Think the artists are doing this because the films are still screening for the first time. Anyway, good film. About a naked kid who gets "saved" from the wild by a hunter. The hunter tries to make the kid assimilate into modern society. Kid tries but ultimately reverts — http://danielsousa.com/feral.html
"Umbrellacorn" By Bluesky Studios. This was one of the only entires submitted by a heavy hitter in the film industry that night and it was a major crowd favorite. Surprisingly low-key in it's animation style for a multimillion dollar animation house but I think that really added to it's cool-factor. HOWEVER incredibly disappointing cuz they haven't even posted a trailer of it on the web!!! — http://blueskystudios.com/films/umbrellacorn/
"I am Tom Moody" By Ainslie Henderson. Another where I can't find the full animation online — http://ainsliehenderson.com/Resizedwebpages/films/tomtrailer.html BUT if you go to his blog and watch the post for June 22, 2013, it's pretty amazing — http://ainslieanimation.tumblr.com/
Favorites from Saturday:
"Shelter" by Carl Burton http://www.shelteranimation.com/
"Peter of the Pigs" by Michael Ribeiro http://serradochants.tumblr.com/
"Fingers Tail" by Luca Schenato & Sinem Vardarli http://studiomica.prosite.com/
"Tap to Retry" by Neta Cohen http://cargocollective.com/NetaCohen/TAP-TO-RETRY
"Great Plastic Purge" by Alberto Scirocco http://leftchannel.com/work-nrdc.php