I recently got the movie Wreck-It Ralph from Netflix. I thought it was pretty good (some of the music was better than the film, I think), but when I went digging in the (non-existent) bonus features, I discovered the short that would have played before the start of the film in a movie theater. Paperman.
It’s another one of those videos, like Morris Lessmore in my previous post, that instantly draws you in, leaving you enthralled and oblivious to all around you. I love the black and white rather than color, the contrast of light and shadows they use, the simplicity and also the great detail put into it. I think it’s really well done, and great for the imagination. Hope you all enjoy it as well.
(Follow the link and scroll down just a bit. I couldn’t find a link on Youtube to post, but found it here instead.) 🙂
I had the great delight of stumbling on a beautiful book at the bookstore a few months ago. I read it twice in the store that day, and returned the next to read it again. Short story made shorter, I needed to own a copy. I bought it my second visit back.
The book was The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore. The story is amazing, the illustrations are incredible, and if I was willing to buy it you know it must be halfway decent. I rarely buy books and I couldn’t stand not owning this one.
In looking around online I discovered there is also a short film by the same name. I was a bit afraid that in watching the video it would ruin the magic of the book, but it is equally as magical (…maybe slightly less. You can’t really compete with a paper book in your hands). Here it is. (If by some chance the video is removed from Youtube, just google around for it. The whole thing should be around fifteen minutes long.) Enjoy!
Here’s a happy, relaxing video for your afternoon. I’m not sure I can currently think of anything more peaceful than dogs with floppy ears and mouths going for a car ride through beautiful countryside. I hope Heaven’s like this. Enjoy!
I saw this video posted on a friend’s Facebook page a while. The music paired with the beautiful animation is just stunning. The characters’ movements are incredibly lifelike. In watching part of the behind the scenes video posted elsewhere, I believe the artist used real life models and choreographed dances to work from for the video. Anyway, wanted to share.
This is a video created by the same guys who made the How Animals Eat Their Food video that went viral a couple months back. I like this video because 1) it’s hilarious and 2) I aspire to one day dance this well. That’s right, this dude dances better than me. That’s really sad. But now you can enjoy horrendous thoughts of what I must look like attempting to dance around my kitchen. 🙂 Enjoy, everybody!
I saw this video online a while back and thought it was pretty fun. It has tiny ninjas and kittens, what’s not to love?! It’s also very well done and quite clever. (It also reminds me a bit of Romantically Apocalyptic and Zee Captain. Tee hee.) Here’s a link to Corridor Digital’s other videos if you’re interested.
This evening I was watching TV and fiddling on my computer, passing time, not doing anything important. The show that we were watching went to a commercial break, but I wasn’t paying much attention. I happened to glance up from my laptop, and for the next three and a half minutes I sat mesmerized, staring at the TV.
What played was a commercial, but it was no commercial like I’ve seen before. Many advertisements are funny, dull, or interesting, factual, possibly intriguing, but not this one. This one was beautiful.
It was an advert for Cartier, a jewelry and watch company. They also have another site detailing about their commercial/short film and giving details about their roots and background. I think Cartier was wise to call this a film, because it is so much more than a normal advertisement. Here’s the video for you all to enjoy.