Category Archives: Short films

Charles Burns: Fear of the Dark

Babel, introduced Charles Burns to us 20 years ago. Babel & Parapente had closed, and never see again Charles Burns work. But when i saw the first image of this video, i new exactly who it was, and what i expected to see: a black and white contribution to the horror anthology.

The story goes like this:
A loner stumbles upon the girl of his dreams, but his childhood twists his reality.


Illustrator Charles Burns’ (Black Hole, X’ed Out)

Rew day

Svilen Dimitrov’s short film, start from the end. The end of a man’s life, that we see as videotape which is being rewound. That poor guy when he wakes up in the morning he has no idea what lays ahead.


Production Company Miramar Film

Director………………… Svilen Dimitrov
Cast ……………………….John Lawton
Scriptwriter……………..Svilen Dimitrov
Producers……………….Georgi Dimitrov, Matey Konstantinov, Ilian Djevelekov
Animation……………….Svilen Dimitrov, Nikki Nikolov, Plamen Ivanov, Anna Slavkova
Supervising Animator……..Nikki Nikolov
Compositing……………Svilen Dimitrov, Kiril Ivanov
Backgrounds…………..Svetoslav Petrov, Kiril Ivanov, Svilen Dimitrov
Ink and Paint…………..Anna Slavkova, Sylvia Vladimirova, Diyana Stoyanova
Edited by………………..Svilen Dimitrov, Nikki Nikolov
Music & Lyrics………..Petko Manchev
Sound Design………..Ekaterina Mitkova
Rigging…………………..Nikki Nikolov, Plamen Ivanov
Coordinator…………… Mila Voinikova

with the support of Bulgarian National Film Centre

Elementary dear Porkington

Melody Wang  is student and also had made this short film “The Casebook of Nips & Porkington”  in Toonboom Harmony and Photoshop.

Film by Melody Wang
Score by Xintong Wang

Voice Talents
Elaine Wise as Constable Nips
Elliot Cowan as Porkington, the rat, and Mr. Goose
Kirsten Lloyd as Mrs. Goose

Mentors
Nancy Beiman
Bruno Degazio

Minions
Danial Darabi
Rui Hao
Jack Hincenbergs
Marissa Iavazzi
Ruby Xia
Xin Wu

Loom or The relationship between the hunter and the hunted.

Loom a great example of the high-quality work  tells the story of a successful catch. Also is the relationship between the hunter and the hunted, as seen from the creatives and storytellers at Polynoid,

Year: 2010
Length: 5’20”
Directors: Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay
Technical director: Fabian Pross
Production company: Filmakademie BW
Producer: Regina Welker
Sound: Joel Corelitz / waveplant
Artists:Felix Mertikat, Jin-Ho Jeon, Roman Kälin, Tom Weber, Christian Hertwig, Silke Finger, Jacob Frey, Leszek Plichta, Georg Schneider, Anja Wacker, Andreas ‘Felix’ Gebhardt, Falko Paeper, Sarah Eim 
5.1 Mix: David Axelbaum / Airstream Audio

more info: polynoid.tv

Gulp. The world’s largest stop-motion animation shot on a Nokia N8.

‘Gulp’ is a short film created by Sumo Science at Aardman, depicting a fisherman going about his daily catch. Shot on location at Pendine Beach in South Wales, every frame of this stop-motion animation was shot using a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. The film has broken a world record for the ‘largest stop-motion animation set’, with the largest scene stretching over 11,000 square feet.

The animators: aardman.com
The sand artists: sandinyoureye.co.uk