Posts Tagged "animation"

Bisous Les Copains: Animated GIFs by Guillaume Kurdjian

Guillaume Kurdjian makes some really lovely animated gifs. A big draw is the subject matter, but there’s something incredibly pleasing about the muted color palettes he chooses. I can’t quite put my finger on it, as there’s his images evoke a sensation I can’t quite articulate. “Lovely” is about as close as I can get, though in an odd way I feel some slight twinges of childhood.


Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Usually, in games, the cinematics between levels is where the impressive graphics and animations come out. But in playing this game, I found myself liking the look of the regular game play more. The animation segments were still good, of course, but the game itself just looks really great and it feels like you’re moving around in a Studio Ghibli film. Regardless of how you feel about the storyline, the game is absolutely beautiful and beautifully made.


Apache, by Danger Beach

I happened across this video very randomly, as it was included as placeholder content in a carousel for a random WordPress theme. I’ve seen it repeatedly for some time now, but today was the first time I actually hit the “play” button. Once the animation began, I was hooked.


The Art of Drowning, by Billy Collins (Animated Poem)

As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of Billy Collins. I happened across an animation of one of his poems this morning, and wanted to share it. It’s silly, but the “Related” section is actually longer than my post. If you enjoyed this poem, consider digging through some of the links below. Lots of previously good stuff there….


Thought of You: Lovely Dance Animation

I’m not a big fan of dance, but I found this particular animation by Ryan Woodward incredibly moving. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that my friend Ann, who used to be a dancer, was always fascinated with the body’s movements. I remember her explaining the concepts of dance to me, but I never really got it….


The Billion Bug Highway Above Your Head

Apparently, there are a gazillion bugs flying overhead. I knew insects travelled on the wind, but some of the heights mentioned here are mind-boggling. I’ve not come across this series before. It looks to be NPR, but is it an ongoing thing where information segments are animated? [via Rob]