they might be giants, an american alt rock band, have created an album of songs for children of all ages called 'here comes science' that is full of factual, fun and whimsical tunes and there are wonderful animations created to go along with them too!
Nakd, via bi-coastal production company The Ebeling Group, helped Country Music Television (CMT) usher in a new direction for the network with "Gonna Be Better," a :30 network ID that brings to life the illustrations of acclaimed artist Mark Todd.
This animated short film blew me away by the amazing Nina Paley. Beautiful, captivating, hilarious and educating. Well worth a watch. You can watch the whole film for free on the address above, really good quality.
Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by e-mail. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920’s jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as “The Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told.”
We created the animation using a effect that could be described as a living collage. We liked the idea of re-using material to make something new, which fits with our theme of coming back to life!
Above is the animation in its installation context. As you can see it would be much better to see it in the flesh! See it quick before it disappears on the 15th! Up and Running is a running shop opposite Swordfish Records just off New Street.