Monday, May 30, 2011

Le Roman de Renard (The Tale of the Fox) Ladislaw Starewicz, 1930

Here's a treat for you - the entirety of Ladislaw Starewicz's masterfully animated and very entertaining Le Roman de Renard. Enjoy.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tusalava, Len Lye, 1929

Tusalava was originally performed with live accompaniment composed by Jack Ellit. Unfortunately, the original score was lost. Many people have stepped in to fill that void, and I can think of several others who would do an amazing job. In my mind, I am looking at them pointedly right now, in a "You. Do this thing at the Trylon" kind of way.

I do think that Youtube user pukunu1 did a mighty decent job here.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cosmic Clock, Al Jarnow, 1979

A temporal take-off on Charles and Ray Eames' "Powers of Ten" that was originally shown on PBS's 3-2-1 Contact!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Aos, Yoji Kuri, 1964

No subtitles, but somehow I doubt they would explain much.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

La Serenissima, Guido Manuli, 1981

I don't usually post works by the same animator two days in a row, but it's not like it's a rule or anything.

Plus, this is completely different from yesterday's work, I promise.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Big Story , David Stoten and Tim Watts, 1993

A Kirk Douglas extravaganza, voiced by Frank Gorshin.

Pencil test!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pulsar, Katushi Bowda, 1990

Made for an amateur animation contest for the show "EBITEN."


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kevadine kärbes (Spring fly) Riho Unt and Hardi Volmer, 1986

Unfortunately, this has no subtitles.

A parable examining questions of ethics in human relationships based on the miniature "The Fly, the Cockroach and the Spider" written by Anton Hansen Tammsaare.

So that's what you are watching.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Rainbow Dance, Len Lye 1936

I couldn't find a version as properly vividly colored as the original, which is quite bright. It must have been electrifying in 1936.

OH SPEAKING OF LEN LYE AND STUFF - I just saw Pip Chodorov's Free Radicals, which features Lye (his 1958 short is featured in full and gives the doc its title)Robert Breer, Stan Brakhage, Stan Vanderbeek, Hans Richter, and more fully awesome individuals. Now heads up - I really genuinely love this stuff. So fair warning; you might be in for more of this sort of thing, because I'm excited.