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Archive for April, 2008

Diego Maclean

If you are on the prowl for some fine inspiration today look no further then Diego Maclean. Diego’s work is refreshingly different and experimental. He has somehow managed to create a reel that doesn’t look like all the countless others out there. Currently residing in Vancouver finishing up his last year at Emily Carr University where he is (obviously) studying animation. If this is any indication of the work going on at Emily Carr then we already in the industry may have to step up our game!

Oh and Diego also helps prove Simon’s earlier theory about how Brazil is the mecca of design since Mr. Maclean spent most of his life in São Paulo. I need to make a pilgrimage.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 | 2 Comments »


It’s rare to me to find a piece of work in our industry that seems to have true meaning to someone beyond just creative expression. I recently was linked to this video on youtube which really affected me after reading what it was about, who made it and why. You can read in the description on the youtube page for it, but Mathieu Labaye made this stunning animation in honor of his father who struggled with multiple sclerosis.

Be patient through the beginning, it starts a little slow. Definitely read through the translation of the voice over, I’m sure you will find this piece to be much more than just a beautifully executed, tedious, and impressive bit of hand drawn animation. What a great expression of what it means to be free to move. I can only imagine how Mathieu’s father struggled with the desire to feel like this(meaning the part with the white background) every day of his life.

NOTE:This was posted as a Quickie a while back, but we felt it deserves a re-post and an upgrade to the main posting area.

NOTE 2:Here is a version of the animation with subtitles. Thanks Guillaume!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 | 7 Comments »

Chad Pugh: Science Machine

This time-lapse vector illustration video from Chad Pugh functions as both a high-speed tour through Chad’s creative process and as a music video. Watching Chad freehand all his elements is pretty damn impressive, and I love the way the jump-zooms sync with the music. Nice editing there.

Via Ateneu Popular

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 | 4 Comments »