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Lucas Zanotto launches Yatatoy

Designer/director Lucas Zanotto has launched Yatatoy, a new studio dedicated to creating “safe digital toys and educational apps” like Drawnimal and the newly launched Miximal.

The apps have the same whimsical spirit and charming animation style for which Zanotto is known.

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NOMINT for BassAwards 2014


BassAwards 2014 are open for entries, as this quirky promo from NOMINT announces.

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Dvein: We Wander

In Dvein’s latest short, “We Wander,” you won’t find CG fluid sims or virtual Rube Goldbergs of visual oddities. Instead, you’ll find haunting visuals of animals carousing in the dusky liminal spaces between darkness and light, nature and civilization and hunted and hunter.

Each shot crackles with graphical clarity, despite being a live action production. The sound design, foley work and music add a hyperreal edge to every animal movement, creating a surreal, visceral undercurrent to the strange narrative that unfolds.

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David Kamp: Sound Creatures

Who knows what kind of creature is making those snuffling noises in the bushes just behind you. Or the animal skittering for cover under that dock at the water’s edge.

Berlin-based composer and sound designer David Kamp recently took on the role of curator and sent some of his favorite illustrators and animators the sound of an imaginary creature and asked them what they think it looks like. The resulting (still growing) menagerie is on view at sound-creatures.com.

Thanks to David for sharing a little bit more about the project below.

How did the project come about?

In my animation projects I often get to define the sonic world of characters. The question I ask myself very often is, “How does this thing sound?”

I thought it would be interesting to turn that process around and ask people, “What does this sound look like?” But I didn’t have a clear idea how to approach this yet.

One day I posted a pretty weird animal sound on my facebook page and wrote, “I have no idea what this is.” My friend Joonas Utti replied that he wanted to draw it. That’s when it clicked, and I thought it might be a fun process for people to create an illustration or animation inspired by a sound I created. I then went on to record (or to be honest record/create/synthesize) quite a few sound creatures and sent them to the visual artists involved in the project.

Are the visual artist previous collaborators? New friends? A combination?

They are people I either worked with before or people whose illustration or animation work I admire.

I was lucky to get many very talented people on board. Soon there will also be a non-curated online version of the project where basically everyone can participate on a new set of sounds.

Are any of the creatures dangerous?

Not unless you connect them to loudspeakers bigger than yourself.

Collaborators featured at the top: Mark Verhaagen, Ian MacArthur, Nick Sheehy, Dave Prosser / below: Janine Rewell, Ville Savimaa.

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Viola Baier: Manège Magique


Man√®ge Magique. Directed by Viola Baier. Third year student film at Filmakademie Baden-W√ľrttemberg and the trailer of the ITFS 2011.

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