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08 NOVEMBER 2012

11 Second Club: unBearable

Fig.1 Victor [http://www.11secondclub.com/users/profile/22666] (2010). "unBearable", Eleven Second Club. "A teddy bear is at the centre of a dispute between a monkey and a bear". Audio taken from the feature film "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" (1987).

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11 Second Club • 20102D animationanimationbearcharacter animation • character believability • characterisationconflict • conflict animation • disputedrawing • Eleven Second Club • empathetic charactersgesturegesture studiesmonkeyperformanceshort form • teddy bear • unBearable (animation) • vignette

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Simon Perkins
25 OCTOBER 2012

Te Wei's Feelings of Mountains and Waters

"Shan shui qing ('Feelings of Mountains and Waters') finished production in 1988. This water/ink animation was Te Wei's [特伟] fourth and final major production, and is in many ways fittingly so. 'Feelings of Mountains and Waters' is a masterpiece. The film runs slightly under twenty minutes, moving the viewer through an emotional journey cleanly articulated by deep and vivid imagery, wrought with incredible artistic purity.

The film's subject is a young girl, whom ferrying an aging man across a river, generously nurses him to better health after witnessing him collapse on the shoreline. In 'Feelings of Mountains and Waters,' Te Wei uses earthy watercolors and craggy puffs of ink to maneuver hillsides, paths, valleys, and waterfalls. He uses the high–values where the ink ends and the paper begins not as an artifact of the landscape, but as the landscape itself. The watercolor paintings move and flourish, the water and ink are the animation; and the rosy–cheeked girl, through muted conversation with the humble old man, learns to play a plucked, string instrument under the quiet and almost sentient backdrop of the mountainous milieu.

Te Wei served as general director for 'Feelings of Mountains and Waters,' and retired after its completion, at the time well into his seventies. The film deservedly earned multiple awards, including high honors from international film festivals in Montreal and Shanghai. In 1995, the global professional animation community ASIFA honored Te Wei with a Lifetime Achievement Award."

(Aaron H. Bynum, 12th February 2010, p.3, Animation Insider)

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19882D animation • aging man • ancient instrument • animationblack and whitecreative practicecultural heritage • earthy watercolours • emotional journey • Feelings of Mountains and Waters • female protagonistfish • folk narrative • folk story • folk tale • folkloregirlhand-drawninklandscapemark makingmonkeymonotonemusical instrumentmusiciannational cultural identities • national cultural identity • national heritageold manpaintingpaperPeoples Republic of Chinapioneering animatorriver • Shan shui qing • Shanghai Animation Studios • Shanghai Film Studios • Te Wei • traditional painting • traditional techniquesvisual designvivid imagerywater and inkwater/ink animationwatercolour painting • whistle • young girl • zheng (instrument)

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Guannan (cassie) Du
28 JANUARY 2012

Laura Bifano: a menagerie of polygonal animal paintings

Laura Bifano's "Menagerie" are a series of 10 polygonal animal paintings which she explains were inspired by her love of nature and classic video games. The paintings were shown in a solo show in 2011 at the Intent Gallery at Art Central, Calgary AB.

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2011animalsclassic video games • computer game aesthetics • deer • digital aestheticsdigitised worldfoxgeometryillustrationillustrative styleillustrator • Laura Bifano • love of nature • low polymenageriemonkeynatural worldpaintingspixelpolygonalpolyhedronvideo gamesvisual communicationvisual literacywildlifewomen illustratorswomen in art and design

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Simon Perkins
19 SEPTEMBER 2009

Los Mono, Promesas: lo-fi motion-tracking music video

"A Chilean super–group, Los Mono is the collaborative effort from some of the top musicians/producers of the country: Cristian Moraga aka Funky C, (also released by Sonic360) is one of the most recognised musicians in Chile and, as founder of the 'Los Tetas', which was one of the most influential alternative bands that heralds from Santiago in the last decade with sales that garnered 4 Gold Records. Other members include Sebastian Silva (member of the popular Chilean band CHC), Gonzalo Gonzalez (acclaimed sound engineer –Los Prisioneros, Los Tres, Los Bunkers), Vicente Sanfuentes (as part of the duo 'The Hermanos Brothers', winner of MTV Latin America's 'Best Independent Artist' and Nea (singer from the bands CHC and Yaia)."
(Sonic360)

[This Los Mono music video uses lo–fi compositing and motion–tracking as a central feature.]

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2009After EffectsanimationappearanceaugmentationavatarChilecompositingdecorationembellishmentillustrationlo-fi • Los Mono • maskmonkeymotion-trackingmusic videooverlay • Promesas • Sonic360 • superimposition

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Simon Perkins
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