1. 8Bit creatures are invading New York City !
    Pixels is a short I made in 2010.
    Produced by OneMoreProd

    ANNECY 2011 GRAND PRIZE

    Audi Talents Awards, Best Short Film (Animation category)
    Playgrounds Awards, Best International Short
    Animago Awards, Best Technical Achievement
    Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie de Moncton, Audience Award
    BAF 2010 in Bradford , Audience Award
    Webcuts 2010, Best Short Film (Animation category)
    Ars Electronica 2010, Honorary mention
    Weekend of Fear 2010, Best Short Film
    Off courts Trouville, Jury's Price
    Off courts Trouville, Audience Award
    Semana de Cine Experimental De Madrid, Jury's Price
    Semana de Cine Experimental De Madrid, Audience Award
    Tindirindis Festival in Lituania, Best Debut Film
    Geneva International Film Festival, Best Web Film
    25th Brest Short Film Festival , Audience Award
    Festival Séquence Court-métrage, Audience Award
    6th Athens ANIMFEST 2011, 3rd Award
    19th St Louis Film Festival, Best Animated Short
    New York international Children Film Fest 2011, Audience Award
    Florida Film Festival 2011, Audience Award
    Anifest festival 2011, Special Mention
    Bordeaux Short Film Festival, Jury award for best animation short-film
    Back Up Festival, Audience Award
    Métrange animé at the 8th Métrange festival in Rennes (FR)
    Badalona Film Festival, FILMETS, Best Experimental Film award
    Vimeo Awards finalist

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  2. “INTO THE COSMOS” is ChopsyAnimations (http://www.chopsyanimation.com) first foray into the world of music videos, a tie-in with music maker Architeq from Tirk Records.

    Originally it was conceived as a short film by Chopsy (director Darren Robbie), with a simple premise: “what happens to all the old vinyl people used to play? From out of attics, rubbish bins & forgotten shelving, the records are summoned to an old warehouse by a mysterious ‘collector’.”

    Using a combination of stop-frame, pixilation, live-action & time lapse animation, it was shot in a variety of locations around Bristol & was created by shooting entirely in camera whenever possible (at other times multiple passes were combined). By shooting each frame within a specific timescale for the external shots, we see vinyl records interacting with the ever changing natural light & weather (dry or wet, sunny or cloudy) – if you look closely you can even see puddles drying out in a couple of shots.

    The short film was created on & off over a period of 7 months by a bunch of friends between paid work, a real labour of love (it had no budget to speak of). It was shot in late winter earlier this year with the spring & summer being used to do all the post (mainly rig removal). All the records you see were cut before shooting, with new centre labels stuck onto them to create the desired visual effect of them spinning & bouncing through the ground, they were then animated on location using weighted rigs.

    Architeq added the music & sound effects after filming finished & the first edit was completed. Rigs were removed, different passes combined & shadows cleaned up in AfterEffects. Motion capture on location was achieved by using Dragon software on a laptop, which was in turn powered by a portable caravan battery. Cameras used were the Canon Eos 5 & 7.

    Credit list:

    Director: Chopsy
    Producer: Kev Harwood
    DOP: Toby Howell
    Animators: Darren Robbie, Inez Woldman (additional help: Wendy Griffiths, Ed Patterson)
    Compositing: Jim Lewis, Bram Thweam, Darren Robbie
    Appearances/pixellation: Ian Whitlock, Bobby Proctor, Robin Crowther-Smith
    Rigging: Craig Atkinson
    Gaffer (warehouse shoot): Clive Scott
    Editor: Nikk Fielden

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  3. animation
    antonio vicentini // antoniovicentini.tumblr.com

    illustration
    billy brown // robobilly.com

    music
    ben hantoot // benhantoot.com

    # vimeo.com/41336551 Uploaded 504K Plays 182 Comments
  4. A film by Péter Vácz, Bea Pántya and Anikó Takács.

    We had two weeks to create a pixilated animation short as a warm-up course for the first year of our Master at MOME (2011). We decided to use my room and the attic in the house where I grew up because of their peculiar characters. After we came up with the idea of the two separate 'worlds' having a magical connection I made a rough storyboard with the main acts and then we started shooting the film... It was an intense and fun project.

    Screening
    KAFF / 10th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival, Hungary

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  5. Screened at Onedotzero Adventures in Motion Festival 2010.

    A film by Tilman Singer.

    Photography found in Monster Skateboard Magazine: Fabian Lang by Eric Mirbach, Jake Johnson by Jon Mehring, Jan Hofer by Mikendo, Lance Mountain by Ray Zimmermann, Stephan Guenther by Eric Mirbach, Jean Feil. Photography found in Place Magazine: Lem Villemin by Flo Renner, Manny Santiago by Joe Krolick, Niklas Speer by Adam Sello, Thomas Weber by Daniel Wagner, Enrique Lorenzo by Roger Ferrero, Sven Kilchenmann by Lukas Mäder, Valerie Rosomako by Henrik Biemer. Some sources unknown.

    # vimeo.com/8461831 Uploaded 851K Plays 429 Comments

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