Video Friday

This Friday also brings more animation. I thought these shorts were fun to watch and well made to boot. Happy Friday, everyone!

First is Full Moon, a short by Guy Garibian and Revital Laufer that was their “graduation film for the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel.” I particularly like the combination of 2D and stop-motion animation as well as the use of perspective. Here’s the official description:

Our movie describes a young new couple, arriving to their new and modest house, whose construction is still in progress. The house resides in the center of a secluded forest

During the movie the hero notices a high structure in the forest, towering above all the trees, and desires to make his house even taller. The hero abandons the task of ending the construction of the roof of his house, and instead puts all his energy and time to the task of constructing more and more levels to it


Heart is a CGI-animated short (and winner of multiple awards) by Erick Oh. The description:

Heart is an exploration of transcendence. Heart presents questions through abstract metaphors and symbols, illustrated by the human heart.


Le Taxidermiste—directed by Paulin Cointot,  Dorianne Fibleuil, Antoine Robert, and Maud Sertour—is about

an old woman who wants to pay her last respects to her husband [a taxidermist]. She welcomes a team of funeral directors at her home, a strange apartment full of dead animals. It’s time to get the body and perform the ceremony. It’s time to say goodbye to what is left behind.


Last, the delightfully odd Alfred Skimmy’s Catch of the Day by Peter Lowey, an Australian animator. You might also enjoy Alfred Skimmy Celebrates Christmas.


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