Top 10 Lists That Tick Me Off : Foamy The Squirrel by VantaFount in AnimatedShorts

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Top 10 Lists That Tick Me Off : Foamy The Squirrel by VantaFount in AnimatedShorts

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I can understand that. Foamy's not for everybody. But I've followed the channel for years.
Was it the voice that irritated you?

Top 10 Lists That Tick Me Off : Foamy The Squirrel by VantaFount in AnimatedShorts

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i NEVER got to listen to the list because the "Foamy Squirrel" tick/irritate me off

Carla's Island (1981) - First computer water animation by Mnemonic in AnimatedShorts

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Um...I'm 50. B&W televisions were far rarer at this time than color. 1981 was the era of more than one TV in most houses. In fact, the Commodore 64 was pretty common too. My family had a TI99 that plugged into the TV, and we were working class, so yeah...the 80's totally wasn't the 1950's.

Carla's Island (1981) - First computer water animation by Mnemonic in AnimatedShorts

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The reflections are ray tracing. I didn't think they had it that early. I don't know why. Maybe because I know it can get computationally heavy the more you do.

Instead of light bouncing around and entering your eye or camera. Ray tracing starts at the camera where every pixel is traced outward to calculate it, and when it reflects off an object, that too has to be traced and calculated. Every reflection doubles the calculation at least.

This might explain it better if mine doesn't make sense. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_tracing_(graphics)

I get impressed with CGI when I don't know how they do it. I can usually guess and narrow it down to a few ways, but I never know for sure.

That's why I'm "impressed" with their clouds.

Carla's Island (1981) - First computer water animation by Mnemonic in AnimatedShorts

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Yeah the reflections off the water are the most impressive part to me

Carla's Island (1981) - First computer water animation by Mnemonic in AnimatedShorts

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I think most people had colour by then.

I'm more impressed with the clouds and ray tracing.

The moirés and shark fin are funny though.

Carla's Island (1981) - First computer water animation by Mnemonic in AnimatedShorts

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That's impressive for 1981! Most people didn't even have color TV at that time.

I, pet goat II - Heliofant (2012) by VantaFount in AnimatedShorts

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See also:

CGI 3D Animated Short "I, Pet Goat II" by - Heliofant /s/AnimatedShorts/comments/k6p/cgi_3d_animated_short_i_pet_goat_ii_by_heliofant/

I, pet goat II - Heliofant (2012) /s/AnimatedShorts/comments/hos/i_pet_goat_ii_heliofant_2012/

I, Pet Goat II - Mystery Solved ~ Salvation Pictures, 2019-02-28 /s/AnimatedShorts/comments/lhe/i_pet_goat_ii_mystery_solved_salvation_pictures/

What the Media Won't Tell You About FRANCE ~ reallygraceful - [ What the Media Won't Tell You About FRANCE, a mini-documentary detailing the history of France, connecting the past to present events...which the media leaves a breadcrumb trail of, but never provides the entire baguette all at once. /s/france/comments/kqp/what_the_media_wont_tell_you_about_france/


I, Pet Goat II - Mystery Solved ~ Salvation Pictures, 2019-02-28 by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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See also:

CGI 3D Animated Short "I, Pet Goat II" by - Heliofant /s/AnimatedShorts/comments/k6p/cgi_3d_animated_short_i_pet_goat_ii_by_heliofant/

I, pet goat II - Heliofant (2012) /s/AnimatedShorts/comments/hos/i_pet_goat_ii_heliofant_2012/

I, Pet Goat II - Mystery Solved ~ Salvation Pictures, 2019-02-28 /s/AnimatedShorts/comments/lhe/i_pet_goat_ii_mystery_solved_salvation_pictures/

What the Media Won't Tell You About FRANCE ~ reallygraceful - [ What the Media Won't Tell You About FRANCE, a mini-documentary detailing the history of France, connecting the past to present events...which the media leaves a breadcrumb trail of, but never provides the entire baguette all at once. /s/france/comments/kqp/what_the_media_wont_tell_you_about_france/


CGI 3D Animated Short "I, Pet Goat II" by - Heliofant by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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See also:

CGI 3D Animated Short "I, Pet Goat II" by - Heliofant /s/AnimatedShorts/comments/k6p/cgi_3d_animated_short_i_pet_goat_ii_by_heliofant/

I, pet goat II - Heliofant (2012) /s/AnimatedShorts/comments/hos/i_pet_goat_ii_heliofant_2012/

I, Pet Goat II - Mystery Solved ~ Salvation Pictures, 2019-02-28 /s/AnimatedShorts/comments/lhe/i_pet_goat_ii_mystery_solved_salvation_pictures/

What the Media Won't Tell You About FRANCE ~ reallygraceful - [ What the Media Won't Tell You About FRANCE, a mini-documentary detailing the history of France, connecting the past to present events...which the media leaves a breadcrumb trail of, but never provides the entire baguette all at once. /s/france/comments/kqp/what_the_media_wont_tell_you_about_france/


Marvin The Martian In The Third Dimension (1996) - First stereoscopic 3d polygonal short film ~ Ultimate History of CGI, 2018-03-05 by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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Too much drift in the animation. A common flaw of CGI. Would've been better like Pixar's pose to pose.

Also the lines of action are weak. Possibly due to being 3D, but that shouldn't really matter if they're strong.

Both of these are evidence of relying on computer interpolations for in-between key frames.

The toon shader is okay but there's no thick or thin line quality to speak of that was in the classic toons.

Cosmic Flower Unfolding ~ Ben Ridgway by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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" My abstract animations investigate the metaphysical features of reality. They are designed to stimulate archetypal associations and invite the viewer to make personal connections to the visual and auditory experience without any reliance on narrative or spoken language. […] My work is abstract by nature and uses non narrative film making techniques. The undercurrents of my work point to themes centered around time, cycles, the concept of infinity, and the similarities between artificial and natural systems. In a world where technology and artificial systems are becoming more prevalent, my films are a reminder that they are both a product of nature. "

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/08/cosmic-flowers-unfolding-an-abstract-metaphysical-animation-by-ben-ridgway/

I, pet goat II - Heliofant (2012) by VantaFount in AnimatedShorts

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holy shit this is great

"Quantitative Easing Explained" by malekanoms on YouTube by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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FUCK ME ! ! ! !

Brilliant.

That's NOT EXACTLY what I was intending to do with my "Trutherism 101" project but VERY spooky similar in several ways. Very much NOT in others.

The sad reality of our world by d3rr in AnimatedShorts

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ime its just in the cities, the country is better. much better. get out!

YouTube "BULBOUS BOUFFANT", by The Vestibules with rotoscoped animation by Spencer Parks by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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Wacky Canadian humour in a madrigal.

This version is about Bush and Cheney and Blair : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3hjUaEu-CY

Lip-synced by some girls : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX3TpWtV8l4

An alternate live version, among others, of The Vestibules most popular sketch, "Bulbous Bouffant" aired on CBC-TV's "Comics!" in 1997. "Bulbous Bouffant Rare Alternate Version" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7rELSaKhkE

There's a lot of variations : https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=BULBOUS+BOUFFANT+-+The+Vestibules

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madrigal

YouTube : "Ageing Young Rebel (2006)", by Jonathan McCallum by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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This is certainly not the best animation. Nor is it the best version of this track IMHO.

But it is noteworthy.

Ken Nordine had a voice of silk and recorded many classic spoken word tracks among other things.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Nordine

Here's another interesting take on this same audio version fan-editing footage from elsewhere to suit : "Ken Nordine ~ The Aging Young Rebel" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJJ6u5kFsuk

Ken Nordine on YouTube : https://duckduckgo.com/?q=YouTube+Ken+Nordine&ia=videos

This is a DJ Food remix of his darker version on the Ninja Tune recording label.

This is my favourite version : "The Ageing Young Rebel (Gentle Cruelty)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI9WrOoYdNs

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=YouTube+Aging+Young+Rebel&ia=videos

YouTube : "IN-SHADOW - A Modern Odyssey - Animated Short Film" (2017-11-13) (13min) A+++ by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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PLEASE DON'T COMMENT HERE.

I already posted it and would prefer to follow the conversation here: https://saidit.net/s/WorldPolitics/comments/89g/honest_government_ad_anti_encryption_law/i8h

Also mirrored here : /s/MusicVideos/comments/8je/inshadow_a_modern_odyssey_animated_short_film/

YouTube : Mark Osborne's "MORE", dystopian Kafkaesque 1984-like tale. by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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"More", directed by Marc Osborne, is an Oscar nominated, touching Kafkaesque consumer culture animated allegory. Need I say "More"?

Music : "Elegia" by New Order

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_(1998_film)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0188913/

I think this should have won the Oscar rather than "Bunny", the politically backed win that launched the Blue Sky Studio into doing features like "The Ice Age". Technically Bunny was good, but More was more.

Vimeo : Kwoon "I Lived On The Moon" by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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"I Lived On The Moon" is also on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZm1pzgSfLk

Music by Kwoon

Animation by Yannick Puig

For this gorgeous 3D animated music video masterpiece, rich with texture, atmosphere, and drama, you may want to watch a second time with one eye on the lyrics which are difficult to hear but add meaning.

https://genius.com/Kwoon-i-lived-on-the-moon-lyrics

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5449526/

Vimeo: "The Man Who Planted Trees", from CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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"The Man Who Planted Trees" is also on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTvYh8ar3tc

Written by French author Jean Giono, published in 1953.

Animated by Frédéric Back, for the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) in 1987.

The Man Who Planted Trees was originally a book, and as much as I wish it were a true story, sadly it is not. This is a longer half-hour animation in pastels. (available free at archive.org)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Planted_Trees

https://archive.org/details/TheManWhoPlantedTrees

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093488/

https://beyondsustainable.org/sustainability/man-who-planted-trees/

Vimeo : Blockhead "The Music Scene", a Ninja Tune classic psychedelic truther music video by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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I prefer Vimeo's video quality better and they often let you download it without trouble, but it's also on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhheiPTdZCw

Music : Blockhead

Animation/direction : Anthony F. Schepperd

Recording label : Ninja Tune

This psychedelic animated electronica music video with world-beat influences features profoundly striking original imagery and strong cautionary technocratic and environmentalist themes losing nothing by omitting subtlety for overt sharp cultural criticism.

You may like it with a darker, more dynamic soundscape in "Sound Design: Replacing the Audio for Blockhead’s ‘The Music Scene’" : https://vimeo.com/163543029

Also, "Blockhead - The Music Scene: EXPLAINED" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofOD9CpdpVg

YouTube : "The Big City" (Soul Kitchen), from MTV's Liquid Television series by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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Music by Kevin Wyatt & Don Wyatt

Lyrics & rap by Jason Van Sugars, aka MC Hamlet (of World's Famous Supreme Team)

MTV's Liquid Television collected diverse animated shorts in a wide range of styles from a variety of artists. In the the third and last season, this classically animated trippy 90s hiphop short was featured in the 22nd and very last airing episode, on 1995-01-01.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_Television

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101134/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Liquid_Television_episodes#Season_3_(1993–95)

YouTube "The Big Snit", from the NFB, National Film Board Of Canada by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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Directed by Richard Condie for the NFB (National Film Board of Canada), this hysterical absurdist animated short is about scrabble and nuclear annihilation.

"The Big Snit" is available at the NFB or on YouTube (above) or Vimeo.

https://www.nfb.ca/film/big_snit/

https://vimeo.com/81368144

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Snit

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088805/

You may also like the "Sociologic Analysis of The Big Snit" a video essay on Vimeo : https://vimeo.com/89812236

YouTube "Ident", a weird one by Aardman Animations, the UK studio that brought you Wallace & Grommit by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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Directed by Richard Starzak (as Richard Goleszowski), and produced by Aardman Animations, this surreal Kafkaesque dream/nightmare is pure insane genius on many levels.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097558/

r/television "American Dad explains the Iran-Contra kerfuffle" by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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I wish to ask for your help finding an absolutely brilliant animated short film that has evaded all my searches.

Who are the artists and/or what is the name of the animated short film that concisely explained the Iran Sandinista Contras Affair?

It was made in the late 1980s or the early 1990s and I'd guess it was around 7 minutes long give or take a few. Among the mixed-medium collage they used maps, photos, newspapers, photocopies, ripped paper, objects, paints, and illustrations animated as a serious man narrates in accented English over sounds and music. It is a profoundly beautiful animation that is far from cartoony like the animated American Dad Oliver North. One of the repeated motifs features Catholic rosary beads with crucifix dangling, rotating, and cyclically morphing into and back from a dangling bullet bandoleer with AK-47. More specific details fail my memory.

Video links would be HUGELY appreciated, as would any other details.

r/television "American Dad explains the Iran-Contra kerfuffle" by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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Note how they omitted the CIA importing HUGE drugs into the USA, as well as a bunch of other stuff.

See "Kill The Messenger" 2014 movie for a rare pretty good dramatic summary of part of that story.

Vimeo : Knife Party "What Barry Says" by JasonCarswell in AnimatedShorts

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This serious docu-animation explains the forces who started the Iraq War.

I showed it to my friend, Mark Achbar, co-director of "The Corporation" documentary and they included it as an extra feature on the 2004 DVD.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0431467/

http://thecorporation.com/

The Corporation is available free : https://archive.org/details/The_Corporation_