Category Archives: Animation

A Yule Log for You Type Types

Not in the holiday mood yet ? Try watching this four-hour Yule log video created using wooden type cutouts. Sharp Type recreates the Christmas video staple using one of its most beloved typefaces, Ogg (get it, Yule Ogg?). NB: If … Continue reading

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The Tell-Tale Heart

What better time than Halloween for a story from America’s father of psychological horror. And what better example than The Tell-Tale Heart. Among the numerous of Poe adaptations for stage, screen and television, there are at least 20 versions of The … Continue reading

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Alice, Aldous, and Walt

I recently discovered that Walt Disney commissioned Aldous Huxley of all people to write a script for a Disney film of Alice in Wonderland. Although this may seem surprising, it turns out that Huxley wrote a number of screenplays for Hollywood films … Continue reading

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If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear

TIL that Mary Shelley actually wrote her groundbreaking novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus while she was living in Bath, England. I also discovered that the new Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, opened in Bath last week. The multimedia museum … Continue reading

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Go Home Happy

 

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Writer’s Block

 

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We Lurk Late

The paper-cut puppetry video below was commissioned by the Poetry Foundation and created by Manual Cinema in association with Crescendo Literary,  it animates a May 3, 1983 recording of Gwendolyn Brooks speaking during an Academy of American Poets reading series held at the Guggenheim Museum in … Continue reading

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Foreign Exchange

Baltimore-based animator Corrie Francis Parks created the mindblowing stop-motion film short “Foreign Exchange”  below utilizing foreign currency notes and sand from more than 50 nations. Watch the film and be amazed and then check out the short video below on … Continue reading

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Summer Reads

 

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You Have To Draw The Line Somewhere

 

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