Trevor Tuttle

Lunch Break Video: Old Man and the Sea.

Based on the Hemingway novel of the same name, this paint-on-glass animation by Aleksandr Petrov took over two years to create. The result earned Mr. Petrov many awards, including the 1999 Academy Award for Animated Short. Click on the image above to view (yeah, you gotta navigate through some commercials but it’s worth it)....

How Good Is Your Fantasy?

We live in an era where it’s possible to create nearly anything imaginable. Our limitations tend to be more earthly (time, money, patience) rather than access to the resources to create great art. The tools and knowledge of art and design are no longer limited to those in the elite design schools of Europe....

Lunch Break Video: Simon's Cat

Simon has just released his latest animation and this one is brimming with subtleties of cat-ness. If you’ve ever been around a cat, this should conjure a chuckle. I love his graphic and simple style. I appreciate that he uses one simple witness camera that stays parked and doesn’t fly around. It adds to...

The Orange and the Blues

It’s creeping through our theaters and refuses to buckle. It’s artistically hampered, generic, and more common than a car chase through San Francisco that ends with the lovers kissing in a downpour. But I’m not talking about the slavish onslaught of sequels and mindless remakes. No. I’m talking about the criminal use of the...

Word Redesign

Here are some words I’ve remodeled recently and their use in a sentence. words: celeveraging -  sə-le-ver-a-jing  – to use your fame to get ahead. shenanigasm – shə-na-ni-ga-zəm – when a seemingly frivolous event has an explosive finish. yarmikazi - yar-mə-ka-zi – half Jewish | half Japanese … with a vengeance. sentence: We got...

Lunch Break Video: Cows & Cows & Cows

Not much to say about this one, really … except that it punctured my heart and twisted my mind. It’s done by a very inventive British animator named Cyriak. Just a reminder that you don’t need to over think your work to be brilliant.

Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul is the long awaited collaboration between Grammy-winning producer Brian Burton (a.k.a. Danger Mouse) and Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous. The songs were penned by Mouse and Horse who enlisted a myriad of great talent to collaborate on the tracks — James Mercer of The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys of...

Lunch Break Video: Flogging Molly's "Float"

This little video was directed by the duo Karni & Saul for Flogging Molly’s single Float. It follows the journey of a little frail stick character as he embarks across the city toward the freedom of the ocean. Karni has a background in fashion photography and Saul is well versed in 3D animation. Their collaboration...

Look Ma, All My Fingers!!

The coolest part about the Lego Digital Designer is not that you can jump into a very simple yet powerful cad program and build a virtual Lego sculpture. And it’s not that after you build an object, you design the box and Lego will print “how to” instructions and ship the kit to you....

The Water of Life

There is a myth that I’ve referred to for years called the Water of Life. Here is an excerpt from Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche by Robert A. Johnson: The water of life bubbled up in an artesian well and flowed without limit. People came to drink… it...