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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 – …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …