Student Film Friday – “Brume, cailloux et métaphysique” by Lisa Matuszak

Friday again! I was so inspired by the watercoloured style of last week’s video that I found another for today. Brume, cailloux et métaphysique by Lisa Matuszak is such a visually wonderful piece. It doesn’t have a story, per se, but it does have narrative.

It’s a real aesthetic experience, so I won’t waste more time with words, just take a look:

Brume, cailloux et métaphysique from Tshaw on Vimeo.

Gives me a peaceful feeling. How nice!

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Student Film Friday – “Kagemono: The Shadow Folk” by Sabrina Cotugno

Happy Friday everyone! To celebrate the (arguably) best day of the week, why don’t we watch another awesome student animation film? You guys know how much I love these. Are we enjoying this weekly feature?!

Today I want to share Kagemono: The Shadow Folk by Sabrina Cotugno with you all. First of all, how beautiful are the watercolour backgrounds?! I love it. But the story is charming and suspenseful and ultimately very satisfying. I promise.

Kagemono: The Shadow Folk from Sabrina Cotugno on Vimeo.

How sweet, right? I’m browsing though other videos made by Cotugno and might have to feature her work again. Great storytelling.

Student Film Friday – “WIND” by Robert Loebel

It’s friday, and that means we’re going to take a few minutes out of our busy schedules to sit and enjoy a little student film! This week it’s WIND by Robert Loebel, a fantastic little film about adaptation and everyday life. Right until the end I thought it was purely a concept piece. Fun to realize there was a story all along.

WIND from robert loebel on Vimeo.

Have you seen this one before? It won quite a lot of awards. I think they’re well deserved.

Student Film Friday – “The Casebook of Nips & Porkington” by Melody Wang

Are you ready for something super cute? It’s another Student Film Friday, and that means I’ve picked another great short film produced by animation students to share with all you lovely people.

Today I’ve really enjoyed this little piece of traditional-looking animation. Check it out:

The Casebook of Nips & Porkington (2015) from Melody Wang on Vimeo.

Did I tell you or what? This would make a great kid’s TV series. Plus, the through-the-newspaper look is awfully charming, no?

Student Film Friday – “My Big Brother” by Jason Rayner

It’s that time of the week again! Where I show you student films that I found and loved, even if they’re a couple of years old – like this one. My Big Brother was a part of Cartoon Brew’s 5th annual Student Animation Festival, and I am sure you’ll see why I like it.

My Big Brother from Jason Rayner on Vimeo.

Great textures, right? The digital stop animation effect is really cute. I could see this style (particularly with the child’s narration) easily being on a kid’s programming channel. There used to be lots of these types of short films on TV when I was really young. I wonder if they still show them.

Student Film Friday – “Happy Unhappy” by Jean Liang

Here’s another student film I’ve found and loved, hand selected for your viewing pleasure! I really found the concept behind Happy Unhappy to be compelling. It was a relatable idea within some cute animation.

Happy Unhappy [full film] from Jean Liang on Vimeo.

Let me know what you guys think about this one. Have you ever had that cactus feeling?

Movie Review: Into The Woods (2014)

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I went to see Into the Woods yesterday and have been turning it over in my head ever since. I knew I wanted to write a review about it before I went to see it but I didn’t expect to have as much to say about it as I do.

tumblr_static_tumblr_static_87cf8xot6ccgk8s0sw0kw0o8w_1280 I’ll preface by saying that I really do enjoy theatre, especially of the musical variety. I started university as a theatre major and the love of the craft has never left me. I tend to stay away from movies based on theatre plays because I find the transition from stage to screen a little awkward. And I have never seen Into the Woods on stage (though I do want to see it). That all being said, the film version of the play was uncomfortable. I’ve got both pros and cons about it.

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