Sunday, September 23, 2012

O'Reilly & Funz

To call animator David O'Reilly's body of work unique is an understatement -- his style is unlike quite like anything else. He embodies an aesthetic that is simultaneously cutting edge and early 90s computer animation; all with a fucked up sense of humor. Describing his filmmaking process with Motionographer, O'Reilly said "I think if you create restrictions, even abstract ones, you’re brain will work harder to overcome them and be creative."

His 10-minute epic "Please Say Something" is a perfect example of this. It is a stripped down, futuristic love story between a cat and a mouse. The film is one of his more successful attempts at narrative:

Please Say Something from David OReilly on Vimeo.

And now for something completely different, also from O'Reilly:

He also does commercial work, believe it or not. Like these concert visuals for M.I.A.:

RyeRye / MIA "Bang" Visuals from David OReilly on Vimeo.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Crossover Cred

First talked about here on AA in 2009, Paul Robertson has been chugging along at what he does best -- 8-bit and 16-bit art and animation. He's had quite a bit of crossover success including this animation gig on the recent episode of Disney Channel's Gravity Falls:

Keep up with his latest inventions on his tumblr.