Thursday, October 30, 2014

Oh, YouTube!

I have to pick favourites? Here are some staples, in the right order:

Ryan Higa (duh):

Toby Turner (duh):

Charlie McDonnell (duh):

Chester See:

Carrie Fletcher (the only girl I subscribe to):

Dan Howell:

Harry Potter Puppet Pals (naturally):

Simon's Cat (so good):


Sorted Food:
I really like this channel

I really like this channel too

Media Essays

Feminist Frequency:

Every Frame a Painting:


What is neorealism? from kogonada on Vimeo.

Filmography 2013:

PBS Idea Channel

La Blogotheque

Jack White:



Channel #1: Lindsey Stirling
My first exposures:

She also does a lot of cool collaborations
Here are some of my favorites:

She also has quite a few originals, which tend to be more artsy, like this one:

But also fun:


Channel #2: Indy Mogul 
Sadly they aren't posting any more because they need to focus on their real careers, but they keep the videos online for peeps like me!

After each tutorial, they'd do a "test film", like these:

Monday, October 27, 2014

YouTube Channels That Nate Liketh

Firstly, one of the most interesting men on YouTube, Casey Neistat.  This man is fascinating.  I always end up watching a string of his videos instead of just one.

This was my introduction to Mr. Neistat:

For a quicker introduction, see this how-to vid:

And here's an example of his editorial work:


And now, the songify specialists (and overall superb musicians), The Gregory Brothers

Biggest success:

One of their original creations:

And my favorite of all:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

This Land is Mine

This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.

Google Doodles

Google Doodle Archive

Steadfast Stanley

As always, the students over at Cal Arts are doing amazing work:

Steadfast Stanley from John Cody Kim on Vimeo.

DREAM BIG - Inspiring Animation

I'm a sucker for these kinds of videos

Creature Comforts

A classic film from Nick Park:

The Bear and the Hare

This is one of my favorite animated shorts, and I would say it "builds the kingdom" for the very simple reason that it's about friendship.  I don't think the fact that it's an advertisement detracts too much from that, but feel free to disagree.

John Lewis The Bear And The Hare from Toby Howell on Vimeo.

This one is just for fun.  I found it today and thought it was hilarious.  It has to do with themes of creation/creativity, but in terms of religion could be seen as a bit irreverent.

In the Beginning from Arthur Metcalf on Vimeo.

Building the Kingdom - Modern Disney Princess.... sort of ;)


This is about marriage/relationships. Lots of good stuff.

Funny Animal animation

Good 3D animation

Animation - Build the Kingdom

Here is a shortish (about 7 minute) film. It's not so much building, as it is about coming to the light, and such.

Animation Channel

Okay, so, obviously, this is last week's stuff, but here's a great animation channel, and a great video from said great channel:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

cool article about an animator at ilm

Animation Articles

Is Youtube Making it Harder for Animators to make Money?

DreamworksTV youtube channel

Patreon: Crowdfunded Animation

Fresh Guacamole - by Pes

Adam Elliot - Cousin

Daniel Gies - After Effects wizard

Daniel Gies is an extraordinary Canadian animator who has some quality work (and many tutorials) on his YouTube channel.  He uses After Effects to create some incredible 2.5D images.

Here is one example:


Animation channel: Lightwave 3d

Brandon's Animatic-Space Journey

New Motion Capture Tech!

A new way to capture motion without a suit! Still a young tech, but could be the future of motion capture.