I love it when JibJab teams up with “Weird Al” Yankovic, and this video for his bizarre White-Stripes-inspired tribute to Charles Nelson Reilly is no exception. It’s also belongs to JibJab’s Starring You line of videos and ecards, so for a modest sum you can stick your friends’ faces into a Weird Al video, which I’m certain what they’ve always wanted.
Say what you will about Coldplay, but this stop-motion/pixilation chalk video for Strawberry Swing by creative powerhouse Shynola is just plain cool.
Weird Al’s latest in a string of animated music videos. Be warned: Skipper Dan’s tale may bring a tear to your eye.
Director Divya Srinivasan’s portfolio, however, is sure to lift your spirits.
Check out Moray McLaren’s “We Got Time” video, with animation drawn and created by director David Wilson:
Using the 19th century technology of the praxinoscope, Wilson was able to create wonderful bits of animation with no assisting from the computer (well, no animation from the computer). The description from the YouTube page:
Using both praxinoscopes and the technique of matching up the frame rate of the spinning record to that of the camera, no computer super-imposing was used; what you see is what rolled off the camera. The transitions between each section of animation was created by simply cutting or wiping between the bits of footage.
Curious? I was. Here’s a fascinating making-of video, explaining how Wilson created the video:
I have no idea who created this video, but it’s lovely. Rather like Little Nemo comics as seen through the filter of 80s video games, set to the new Pet Shop Boys single.