Animation Inspiration

La Planète Sauvage

René Laloux (1973)

This animated tale follows the relationship between the small human-like Oms and their much larger blue-skinned oppressors, the Draags, who rule the planet of Ygam. While the Draags have long kept Oms as illiterate pets, this hierarchy shifts after an Om boy becomes educated, thanks to a young female Draag. This leads to an Om rebellion, which weakens the Draag control over their race. Will the Oms and the Draags find a way to coexist? Or will they destroy each other?

Howl at the Moon

by Tavis Moon

The moon sags low in the sky tonight,
Blood orange against a black sky.
Threatening storm clouds choke,
But the moon peaks through as if to remind me
That it still knows the way back home.

Off in the distance a cold coyote cried.
I think a part of me died.
I stared at the moon and made a wish
That I, too, could howl late into the night.

I do not know which way to go —
Into the woods or the more dense forest.
Boxes of memories stacked up high.
The moon peaks through as if to remind me
That it still knows the way back home.

I lay down in the cool grass
And let the breeze wash over me.
The only time I feel truly free
Is when the moon is watching over me.

Fog lingers and mosquitos bite.
All I want to do is howl at the moon.

Love & Theft

Andreas Hykade (2010)

“And I’m still carrying the gift you gave, It’s a part of me now, it’s been cherished and saved, It’ll be with me unto the grave And then unto eternity.” – Bob Dylan

Script, direction: Andreas Hykade

Design, animation: Andreas Hykade

Animation assistance: Angela Steffen

Art work: Natalia Eck

Compositing: Christof Hoffmann

Sound, Music: Heiko Maile

Funding: MFG and FFA

Production assistance: Simone Fischer

Production: Thomas Meyer-Hermann

Studio FILM BILDER 2010

Space

Dave Hughes (2011)

Staring lovingly into the cold infinite void that will one day kill us all.

Dave Hughes got his start in television at MTV Animation, working on Beavis and Butthead, Celebrity Deathmatch, Cartoon Sushi, and many other projects. In 2003, Dave edited and produced the final season of Space Ghost Coast to Coast for Adult Swim, where he has continued to work on a wide range of projects, including creating the late night anthology series Off The Air for the network.

Created by Dave Hughes

“Mercury Freedom 7” footage supplied by NASA / archive.org

“The Grey Ship” song by EMA Souterrain Transmissions, 2011

“Porculpa – Your Fault” short film by Lyn Hagan

Opening Titles by Adam Fuchs

Stock footage supplied by Getty Images

“Toy Robot In Space!” short film by James Trosh

Vancouver Film School Presents: “Giant Leap” animated short directed by Kyle Botha

“Zeroing” animated short by Andrey Nepomnyaschev

“Hell/?????” animated short by David O’Reilly

“Outside In” excerpt from film by Stephen Van Vuuren

“Terra Incognito” song by Atlas Sound 4AD, 2011

“Noisebox In Space” animated short by 12Foot6

“Carl Sagan – A Glorious Dawn” music video by Symphony of Science Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan & Steve Sotor

“Quantum Leap” song by Slugabed and Planet Mu

“Quantum Leap” music video by Thomas De Rijk

“Decollage” song by Les Balayeurs Du Desert Atelier de L’evenement, 2005

“Apollo 11 Launch” short film by Spacecraft Films

Produced by Million Monkeys Inc.

Space | Off the Air | Adult Swim

Boys Latin

Panda Bear (2015)

Panda Bear – “Boys Latin” from ‘Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper’, out now on Domino Record Co.

http://pandabearofficial.com/

Directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch

Made at Encyclopedia Pictura in San Francisco

Production Company: Ghost Robot, NY

Animation Director: Eran Hilleli

Animation: Jason Rayner, Daniel Moos, Viv Nikolich, Eran Hilleli, Avi Yeyni

Modeling: Kristifir Klein, Eran Hilleli, Jason Rayner

Rigging: Lior Ben Horin, Kristifir Klein

Sound Design: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Storyboarding and Art Direction: Isaiah Saxon

Cinematography: Sean Hellfritsch

Executive Producers: Mark De Pace & Zachary Mortensen / Ghost Robot

Staff Producer: Natasha Giliberti

Written and Produced by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch

All About Waiting

Dhani Harrison

Hurricanes wreak havoc, forest fires burn and the polar ice caps melt in the new video for Dhani Harrison‘s All About Waiting. The song appeared on his recently released debut album, IN///PARALLEL.

The animated clip centers on a character who works in a lab specializing in genetic manipulation. She starts to doubt the benefits of her research and suffers from a myriad of health issues – nosebleeds, vomiting. At the end of the video, she is replaced by an identical character, as if she is an expendable replicant from the world of Blade Runner. In the clip’s final shot, the woman hurtles to her death from the top of her office building while Harrison’s hard-driving, relentlessly melodic guitar rock zips through the background.

Dhani Harrison is a British multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and singer-songwriter who is the only child of George and Olivia Harrison. Harrison debuted as a professional musician assisting in recording his father’s final album, Brainwashed, and completing it with the assistance of Jeff Lynne after his father’s death in November 2001. Harrison formed his own band, thenewno2, in 2002 and has performed at festivals including Coachella where Spin magazine dubbed their performance as one of the “best debut performances of the festival.” The band also played Lollapalooza three times with Harrison joining the festival’s founder Perry Farrell on a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane” at 2010’s event. In 2017 Harrison released his debut solo album “IN///PARALLEL”. The 2019 film IN///PARALIVE, showcases the live version of his debut solo album and was recorded in the round at the legendary Henson Studios in Los Angeles. Harrison’s latest single, Motorways (Erase It), was described by Rolling Stone as “A psychedelic track with a robust beat.”

  • By ELIAS LEIGHT of Rolling Stone

Directed and animated by Adam Osgood

Additional illustration: A. D’Amico

Additional hand-drawn animation: Sarah Schmidt

Dhani Harrison: Website: http://dhaniharrison.com