Great Animation: Second Wind by Ian Worrel

This spiritual journey of two friends becomes a story about life and death whose
refreshing aesthetic consists of paper/pencil cell animation.

Second Wind (2011) 06:37 | 2D Animation – Drama / Surreal
Produced at CalArts | California Institute of the Arts (

CREDITS: Created, Directed and Animated by Ian Worrel ( Music by James Mark, Sound Design by Jeff Shiffman. Additional Animation by David Nam, Destiny Wood, Ethan Metzger.

This is the 4th year final film by Ian Worrel at CalArts. Animated with pencil and paper, coloured in Photoshop, and composited in After Effects

Great Animation: Mac and Cheese

Check out this trippy Roadrunner-esque short done by Colorbleed in the Netherlands! It’s amazing! I also love how the look seems a bit painterly.

From Vimeo:

Mac ‘n’ Cheese is an animated short directed and created by four students at the Utrecht School of Arts in the Netherlands. This roughly two minute animation took about five months to make, and about a bajillion peanut butter sandwiches.

Synopsis: When you find yourself running scared and running out of energy, there’s only a few options left to outrun your opponent through the southern desert. Stopping at nothing, watch these two guys wear each other out and rip through boundaries hitherto unbroken. Enjoy the ride!

Tools used:
– Autodesk Maya
– Eyeon Fusion
– Pixologic Zbrush
– Adobe Photoshop
– TVPaint

Inspired by Team Fortress 2 and Meet Buck.

– Animation: Tom Hankins, Gijs van Kooten, Guido Puijk, Roy Nieterau
– Music & Audio Design: Giulio Sterbini, Wouter Messelink, Peter-Paul Timmermans
Title song: The Grateful Dead – Casey jones

– UPC Animation Prize at the Netherlands Online Film Festival 2011 (NOFF)
– Best National Student Award at Playgrounds Festival 2011
– Best Chase Scene Award at Couchfest 2011

Great Animation Clips!

I am constantly amazed by the incredible stuff I see people make. It all at once humbles and awes me. Here is some stuff we’ve found in our search to interview people. Wherever possible I have tried to find contact info for them, and in some cases it’s led to a dead end. If you see a great clip that should be on our Video Wall please send us a link and we will add it. Also if, you personally know any of these fine film makers feel free to send me their email and I will try to interview them as well!