Studio Daily has links to a couple of wonderful Flash animations in an interview with Darren Price from Nexus Productions (you have to scroll down the article to get the video links – sorry won’t let me legally embed!). First there is Potapych: The Bear Who Loved Vodka which is a beautifully animated and quite sad little story about a drunk who adopts a bear and teaches him how to drink. Apparently based on a true story.
And Hare in the Gate, an amazing piece of animation featuring a hare/rabbit who travels through a myriad of cinematic genres and iconic scenes. It was for a Motorola ad and is somewhat mindblowingly wonderful. Unfortunately, I don’t think the ad made it downunder.
Mark Frauenfelder has put together a singular post of his video picks from the past couple of years of Boing Boing. Highlights include the famous Bank of America’s employees’ cover of U2’s One (which came with a cease-and-desist letter from Universal, it’s since been removed from YouTube but you can still watch it here with commentary) and the much cooler cover by Johnny Marr and that guy from Arrested Development (which hasn’t been pulled from YouTube at the time of writing):
The idea is simple, the result is stunning. On November 1, 2001, artist Ahree Lee began taking daily digital snapshots of her own face; and she has continued this project every day since. In 2004, Lee compiled all of her daily images into a montage with a wistful musical score. In the fast-paced parade of images you’re about to see, each second of screen time represents about one week’s worth of pictures.
It’s kind of freaky, the way her face keeps the same expression the whole way through.