1. teeth

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    teeth is a gripping short film from co-directors Tom Brown and Daniel Gray, who together make up the animation studio Holbrooks. It had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2015. It was the winner of SXSW 2015: Special Jury Recognition, Amsterdam Film Festival 2015: Best Animation, 12th Calgary Underground Film Festival 2015: Best Animated Short, NY Shorts Fest 2015: Best Animation, and Annecy International Animation Festival 2015: Fipresci Award.

    The short is an unsettling tale of a man’s fixation with teeth. A misguided and intense focus which started in his youth and carried on to old age. His life events are chronicled through the loss of his teeth and how his obsessive efforts to amend what was damaged bring on yet further destruction.

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  2. David Maingault

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    David Maingault is a French character designer, illustrator, and storyboard artist. Maingault has worked for Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, and Ankama. He is currently a Character Designer at Cartoon Network.

    Maingault studied Animation at L’École des métiers du cinéma d’animation in Angoulême, France. His graduation film, Tacky, Sticky & Glutinous, depicted a man lost between his dreams and his frustrations. The short earned Maingault a lot of praise and was featured on many blogs. If you check out his Vimeo page you will find lots more great short and test animations he produced while studying.

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  3. Anthony Vivien

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    Anthony Vivien is a French visual development and color board artist. Vivien has worked as a visual development artist for Nickelodeon, Disney XD, and Brunch Studio.

    During an almost two years stint at Ankama Animation, he worked as Co-Author & Artistic Director on a series called Muffin Jack and Jeremy.

    He studied at The school of animation and CGI, Supinfocom (now known as MOPA) for 4 years. He, along with his friends Marc Bouyer and Mac Loubaresse, left dropped out the school to make a short movie called Salesman Pete and the amazing stone from outer space. The face-paced action of the short, and its particular brand of humour, reminds of the old LucasArt games, particularly Day of the Tentacle and Sam & Max Hit the Road. The trio went on to form S.T.E.A.K. Kollective.

    You can find more of Anthony Vivien’s work on Tumblr, as well as his older work on Blogger.

  4. Chronemics

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    Chronemics is a six-minute feature film was led by Animade’s creative director Ed Barrett, but included the entire team. Each animator was tasked with certain sections which were linked together to create one cohesive narrative and world. The mesmerizing series of animated clips consistently and cleverly challenges your expectations.

    The animation was created using Adobe After Effects and Photoshop to accompany Arte’s celebrated short film festival, The Shortest Day. It threaded together almost an entire day of film screenings across France and Germany.

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  5. Between Times

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    Between Times is an award-winning fairy tale short directed by Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter. It is a blend of traditional stop-motion techniques with innovative digital animation techniques. It has been screened at more than 80 film festivals and has won 10 awards.

    The film is told through the perspective of a cuckoo clock on the wall of a bakery to illustrate the relativity of time. The clock narrates the events it witnesses unfolding from the forming and evolving of a relationship to the daily repetition of bread being sliced.

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  6. Privisa

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    Privisa is an animated family feature currently in production. The trailer is a gorgeous mix of vivid colours, celestial lighting, slow tracking shots and floating particles. Even though it is just 40 seconds, their exaggerated facial features, expressions and movements convey the character’s personalities instantly.

    It will be directed by Polish illustrator and concept artist, Marcin Karolewski, who previously created concept art for the video game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and directed the Oszibarack`s Liquid Song music video.

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  7. Andy Bennett

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    Andy Bennett is a freelance illustrator, and visual development artist based in Kent, England. He specialises in animation pre-production, storyboarding scenes, designing characters and environments. He also takes part in a lot of global illustration projects such as the 1001 Knights Anthology by Kevin Jay Stanton and Annie Stoll, and most recently the illustrated zine, Burl & Fur.

    Growing up Bennett was inspired by comics, Saturday morning cartoons and Sci-Fi. He studied Animation at Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication, graduating with a Fda in Animation Practice and a BA in Animation Production.

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