This beautiful paper cut-out animated video for Grant Olney's Not From Body was directed by Hlín Davíðsdóttir. It follows an owl being ostracized by other animals in the forest and how the owl moves beyond that experience. From NPR:
"My main focus was to tell the story of a character that, through a series of both sad and comical moments, finds his own path in life," Davíðsdóttir writes. "I felt the song was about trying not to worry about things that are out of our control and I wanted that feeling to come across in the video."
On a side note: Grant is a mathematician with a PhD in high-dimensional geometry.
Related watching: Sesame Street’s 3 striped balls & polka dot ball and more works in paper.
The Old Mill, a Walt Disney Silly Symphonies cartoon from 1937.
Like many of the later Silly Symphonies, The Old Mill was a testing-ground for advanced animation techniques. Marking the first use of Disney’s multiplane camera, the film also incorporates realistic depictions of animal behavior, complex lighting and color effects, depictions of rain, wind, lightning, ripples, splashes and reflections, three-dimensional rotation of detailed objects, and the use of timing to produce specific dramatic and emotional effects. All of the lessons learned from making The Old Mill would subsequently be incorporated into Disney’s feature-length animated films, especially 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Okay, every once in a while, we might go for cute around here: This video is ridiculously cute, plus we get to see just a few of the 220 to 225 species of owls in existence. — Another one? Okay, to balance the cuteness out, this owl (h/t, @jes3ica) is an intimidating little shape-shifter. Beware!
Thanks, Rory! via Cute Overload.