A collection of some of the most award winning abstract animated shorts from around the world. Abstract films use imagery that may carry no real-world references but are intended to use visually stimulating experiences to open the viewer to new horizons.
WoodSwimmer is a film collaboration between genius animator Brett Foxwell and Conor Grebel. The footage was taken through a laborious stop motion process of capturing sections of wood as they are thinly shaved away by a milling machine.
**Multi-Award and Nominated Abstract Short
Things never turn out quite the way we imagine.
**Multi-Award and Nominated Animation by John Morena
Teaser Animated Short by Patrick Smith
"Beyond Noh" rhythmically animates 3,475 individual masks from all over the world, beginning with the distinctive masks of the Japanese Noh theater and continuing on a cultural journey through ritual, utility, deviance, and politics.
Employing the method of single frame editing, primarily focused on sound, the realistic film image transforms into a surreal, structuralist and finally even abstract film. It creates a musical composition while experimenting with the human voice and transforming language into sound and music. DONT KNOW WHAT questions classical rules of different film genres by combining elements of avant-garde film / video art and entertainment cinema.
**Multi-Award and Nominated Abstract film by Thomas Renoldner
"Kou kou" is a visual work based on an abstract animation synchronized with a song comprising the unique syllabic sounds of the Japanese language, without actually using any full words.
**Multi-Award and Nominated Abract Short byTakashi Ohashi
Growing up from perfect patterns.
Tenderness, poorness and kitsch.
Life in 12 frames per second.
** Multi-Award and Nominated Animated non-narrative film
by Vojtěch Domlátil
Abstract Animated Film by Norman McLaren
Norman McLaren (11 April 1914 -- 27 January 1987) was a Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). He was a pioneer in a number of areas of animation and filmmaking, including drawn on film animation, visual music, abstract film, pixilation and graphical sound. His awards included an Oscar for the Best Documentary in 1952 for Neighbors, a Silver Bear for best short documentary at the 1956 Berlin International Film Festival Rhythmic and a 1969 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film for Pas de deux.
An animated CG shortfilm by Maximilian Auer
**Multi-Award and Nominated Animation School
A student project from 2014 showing abstract animations of an object.
Abstract Animated by: Domink Pfeffer, Hans-Peter Minihuber,
Created with: Cinema 4D, RealFlow, AfterEffects
Created for a Zuni theater production that fuses Chinese Opera with New Media, the virtual actors are inspired by shapes, colors and motions of traditional Chinese costumes and dance. The project explores how costumes and motions can virtually reshape a human body. Dance: GuoGuang Opera Company.
Abstract Animated short by Tobias Gremmler
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