Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Sometimes you have to make an animation that gets a lot of information across and as animators we have to come up with new ways to make the not so interesting more interesting. I think this video from Sidekick Animation for Neebo is a perfect example of that. Their art style is simple, but they use that to their advantage with use of fun transitions and negative space.

Monday, March 24, 2014

機関銃ポップコーン - Machine Gun Popcorn

Over the past weekend the Bun House Films team and I entered the 2014 Tree City 50 Hour Film Festival.  It was certainly a challenge to get a film out in just one weekend, but we managed to make it by the skin of our teeth while still upholding the quality and humor that you've all come to expect from the Bun House name.

We were given a genre (Bad Martial Arts), a prop (National Geographic Magazine), and a line to say in the film ("If a tree falls").  With those ingredients, below is what we collectively came up with.  We call it, Machine Gun Popcorn.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


A beautiful short animated film from Luiz Stockler about thoughts, life, anxiety, depression, and going bald.

See more about Luiz' process for this film below.

Yokohama // Orange

I see a lot of ads these days that follow a similar recipe as this one from Giant Ant for Yokohama. Good writing mixed with various clips of video and animation that on their own would probably mean nothing, but when all put together add up to something greater than themselves. In this particular piece I'm really drawn the 2D animation they lay over their video footage. It just gives it that extra zap of fun that it wouldn't have otherwise.

Tiny Worlds

I absolutely adore these little shorts from Rushes. I mean the 3D alone looks amazing, but I really love the 2D animation supplementing the submarine video. It all blends together well to create a really fun piece.

Monday, March 17, 2014


A strangely captivating and oddly engaging story from Maria Blasucci, Andrew DeYoung & Tony Lewellen.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Countrylife #3

Really love this animation from Andrea Manzati (illustrations), Aude Danset (animation), and Wesley Slover (sound design). I really appreciate that 3 separate artists created this piece because I think what makes this animation so successful are those three parts working in unison.

Font Men

Really love this short piece from dress code about the work and process of artists Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones.  Fonts are one of those ultra-specific forms of art that most people probably don't stop to think about, but when you break down fonts and the reasoning behind them, you open up a whole world of interesting problems and solutions. I also really love the animation they have sprinkled throughout. I can't think of a better way to illustrate the subtle differences between a single font type.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Coworker Portrait #5

I recently finished another portrait for my coworker. This is probably my favorite portrait I've done yet. She wanted it in the style of Alphonse Mucha, which I felt was semi in my wheel house. The style itself is part illustration part photography, so I figured if nothing else I'd be able to fudge it. Took a few afternoons but I really like how the colors came out and the I had a lot of fun bringing the hair to life.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bun House Films' "Monkey Man" Behind the Scenes

Ever wanted to know how a Bun House Film is made? Well this little behind the scenes footage my buddy edited will not clear that up for you.