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If you really want to see some of the best of short animations. I recommend torrenting all of the ‘Beltesassar’s Short Animation Festivals‘. They’re plastered all over torrent websites and they will give you a real insight into different styles and techniques of animation. Although under US copyright law it is illegal, I would recommend you check it out anyway. There is no way you can pay for something you don’t know about, but if you do really enjoy any of these animations, think about chasing up their creators up and supporting them by buying more recent work, as most of them are quite poor and working from their bedrooms or tiny studios.  It will also open your eyes to some of the great animators out there and you can learn a lot about what is possible in the short animation format.

Here are a few brilliant shorts from the festival.

 

This one isn’t in the fests but check it out anyway. It’s really interesting.

 

-PErm

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The Greek Apocalypse of Baruch


An animated adaptation of ‘the Greek Apocalypse of Baruch’ or ‘3 Baruch’, a version of the story of the Tower of Babel. Very heavily influenced by Nick Cave’s ‘And the Ass Saw the Angel’.

This animation was originaly designed to be triggered on 3 layers in VDMX 5 for live performance, hence the very segregated edits and compositions.

Not the best animation i’ve ever made, the content and execution leave a lot to be desired. It was an interesting experiment, however with all experiments the possibility of the project bombing is always there. Even with an experiment failing it will still teach you a whole lot. I don’t think this project bombed, yet it didn’t really succeed either. Oh well, back to the drawing boards. 😀

-Perm

Hello Comrades!

I’m currently writing this from my home town in country Australia as unfortunately I’m stuck back here for a few weeks. I’m now in holiday mode which means I’ll be starting intensive training soon. I’ll be working my ass off training myself how to do a few things.

This is my wish list for things to learn and perfect over the next few months.

Skills:

Proper VJing techniques that will help me maintain and manipulate up to 4 layers for at least 1.5 hours. This will include creating over 200 original animations and videos to trigger.

3D Computer Graphics Skills including:

Character Modelling

Character Rigging

Character Animation

Creating better and more interesting 3D worlds which will have me learning proper texturing and advanced 3D lighting.

Start learning how to Circuit Bend.

 

Projects:

Finish ‘the Greek Apocalypse of Baruch’

Go hard and finish the collab animation with ‘madskillz james’

Create 2 different visuals for Horse Bazaar’s panoramic projection setup.

Create a hand drawn animation, stylistically similar to …

Complete the groundwork for a projection/ augmented reality short animation.

Create Permian’s debut album.

 

The biggest thing here is probably creating my debut album. Although I’m also a violinist(don’t play much anymore), I’ve never really done much work with sound and music production, so this will be particularly challenging. I have no doubt in my mind that the album will be shit beyond all comprehension, but it will be hell fun, I will learn a heap + I can throw it up for you all you people!

So as you can see I’ve set myself quite a bit to chew on which is really really exciting for me. I could go out and get a job over summer, probably eat better food and not be so dirt poor, but then I wouldn’t have the free time to really pound on some of these things I’ve been itching at. All I need is a $4 bottle of red, some coffee and a power point to really do what I love.

Anyway, I’m off to have a drink and catch up with an old friend from high school who just got into town.

I’ll leave you tonight with these two little animations that have really made an impression on me. Best of luck with your creative cockhammers(rawwwr).

PERM >>>>