Posts Tagged ‘rotoscoping’

Red Bull Gives You Wings…Literally

Monday, October 19th, 2009

And it looks none too comfortable. Found at YouTube from theoutsidejoke.


Sunday, October 11th, 2009

From the description at YouTube: Ryan is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who, 30 years ago, produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. In the film, we hear the voices of prominent animators and artists discussing Ryan’s work, and from waitresses, mission-house caretakers and homeless people who make up Ryan’s life. These voices speak through strange, twisted, and disembodied, computer-generated characters–which combine to reflect the film’s creator, Chris Landreth. In the words of Anais Nin, “We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.” WORK WARNING: Profanity. Found at YouTube from nfb.

Waking Life Clips

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

I had a chance to watch ‘s animated film the other day. Though I and I felt the film was oddly compelling, it felt tedious too. The movie is basically about the main character running into one person after another, all of whom espouse their various world views to him, be it about…

The Dreamers

Or Buddhist Philosophy

Language, Evolution, Nothing New & Time

I stuck with the movie because of the animation and frankly because it
was different, but the philosophizing began to wear on me. I was like,
where’s the action? In the following scene, the main character is hit by a car and it introduces the theme of the movie, dreams within dreams. I thought, yeah, these these whoa! concepts is the kind of stuff you’d talk about if you were stoned.

And it struck me: Of course! This movie was designed to be watched while on acid. Seriously. The shifting colors and backgrounds, the philosophical parade, even the score lent themselves to the creation of a "freak out" movie. After I figured that out, I could watch the rest of the film with fascination rather than tedium:

Government Conspiracy

Conservative radio talk show personality and conspiracy theorist rants:

Dreams As Reality

Lucid Dreams

Dream Is Destiny


Free Will

Abundance Of Life


Self Destructive Man



A-ha’s Take On Me On Family Guy

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

I was browsing IFILM and stumbled across this clip and it reminded me that it because of scenes like the one below that I’ve been such a big fan of from the outset:

If you don’t get the allusion, well, you’re younger than I, so let me help you out. The animation style Family Guy is the rotoscoping technique first widely seen by music fans in the video for the 80s pop band ‘s song :

Richard Linklater’s Waking Life – Video Clip

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

I’m a big fan of and his films. The following clip is from his 2001 film :