Monday, May 27, 2013

Return of the Cicadas by Samuel Orr

I never thought I would be touched by a short film about insects. The seventeen year life cycle of the cicada is pretty amazing. Watch this seven minute film to learn more.

Return of the Cicadas from motionkicker on Vimeo.

For more information on funding of the one hour film on kickstarter:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Embrace the Shake

TED talk by artist Phil Hansen about his own limitation and how he embraced it. We can all overcome our own obstacles and limitations with perseverance and a positive attitude.

Monday, May 20, 2013

YOU can be a part of Phil Hansen's new project!

Phil Hansen's new art project will be about limitations. You can share your own story with Phil Hansen, and he will include it in his artwork! How cool is that?!

Here is an excerpt from a recent email:

I started on the art a couple days ago, woo! If you haven’t called me yet (651-321-4996) to share a story about a limitation in your life, I’d love to hear from you! (OR email, OR use form on if you’d like to be notified when your story is written.)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

To This Day Project

What a wonderful project! I won't spoil it for you, watch for yourself. For more information, you can visit their website at

To This Day Project from Giant Ant on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Watercolor / Ink Blot Effect Photoshop Tutorial

Fast tutorial on how to create the watercolor or ink blot effect in Photoshop using free paintbrushes. Remember to use your own photography and imagery for your artwork.

Watercolour / Ink Blot Effect from godonholiday on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Parkour Motion Reel

Illustrated with technical pen, frame by frame. This is a very inventive way of presenting an idea and movement. What other ideas can you imagine presenting in this manner?

parkour motion reel from saggyarmpit on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

"Omelette" by Madeline Sharafian

Madeline Sharafian's second Calarts film is short, sweet, and fun to watch whether you are a "dog person", a "cat person", or a "foodie". Enjoy!

Omelette from Madeline Sharafian on Vimeo.