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Multiplex: The Chosen One

This is the final version of the Multiplex animated short I made for my Animation class this semester. No promises, but hopefully this will be the first of many! Thanks (again) to Matt Matonich for providing the voice of Kurt!

Some of you will recognize Jason’s final line as a title of Multiplex #285, so I’m sort of recycling something here, but not really. In any case, Jason and Kurt being in red vests is an indication that these shorts take place outside of current Multiplex continuity.

If you enjoyed this short, support the Multiplex Patreon and I’ll do more over the summer!

“Duet” by Glen Keane

Many of you will recognize Glen Keane as a longtime Disney animator, probably best known for being the designer and animator of Ariel in The Little Mermaid. After 37 or so years with Disney, Keane left in early 2012, eventually joining Motorola’s (later Google’s) Advanced Technology and Projects Group to work on interactive hand-drawn animation.

Keane’s animated short “Duet,” a part of ATAP’s Spotlight Stories, debuted at Google I/O Conference yesterday and is a lovely showcase of everything hand-drawn animation excels at doing. Enjoy! (Sadly, this is only SD, but I’ll see if I can replace it with a higher quality version eventually.)

For more on the Spotlight Stores series, check out their official site.

“The Gunfighter” by Eric Kissack and Kevin Tenglin

This eight minute short features Shawn Parsons as a gunfighter who walks into a saloon, only to be tormented by a sadistic narrator (Nick Offerman). It’s pretty funny stuff, so if you have headphones (there’s language) or aren’t at work, check it out!

(via Short of the Week)

Filmmaker IQ’s The History of the Movie Trailer

If you’re interested in the history of film, this is pretty great. Filmmaker IQ has been making films like this for a while. (Check out their History of Cutting and The History of Hollywood Censorship and the Ratings System at their website.) The latest is a history of the movie trailer, which I’ve embedded below: