Here is another collection of some of the odder animations I have stumbled across in my endless wanderings in the deeper levels of Youtube.
I enjoy the way that Youtube leads you from what you originally set out to find, to more and more curious discoveries and as far away from your original search as possible. It is through this happy aspect of Youtube that I have discovered some of what have become my favourite sorts of music – totally unplanned and serendipitous really.
So, here is the first of my latest discoveries from the weirder side of the world of animations.
This one is from the school of what is known as Steam Punk, a sort of uneasy marriage between Victorian machinery and 20th century technology. It has its being in music, fashion, animations such as this one, literature and a whole slew of arts. A very alive and odd aesthetic movement.
Anyhow, here is an animation that comes from that school of thought.
I have to admit that this is actually an advertisement, but totally executed in the Steam Punk idiom, so it is acceptable as an example of Steam Punk I feel.
And now for something completely different…. An animation called Gentleman’s Duel. I enjoyed this one, silly though it be. Nicely observed and extremely well made…. So sit back and enjoy a piece of silliness with no other significance.
However, it also has an element of Steam Punk about it as you will see.
So, that was one totally over the top film…. and the next one is also very silly…. But equally well made and convincing in its own world…
All about the troubles two very strange individuals have with their truck in a desert.. I shall say no more, as I don’t wish to spoil it for you, simply click on the start button below and enjoy this bit of silliness.
So, enjoy that? Fun isn’t it?
And next? What more do I have for you today? Lets see………
This one, called The Forest, is a much more serious bit of work… depressing even, as it describes the problems of a 12 year old kid living in a world that simply does not agree with him in any way or form…
Shades of the Pink Floyd’s We Don’t Need No Education it seems to me.. but with a whole load of extra layers added on top of it.
Thought provoking and rather saddening,
And as the last one for today, here is an allegorical film….. Beautifully made and mysterious………
So I hope you have enjoyed at least one of the films I have found for your pleasure…. Watch this space for more such offerings….
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