Thursday, 3 December 2009

Your Favourite Shorts For 2009

It is about this time of year that I consider my favourite shorts posted here in 2009. The Animation Blog is very mixed in content, ranging from new videos to classic animation for a limited audience. It is not restricted to movies made in 2009. Perhaps you have a preference. Let me know either via email or in the Comments section. It's not going to be a straightforward vote but your views are most welcome in helping me formulate the top ten. I have found it devilishly difficult in the past, taking far more time than merely writing a few words about a film.


plastichorse said...

Yevgeniy Sivokon's 1979 cut out Laziness. brilliant

roconnor said...

Without question David OReilly's "Please Say Something".

Ian Lumsden said...

"Laziness" was a surprise to me in that it reverberated after I had viewed the film. Touches many areas of my own weakness. And, Richard, I'm very much afraid your suggestion is out of bounds because I have not yet reviewed the movie. Having just done so David's film will become eligible tomorrow!

Thanks for the suggestions. I shall soon be commencing a rolling post in which I review the best movies featured each month. That might trigger or stimulate other ideas for a top ten.

Michael Sporn said...

I'd propose two:

Frédéric Back "Tout-Rien" (All Nothing) because we saw the start of a master at work.

Jérémy Clapin "Good Vibrations" because we saw that the creator who'd done "Skhizein" was the real deal

Your site is definitely one of the top animation sites out there.

Ian Lumsden said...

I'll frame the last comment, Michael. Jérémy Clapin's "Skhizein" is one post I have already written waiting to go out there. (I had held it back when "Short of the Week" posted literally on the day I had planned to.) Frédéric Back is a master of the art. Judged by the number of screenshots I included at the time one might guess I was impressed. good choices.

roconnor said...

Ha. In my enthusiasm for David's film, I misread the criteria.

Since it's coming up I stand by it.

Anonymous said...

Loved David's film.