Monday, 27 July 2015

Short Yak #6 - 'Coda' by And Maps And Plans

This weeks short comes from Dublin based animation company, 'And Maps And Plans'. Their description sums it up best...

"A lost soul stumbles drunken through the city. In a park, Death finds him and shows him many things."

Beautiful, slick animation! Enjoy!

Monday, 20 July 2015

Short Yak #5 - 'Just The One Of Us' by Paul Trillo

Part of the 'connected series' by Samsung (thanks Samsung..), this short explores what it would be like to have a different life for a day. I know what you're thinking, "Like Freaky Friday right"? No, not like bloody Freaky Friday.

Written and Directed by Paul Trillo


Monday, 13 July 2015

Short Yak #4: 'The Black Hole' by Olly Williams and Philip Sansom

This weeks film pick comes from British pair, Olly Williams and Philip Sansom! They keep things short and sweet, and it works very well! A fun theme, executed masterfully.

If you had your own black hole, how would you use it?

Monday, 6 July 2015

Short Yak #3 - 'The Missing Scarf' by Eoin Duffy

This week we bring you an animation (lucky things), by Eoin Duffy called 'The Missing Scarf'. 

It's beautifully executed in style, themes and context! What starts of being a light-hearted tale of a squirrel that wears a scarf, becomes deeply, deeply profound. Focusing on, acceptance, happiness and even death. 

If all that isn't enough for you, it's narrated by George Takei! 


Monday, 29 June 2015

Short Yak #2 - 'Valse' by Chirs Keller

Today's short film comes from Chris Keller, from all the way back in distant 2013. If ever there was a video to prove the beauty of simplicity, it is this! It's softness and incredible sound design will keep you floating until the end.

Take it slow, stick with it, it's worth it. (There are all the components for a snail joke in there, but i'm not gonna bother)

Tuff Yak x

Monday, 22 June 2015

Short Yak #1 - 'What Cheer?' by Five Eyed Film

Short films are a thing of beauty. Ideas and concepts, condensed and perfected into bite size stories. Sometimes ridiculous, sometimes profound, sometimes life changing, sometimes lost in an over-saturated market. 

The beauty of short film lies in it's accessibility for the film-maker, as well as the audience. Small budgets are allowed, even encouraged. This creates a medium for everyone! 

Over the coming months, we're going to try and bring you our favourite short films from all over the internet! Starting with the fantastic 'What Cheer?' by Five Eyed Film, and starring Richard Kind!

How would you deal with a 20-piece brass band that only you could hear? This film deals with grief, acceptance and mental health in an imaginative way! 

Check it out on the link below, and let us know what you think:

Much love, 

Tuff Yak 

Friday, 5 June 2015

One Year of Collage

Manchester-based Design Studio DR.ME have had a busy year, setting themselves the ambitious task of completing a different collage each day for a year they've created some wonderfully inspiring compositions. This visual exploration illuminates their progression from beginning to end and showcases the importance of developing your ideas with nothing but a designated time frame and a little discipline at hand.

Read a full article from 'It's Nice That'