May 19 / Alex

Choice Cuts from the Aus Indie Scene

We at Ozanimate may have taken a breather for the last month or so but the independent animation scene in Australia never rests. Here are a few choice offerings that we’ve loved over the last little while.

Tall Bed, Directed by Aggelos Papantoniou who teamed up with old RMIT classmate Nikhil Markale to make this fun little number.

Client Liaison, Directed by Aaron McDonald and Mike Greaney. Full Credits -here-

Hound, Georgia Kriss‘ RMIT Graduate Film just hit the web. She has some killer work for Loopdeloop out now too!

Tiny Man, Directed by Dirty Puppet for Pause Fest.

May 8 / Paul

Adobe Make It Titles

Sydney based ( 3D Artist) Tim Clapham and (Motion Designer) Mike Tosetto were recently commissioned by Adobe to create the main titles for their creative conference : Make It, which took place in Sydney this last May 5, 2016.
Tim and Mike rebuilt all of the pre-existing elements in 3D using Cinema 4D, then Adobe After Effects was used for all compositing, along with the typography treatment for the animated speaker names. You can check out more of their process with their super detailed case study found on Behance.

Mar 31 / Alex

Frog Lovin by Nikhil Markale

Frog Lovin is Nikhil Markale‘s excellent graduate film about love, lust and excellent head wear. Markale is definitely an animator to keep an eye on.

Feb 26 / Paul

Bottersnikes and Gumbles Titles

Bottersnikes and Gumbles is a new 52 part animated series developed at Mighty Nice in collaboration with Cheeky Little Media, for BBC, Netflix and Channel 7. In need of an awesome title sequence to set the mood and tone for the show they turned to their in house animation Maestro, Alex Grigg to direct.

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Alex who is also one of our top curators here on the site (*Shameless promotion here, Sorry!) has a childhood history with the IP and together with a talented team of artists and producers delivered this special intro. Giving nod to Desmond Digby, the illustrator of the ‘Bottersnikes and Gumbles’ books, the stylized storytelling and look of the 2D titles complements the 3D episodes as well as standing on its own.


Feb 15 / Paul

Super Work for Super Food

Directed by Lucinda Schreiber from Photoplay Films, this colourful tactile Ad for Blackmore’s Superfood is beautifully animated AND makes you want to eat your greens !

Client: Blackmores
Agency: The Monkeys
Production Company: Photoplay Films
Director: Lucinda Schreiber
Photoplay Producer: Emma Thompson
Post Production: Resolution
Resolution Head of Design: Dylan McIntyre

Feb 4 / Alex

Black BIird VFX for Uncle Toby’s

Some beautiful Animation/Live action work here from Surry Hills studio, Black Bird. Directed by Lachlan Dickie

Jan 24 / Paul

Two Pozible Short films see their online release

Kicking off the new year with two powerful Australian animated and produced short films, Nowhere Lines : voices from Manus Island (Directed and Produced by Lukas Schrank) and Woody (Directed by Stuart Bowen)After touring the festival circuits with plenty of accolades and acclaim the two shorts have now been released online by their creators.

The two films also share a similar fate with their crowdfunding success on Pozible. Here’s hoping for more years where more and more original films, stories and voices can emerge thanks to state and online support !


Nov 22 / Phil

UTS end-of-year shows

2015 has been quite the year for the animation students at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). To give some context of what UTS has achieved: every Sydney winner in the past year of the bi-monthly Loop De Loop challenge has come from UTS, and now is the time to see the work they (and their fellow students) have produced this year.

Previous Loop De Loop winners Richard Chhoa, Paul Rhodes and Ryley Miller are all presenting original animation at this year’s event which is being split into two shows: one for the undergraduate class, and another one for the fourth year honours cohort.

Both are being held at The Old Rum Store in Chippendale. Opening night for the first, second and third years students is Monday Nov 23 at 6pm, while the final films from the honours students will premiere on Thursday Nov 26 at 6pm.

Come along a see what the future holds for animation in Sydney.