‘Oil’d’ by Chris Harmon

In April 2010 a massive oil spill began in the Gulf. The entire country was glued to the news until the well was capped, and then we forgot about it.As the year anniversary was approaching I became curious, just how much oil was that exactly? Where would it have gone? What I found was shocking.

So in an effort to further our discussion on oil dependency I created this short animation to help illustrate just how dependent we truly are on oil.

Selected from the doco-anim channel.

https://vimeo.com/22655744

‘Reality 2.0’ trailer by Victor Orozco Ramirez

As featured in our Dok Leipzig review, here is the trailer for Victor’s film.

It was autumn when I arrived in Germany. I thought that in this exotic country I could distance myself a little bit from Mexico, but I was wrong. Drug traffickers managed to take me back in a ruthless way.
A short animated documentary about the drug-related violence in Mexico.

http://orozcovictor.com/film/reality-2-0/

‘Tiberians’ Dreams’ by DM stop

Another from the Vimeo doco-anim channel, specifically chosen as its subject centres on the life and work of being an animator. We do however disagree with the interviewees statement about Caroline Leaf!

‘Two young pencils document four Israeli animation icons. They confront them with questions, film and record every word, story or argument and by that try to comprehend the existence they once shared and the insights they still share (or are divided upon) about contemporary animation and creation in Israel.
This film was made in “Bezalel academy of art and design” in Jerusalem using stop-motion animation.’

https://vimeo.com/23697546

‘Man on the Land’ by UPA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CBeeyYmULA

Posted by oldclassiccartoons on Youtube, this is an information film from 1951 about the development of agriculture made by UPA for the American Petroleum Institute; so in fact, it’s really propaganda for doing your farming with oil-powered machines!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CBeeyYmULA

‘Shadow Stories’ by Samantha Moore

 

Here are animateddocumentary.com we are pleased to share the latest work by Samantha Moore. Here are two trailers from her up and coming film Shadow Stories, which features objects from Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery’s pre-historic gallery. Samantha is working with four different animators, two of whom have provided the beautiful, painterly animated responses for the trailers. We are really excited to see the finished film!

https://vimeo.com/47359522

https://vimeo.com/46752337

‘Prayers for Peace’ by Dustin Grella

 

 

We have previously posted about the Animadoc channel over on Vimeo, it’s curator Boaz Lederer has kindly given us permission to feature some of his collection here at animateddocumentary.com. We start with this short animation, a deeply moving story of family loss due to the Iraq War. Slate and pastel animation sensitively supports the narration.

https://vimeo.com/channels/docoanim/7520674