Shane Koyczan was bullied as a kid. But rather than internalize that pain, he did something creative and powerful with it. He put together the “To This Day” Project, which enlisted several dozen animators and illustrators to create small segments that would be put together in one 8-minute visual poem. “My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways,” Koyczan said about the project. ”To This Day” also offers opportunities to donate, mentor and help. Please watch, and try not to cry. [To This Day Project]
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Did I ever tell you guys about the time I met Michel Gondry? It was at a party for a magazine I used to work for, and he was exactly what you might think he would be like. Very charming and French, but also, slightly pervy and weird. He took a bunch of pictures with my friends and I, and then stuck his camera down the neck of my shirt took a picture of my boobs. Yup.
Anyway! Aside from that, I think he’s pretty cool, and I like the strange, childlike, mirthful feeling of his work. This new little short from Gondry is about a mouse with a hair salon and his unfortunate first client.
Our old friend Marcel the Shell with shoes on is back! And he’s got a bunch of new things to tell us, about how he travels (by bug), where he sleeps (in a slice of bread) and what he’d like his nickname to be (Ace, of course). Marcel happily illuminates life on the small side of things: “Guess why the bus isn’t running?” he queries. “Because the bus is a caterpillar and it threw up!” [YouTube]
We get some weird email here at The Frisky and the weirdest one I’ve received today is definitely the main item from yesterday’s Today’s Lady News column … animated. Yes, someone animated the news item about 22-year-old Shyane DeJesus, the woman who beat the crap out of a man who groped her on the New York City subway. Shyane DeJesus also shoved her phone in his face and snapped photos, so hopefully cops can catch this perv. Sexual assault is not a laughing matter, yet something about the awkward blob-people in the animation treatment is … funny. Hey, whatever gets more people educated. [BigAppleDaily.TV] Keep reading »
This week, we’re spending a little time learning all about you and the awesome and unexpectedly cool jobs you do. Each one of these profiles was culled from you, dear Frisky readers, and we’re amazed by the incredible jobs you have. This is our attempt to learn more about what you do for a living.
After the jump, read all about Frisky reader lovely Lauren’s job as an on-point animator. Keep reading »
We are pretty consistent fans of uber-cool fashion mag V and its gentlemanly counterpart, VMan. That said, what in God’s name were they thinking with this Shrek editorial? I guess it’s a little funny? Kind of? But it’s mostly just perplexingly behind the times and a total non sequitur. We get that the ten billionth Shrek movie is coming out in a few weeks, but that hardly seems the sort of thing that V would give a crap about. Did the Shrek folk pay them for the placement? Is this just an ill-executed attempt at fashion shock value? Is it, perhaps, an effort at deeper commentary about the relationship between man and animated beast? The best editorials are more than fashion fluffery; they leave us with questions. These, however, are not the right questions. More totally confusing images from the shoot after the jump. [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »
Look, I don’t know anything about the singer in this video, JP Nataf, although I understand what the title means — “Come Tell Me.” But I do know that the little white blob-thing that stars in it is extremely cute. As for the lyrics, perhaps our Leo will tell us what the heck this dude is crooning about? [Et Si] Keep reading »
Plastic surgery just isn’t good enough anymore if you want to be an in-demand actor. Image Metrics is literally changing the face of performers through 3-D imaging, and just like a great pair of fake boobs, they’re even better looking than the real thing. The demo is so lifelike, you’ll swear you’ve known the spokesmodel since summer camp. So how do they do it? Amazingly enough, there’s no need for weird wires or funky doo-dads attached to the actor’s face, Image Metrics builds its models off a computer program that scans plain old video. It picks up every subtle movement (and we’d like to pick up their adorable animators). Check out this test video cutie trying to play his hero, Einstein. [Via Gawker]