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▶ For the Love of Mountains - YouTube

Nature lovers will enjoy this video, which walks you through the world's most interesting mountains - from the highest in altitude to the hardest to climb, t...
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An animated factual text that both classifies and analyses features of mountains using simple image and text

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Disney's 12 Principles Of Animation, In A Cartoon

Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, the old men of Walt Disney, made laws of physics just for cartoons.
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Principles of animation and movement from classic Disney

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Short films for the study of primary English

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NSW English K-10 is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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A pinterst site with a selection of short films and trailers to use for the new English syllabus in Australia. 

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Abstract in Motion: Mind Bending Gif Animations

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These gif animations by Zagreb based Paolo ?eri? are just sexy. He combines a triple threat of techniques - Processing, Cinema 4D and After Effects - t
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Basic Animation techniques create animated gif files. These ones are amazingly complex and hypnotizing. 

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Gulp. The world's largest stop-motion animation set, shot on a Nokia N8.

Gulp' is a short film created by Sumo Science at Aardman, depicting a fisherman going about his daily catch. Shot on location at Pendine Beach in South Wales, every frame of this stop-motion animation was shot using a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. The film has broken a world record for the 'largest stop-motion animation set', with the largest scene stretching over 11,000 square feet. - See the how it was made link here. http://youtu.be/fza5QdTfyxs


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The Bicycle Animation

Real time animation? I wondered what they meant - take a look then get on your bike.

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Losing Nemo

Most people are aware that the oceans aren't doing so well, but what is going on exactly? 'Losing Nemo' is a six-minute, 3D-animated film about the state of the…
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This film, made by a group of international animators, uses storytelling to both persuade and inform about the state of the oceans. With it's CC share and download options, excellent resource for students. There is a blog site with images about how the film was created  http://mrleetv.tumblr.com

Also the sources for the facts they quote -  http://www.theblackfish.org/film/facts/

Excellent resource for classroom use. 

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Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect

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Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another leve…
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Playing with depth perception and animated GIFS. Fun.

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Colin Hesterly

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Colin Hesterly is a member of Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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 Trailers that pay homage to 1950's style cartooning and cultural icons and themes. Short films to explore and reflect on.

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Gulp. The making of the still animation

Here's a film taking you behind the scenes on 'Gulp', Aardman's world record breaking short film.  This would be great for school kids to intro stop animation.

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The Joy of Books

After organizing their bookshelf almost a year ago (http://youtu.be/zhRT-PM7vpA), take a look at what happens afterhours in the book shop! Delightful visually and affirms that there really is nothing like a book ( or book shop)

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