Inspiring Shorts

Here are some examples of a student or professional short that I have found inspiring or amazing. In no particular order, enjoy!Crayon Dragon, by Toniko Pantoja, was done during his second year at CalArts. A girl is commissioned to paint over an old concrete illustration, in which to her surprise, sinks into and befriends a one winged dragon. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/41314639 w=500&h=281]

Out of Sight, by a group of 3 students as a graduation project at the National Taiwan University of Arts. A beautiful short on the imagination of a blind little girl as she wanders, seeing only with touch and sound. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/14768689 w=500&h=375]

Morty's, a student film by Gaëlle Lebègue, Aurélien Ronceray-Peslin, Mathieu Vidal, and Nicolas Villeneuve from ESMA, tells of the generational conflict between mother and son. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/25974772 w=500&h=281]

The Monk and the Monkey, a student film by Brendan Carroll and Francesco Girodini at Ringling College of Arts, follows a young monk as he takes on a test but learns what is truly important. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NuZsb4MKsU&w=560&h=315]

Mytho Logique, a student film by Jessica Ambron, Amandine Aramini, Alexandre Belbari, Guillaume Poitel, and Yannick Vincent from ESMA, is a hilarious and raunchy story that follows an incident caused by a faun. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5Bo04Uuh4M&w=560&h=315]

Sunshine Girl, by Yoon Jung-Wook, winner of the 2010 Seoul Animation Award, is a group of old men's sorrowful memory for a girl they knew 70 years ago. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhq5dE6XJ9o&w=560&h=315]

Dragonboy, a student film by Lisa Allen, Bernie Warman, and Shaofu Zhang at Academy of Art University, is an epic battle for love and honor between a knight, a princess, and a dragon. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/13273095 w=500&h=281]

Thought of You, by Ryan Woodward, is a beautiful 2D animated short that cries over the love between two people that has been cut short by mortality. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/14803194 w=500&h=281]

Red, a student film by Hyunjoo Song at CalArts, is a cute and different take on Red Riding Hood as an innocent short about a young boy liking a girl. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gxrI5CPYIM&w=560&h=315]