Monday, December 31, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Leopold Survage

Leopold Survage was one of the first artists to theorize and design a work of abstract animation. Due to WWI none of his ideas were brought to fruition until recently. Here is a letter that Survage wrote explaining his ideas.

"Color, Movement, Rhythm
     Painting, having liberated itself from the conventional forms of objects in the exterior world, has conquered the terrain of abstract forms.  It must get rid of its last and principal shackle - immobility - so as to become as supple and rich a means of expressing our emotions as music is.  Everything that is accessible to us has its duration in time, which finds its strongest manifestation in rhythm, action, and movement, real, arranged and unarranged.
     I will animate my painting, I will give it movement.  I will introduce rhythm into the concrete action of my abstract painting, born of my interior life; my instrument will be the cinematographic film, this true symbol of accumulated movement.  It will execute the "scores" of my visions, corresponding to my state of mind in its successive phases.
     I am creating a new visual art in time, that of colored rhythm and of rhythmic color."
                                                                                                             Paris, 1914
                                                                                                           -Leopold Survage

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Making of Primal Rage (1994)

This makes me want to buy an arcade...

Out of the Silent Planet - C.S. Lewis

After reading this book, I am thoroughly interested in reproducing it visually.  If you have yet to check out C.S. Lewis' space trilogy, I highly recommend it.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

History of the GIF

My good friend Mr. Stuart Bury brought this wonderful little claymation infomercial to my attention the other day.


Inspiration kicks in again as I attempt to keep this blog active. I've now embedded this feed on my website, ( and will now use this solely as an inspiration tank.  Feel free to share your inspirations in the comments below.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I come bearing works

It's been a strange, confusing, complicated past few months. Regardless, here's some stuff...

Diamonds from Evan Tedlock on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Beck's Beginning: Tron Uprising - Disney XD

Normally I am pretty adamantly against anything that Disney puts on television but this show looks amazing!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

'I Will Never Change' by Benga

Animated by Us using old vinyl records cut precisely to size.

and some production images courtesy of Creative Review , taken by Ben Jacobs.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

'The Eagleman Stag' by Mikey Please

Quite an amazing storytelling style and super stylish stopmotion.

and a brief making of

Sunday, May 6, 2012

'Blast Off' by Rubber House

Created by Ivan Dixon of Rubber House.
The timing, colors and limited style all come together quite nicely. Watch it on loop a few times, it never gets old.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

'Jericho' by Liam Gavin

This is a wonderful little short utilizing a giant puppet and some slick digital comp.  It starts off sad but ends with a great jolt of inspiration. Bravo!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Low Brow No Brow

I'm having an art show!!

If you live around the Kansas City Area you should definitely consider attending this event. It's not going to be your regular 'run of the mill' art show. It's free and open to the public with tasty snacks, delicious Arnold Palmers, art work, animation, and music. Bring your friends and support the local arts!!

Artwork from Lua Pettit, Max Pond, and Evan Tedlock

Saturday, February 4, 2012

'Rotate' Painting Series in progress

Here are the beginning shots of what will be a long progression of snap shots documenting my art making process for this series of 10 paintings.  Follow the whole process on Instagram or at my Twitter

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Yet another film I cannot wait to see!

Guy Laramee Carved Book Landscapes

Mr. Laramee, a man of unlimited talents, has embarked on an adventure of archaeological discovery.  Instead of digging in the sands of Mexico he has chosen to harvest monuments of the ancients from old tomes. Astonishing work!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Matthew Dear - 'In the Middle (I Met You There)' ft. Jonny Pierce

Sic doesn't even begin to describe how this video makes me feel. Also, how the hell did they make this?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Active Child - 'Hanging On'

Fishing never looked so beautiful, and Active Child has now caught my attention.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hooray for Earth - "True Loves" (Cereal Spiller remix) video by Cyriak

I love this band and I love this animation artist! What could be better?

Dick Laurent is Dead - 'Colour in Your Hands' ft. FINK

I absolutely love it when a music video separates the video from the music in order to drive a story. The cinematography and aesthetic are astoundingly beautiful.

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