Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Art animation comes to DVD with new label CALF

by Chris MaGee

Some very good news for fans of Japanese art animation came out this past week. For so many of you tracked down the work of animators like Koji Yamamura, Kei Oyama, Maya Yonesho, and Atsushi Wada (amongst others) is very difficult to downright impossible. It looks as if that situation will be changing with the founding of brand new DVD Label CALF.

Established by Nobuaki Doi CALF will be bringing a series of DVDs to the market that will feature the work of some of the best and most influential art animators. CALF has already announced their first two DVDs, one featuring the work of animator Mirai Mizue (above left) and the other featuring the work of art collective Tochka (above right). Both these DVDs are set to be released on August 31st with more DVDs to follow thereafter.

Check out CALF's official website here to see how you can purchase these two DVDs and get more info on this great new label. To whet your appetites here's a short clip of Tochka creating on of their mid-air light and colour animations.

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