An experimental animated short by Brooklyn-based animator Andy Kennedy, Accumulonimbus depicts various objects moving around in a spin cycle. The sophisticated patterns and rhythms of movement are mesmerizing, and a reminder of how animation can create moods and experiences that are not possible in any other medium. Kennedy’s website has an extensive behind-the-scenes section that shows how he made the film in stop-motion as well as the incredible amount of pre-planning that went into its making. The music, which I felt worked against the visual timing in certain instances but which grew on me during the second viewing, was composed by Kennedy too.
(Thanks, Mike Rauch)