Yarn and Lucky

Here are two non-narrative pieces that are quite pleasing to the eye. Adam Avilla and Tony Benna have joined forces to “try our might at becoming an artistic superpower.”

“Our most recent project spawned a notion to animate one of the most unruly mediums known to man: Yarn. After two cold months in a dark warehouse bedroom (which we transformed into a shooting stage) the spot was complete. The result of the exploration left us conjoined at the temple and deprived of precious vitamin D.”

Lucky is the collaboration between Melbourne based All India Radio and Darcy Prendergast’s animation company Dee Pee Studios

“It involves a painstaking animation technique, whereby the team paints in the air with glow sticks, frame after to frame to create entire sequences of animation, sometimes taking a whole night to shoot.”


  • Sara H.

    I really like yarn, watched it a couple times, but lucky seemed a bit too long for a non-narrative piece.. I didnt stay interested long enough to watch it all.

  • G Melissa Graziano

    What would you call the latter technique, with the glo-sticks? Neonimation?

    Whatever it is, it’s awesome! Is it done with a long exposure, at which point you draw the object/character?

  • Iritscen

    I still don’t understand how the glowstick animators can keep track of what they’re drawing in the air, that’s the amazing part for me.

  • Bryan Cowan

    That glow stick animation is something else.

    I saw Darcy Prendergasts other short film at Annecy this year too. Different style, but still cool.