Yule Log 2.0, the holiday-themed showcase of animation artists and studios, has returned for a fourth edition.
The showcase, conceived by New York-based designer and animation director Daniel Savage, is based on the the original Christmas-themed Yule Log TV show that started airing on New York television station WPIX in 1966 and featured a yule log burning in a fireplace with Christmas music for a couple of hours duration.
You can see a selection of the films below. At www.watchyulelog.com, viewers can watch a stream of over 50 yule log-inspired shorts chosen from nearly 1,000 applications. The jury that chose the animators consisted of Michelle Higa Fox, Justin Cone, and Jorge R. Canedo. The result is a nice cross-section of artists, and a handy reference guide to contemporary visual styles in come.