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Instagram Resources for Animators

It goes without saying that social media is mostly be a pointless time drain, but sometimes it can be used to insert great art and valuable influences into daily life. Recently I’ve found a few decent instagram accounts that highlight interesting animations, works to get inspiration from or resources to study. Here are a few of my favourites.

Anti-CGI
https://www.instagram.com/anti_cgi/
Anti-CGI is dedicated to practical effects, atmospheric stills and strange cinematic imagery. Heaps of gritty and dark influences to be found here.

99Machinders
https://www.instagram.com/99machinders/
A repository of captivating anime clips, 70’s japanese Tokusatsu, and manga. This instagram has so much visually dynamic and … imagery.

Animation Resources
https://www.instagram.com/animation_resources/
Clips of mostly 30’s, 40’s and 50’s animations from Warner Bros, UPA, Fleischer Studios and other of that ilk. Pretty useful for what it is but all pretty mainstream ‘cartoony’ animation.

Bittycar
https://www.instagram.com/bittycar/
An eclectic mix of 40’s and 50’s animation, graphical illustrations and forgotten pop-culture.

There’s probably more great accounts that I haven’t found yet so if you have any good resources leave a comment. I’m working on getting www.instagram.com/undergroundanimation off the ground but I’m still trying to figure out the right settings to upload videos. When I get some free time I’ll begin uploading some interesting clips.

-Hamish S

Happy New Year you sick animation freaks!

Phwoar! I’ve had a pretty hectic month travelling to visit family and partying a little too hard with friends, but now I’m back.

I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things with the film pre-production over the next few days. I’m still deep in storyboard territory which I’m getting better and faster at. I’ll write a post soon on how I’m drawing the storyboards and the things I’ve learnt in the last month or two.

My new years plan is to update and expand Underground Animation content. Whether it’s reviews of unusual animations, tips & tutorials or just updates on my film, there should be new content on here at least once a week.

I’m also expanding Underground Animation to Instagram and Tumblr. The instagram will be mostly animation sequences and stills from things I’ve found, and the occaisonal photo of what I’m up to. The tumblr will largely be a collection of animation stills, background art, posters and it’ll be a sort of animation inspiration board. I’m not sure how much interest it’ll get on those platforms but if you’re keen have a look and subscribe.

That’s it from me for now. I hope all your projects are going swell and I’ll have more bizarre animation stuff for you soon!

-Hamish S