Graham Annable’s Short Masterpieces

Graham Annable’s work exemplifies the best in animation. Devoid of dialogue, his films rely solely on the ability of their characters to convey emotion; their stories told with moving images, sometimes in conjunction with music. It’s animation distilled down to its most basic elements, devoid of the extra trappings that at best get in the way of story and at worst promotes plain old laziness.

In other words, Annable’s work is really good. You should take a look.

4 Responses to “Graham Annable’s Short Masterpieces”

  1. Vivacious G Says:

    Really good stuff. I love non-verbal communication. The first one made me cry, but I am blaming current hormonal imbalance for that.

    Some of the videos are posted twice btw.

  2. Mer Says:

    Holy shit, these are fantastic.

    Gretta, you’re not alone– the first one made me really happy, then really sad.

  3. Nadya Says:

    AHAHAH. There’s a really funny moment AFTER the credits roll at the end of the last clip. The one with the duck was a roller coaster. It was really such a great metaphor for everything from interpersonal relationships to global conflicts. SO SAD, so good.

  4. Webflies » Performance Says:

    […] Annable (previously featured on Coilhouse) presents his new short, “Performance”, an incredible recreation of Meredith Yayanos’s stage […]