If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you'll be no stranger to our weekly #AmazingFilms - a pick of short films (one a week) that have stood out to us as particularly effective in their message, doing unique things with the medium or just worth sharing for whatever reason. Whether you're in video production yourself or just in search of great new content to absorb - it's always beneficial to see what's being created! With another month down, we're now half way through the year - so we've compiled all of May's best picks here for you, just in case you missed any!
'KAHOLO'A'Ā' - Bradley Tangonan
Our first pick of May went to Bradley Tangonan's stunning visualisation of mankind's link with nature - through the eyes of a native Hawaiian ranger. KAHOLO'A'Ā builds a rich aesthetic around voiceover and gorgeous visuals, which show off the beauty of nature and left our jaw's pretty firmly on the floor. Check it out if you're a fan of the film look and tight storytelling.
'36 Days of Type' - Albert Oriol
Okay so our second pick of the month is a little more weird - but in a totally brilliant way. We're big fans of weird and creative ideas coming to life, and Albert Oriol's 36 day experiment does just that. After contacting 36 different artist with unique visual styles, Oriol decided to create an alphabet of animations, all based off each artists' style. The result is a strange and eye-catching collection of animations, spanning lads of different styles, which is every bit as impressive as it is strange.
'No More Knives LDN' - Will & Carly
Next up from May was Will & Carly's powerful look at London's surge in knife crime. Told through spoken word, with a visual accompaniment in the form of stunning 16mm imagery capturing dance, nature and different generations; it's a refreshing way of tackling a timely, difficult and important topic.
'Procrastinators' - Nas Alhusain
Our final pick for May is another animated beauty, in the form of Nas Alhusain's weird and wonderful ode to all those procrastinators out there (who are we kidding we're definitely guilty of some of these traits...). We love the simple and charming animation style used to bring each character to life. Check it out for strange and eerily relatable minute...