Happy Friday! Our Favorites this week are a beautiful video that combines 3D animation with a handmade look, a nonprofit with a wonderful mission, information about a great event happening here in Boston at the ICA, and (best of all) aliens!


Alameda, “New Leaf” by Legwork Studio – “The goal was to combine the hand-made feel of painting with the perfection of 3D camera movement and environments.”


Animation for a Cause is a nonprofit that creates short explanatory motion graphics projects for social causes that need a voice. Check out their introductory video:


Best of the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival 2013 – If you’re located here in Boston, you’ll want to check out this screening of a selection of audience favorites and award winners from the 2013 Ottawa International Animation Festival, happening this Saturday and Sunday at the ICA.


By Andy Martin

By Andy Martin

Illustrated Aliens – Animator, illustrator, and musician Andy Martin created a year’s worth of alien illustrations and animations. You can also watch his work on his Vimeo channel, The Planets.