Happy Friday, everyone! This week’s Favorites are a beautiful short by Charles Huettner, a Cartoon Brew article about Pixar’s new CG techniques, a monthly animation challenge, and a link to Daniel Sousa‘s Oscar-nominated short “Feral”.

“The Jump”

“The Jump” is Charles Huettner‘s contribution to Late Night Work Club, a collective of indie animators. You can watch the rest of the Late Night Work Club videos here.

“Pixar Makes Painterly CG: New Research Could Change The Look of Their Films” – An interesting article by Cartoon Brew about how animators at Pixar are exploring ways to “achieve more expressive rendering styles that disregard the perfect boundaries of computer graphics rendering and mimic traditional painting techniques.”

Chris Pianka’s “Light”-themed contribution to LoopdeLoop.

LoopdeLoop – “LoopdeLoop is an animation challenge. Each month, animators from around the world create looping animations based on a given topic.”

“Feral” by Daniel Sousa – “Feral” is Daniel Sousa’s Oscar-nominated short about ” a wild boy who is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization.” It is currently available to stream online for $1, or to purchase for $2.