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Against The Grain by Jonathan Chong

Badge finalist Finalist for The Film Skillet Winter 2012/2013 Animation Contest in Animation - Stop Motion

Using over 5000 images and close to a 1000 pencils, Against the Grain is a stop motion, animated music video created for indie-folk artist Hudson.
Directed and animated by Jonathan Chong, Against the Grain speaks to the inner child in all of us – about the realisation that we can break free from the pack and follow our passions in life.
This vibrant and colourful clip is based around a mainstay from our humble artistic efforts throughout childhood – coloured pencils.

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Adasha Knight over 5 years ago

Very cute!!!


D. Inman-Zadeh about 6 years ago

The music and the animation is up lifting. Everyone loves a rainbow; the creative use of the color pencils is inspiring. Dare to be different, dare to be you.

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R Hanra about 6 years ago

what a talent! X

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Jendi Bright about 6 years ago

Loved it, Jono!! :-)

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ANNE OBERIN about 6 years ago

Love it Jono!!!

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Peter Hanrahan about 6 years ago


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Martina Oehlinger about 6 years ago

love it!


Qing Han about 6 years ago

Great job! I really like it!

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Rob Bruce about 6 years ago

Catchy, upbeat alternative groove rhythmically timed to stop-motion animated pencils. I really enjoy this film not only for it's outstanding visuals but also for the music. Bravo! rob


patrick norris about 6 years ago

very cool!!!!


Ezelle Frees over 6 years ago

I've seen this film more than five times and I still don't get tired of it.

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Jeremy Norris over 6 years ago

This is one of my all time favorite Stop Motion Animations.