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In recognition of Glow: Discover the Art of Light and in celebration of the holidays, these animations capture winter’s cool gleam and the heart’s warm glow.
The Arctic by Wenting Zhu (2018, 3 min.)
This film captures crystallization, revealing radiant growth patterns of different salts. It serves as a reminder of the “stunning beauty of the ice worlds.” Produced by Yan Liang, founder of Beauty of Science.
White Out by Jeffrey Scher (2007, 3 min.)
Composed of more than 2,000 individual watercolor paintings animated into a celebratory world of winter play. “Snow is particularly joyful in how it transforms everything it covers.” Music by Shay Lynch.
Candle by Evelien Lohbeck (2008, 1 min.)
This brief, yet delightfully inventive animation, comes to life with unexpected and magical results.
The Arctic Fox by Annlin Chao (2016, 9 min.)
This award-winning animation follows the story of an Arctic fox who longs for home and escapes from a zoo. We accompany this beautiful creature as it moves from urban landscapes into the wild. Music by Ying Chih Chen.
The Boy Who Loved the Moon by Rino Alaimo (2015, 7 min.)
An allegorical story of an imaginative, lonely boy who sets out on a series of adventures in search of the moon’s warm glow. Narrated by Timothy Block with music by Stefano Barone.
Photo from The Arctic Fox. Courtesy of Annlin Chao.