Film and Animation - the best of 2008

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The film team was blessed with forward thinking from the wonderful Kaotika in developing this new trend in annual news articles for the community. The best of 2008, the GM's for film & animation have included what they believe to be the best of the films posted in 2008 for you to enjoy. :wow:                      

:film:Best Films 2008 – Selection by :iconkariannlax::film:

This collection of my favorite "best of" encompasses more of the film side than animation, simply because with 3 other dedicated GMs for animation, I lean toward viewing more of this side of film. The thing I find outstanding about these works are their all around grab you, catch you and keep your interest elements. Each are unique of course but all have gorgeous cinematography and the artists obviously put a lot of work into the production of these pieces. All of these works can be found in my personal favorite film collection.

:thumb105144505: Parks on fire by scottpagano
:thumb102134463: In2ition by vayabobo
Pretty Girls by Zenfilm
Fairy Catcher by kealanorourke
Incubus drone by aXien

:filmglomp: by de-Mote

:film:Best Films 2008 – Selection  by :iconkaotika::film:

All the selected films have something in common, a similar factor;  the power of making a connection with the spectator through the emotions and simplicity.  It not easy to capture someone's attention and these artists have created a awesome and original "language" to communicate and express their visions of the world. A group of very talented minds...

by polpope
:thumb95571497: by iposiniditos
by yanjin
by eatcakedrinkblood
by woobiee

:clapperboard-man: by crula

:film:Best Films 2008 – Selection by :iconelectrikpinkpirate::film:

These filmmakers are all very talented, each film being one which you just want to watch to the very end. They easily keep an audience's attention, and I am very proud to have them on dA. They vary in style, storytelling, narrative, and cinematography, but each one has something that will leave you breathless (either from captivation or from laughter!). Regardless of your personal tastes or preferences, there's just something about these films that really makes them stand out. These are my film picks for best of 2008, each a personal favorite that has reignited my love of film yet again. These can all be found in my favorites film collection.

by julium
by furryboy80
by Villain-Vision
by SirLongSocks

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by Jack-KN-Photography


:film:Best Animations 2008 – Selection by 2008 by :iconmarker-guru::film:

These are my favourite films of 2008. Thanks to all the wonderful animators that have taken the time to be a part of deviantARTFilm with us.

by Plushpenguin
by Papayaman
by esserawks
by TortueTruc
by FilipWalgraef

:filmeditor: by MisterIngo

:film:Best Animations 2008 – Selection  by :iconfeawen::film:

I chose five of the most outstanding animations I saw in 2008. Of course, there are a lot more that are also very good, but I had to make a choice, and this was a difficult task! They all caught my eyes with there professional or new look. The colours are all beautiful, the animation very good, fluid, and nice renders.

by nancy0039
by Juubee
by esserawks
by Psotek
:thumb98005483: by Julianimator


:film:Best Animations 2008 – Selection by :iconjeriweaver::film:

by J-Button
One of the first applications I processed as a GM for Animation and I thought this film had a great sense of direction. Nice camera moves and amazing atmosphere.

by Black85
The reaction of the characters and the animation is smooth and fluid. It has a very professional feel.

by JonasDeRo
Another great one for atmosphere. Very moody and very professional.

by boum
One of the first films I saw in my watch and I remember being very excited and I wasn't disappointed. It's a very well set film, with great emotion and attention to detail.

by yizhao
A sad story with great timing, great set and nice attention to details. I especially like the very end scene, how it fades off as deaths hand rises.  One of my favourites.

Emotioscar by Chisuka

Thank you all for a most awesome kick ass year of film and animation participation and support! We look forward to rocking your world in 2009 with new films, film makers, events and more, all from your dA Film HQ  deviantartfilm!

:film: :heart: Roxy and the dA Film Team
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Zenfilm's avatar
Deviant film rocks....thanks for the feature. Quite an honor in such good company.
woobiee's avatar
thank you much for the inclusion! :heart:
Black85's avatar
Amazing. Thank you all for the appretiation. I am very pleased to be part of the community :)
steel-fang's avatar
TT___TT I wish I could watch them all.
znow-white's avatar
It's been a fabtastic year for film :w00t: :dance:
Jack-KN-Photography's avatar
thank you for the mention!
i am very happy that i got some exposure! (it doesn't happen a lot to me)
so thanks EPP!
BeehiveStudio's avatar
I wish i could make film =(
boum's avatar
Woah, I'm so grateful for being there. Thank you so much for the feature--and for all these other films I have to check out ;)
J-Button's avatar
Wow! I never expected my animation to be featured under the title of "the best of 2008." It truly is an honour. Thank you. :thanks:
Villain-Vision's avatar
many MANY thanks for the feature! I really appreciate it. I feel very... inspired.
yanjin's avatar
My humble thanks for taking me in :) many many thanks indeed !
It's always great to know that someone felt this MV deserve to be here. I'm sincerely touched !
grannygoodguns's avatar
Wow. amazing selection! :jawdrop:
Psotek's avatar
Thanks a lot for the feature. I really appreciate it :)
Nergling's avatar
Awesome! Pure awesome!
taeliac's avatar
Oh noes! Even more things to go and watch and :+fav:!


Thank you all for making film & animation such an awesome new part of dA!
esserawks's avatar
thanx for the features :3....!! SO nice! Really good picks too!
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AimanStudio's avatar
Hey guys .. you all did a hard work on this article..well done..keep up the great spotlights. :love:
iposiniditos's avatar
many thanks dear Lia!

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