Panagiotis Tsimpiridis

Digital Design – Animation

Panagiotis Tsimpiridis

Digital Design – Animation

Beachless

Panagiotis Tsimpiridis, animation, Beachless

Thesis project at the Center for Advanced Digital Applications – School of Continuing & Professional Studies – New York University (2010).

Music (used with permission)
to glenti – with Kiriaki Spanou, music and lyrics by Nikos Oikonomidis (oikonomidis music)
again – composed by moby (mobygratis)
improvisation on toubelekia – performed by Andreas Papas and Vangelis Karipis (fm records)

Beachless is an animated short film about a man going to the beach. His attempts for an empty spot are in vain, since either the beach is overcrowded or his over-consuming habits prevent him from finding space to relax.

The story is a humorous comment on our contemporary society’s over-consumerism; it suggests that the long-lasting assumption that acquisitions improve our lives and make us happier is not true. It is when we realize which are our true needs that we find the way to happiness.

Beachless’ design references the era when the term consumer was born, the 1950s and 1960s. It is a combination of elements of the Modern Design cartoons, such as the visible outlines and the color that follows the lines loosely for static elements like the environment, and that of contemporary 3d animation style for the character and props.

Panagiotis Tsimpiridis, animation
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Festivals & Screenings

  • Cinemarian, Athens, July 2014
  • AnimERT, ertopen.com, October 2013
  • 6th New York Greek Film Festival, October 2012
  • 9th San Francisco Greek Film Festival, May 2012
  • 2nd Be There! Corfu Animation Festival, April 2012
  • 7th Animfest Athens, March 2012
  • 23rd Trieste Film Festival, January 2012
  • 4th London Greek Film Festival, October 2011
  • 6th International Cyprus Film Festival, October 2011
  • Animasyros 4.0 International Animation Festival + Forum, September 2011
  • 1st Digital Film Festival Athens, July 2011. Honorable Mention

Press

  • 5 wonderful greek animation shorts, in2life.gr, September 2013
  • Beachless: The ideal beach is only there… where you don’t expect it!, flix.gr, July 2012
  • Cartoons à la grecque, TA NEA, March 2012
  • We have animation in Greece too, ΒΗΜagazino, March 2012
  • Beachless, moveit.gr, March 2012
  • Beachless, enfo.gr, February 2012
  • With computers and plasticine, ΤΑ ΝΕΑ, February 2012
  • Beachless: a greek animation short in the International Film Festival of Trieste, flix.gr, January 2012

Exhibitions & Publishing

  • 70 years of Greek Animation (1945-2015). ASIFA HELLAS – Hellenic Animation Association & SNF – Stavros Niarchos Foundation, October 2016
  • 70 years of Greek Animation (1945-2015). Retrospective Exhibition, November 2015
Panagiotis Tsimpiridis, animation, screenshot
Panagiotis Tsimpiridis, animation, pre-production, concept art
Panagiotis Tsimpiridis, animation, pre-production, concept art
Panagiotis Tsimpiridis, animation
Panagiotis Tsimpiridis, animation