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    Blind Draws Interactive Love Story with Coldplay “Ink”

    Veteran Santa Monica motion mavens Blind let you choose your own path to love in the new interactive Coldplay adventure/video called “Ink,” offering over 300 narrative variations all rendered in a seductive illustrative style. Teamed with interactive specialists Interlude, Blind wrote, directed and animated the project. [Read more]

“Welcome to Airbnb” Behind the Scenes

Five weeks and 85 takes later, Cirkus director Christian Greet and crew wrap “Welcome to Airbnb,” a one-minute, one-shot, CG and animation-free project shot with a custom toy train-cam careening through an insanely detailed miniature set where all the transitions happen by hand in real time. Agency: TBWA\Singapore.

The finished spot:
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Brikk: Red Cross “In Another Christmas Carol”

Academy directing collective Brikk (Björn Johansson, Josef Andersson and Samuel Fast) craft an updated retro look for the Swedish Red Cross, clearly illustrating a less than brilliant version of Christmas despite the lack of sub-titles. [Read more]

Behind the Mic: The Science of Talking with Computers

Insightful/inspiring short film about “speech recognition, language understanding, neural nets, and using our voices to communicate with the technology around us” directed by Jessica Brillhart at Google Creative Lab with production and post handled by Artjail. [Read more]

Old Spice “Dadsong” He’s a Man! He’s a Boy!

Powered by brilliant lyrics from Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Concords), Biscuit director Andreas Nilsson and The Mill belt out “Dadsong” (the sequel to “Momsong”) for Old Spice thru Wieden+Kennedy, Portland.

Tim Davies, CD/2D lead at The Mill: “It was a hilarious shoot in Prague with brilliant casting of local Czech actors and watching Andreas manage to get a phenomenal performance out of each person despite the language barriers was amazing.

“We made prosthetic arms for the last two shots which were puppeteered to run across the floor and up the the picture frame. These arms were mainly used as a reference and to try and get some sort of quirky feel to the shots. On set we also filmed the mom’s real hands which we then tracked onto the prosthetics and then retextured the arms with real skin.” [Read more]

Persistent Peril: Diagrams “Phantom Power”

Brighton animation and illustration studio Persistent Peril kicks up a brisk and bouncy music video for UK band Diagrams about a man who “travels to a secluded clearing in the woods and opens portals to his past in order to reflect on his relationship. In a drunken stupor, he accidentally lets the past bleed though […] [Read more]

Interstellar Time Capsule Intro

Elastic CD/filmmakers David Brodie and Angus Wall introduce the ambitious and quietly emotional Interstellar Time Capsule project which invites you to contribute multi-media evidence humans are worthy inhabitants of planet Earth.

Powered by Google Play and curated by Christopher Nolan with production by Elastic and finishing by a52. [Read more]

Gentleman Scholar: Lexus’s LF-C2 “Solar Eclipse”

Combining sleek live footage of the previously unseen Lexus LF-C2 concept with ominous matte paintings, Gentleman Scholar and Team One indulge in what a friend of mine likes to call vehicular porn.

“Playing with illumination and carefully manipulating shadow, we hoped to tell a story with atmospheric wonder and stunning visuals. By hand-painting vast, dreamlike expanses and weaving them with tightly composed shots of the vehicle’s sleek contour, our goal was to leave viewers ruminating on the exciting future of automotive design.” [Read more]

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Frédéric Bonpapa “Light Motif”

London filmmaker/CG artist Frédéric Bonpapa anchors “Light Motif” on the rigorous architecture of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, Section II, using procedural and key-framed animation to create an austere, mesmerizing and fully-CG short. [Read more]