Polish director Malgorzata Rzanek draws on the medieval theme “dance of death” to create a rhythmic and light-hearted five-minute reflection on our inevitable demise inspired by classic Polish film posters. “Danse Macabre” screened this week as part of La Sélection Cinéfondation at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Rzanek who defines herself as “a non-serious person who has a distance to life”, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 2012 with a MA degree. She was also granted a degree with honours from the Hieronim Neumann’s Studio of Animated Film and Lech Majewski’s Studio of Graphic Design. She specializes in animation, effects, short films, promotional videos, music videos, scenarios and storyboards. [Read more]
ECD Ryan Honey and CD Joshua Harvey lead the Buck crew on a riveting 2D/3D journey for UK charity ChildLine, a confidential, 24-hour counseling service for anyone under 19. Artful abstraction, dynamic typography and engaging transitions keep you glued even as the message becomes uncomfortable. [Read more]
The world is just so way better when you share Oreo’s and here’s the proof: a striking 3D/2D confection cooked up by ECD/partner Brien Holman and the crew at Royale in LA and featuring heavy behavioral modification of your favorite fairy tale and folklore characters. Agency: The Martin Agency.
Don’t miss Mill+ NY ECD Angus Kneale and BBDO ECD Toygar Bazarkaya at Collider, June 10 at 10am as they present a look at the concept and execution of this new spot for PETA called “98% Human.” The superb performance from this CG chimp, very effectively pushes forward both PETA’s goal to remove real [Read more]
Join this historic live event and help broaden and amplify the ongoing conversation surrounding the VFX crisis.
The event will allow both the in-room and live streaming audience to vote on key issues using their mobile devices and computers. The results of these polls will be tabulated in realtime and shared live with the world.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Saul Hudson (aka Slash of GnR) makes his feature film producing debut at Cannes this year with “Nothing Left to Fear,” with Prime Focus on board for the VFX. These frames where crafted by first-time director Anthony Leonardi III who actually first gained notice as a storyboard artist on films like “Rango” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and designed creatures for Keanu Reeves to face in “Constantine”.
Slash: “I have always been a huge horror fan, and creating films that take you back to the days where horror movies actually scared the hell out of you is something I have always wanted to do.” [Read more]
On June 9th, join designer/director Dave Glanz for his Collider master class “Integrating 3D Dynamics into a Motion Graphics Workflow“.
Creating high level motion graphics for broadcast in today’s world of tighter budgets and shorter deadlines means artists must take advantage of every time saving tool at their disposal. Rigid body physics-based dynamics software is one of those tools when understood and applied effectively can mean the difference between profit and loss on a project. [Read more]
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Director Luciano Neves and the CLAN vfx crew in São Paulo gather seven fellow artists and designers to contribute their own animation styles to this three-minute charmer and effectively make the point that the Red Cross works “through the cooperation of everyone.” [Read more]
On Monday, June 10th at the COLLIDER Conference in New York, Disney director/animator John Kahrs takes the stage to guide you through his personal behind-the-scenes look at the groundbreaking, hand-drawn and CG hybrid process developed for his 2013 Oscar-winning short film “Paperman,” as well as offering an inspiring look at his creative process as a director and animator. [Read more]