Paris directing collective PLANKTOON (aka Sun, Alban, Fabrice, Alexandre and Sebastien) step outside their usual realm of fun/colorful 3D character work for this powerful monochrome fundraising appeal created for French AIDS charity Sidaction thru Passion Paris and Leo Burnett. If you have kids of any age, it’s [Read more]
TBWA\Media Arts Lab references everything from The Simpsons and Pac-Man to the Cookie Monster, Hello Kitty and the Beats logo in this highly likable ode to the love users have for their MacBook Airs. Cynics, Mac haters and lovers of Separated at Birth will notice the similarities to a certain Google Play spot produced by The Mill earlier this year…
Barcelona design house Folch Studio invites Zeitguised (Amsterdam’s grand masters of cool weirdness) to help launch Odiseo Magazine No.4 and the result is “sim | stim” which they describe as “a cargo cult of sensual nano-alchemy. The film celebrates temporary mummification of the body by engaging in an erotic [Read more]
Glassworks Amsterdam director/animator Daniel Hope takes liberties with the natural order of predator-prey releationships in these two CG-masquerading-as-stop-motion clips for the bi-annual ad-scene networking events in Amsterdam called X-Pollination. [Read more]
Gary Basemen launched a Kickstarter film project today inspired by the heroics of his father Ben Baseman who escaped death at the hands of the Nazi’s twice and then fought against them as a partizan for four years.
Baseman and director David Charles need the cash to travel to the Ukraine “to uncover the Holocaust experiences of Baseman’s parents, and re-imagine their heroic stories through an inspiring, fantastical, heart-wrenching odyssey.”
A worthy cause made all the more appealing with very collectable pledge perks and prizes including this limited edition Partizan poster co-designed by Baseman and Shepard Fairey based on an old photograph of Baseman’s father.
A warm, dreamlike tale of reverse evolution from director Rok Predin and producer Richard Barnett at Trunk in London, this new CG short called “One of a Kind” features 70 characters bound together by a quietly commanding VO from actor Jim Carter (“Shakespeare in Love,” “Downtown Abbey”) and music by [Read more]
Psyop and CD Gerald Ding spent six days in Kingston, Jamaica, scouting for talent and locations to serve as the base for their free-wheeling 2D cel animation in one of three videos commissioned by The House of Marley to launch the company’s latest portable audio system, an eco-friendly Bluetooth beauty called the Get Together. [Read more]
European broadcast branding veterans BDA Creative team with the CG crew at London’s Studio Hansa to refresh the on-air look for the Fine Living Channel across Europe, the Middle East and Africa with a finely detailed, photo-real and full-3D treatment
“Due to budgetary factors and logistics, shooting six wildly varying scenes was not an option (the scenes needed to embody smartly designed spaces that could be international and aspirational). We decided that the best option was to go totally CGI for flexibility, control and efficiency.”