Robert Löbel graduated in 2012 with a degree in illustration and graphic design from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences where he created this clever and breezy animated short as his graduation project. Full of innovative low-key gags rendered in a muted palette and held together with sound design by David Kamp, [Read more]
London motion directing duo Mr. Kaplin (aka Robert Glassford, Daniel Zucco) and Dublin audio house Echolab help drive donations for UK housing and homeless charity Shelter with the gentlest film we have ever witnessed. Mr. Kaplan: “If you enjoy the short, please make a small donation to our TIP JAR. All donations will be [Read more]
Out to prove their abilities beyond motion design, leftchannel spec out a sinuous, psychotropic and all too brief Target spot showcasing the talents of their character animation team lead by Jenna Jaillet and Taehee Lee.
Jaillet joins leftchannel after three years of feature work at Sony Image Works: “With a camera move as complicated as this you need a lot of communication between the different departments involved. We have very talented artists here and the end product of ‘Under The Big Top’ effectively melds hand-drawn animation with 3D and graphic design seamlessly.” [Read more]
Los Angeles CG and animation force Laundry! re-team with director Rich Lee to showcase Eminem’s machine gun wordplay and razor wit by casting him as a resurrection of Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel’s mid-80s ADHD poster boy Max Headroom. The result is a mesmerizing, smirk-inducing six-minute [Read more]
Toronto’s Crush takes on the supporting VFX role in this austere and elegant piece set to “Avalanche” by Leonard Cohen from Canadian director Ben Shirinian and choreographer/dancer Guillaume Côté produced thru Shirinian’s Toronto studio KLP with a grant from Bravo!FACT.
Shirinian says Lost in Motion II is, “about showcasing a universal take on where any artist retreats to in their mind when they expose themselves and their work. I wanted to create a setting that truly embodied and visually represented feelings of vulnerability, loneliness, danger, and beauty all at once.
“Guillaume and I came up with the physical environment of a lonely, eroding cliff top in the sky surrounded by looming, full, dark, clouds and prominent wind, rain, thunder and lighting, to represent the inner turmoil and feelings experienced by an artist.”
Watch the BTS here…
Psyop and McCann help Toshiba battle the iPad Xmas factor with a surreal and painterly dive through four fantasy-fueled worlds using 3D cameras and matte paintings to create a fractal zoom. Psyop co-director Fletcher Moules: “We worked to define four key themes of the tablet to be characterized throughout the spot: film and [Read more]
The Vancouver motion scene has long been dominated by TV series and feature work with occasional bursts of killer commercial VFX from studios like The Embassy, but Giant Ant, who bill themselves as a “storytelling studio who develop and produce content for digital platforms and television,” are quietly building an [Read more]
Hey USA-types, before you doze off after stuffing your gob this evening, plunk down 99 cents on iTunes and buy Thanksgiving’s first comic-philanthropic-anthem called “Tryptophan Slow Jam” an ode to the tranquilizing powers of a certain essential amino acid found in turkey and, as it turns out, a whole lot of other foods [Read more]
Another week, another impossibly accomplished animated film from a French animation school. Witness the complex and richly detailed graduation project called “Oru Burus” from Supinfocom students Anton Brand, Guillaume Klein, Charlotte Quillet and Raphaël Théolade. And then watch the Behind the Scenes clips to see [Read more]