Behind the Scenes: BBC Music “God Only Knows”

Grab a look at the labor behind the 90 VFX shots The Mill created for the recent BBC Music launch spot from Riff Raff director Francois Rousselet and Red Bee Media featuring 26 music stars joining Brian Wilson for a grand version of The Beach Boys’ classic “God Only Knows.”

Watch the finished spot below:

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Tomek Bagiński and Platige Image for Witcher 3 “Wild Hunt”

“Dark, violent and massively ambitious” could describe just about any major 3D game cinematic released in the last couple years but this huge new CG-fest from Platige Image for CD Projekt Red’s Witcher 3 ups the ante a notch or two and is the first to feature a death by, wait for it… crow-to-the-eye! [Read more]

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Giant Ant: “Stickboy, An Opera in Three Acts”

Vancouver motion phenoms Giant Ant push their story telling talents into dark, dramatic, wide-screen territory with this riveting animated backdrop commissioned by the Vancouver Opera for “Stickboy” based on the book of the same name by Canadian spoken word artist Shane Koyczan with music by Neil Weisensel. [Read more]

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Buck and McDonalds “Heart Winter”

Jingle-bell-happy 2D/3D animated :30 from Ryan Honey and the Buck LA crew for McDonalds seasonal “hot and tasty white cocoa refreshment” featuring enough cute character work and clever transitions to last you through the holidays. Agency: Leo Burnett. [Read more]

Time Lapse of Sarofsky’s Warehouse to Studio Reno

Insightful and detailed look at the total rehab of a “beat-up, old, barrel-truss building” in Chicago’s West Loop by Erin Sarofsky and Mark Olthoff of Olson Kundig Architects into an expansive new studio that would feel right at home in Santa Monica, Venice or Culver City. [Read more]

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Framestore, Daniel Kleinman and Mr Bean for Snickers

Framestore recreates ancient China by moonlight in meticulous detail for Daniel Kleinman‘s Snickers “House of Flying Bean” spot, Rowan Atkinson’s first return to advertising since the ’90s.

MPC integrated digital roof extensions, matte paintings for the sky and the distant mountains plus the detailed 3D foreground elements including houses, streets and soldiers. [Read more]

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Michal Socha Goes Inside Homer for New Couch Gag

Seriously deranged new Simpsons open from designer/director Michał Socha and the animation crew at BrosFX in Warsaw, Poland thru LA-based Acme Filmworks. [Read more]

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Tomek Bagiński, Platige Image: ESA “Ambition”

Seismic-grade earth-bending from director Tomek Bagiński and Poland’s Platige Image in this short for the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission starring Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) and Aisling Franciosi (The Fall) which premiered at BFI Southbank in London as part of the British Film Institute’s [Read more]