Stash 106: 90 More Minutes of Brilliance

The Stash permanent collection continues to grow as issue 106 archives another 31 outstanding motion design, animation and VFX projects for our loyal base of professional and student subscribers.

This issue features 90+ minutes of commercials, broadcast design, music videos, brand films, short films and behind the scenes extras from the planet’s top artists and filmmakers with production notes, toolkit and links for every project – Plus stills, style frames, exclusive interviews.


TRY STASH FREE FOR 30 DAYS and discover the stories behind the work. [Read more]

Maxime Bruneel: Diplo and Swick “Dat a Freak”

Bruneel Diplo & Swick | STASH MAGAZINE

Multi-faceted director Maxime Bruneel and the Chez Eddy crew in Paris roto their lives away on “Dat a Freak” by Diplo and Swick by “painstakingly working through all the best twerking footage in the world.” Not completely safe for work or home depending on the company you keep and your opinion of butt-centric choreography. [Read more]

Rafael Parra Toro: “POP ON OP” Kickstarter

Gotta love Brooklyn kinetic artist Rafael Parra Toro‘s interactive book project on Kickstarter called “POP ON OP,” 110 pages of hands-on, real-time, op-art fun for all ages. [Read more]

Tendril: Pitching and Missing “The Zone”

Tendril The Zone | STASH MAGAZINE

Having worked with the Tendril crew on the opening for our STYLE FRAMES conference, I know first hand how much passion they invest in their projects and pitches. Although this pitch for the YTV kids’ show “The Zone” (with sound by John Black at Cypher Audio) is the tonal opposite of the SF work, there is no doubting the care and precision involved. [Read more]

Matt Greenwood: “Elements of Design” Interview

Greenwood Elements of Design | STASH MAGAZINE

Toronto motion veteran Matt Greenwood recently published his personal homage to design, “because even though I have been working as a designer for many years, I still love the process.”

STASH: After carefully laying out the elements of design you end with the advice to “just move things around until they feel right.” Was this intentionally contradictory or cheeky?

Matt Greenwood: The line “Just move things around until it feels right” (with a subtle emphasis on “feels”) was intended to suggest that learning the rules is important, but for me at least, using intuition is essential. I also wanted to hint at breaking these rules shouldn’t be off the table.

It may come across as dismissive, but it was intended to be more of a encouragement to not get caught up worrying if the established formula is correct, because I think visual aesthetics can be subjective. [Read more]

Strange Beast has Parallel Teeth

Parallel Teeth Strange Beast | STASH MAGAZINE

New Zealand director/animator/illustrator and “maker of things” Rob Wallace, aka Parallel Teeth, joins the roster of London’s Strange Beast. [Read more]