Intimate and funny first person peek into the very SoCal childhood of Jack Black by Montreal’s graphic artist/animator/director of the moment Nicolas Ménard. With sponsorship from Google Play, California Sunday Magazine commissioned the clip as part of their “California Inspires Me” project. [Read more]
Refreshing take on the design event title sequence from director Derrick Pitts and the crew at Johannesburg creative agency Monarchy to open PromaxBDA Africa. So many fun/bizarre/random ultra-short bursts of design packed into 70 seconds all held together by the cinematography and surgical edit by Jean-Yves Martin. [Read more]
Motion designer Sander van Dijk just released a smart and powerful color management tool for After Effects called Ray Dynamic Color, the same tool he uses on projects at Buck like IBM Datagrams and Onward Internet.
Sander van Dijk: “Currently all the colors in your After Effects project live in their own place, even if some elements in your scene have the same color. When you want change or try a different color it’s almost impossible because you have to change each individual color of every element in the project. Imagine if all the elements that share the same color have the ability to be dynamically linked to one color source.”
Academy directing collective Brikk (Björn Johansson, Josef Andersson and Samuel Fast) craft an updated retro look for the Swedish Red Cross, clearly illustrating a less than brilliant version of Christmas despite the lack of sub-titles. [Read more]
Insightful/inspiring short film about “speech recognition, language understanding, neural nets, and using our voices to communicate with the technology around us” directed by Jessica Brillhart at Google Creative Lab with production and post handled by Artjail. [Read more]
The Stash Permanent Collection keeps growing with Stash 108 adding another 31 brilliant animation, VFX and motion design projects totaling over 110 minutes of inspiration and insight including our biggest line up of behind-the-scenes yet, plus exclusive interviews with the designer and directors behind the work. [Read more]