Self-taught Tokyo freelance director/animator Hiraoka Masanobu first caught Stash’s attention in September 2012 with his mesmerizing work for video sharing social network Sincho.tv. Now he’s back with a personal film, a narrative-free, metamorphic liquid-dream that defies prediction and proves relaxing despite its restless pace.
A non-stop feast of design, animation and VFX, Stash 112 packs another 31 creatively and technically outstanding video projects into the Stash Permanent Collection along with great behind-the-scenes features and exclusive interviews with the designers, directors and producers behind the work.
Directing collective bif, aka Jules Janaud and Fabrice Le Nezet, (both seasoned 3D artists in The Mill’s London studio) combine motion capture and procedural animation/rendering to build an full-CG chroma-fest of escalating action for rising Parisian electro artist Azel Phara. [Read more]
Fred Astaire’s groundbreaking rotating set dance number from the 1951 MGM musical comedy Royal Wedding gets a DIY update in this video for “Julia” by Toronto’s Fast Romantics with frontman and director Matthew Angus handing the VFX. [Read more]
The Dvein directing crew teams with fellow Barcelonians and CG/VFX specialists Trizz, plus Madrid VFX shop Lanczos to explore the dangers of drinking extraterrestrial psychotropic fluids in this new music video for “Ghosts” from Brooklyn band Alagoas. [Read more]
Youth Experimental Studio, a multidisciplinary graphic design firm based in Lima, Peru, roto’s up a fluid and sunny treatment for “Hickory” (Featuring Talib Kweli and Boots Riley) by San Francisco musician/author/artist Kool A.D. [Read more]