Creating Low Budget Magic for De Staat’s “Witch Doctor”

Studio Smack_De Staat | STASH MAGAZINE

How can a music video director make their low budget production punch out of the frothy torrent of visual media released everyday? The truth is (and therefore the fun is), no one has a clue. Enter Studio Smack, Floris Kaayk and their intense new work for “Witch Doctor” by Dutch alt rockers De Staat. [Read more]

Raven Kwok: Karma Fields “Skyline”

Raven Kwok_Skyline | STASH MAGAZINE

Raven Kwok (aka Guo, Ruiwen) re-teams with Monstercat’s mysterious musical artist Karma Fields to create this mesmerizing, code-based generative video using Voronoi tessellation, a geometric model dating to René Descartes’ 1644 vortex theory of planetary motion. [Read more]

Boom! Stash 113 Drops

Stash 113 inducts another 31 brilliant motion projects into the Stash Permanent Collection complete with behind-the-scenes features plus exclusive interviews with the animation, VFX and design talent behind the work. [Read more]

Dancing with Death: Stromae “Quand C’est?”

Benuts_Stromae Mosaert | STASH MAGAZINE

Back in April, Belgian rapper/pop-star Stromae teamed with French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet to take on the evils of social media in “Carmen”. Now, upping the darkness quotient several notches, he recruits director Xavier Reyé and Belgian VFX house Benuts for this spectacular interpretation of cancer. [Read more]

Legs “Gone” Wild: Los Perez and Exit for JR JR


Freed from the burden of carrying their upper halves, legs unleash their inner footloose in this feel-good promo for Detroit’s indie duo JR JR (formerly Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.) from Little Minx directors Los Perez (aka Adrian Perez and Tania Verduzco) with the bodily bisection VFX handled by Madrid post house Exit. [Read more]

The Liquid Dreams of Hiraoka Masanobu

Hiraoka Masanobu_My New Animation | STASH MAGAZINE

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 Now he’s back with a personal film, a narrative-free, metamorphic liquid-dream that defies prediction and proves relaxing despite its restless pace.
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