London’s Electric Theater Collective supply VFX and animation back up for Rogue director Saam Farahmand‘s new stunner for Channel 4′s Born Risky campaign starring British singer-songwriter/model/multimedia performance artist/DJ Viktoria Modesta who, after spending most of her childhood in and out [Read more]
A riveting tour de force of broadcast promotion from director Tomek Baginski and the crew at Platige Image in Warsaw, Poland for History Channel. Tomek Baginski: “We were working with the client for a long time before we even started planning the shoot. [Read more]
Mill+ co-directors Ben Smith and Bryce Wymer hit themes of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry in the title sequence for the new Netflix original “Marco Polo” written by John Fusco and produced by The Weinstein Group.
“Bryce developed a technique to capture the images being ‘invisibly painted’ using an overhead projector and meticulously hand-painting the images onto a dense paper stock that allowed the water to sit on the surface of the paper.
“Sumi ink (ink formulated for sumi painting and calligraphy) was then dripped onto the invisible water paintings, spreading beautifully throughout the entire image. This was captured through high-speed photography to create an elegant, monotone image, confined to the waters edges.”
Compare and contrast: Here’s a smaller scale ink-in-water treatment from 2011 called “Dirty Water” from hush.fr director/illustrator Clément Beauvais For BDDP Unlimited:
Fun behind the scenes look at the three zoetropes Barcelona’s COMODO built from scratch over the course of two months from thousands of hand-cut pieces of paper for Spanish broadcaster TVE.
“Based on Christmas, New Year’s Eve and the Three Kings, each ident is infused with that special nostalgia of long-ago cinema techniques. The zoetropes were lovingly made with elements that remind us of the past: paper, record players for the spinning bases, lighting and animation techniques.
“Nothing was added in post-production or faked. It’s nice to get away from our screens once in a while and work with our hands.”
Watch the final IDs:
Quick blast of stylish 3D adrenalin from the crew at Milan motion studio Ditroit to open MTV’s new docu-reality property “Motorhome” tracking the exploits of four teenagers vying for an Italian motorcycle racing championship. [Read more]