The Frontiers of 3D: Blur vs Digic

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Reviewing the best trailers from last month’s E3 event reminded me of a quiet but important rivalry between two studios hammering on the boundaries of 3D filmmaking: Blur Studios in Los Angeles and Digic Pictures in Budapest, Hungary. Both studios take commissions for commercials and other genres of [Read more]

Greenpeace vs LEGO: “Everything is NOT awesome”

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Director Martin Stirling of Unit 9 and London agency Don’t Panic nail the tone, pacing, imagery and music in this Greenpeace spot calling for the end of the partnership between Lego and petro-behemoth Shell who sells Lego toys at gas stations in 26 countries. [Read more]

Aardman “Flight of the Stories”

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Director Darren Dubicki and the Aardman crew show off their non-Wallace & Gromit side projecting impressionist illustrations onto 3D geometry to create this :90 centerpiece of the multi-platform campaign to promote the Imperial War Museum London and commemorate the First World War Centenary in the UK. [Read more]

Strange Beast has Parallel Teeth

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

Plastic Horse: Crookers “Able To Maximize”

Plastic Horse Crookers | STASH MAGAZINE

London animation collective Plastic Horse just dropped the first of four videos for Italian DJ/producer Francesco “Phra” Barbaglia’s Crookers project, a weird and wonderful dream-like adventure driven by the simple brief “to create a set of videos that were fucked-up”. Plastic Horse: “Our main creative challenge [Read more]

Kris Merc and Benjy Brooke: The Peach Kings “Mojo Thunder”

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Designing with chalk, black cardboard, pencils and white crayons then animating in Photoshop, co-directors Kris Merc and Benjy Brooke craft an angular, shadow-filled world in this personal labor-of-love video for The Peach Kings track “Mojo Thunder.” Kris Merc: “I wanted to explore self destructive behaviors [Read more]