Powered by brilliant lyrics from Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Concords), Biscuit director Andreas Nilsson and The Mill belt out “Dadsong” (the sequel to “Momsong”) for Old Spice thru Wieden+Kennedy, Portland.
Tim Davies, CD/2D lead at The Mill: “It was a hilarious shoot in Prague with brilliant casting of local Czech actors and watching Andreas manage to get a phenomenal performance out of each person despite the language barriers was amazing.
“We made prosthetic arms for the last two shots which were puppeteered to run across the floor and up the the picture frame. These arms were mainly used as a reference and to try and get some sort of quirky feel to the shots. On set we also filmed the mom’s real hands which we then tracked onto the prosthetics and then retextured the arms with real skin.” [Read more]
Elastic CD/filmmakers David Brodie and Angus Wall introduce the ambitious and quietly emotional Interstellar Time Capsule project which invites you to contribute multi-media evidence humans are worthy inhabitants of planet Earth.
Combining sleek live footage of the previously unseen Lexus LF-C2 concept with ominous matte paintings, Gentleman Scholar and Team One indulge in what a friend of mine likes to call vehicular porn.
“Playing with illumination and carefully manipulating shadow, we hoped to tell a story with atmospheric wonder and stunning visuals. By hand-painting vast, dreamlike expanses and weaving them with tightly composed shots of the vehicle’s sleek contour, our goal was to leave viewers ruminating on the exciting future of automotive design.” [Read more]
Director/video artist Marco Brambilla and Artjail CD/Flame maven Steve Mottershead literally dip into old school film techniques to create this textural ode to passion currently running on an eight-panel installation in the Vera Wang flagship store in Beverly Hills. [Read more]
Chinese diva Wang Rong Rollin (with the help of anonymous animators and VFX artists) aims directly at the heart and soul of viralocity by extracting the silliest parts of “What Does The Fox Say?” (approaching half a billion views) and “Gangnam Style” (over two billion views) and mashing them together as “Chick Chick,” four minutes of poultry-flavored madness. [Read more]
Our species’ talent for cruelty to other animals finally catches up with us in this stark and striking short shot over six days and posted by Phua Cardin, Wong Voon Fei and Fong Kheng Wai (aka Malaysian prodco Northern Lights) who describe “Manhunt” as a “surrealistic revenge fantasy of animals on humans for the mess they have made.
“The core idea for this short film is to switch the roles of humans and animals, hunters hunted, to show how the world could be like from the animals’ perspectives, and to put us humans in their shoes.”
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