Anyone working in the modern world will relate to this stress-dream/short film from London creatives ModernEye called “Twirling Day,” a monochrome ode to “the absurdity of the decisions we cannot control,” intended “to build a bridge between contemporary computer techniques and past movements such as [Read more]
Wake up your Monday morning with a kinetic 3D/2D chroma-blast of extraordinary character design and animation courtesy of directors Jorge Tereso and Fernando Maldonado at 3dar in Buenos Aires who describe their short film as “an ironic reflection about how nature adapts to the human invasion.” [Read more]
An eerie experimental short from director Waldemar Borth that probes the dark depths of not only the sea but also his own imagination. As stated by Borth, “My main interest was, to make it as dark and fucked-up as possible.” Music and sound by Mauricio Vega Höring. [Read more]
After an incredible sweep thru the festival circuit, Evan Viera (director/composer/co-Writer) and Chris Bishop (co-writer/animation supervisor/story artist) just released their wonderful CG short “Caldera” for your viewing pleasure.
Evan Viera: “‘Caldera” is inspired by my father’s struggle with schizoaffective disorder. In states of delusion, my father has danced on the rings of Saturn, spoken with angels, and fled from his demons. He has lived both a fantastical and haunted life, but one that’s invisible to the most of us. In our differing understanding of reality, we blindly mandate his medication, assimilate him to our marginalizing culture, and entirely misinterpret him. ‘Caldera’ aims not only to venerate my father, but all brilliant minds forged in the haunted depths of psychosis.” [Read more]
There are no shortage of motion projects in need of your cash on Kickstarter but seldom do they come from director/animators of Daniel Greaves’s stature. His soft-spoken pitch, solid production experience as a co-founder of London’s Tandem Films, plus his animation accomplishments – including the Academy Award and Cartoon D’Or for “Manipulation” (1991) – make his new labor of love, “Mr. Plastimime,” worth your consideration.
“Mr Plastimime will be produced using a combination of techniques. The characters are stop frame plasticine puppets with the main character’s facial expressions animated in 2D. The backgrounds will be created in CG using Maya and then all of the elements will be composited together using After Effects.” [Read more]
Paris animation and VFX house Cube Creative marks a decade in business with this magical, smile-inducing (and architecturally stunning) 3D short directed by Nicolas Deveaux. Named for the average height of its stars, the film extends the ideas explored by Deveaux in his previous film “7 Tonnes 3.” [Read more]
“30 things at 30″ by Fabricio Lima is a charming recap of one motion designer’s self-assessment at 30-years of age. In Lima’s own words, “Last year, on 5th of January of 2012, I reached my 30th birthday on a hot summer day in Australia. I was a feeling a bit weird and lost. So I decided to list 30 things I knew about myself so far… [Read more]
Stash 98 delivers over 100 minutes of intense inspiration and insight with brilliant animation and VFX projects from the planet’s top talent including 31 new projects complete with detailed production notes, toolkits and links, plus Behind the Scenes features, exclusive interviews and the newest advanced training course [Read more]