Merlin Flügel: AFTER SCHOOL CLUB 2014

Wonderfully eccentric hand-drawn animated festival trailer from Merlin Flügel for the 2014 edition of AFTER SCHOOL CLUB, a free week-long art and design festival organized by students in Offenbach Germany “all about getting in touch and having a good time together.” This year’s guests include Felix & Mathis Pfäffli (CH), Tobias Rehberger (D), OK RM […] [Read more]

Ben Collier-Marsh: Telegraph Awards

Light and delightful promotion for the Telegraph UK STEM 2014 competition from London designer/director/animator Ben Collier-Marsh, “This is an opportunity for undergrads to showcase an idea that will benefit society. The animation sees a ball exploring seven worlds manifested from the seven disciplines of the competition: Engineering, Aerospace, Maths, Technology/Science, Automotive, Pharmacy and Construction. [Read more]

ADCAN Awards Connect Aspiring Filmmakers and Good Causes

Squeezing into the jam-packed advertising awards ecosystem is a tough assignment but an industry collective is out to try with the launch of ADCAN, a new initiative supporting upcoming film talent through creative productions for charities and good causes.

Developed by Brydon Gerus and Dan Heighes, ADCAN was established as an awards community that connects good causes and charities with aspiring, non-represented filmmaking talent. ADCAN provides a new approach that exists above and beyond the awards themselves; it is not only a creative platform to help aspiring filmmakers get exposure within the industry, it is also a means for films to be made that will do some good and connect filmmakers with charities/causes and production companies looking for the next top talent. [Read more]

Floris+Menno+Mystery+Surrealism = Shortcutz

Fokma_Shortcutz | STASH MAGAZINE

Amsterdam creative duo Floris Vos and Menno Fokma continue their exploration of CG and live action with these elegant/eccentric black and white category opens for the local Shortcutz film awards, “We created 11 idents in a period of only four weeks so we decided to keep it simple. We came up with a list of metaphors for [Read more]

Time to Enter the 2014 BassAwards

The 2014 BassAwards for Motion Graphics, Animation and Broadcast Design opened for entries Jan 16, with this frenetic/furry head-turner from Nomint and ZeligSound. Enter your most killer work by Feb 18 to snag discounted rates. [Read more]

From Milan to Albuquerque via LeftChannel

Motion 2013, which wrapped a few days ago in Albuquerque, NM, opened with this intricate and light-hearted sequence by Alberto Scirocco and his team at leftchannel.

In the following interview Scirocco reveals his journey from graffiti artist in Milan to US-based motion designer, and why he feels great motion design and an appreciation of fine art go hand-in-hand.

One of your ancestors worked as an architect with Gian Lorenzo Bernini designing St. Peters Square at the Vatican in 1656.

Scirocco: Yes, one of my great grandfathers, Domenico Fontana, helped raise the obelisk in St. Peters Square. As a kid my great uncle would walk me down this big hallway with pictures of my family’s generations of architects. That love of design drove and supported my own artistic pursuits. [Read more]