We at Stash are proud to present Stash Latin America 2, another massive collection of outstanding animation, visual effects and motion design talent
from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Puerto Rico. This new collection delivers exclusive interviews, creative and techical insights, [Read more]
Congrats to director Nico Casavecchia, 1stAveMachine, Ogilvy and the big brains at IBM. You’ve made the tiniest film, ever. No one is going to top a stop-motion film that’s made by moving atoms. Taking the Guinness World Record for “World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film”, the short was created by moving individual [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]
Sao Paulo studio Consulado just relaunched their site with a new design and a year’s worth of new animation work including these eight spunky and labor-intensive IDs for MY MTV constructed from a mix of 3D, 2D and stop motion elements with sound by Nanuk. [Read more]
Hornet director Peter Sluszka helps Natasha Khan channel her inner Bjork in this curious-WTF-wonderful mixed-media effort for the Bat For Lashes track “Lilies”, jamming in “life-sized puppets, a flock of 2D spirits, miniature landscapes, morphing polygons, torrents of wax, a paper ocean, pulsing cloud contraptions and blasting lightning.” [Read more]
Attention Stash fans in the Toronto area, make sure you keep the night of February 20th open because we’ve partnered with the Toronto International Film Festival for their next instalment of Packaged Goods. “Artful Animation” will explore some of the most evocative, entertaining and enlightening animated ads, music videos and short films. Psyop CD Gerald Ding will be present for an on-stage discussion following the screening.
While we all wait to see if PESs’ “Fresh Guacamole” (“the briefest film ever nominated for an Oscar” according to the NY Times) takes home the hardware at the Academy Awards on Feb 24, we can enjoy Mr. Pesapane’s latest project: the title sequence for “Het Klokhuis” (“Apple Core”), a classic Dutch kids’ [Read more]
Here’s the very promising introductory reel of the Late Night Work Club, a new collective of independent animators founded by Scott Benson, Charles Huettner, Eimhin McNamara and Eamonn O’Neill. Review the full list of contributing animators on Cartoon Brew. [Read more]