Vetor Zero and Lobo: Making of “Drugo”

Take a look at the unbelievable level of detail and craftsmanship Vetor Zero and Lobo invested in Gabriel Nobrega’s allegorical stop-motion film “Drugo,” produced as “a tool to explain the drug war and broaden the debate with the general public.”


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Buck and Possible: “Onward Internet”

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Buck breaks out their full toolbox including “clay, spray paint, wood, lasers and a sprinkle of lolcats” to create this bright and brisk online video for onwardinternet.com (aka the internet suggestion box) thru digital agency Possible. [Read more]

ManvsMachine Film4 Rebrand “Making Of”

Although best known for their striking 3D animated work, London’s ManvsMachine rebrand the film domain of UK broadcaster Channel 4 with an intriguing mix of live action, stop motion (the logo) and digital post production (provided by Analog).

MvsM say they developed “a contemporary take on a classic film strip / projector effect… to give the package a visual signature beyond the logo.

“The idents see the technique applied to cinematic live action compositions, presenting the Film4 logo in various locations. Each location/scene carefully crafted to elicit a variety of different moods.

“Idents begin ambiguously before seamlessly branching off into one of three possible endings, making minimal adjustments to shift the mood dramatically.”

Watch the finished IDs with all three of their alternate endings:


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TBWA\Media Arts Lab: MacBook Air “Stickers”

TBWA\Media Arts Lab references everything from The Simpsons and Pac-Man to the Cookie Monster, Hello Kitty and the Beats logo in this highly likable ode to the love users have for their MacBook Airs. Lovers of Separated at Birth (like myself) will enjoy pointing out the similarities to a certain Google Play spot produced by The Mill earlier this year…

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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]

Cannes Film Festival 2014 Highlight: “The Bigger Picture”

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British director and painter Daisy Jacob‘s unique combination of seven-foot-tall animated characters in life-size sets combined with stop motion lends a whimsical and disjointed flavor to “The Bigger Picture,” her stark and darkly humorous tale of two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother. [Read more]