Gary Basemen launched a Kickstarter film project today inspired by the heroics of his father Ben Baseman who escaped death at the hands of the Nazi’s twice and then fought against them as a partizan for four years.
Baseman and director David Charles need the cash to travel to the Ukraine “to uncover the Holocaust experiences of Baseman’s parents, and re-imagine their heroic stories through an inspiring, fantastical, heart-wrenching odyssey.”
A worthy cause made all the more appealing with very collectable pledge perks and prizes including this limited edition Partizan poster co-designed by Baseman and Shepard Fairey based on an old photograph of Baseman’s father.
Psyop and CD Gerald Ding spent six days in Kingston, Jamaica, scouting for talent and locations to serve as the base for their free-wheeling 2D cel animation in one of three videos commissioned by The House of Marley to launch the company’s latest portable audio system, an eco-friendly Bluetooth beauty called the Get Together. [Read more]
This issue features 90+ minutes of commercials, broadcast design, music videos, brand films, short films and behind the scenes extras from the planet’s top artists and filmmakers with production notes, toolkit and links for every project – Plus stills, style frames, exclusive interviews.
Multi-faceted director Maxime Bruneel and the Chez Eddy crew in Paris roto their lives away on “Dat a Freak” by Diplo and Swick by “painstakingly working through all the best twerking footage in the world.” Not completely safe for work or home depending on the company you keep and your opinion of butt-centric choreography. [Read more]
Buenos Aires design and motion graphics studio 2veinte takes a break from their broadcast and advertising work to unleash “Wild & Woolly,” a loopable, minute-long masterclass on character design and the extreme possibilities of cel animation. So many great frames in there. Directed by Pablo Gostanian, character [Read more]
Ringling College of Art and Design students Michael Yates, Aurry Tan and Sharon Huang fight back against the French domination of student animation films with “Legend of the Flying Tomato” the boisterous tale of red-headed Frida “a hero in the legendary luchador El Pirana… and a mysterious taco salesman.” [Read more]