Tavo Studio (Madrid) and Crowd Studio (Barcelona/London) open the three days of the ADC’s recent awards event in Miami with these lovingly rendered CG sur-realities where “three types of different materials metaphorically represent the transformation of raw material into something more polished, as do art [Read more]
After winning the praise of festival audiences and juries for his charming and low key animated short “Fear of Flying” last year, Dublin’s Conor Finnegan spun 180 degrees to create the twisted tale of a malevolent sphincter in “Asshole.” His latest project, uses “stop-motion paint on puppet parts and lots of After Effects” to conjure this vibrant/cryptic music video for Irish-born, Berlin-based-artist Candice Gordon. Conor is represented by Nexus.
Epileptics beware, Zeitguised push motion capture to the edges of recognition in this lobe-lashing chroma-cacophony for “Cream Theme” from veteran German electro-duo Mouse on Mars accompanied only by this enigmatic caption, “Escapism is freedom if claimed by a subject – it can not be consumed.” [Read more]
Some of you may remember when Star Wars (aka John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Grant McCune and Robert Blalack) won the very first “Best Visual Effects” Oscar back in 1977 but I challenge anyone to list all the winners since. Enter Chicago native and montage master Nelson Carvajal with his latest [Read more]
Matt Pyke and Universal Everything invite you to spend seven hypnotic minutes with their “slowly evolving video sculpture” called Walking City, a fusion of architecture, evolution and movement “referencing the utopian visions of 1960’s architecture practice Archigram” who, according to Wikipedia, “was an avant-garde [Read more]
Schroeder’s gentle rendition of the Star Spangled Banner from director Dan Sumich and the Passion Pictures crew, which ran just before the kick off on Sunday, provided a welcome quiet moment amongst the spectacle and manufactured sentiment of Super Bowl XLVIII.
Agency creative director Ari Merkin: “Dan and the animation team at Passion Pictures were honored to work with the iconic Peanuts characters and knew the importance of staying true to their heritage – maintaining their recognizable hand drawn aesthetic, subtleties of movement, and personality. The brilliant team at Absolute Post London handled the compositing and color grade, beautifully integrating the 2D animation into the live action environments”. [Read more]
London’s Time Based Arts (founded in 2009 by Flame artists Mike Skrgatic and James Allen) prove once again that big VFX no longer have to come from big shops. Check the evidence: this ambitious and wonder-filled 90-second adventure created in four months at TBA’s Shoreditch studio for Vodafone directed by [Read more]