• Jon Yeo Leviathan Ages | STASH MAGAZINE

    Jon Yeo: “Leviathan Ages”

    “Transcendent steampunk octopus,” said no one. Ever. Except Jon Yeo, the London based director/writer/editor and DP of “Leviathan Ages,” the VFX-driven short sweeping thru the film festival circuit for the past year powered by the authoritative VO work of Robert Blythe and atmospheric audio from Radium. [Read more]

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The Mill and Frederic Planchon: SSE “Maya”

IN 2013 The Mill created “98% Human” for PETA featuring a startlingly emotional performance by an all-CG chimp.

Although far more upbeat and ambitious in scope, this new spot helmed by Academy director Frederic Planchon for Scottish power company SSE, retains the intimate character subtleties, masterful rendering and perfect live action integration required to ensure 98% of humans who watch it will believe the orangutang is real. [Read more]

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Adam Berg and MPC: Xbox Forza 2 “Leave Your Limits”

Check the VFX breakdown to find out just what’s CG and what’s live in this spot from Smuggler’s Adam Berg and the crew at MPC for the release of Xbox Forza 2.”

“The MPC LA VFX team supervised the 3-day shoot in Italy with Adam and created the ‘invisible VFX’ such as recreating 3D scenes of the tilt-shift effect, compositing depth passes, crafting over 40 matte paintings and adding CG racetracks, cars, and explosions.” [Read more]

CHRLX Puts on the Ritz Carlton Reserve

Director Elliot Lim and the CHRLX crew transform Nick Iluzada‘s illustrations into a smooth and stylish take on the golden age of travel posters for Ritz Carlton Reserve.
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Golden Wolf + Omar Salazar for Doomsayers

Shoreditch animation prodco Golden Wolf sweep you into the world of pro skater Omar Salazar in a 24-second blast of extreme 2D madness for streetwear retailers Doomsayers. Audio by The Confederate Dead. [Read more]

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Andy’s and Unit Image for Peugeot “The Legend Returns”

WIZZdesign directors Andy’s and Paris CG house Unit Image push their latest photo-real CG collaboration to a new level for this remake of a classic Bond-inspired spot from 1987. Except for the vehicle interior and the actors, everything after the :18 second mark is CG, including the transition shot from 4/3 to 16/9. Spectacular. [Read more]

“Dead Moon Walking” from Make

Nothing like five quick hits of black comedy to start your day, especially when the character animation is this refined and the bad guys are this cute.

Danny Robashkin at Make in Minneapolis: “It’s another internal project that let’s us have some quick fun in a nice condensed format. The shorts are traditionally animated in Photoshop, with some CG augmentation. Conceptually they’re kind of a return to the earlier shorts we used to do… Less commercial, more fun.” [Read more]

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Oscar Winner Laurent Witz: “Long Live New York”

Laurent Witz, who won the Best Animated Short Film Oscar earlier this year for “Mr Hublot,” crafts a thoughtful and uplifting 3D piece for LongLiveNY.org with the aim of raising New York state from the bottom of the organ donor ranks. [Read more]

PlusOne for the Eneco Toon

Wonderfully clean and friendly art direction in this online film for Toon, a thermostat that helps you monitor/manage your energy consumption.

PlusOne: “As Toon can be operated via a tablet, we chose to build the story around this. Realistic 3D, an earthly yet clean color palette and warm sound design were used to achieve a personal and lifelike touch.” Directed and produced by PlusOne in Amsterdam thru Achtung!.
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