“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]
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]
“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]
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]
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]
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!.