Ridley Scott Martian | Stash Magazine

Chris Eyerman and Ash Thorp Prologue “The Martian”

The third in a series of brilliant prologue-promos for Ridley Scott’s “The Martian,” finds Neil deGrasse Tyson hosting a segment of his StarTalk series as it might appear in 2035 with humans poised to return to Mars – with VFX work from up and coming Polish post house Juice, MPC, The Mill and Framestore. [Read more]

Glen Keane Future of Story Telling | STASH MAGAZINE

“That Doorway to the Imagination Opens a Little Wider”

If you need a kick in butt to start animating again or just want to fall back in love with the craft, Glenn Keane is your guy. After four-decades of character work on animated Disney features, Keane’s passion and excitement remains infectious and then becomes outright visceral as he explores 3D drawing in virtual reality with the HTC Vive headset paired with 3D painting app Tilt Brush. [Read more]

Ben Hibon Riot Games | Stash Magazine

Ben Hibon Returns with League of Legends: Project Overdrive

It’s been far too long (for my liking) since we last heard from UK director Ben Hibon but the wait was worth it as he re-teams with Axis Animation to push his singular brand of stylized/atmospheric 3D and surgical timing to new levels for Riot Games’ League of Legends: Project Overdrive. [Read more]

Kosinski Bungie Destiny | Stash Magazine

Joseph Kosinski + Digital Domain = “Evil’s Most Wanted”

Letting Joseph Kosinski walk in the front door of Digital Domain is like rolling a grenade into a fireworks warehouse: you can bet whatever happens next will be visually spectacular. [Read more]

Sophie Koko Gate_RCA Half Wet | STASH MAGAZINE

Evaporating Slowly: Sophie Koko Gate on “Half Wet”

Beakus animation director Sophie Koko Gate created her short film “Half Wet” during her studies at the Royal College of Art in London after discovering the water level in the human body decreases as we age, “meaning in a way we evaporate very slowly over time.” [Read more]

Blinkink_O2 VCCP | Stash Magazine

How to Rally English Rugby Fans: “Make Them Giants”

Blinkink director Elliot Dear (who moved a nation to tears with “The Bear and the Hare”) unites the talents of 37 animators, artists and designers to create a similar effect in this monumental hand-animated call to action for English Rugby Team sponsor O2 in advance of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. [Read more]

Estudio Ronda_CMYK | Stash Magazine

The Secret Lives of Process Colors: Ronda “CMYK”

The character masters at Ronda in Buenos Aires strike again. Their new animated mini-film “CMYK,” populated by three eccentric and translucent men feels like a kids’ primer in color mixing and a handy refresher for those of us trapped in the world of RGB. [Read more]

a52_Forza 6 Legacy | Stash Magazine

40 Years of Racing Games in Two Minutes: Forza 6 “Legacy”

Veteran racing game fans will appreciate this sleek and immersive two-minute blast through 40 years of digital automotive entertainment from Arts & Sciences director Michael Spiccia, the VFX crew at a52, and twofifteenmccann prepping fans for the Sept 15 launch of Microsoft’s Forza 6. [Read more]