• MPC_Sunny and Steve Easter animation | STASH MAGAZINE

    Happy Easter from Steve, Sunny and MPC

    The MPC NY crew flex their character design, animation and slapstick narrative muscles with an Easter confection written and directed in-house by Bill Dorais and Ty Coyle. “Enjoy the Sweets” blends traditional stop-motion techniques and CG into 3,000 frames of sweet-toothy feel-goodness. Lead animator Grae Revell: [Read more]

Cluster_Juke | STASH MAGAZINE

Cluster Studio Busts Out the Nissan Juke

Cluster Studio in Mexico City just sent us there latest: a frenetic, genre-mashing :60 for the Nissan Juke featuring surgical editing, over-the-top action tropes and a multitude of animation and VFX techniques all created by a team of 16 artists on a tight schedule. Agency: TERAN \ TBWA, Production: Garage Films, [Read more]

IF_Black Sails | STASH MAGAZINE

Imaginary Forces Hoists “Black Sails”

Directors Michelle Dougherty and Karin Fong and the Imaginary Forces crew carve out dramatic and superbly intricate titles for the new Starz pirate series “Black Sails” and declare them “Nothing less than a full-on art history mash-up of Baroque motifs, Gothic architecture and Rococo style. Using a sculptural language [Read more]

Battle Apes! Party Sharks! Friendship!

Newcastle Brown Ale and Droga 5 prepare you for the Super Bowl ad they didn’t/couldn’t make. More taking the piss here. [Read more]

Shutterstock | STASH MAGAZINE

Infographic: Shutterstock’s Global Design Trends 2014

Interesting insights shared here by Shutterstock who distill data from their archive of 30 million+ images and 350 million+ downloads to explore recent and emerging design and video trends from around the globe. [Read more]

Buck_Hive | STASH MAGAZINE

Buck Takes on Schnauzers, Origami and Giant Trout

Ryan Honey and the Buck team show off their mastery of cel animation (and sense of fun) as they illuminate an eccentric ditty from CHI & Partners in this light and lithe :40 for the Hive next-gen thermostat control system from British Gas. [Read more]

Mill+_Tine | STASH MAGAZINE

Battling Toward the Olympics, Norwegian-Style

Prodco Animasjonsdepartementet, Mill+ Studio and director Martin Engh spin a Norwegian folktale and cross-country skiing triple olympic champion Marit Bjørgen into an inspired mix of 2D hand animation, 3D, camera projection, and compositing, all inspired by the style of 19th century Norwegian illustrator Theodor [Read more]

“Shot in New York, Edited & F#cked with in Bristol”

Bristol director/designer/animator/seizure inducer and Stash fave Russ Murphy teams with director Pace Rivers for his latest graphic maelstrom, a flickering glitchiphonic “Apocalypse” by NY rapper/producer TiDUS – shot in the artist’s home town and screwed with heavily back in RUFFMERCY studios. [Read more]

Shynola_Torrini | STASH MAGAZINE

Deep in the Uncanny Valley with Shynola

Shynola adds a new chapter to their canon of innovative music videos with this otherworldly CG take on “Tookah” by Iceland’s Emiliana Torrini. The synthetic style of the submerged facial animation will strike some as unfinished or at least lacking finesse, but there’s no doubt it adds an element of unease that elevates the clip above the merely ethereal. Label: Rough Trade, direction/animation/edit: Shynola, production: Black Dog Films.

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