French directing duo Quentin Baillieux and Raphaëlle Tinland (aka Parallel) strike an artful and atmospheric balance of 2D and 3D techniques in this online brand film animated by Ann lou Erambert for Italian watch makers Anonimo who carve (rather than cast) the cases for their timepieces out of solid brass. [Read more]
Toronto character specialists Tinman Creative Studios channels a Hanna-Barbera-meets-UPA vibe to help solve the annual Canadian dilemma of what to do with ones snow tires during the two or three months you may not actually need them. Produced for the Ontario GM Dealers thru MacLaren McCann, Toronto. [Read more]
Beakus director Gergely Wootsch adds just the right sense of sinister style to the first of three animated virals promoting the new drama series Penny Dreadful on SKY in the UK. “Taking inspiration from the origins of Frankenstein, this dark and atmospheric clip is narrated by Matthew Sweet, and illustrates how the novel came about. ‘Penny Dreadful’ is created by John Logan and stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green and Billie Piper.” [Read more]
Strange Beast director Piccadilly Curtains (aka Adam Parry) shows off his diverse bag of design and directing skills with this very cool multimedia set piece for Sauza’s premium 901 tequila starring Justin Timberlake and some very tasty graphic projections. Piccadilly Curtains: “Projections, illustration, alcohol and a [Read more]
Freelance London animation director Andy Martin reveals the fine art of creating stop motion loops via his Vine-based Plasticine Rhythm project, “I have always been interested in the way visuals can effect sound and how visual loops can be brought together to create a piece of music.
“This is how I produced Plasticine Rhythm; allowing each stop motion loop, made using Vine, to dictate a sound and combining these sound loops on screen to build a compatible interplay of rhythm and melody. Once this was established I then played with all the elements, including the background color and the mini-TVs containing the loops, so every element was intrinsically linked with the music.”
Nexus director Conor Finnegan leverages the charm and subtle humor of his multi-award-winning short film “Fear of Flying” for this gentle peek at a wooly, puppet-populated woodland thru London Agency Sunshine for Dorset Cereal. Conor Finnegan: “It was a tight enough schedule from initial go-ahead, with just [Read more]
Creative collective Sibling Rivalry answers the question many parents (and the exec’s at Nicktoons) are asking: What does a nine-year old boy think is awesome? The studio’s reply, as demo’d by this insane montage is a combination of humor, action and intense color created with a mashup of live action, stop motion, 2D, and 3D.
James Heredia, a senior in the Motion Design program at Ringling College of Art + Design, mines his experiences growing up in Miami for this emotional and graphically striking graduation film. “I’ve always had a hard time trying to fit in with the ‘right’ crowd, so the notion of crafting an image to appeal to the [Read more]
Minimal, elegant and perfectly rendered, this one-minute reveal/demonstration of Herman Miller’s “pluralistic and stackable” FORMWORK modular desk accessories by Studio AKA in London was commissioned by design consultancy Graphic Thought Facility who also designed the branding/packaging for the product. [Read more]