London’s Marshmallow Laser Feast call their sombre yet startling all-CG clip for Duologue’s cerebral “Memex” track “a 3D study of mortality exploring new photographic processes, in this case photogrammetry,” and view the project as the beginning of a deeper study into VR filmmaking. [Read more]
Brooklyn director/designer/animator Freddy Arenas spins an engaging mix of metaphors and illustrative vignettes into a short animated tale of devotion in the face of adversity for the Modern Love column of the New York Times. Sound design by Jocelyn Gonzales, senior producer: Zena Barakat. [Read more]
Lord of Barbès director/animator Jeremy Guerrieri and Ivory Coast football star Didier Drogba help the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ride World Cup fever to further the fight against malaria.
Drogba narrates the story of his childhood battle against malaria-carrying mosquitos calling attention to the disease still claiming more than half a million lives every year, mostly pregnant women and young children living in sub-Saharan Africa.
Drogba: “I have been a victim of malaria and have witnessed first-hand the devastating effects it has on individuals and families. Luckily I was treated in time and that saved my life. Today we have effective and affordable tools to prevent, diagnose and treat malaria. But we have to work together to make sure everyone has access to them.”
World Cup hype officially hits full stride with Nike “The Last Game,” an epic five-minute, full-CG branded short by Passion director Jon Saunders and development CD Pete Candeland thru Wieden+Kennedy, Portland. In production for seven months, the film required a peak crew of over 300 including 101 artists and 25 animators. [Read more]
Here’s director/designer (and former Superfad co-founder) Justin Leibow on his new trio of feel-good live action/animation spots for PayPal: “The agency, Havas Worldwide, brought me in as the director through Wild Plum. But, also additionally hired me as the CD for the design and post-production handled at their [Read more]
How good can CG medical animation look? How inspiring can a story about cancer cells be? The Mill and Wieden+Kennedy answer those questions with this Fantastic Voyage-like glimpse at the destruction of chronic myeloid leukemia for Oregon Health & Science University. Robert Sethi, director/CD: “This [Read more]
Newly signed to Division for representation in France and the US, music video mavens Jonas & François team with Paris VFX/animation studio Mathematic for the title track from Jack White’s new solo project called “Lazaretto” releasing June 10th on Columbia. [Read more]
Fast and fun new CG character and VFX work from London’s Gramercy Park Studios (launched in 2013) and Academy director Walter Stern for the repositioning of Betfair, the world’s largest internet betting exchange. GPS handled all post duties from VFX supervision and the CG octopus, thru to grade, sound design [Read more]
Bangkok native and former TBWA Thailand art director, Panop Koonwat weaves 2D cel and 3D animation techniques into a riveting short for his School of Visual Arts MFA thesis film, wrapping his message about “overpopulation, overconsumption and global warming” into a manic/comic tale starring Adam and Eve and [Read more]