“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]
Elastic CD/filmmakers David Brodie and Angus Wall introduce the ambitious and quietly emotional Interstellar Time Capsule project which invites you to contribute multi-media evidence humans are worthy inhabitants of planet Earth.
Combining sleek live footage of the previously unseen Lexus LF-C2 concept with ominous matte paintings, Gentleman Scholar and Team One indulge in what a friend of mine likes to call vehicular porn.
“Playing with illumination and carefully manipulating shadow, we hoped to tell a story with atmospheric wonder and stunning visuals. By hand-painting vast, dreamlike expanses and weaving them with tightly composed shots of the vehicle’s sleek contour, our goal was to leave viewers ruminating on the exciting future of automotive design.” [Read more]
Director/video artist Marco Brambilla and Artjail CD/Flame maven Steve Mottershead literally dip into old school film techniques to create this textural ode to passion currently running on an eight-panel installation in the Vera Wang flagship store in Beverly Hills. [Read more]
UK director Kris Hofmann and her intrepid stop motion crew spent five months helping Harry the urban hedgehog find his way back to the safety of the forest. Turns out numbers of the wee spiny beasts have plummeted from 30 million to one million in Britain due “to loss of habitat and a variety of man-made dangers”. [Read more]
Chinese diva Wang Rong Rollin (with the help of anonymous animators and VFX artists) aims directly at the heart and soul of viralocity by extracting the silliest parts of “What Does The Fox Say?” (approaching half a billion views) and “Gangnam Style” (over two billion views) and mashing them together as “Chick Chick,” four minutes of poultry-flavored madness. [Read more]
Exec producer Gustavo Karam at Le Cube in São Paulo just dropped us the studio’s latest work, a dark and dramatic online clip called “Wind” marking the 20th anniversary of Greenpeace in Chile
“We believe that design and animation are universal tools for communication and need to be used much further than just entertainment and advertising. With this in mind, Le Cube joined forces with the Chilean agency Porta to tell a story of the corruption of nature by men.
“Ecology and sustainability are not just public relations words, they are values every single person on Earth need to incorporate. Greenpeace is a leading organization undertaking this mission and this is why we are proud to create this film for them and for the cause.” [Read more]
Powered by celebrity voices including Amy Poehler, Andy Richter and Sarah Silverman, this short from Funny or Die co-founder (and Will Ferrell BFF) Adam McKay tackles the not-so-funny issue of income inequality in the US by semi-disguising itself as a syrupy toy-driven kids’ show. [Read more]