STASH 108: So Much Motion Amazingness!

The Stash Permanent Collection keeps growing with Stash 108 adding another 31 brilliant animation, VFX and motion design projects totaling over 110 minutes of inspiration and insight including our biggest line up of behind-the-scenes yet, plus exclusive interviews with the designer and directors behind the work. [Read more]

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Lobo Crashes the D&AD with “Wish You Were Here”

Lobo breaks out their full range of production and animation skills to yank you back and forth in time to revisit more than 20 of adland’s most-award work for the UK’s prestigious D&AD awards.

“Wish You Were Here? offers an alternate, off-kilter and somewhat belated 50th anniversary tribute to the D&AD, summing up in an unusual way many highlights from over five decades of Pencil winners, it’s also part of a broader Call for Entries campaign aimed at generating awareness and excitement around the 2015 D&AD Professional Awards.

“We didn’t want to simply create a collage of pieces in a retrospective reel fashion. Our goal was to offer a creative reinterpretation of the Awards’ heritage… all the while keeping a coherent visual identity throughout, since D&AD is notorious for its strong brand integrity.” [Read more]

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Psyop for Airbnb “Wall and Chain”

Airbnb and VCCP Berlin leverage Psyop‘s design/animation/narrative skills plus the emotional resonance of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall to tell a daughter’s true story of her father, a West German guard during the cold war. [Read more]

Royale Opens “The 100″ for CW

Royale sets the tone for CW’s hit post-nuclear drama “The 100″ with an intriguing mix of live action, CG, matt paintings and motion graphics.

Jayson Whitmore, ECD/partner at Royale in LA: “We wanted to expand on the show and give viewers a reason to pay close attention to the titles. The narrative information in each shot gives die-hard fans and casual viewers a sense of a much larger world yet to be fully explored.

“Everything from the locations to the telemetric data being displayed is pulled straight from the show’s cannon. Taking this even further, the first and last shot of the sequence will change for each and every episode.”

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Tinman Creative Studios: “Super Science Friends!”

The pitch: Time-traveling, super-powered scientists (Freud, Einstein, Tesla, Darwin & Tapputi) travel through time fighting Nazis, renegade soviet cosmonauts and assorted scientific nemeses. The talent behind it: Tinman Creative Studios in Toronto. The Kickstarter page.
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GMUNK, Autofuss, Bot & Dolly: Audi A3 Sportback

Mr. Munkowitz and Bot & Dolly mold the robots-meet-projection-mapping magic they developed for their 2013 triumph “Box” into a sleek series of illusions for Autofuss‘ new Audi A3 Sportback spot thru Verba. As with “Box,” all visuals are accomplished in camera. [Read more]

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Image Engine Brings “Chappie” to Life for Neill Blomkamp

Vancouver’s Image Engine handles the majority of the VFX work in Neill Blomkamp’s new robot-coming-of-age feature called “Chappie” featuring an exceptionally emotive CG hero plus the genius casting choice of the decade: Yo-Landi and Ninja from Die Antwoord as the criminals who abduct him.
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Manyhands, Light Work: NY Times Modern Love

The latest film in the New York Times literate and low key ‘Modern Love’ series launched yesterday: a minimalist swirl of abstracted romance by new Vancouver studio Manyhands based on a narrative by Amy Butcher.

Director Stuart Langfield: “My goal was to tell the story without showing people. Instead the characters are represented through color, shape, movement, and some nasty weather. All of the animation was blocked out in 3D to get the basic movement locked down before rotoscoping began. Then some additional rotoscoping was added to the in-betweens, to smooth out some of the transitions.” [Read more]