Dubai studio Infofillers combines an earthy pallet with old and new Middle Eastern motifs for the broadcast packaging of a local TV show called Al-Mukhtasar. Co-director Firas Ershead: “Since it’s a talk show, covering different topics, from culture to sports, tech, etc., the presenters are the heroes. So we developed [Read more]
The Japanese delicacy known as hachinoko (baby bee larvae) lends its name to this track from electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco brought to life in a “3D-animated whirlwind of the surreal and humorous” by London creative agency DesignStudio and AD/designer Jack Featherstone. [Read more]
Beautiful exploratory frames from UK studio FutureDeluxe (London/Brighton) created as branding experiments in for Nvidia who asked the crew to development ideas “to demonstrate the computational power and creative potential” of their visual computing technology. “The thread images were created in Softimage and 3ds Max whilst the others in C4D with thinking particles, then rendered in Vray.” [Read more]
Garson Yu and the crew at yU+co in LA handled concept, design and time-lapse CG animation in this short/sweet open for the new HBO comedy from Mike Judge where “various tech companies start up, expand, collapse, and quickly get supplanted by newer, fast-growing companies.” [Read more]
And the Award for Best Performance by a Deaf Blue Monster in a Music Video goes to Oh Yeah Wow director Darcy Prendergast who spent three months learning the Auslan sign interpretation of the song’s lyrics then endured a 26-hour shoot on a scorching 40C-degree day after only an hour’s sleep. Co-directed by Andrew Goldsmith. [Read more]
Sometimes all the elements of a production work so well together it just makes you wanna watch again. In the case of “Cooks Range” for Lurpak butter products thru W+K London, those elements include: Blink director Dougal Wilson, DoP Stephen King Roach, editor: Joe Guest @ Final Cut, the VFX/post team at MPC, sound designer Aaron Reynolds @ Wave Studios, and a hot young composer named Richard Strauss.
The campaign also includes delicious print assets like the one below featuring photography by Blink Art film-maker and photographer Ryan Hopkinson.
Inspired by the work of M.C. Escher, Japanese woodblock prints and a love of architecture, Monument Valley from ustwo took the iOS gaming world by storm on it’s release last week with a combination of minimal character design, gorgeous pallets and immersive, unhurried gameplay (the total absence of in-app [Read more]
London’s weareseventeen tackles an animated Easter broadcast design package for BT by “focusing on the beauty of Springtime” and avoiding the holiday cliches. But so much 3D beauty comes at a price according to creative director and co-founder Steve Simmonds, “Some of the frames took 22 hours to render on this one, probably our biggest technical wrangle to date.”
Paris graphic and motion design company NAKED teams with ROOF in New York to create 45 richly detailed and lovingly rendered 3D broadcast bumpers for France’s TF1 network. The five-month transatlantic collaboration happened over a cloud-based pipeline built with tools like Podio.com and Amazon allowing the [Read more]