UK digital television platform Freeview (a joint venture between the BBC, ITV, Sky, and Channel 4), is turning heads this week with sleek and vibrant branding from DixonBaxi and an ambitious two-minute animated spot co-directed by Sam Taylor and Bjorn-Erik Aschim at The Line and Sam Brown at Rogue. [Read more]
Paris 3D/VFX studio Fortiche (who’s “Ekko Seconds” work for League Of Legends graced the cover of Stash 112 this summer) just released the WildStar launch cinematic, another fantasy/sci-fi MMO gaming project crammed with extreme characters, tightly choreographed action, and good fun. [Read more]
Nexus director Kibwe Tavares, who you know from his excellent big fish tale “Jonah,” turns his considerable narrative talents to the financial world in this detail-packed three-minute brand film for Umpqua Bank animated by the Nexus crew and produced thru CAA Marketing. [Read more]
How can a music video director make their low budget production punch out of the frothy torrent of visual media released everyday? The truth is (and therefore the fun is), no one has a clue. Enter Studio Smack, Floris Kaayk and their intense new work for “Witch Doctor” by Dutch alt rockers De Staat. [Read more]
Electo-diety Amon Tobin joins forces with the all-Paris team of creative agency Cream, directing collective Deluxe, and CG-masters Mathematic for this riveting and impossibly sleek reveal of the Peugeot Fractal concept vehicle which premiered at the 2015 Frankfurt Motorshow.
Raven Kwok (aka Guo, Ruiwen) re-teams with Monstercat’s mysterious musical artist Karma Fields to create this mesmerizing, code-based generative video using Voronoi tessellation, a geometric model dating to René Descartes’ 1644 vortex theory of planetary motion. [Read more]
UK designer/animator Steve Kirby just dropped us his first animated short and our first chuckle of the day. Based on two minutes of audio from a local radio phone-in show, “If the Cuckoo Don’t Crow” captures the eccentric charm in a true story of hurricane prediction, lost tea towels and a one-earred Jack Russell. [Read more]
Check this intense blast of mechanical adrenaline called “ZERO DAY,” a stylized and stylish take on a near-future cyber-collapse courtesy of the Wisconsin wizard of CG aka Beeple (aka Mike Winkelmann) fueled by a killer track from standingwave (aka Kyle VandeSlunt). [Read more]