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Swinehart and Scatterlight Open “The Honorable Woman”

LA’s Alphonse Swinehart builds mystery and intrigue with his art direction, design and animation while Hollywood’s Scatterlight Studios pull together the production and post on this title sequence for the SundanceTV/BBC miniseries “The Honorable Woman” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal. [Read more]

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Jonathan Gurvit and Laposta: “Trolls” Talkin’ Trash

Buenos Aires advertising CD turned director Jonathan Gurvit first grabbed our attention back in 2010 with his “Hair Conditioner” spot for Santander Bank which went on to win him a Cannes Lion.

This new “Trolls” spot, with killer CG creature work by Laposta in Buenos Aires for outdoor power tool maker Echo and based on a less-than-polite script from agency Cramer Krasselt, continues Gurvit’s quest to grab your attention in 30 seconds using feature-level VFX.

Watch more CG creatures from Gurvit and Laposta including a giant cricket and an in-your-face urban pidgeon. [Read more]

Stardust and Cyrcle for DC Shoes

Stardust director and co-owner Seth Epstein fires up his team for this startling DC Shoes clip featuring design/graffiti by Los Angeles art Collective Cyrcle and two of DC’s sponsored Skaters to promo a new product line Cyrcle designed for DC. [Read more]

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Jun Iwakawa’s Animated Short “Handle With Care”

Ticktockrobot director and first-time father, Jun Iwakawa draws on his background in print and graphic design for “Handle With Care,” his rough guide to caring for a newborn baby – an off-kilter mix of dry humor, factual information and an early aughts-inspired aesthetic. [Read more]

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Frame Brings the Balls for Superliga

Just when we were sure we’d seen enough football advertising to last a lifetime, director Anders Schroder and the Frame team in Copenhagen hit us with this carefully choreographed matrix of CG fun to promo the Superliga (Danish soccer league) broadcasts on TV3 Sport/Viasat. [Read more]

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Yves Geleyn: Rice Krispies “Dinosuar”

Hornet’s Yves Geleyn, who established his animated animal-wrangling skills last Christmas co-directing the blow-out success “The Bear & The Hare,” keeps the charm of that multi-award winning John Lewis spot but slides the technique sideways into hand-crafted wooden puppets for Rice Krispies thru Leo Burnett, London.

Watch Geleyn’s previous adventure with woody puppetry here. [Read more]

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Imaginary Forces Opens “Manhattan”

Imaginary Forces‘ directors Dan Gregoras and Jeremy Cox keep the pallet minimal and the details intriguing in the title sequence for the new WGN original series “Manhattan.” Set in Los Alamos, NM, in 1943, the show “chronicles the lives and families of the scientists building the world’s deadliest weapon, and exposes a world full of secrets and consequences.” [Read more]

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Gentle Geriatric Genius: Supinfocom “Escarface”

More smile-inducing 3D character animation work from Supinfocom students complete with the mandatory manic chase sequence and a scene-stealing narcoleptic ninja Granny. “Escarface” was co-directed by Eva Navaux, Burcu Sankur, Vincent Meunier, Lionel Arnold, Dario Sabato, Pierre Plouzeau. [Read more]