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    Best of Stash 2014 Preview #4: “Supermoine Holypop”

    The cover of Stash 104 featured this jaw-dropper of a promo from Parisian character specialists Supamonks for a soft drink brewed by Catholic monks called Holypop. Hang on to your frock. Supamonks: “In the south of France, close to the Bourget Lake, stands a friary called ‘Les Frères de la Sainte Famille’. For more than […] [Read more]

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Conor Byrne: Skittles “Struck by a Rainbow”

The current flood of overly earnest documentary profile films gets a slow poke in both eyes courtesy of Skittles latest silly/surreal adventure directed by Hungry Man Conor Byrne for The Corner Store Films thru BBDO Toronto with The Vanity handling post and Griff Henderson cutting. [Read more]

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Supinfocom “Home Sweet Home”

Spectacular lighting and atmospheric matte paintings in almost every shot help propel the warm and simple narrative of “Home Sweet Home,” the graduation film by Supinfocom Arles students Alejandro Diaz, Pierre Clenet, Romain Mazevet and Stéphane Paccolat. [Read more]

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The Brothers McLeod: “Consequences#2″

Prolific UK animation duo The Brothers McLeod (Greg and Myles) ensnare musician/engineer/producer friend Tom Angell for another burst of nonsensical overload called Consequences#2, the latest in a series of short films they swear is “based on the old parlor game we used to play with our grandparents. [Read more]

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Merry Christmas from Sehsucht, Hubert and Friend

A cautionary holiday tale of well-intentioned but flammable friends from the crew at the Hamburg and Berlin studios of Sehsucht.
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Bowled Over: Behind the Scenes with Can Can Club

Join TRONCO directors Can Can Club (aka Becho Lo Bianco and Mariano Bergara) for a peek into the art of crafting soup bowl zoetropes during their recent Tim Horton’s spot for 1stAveMachine thru JWT.

“It was crucial that the piece was made in camera, with no digital tricks, and to have the bowls 100% handmade. The other challenge was to tell a story with these brief loops, and giving narrative power to the beautiful ceramics pieces.”

The finished spot:

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Behind the Scenes of Ketel One with The Juggernaut

Watch how Toronto design/animation/VFX house The Juggernaut mixes very old-school letterpress techniques with au courant lasers, drones and 3D in this spot highlighting the 10 generations behind the family-owned Dutch Vodka brand Ketel One.

Watch the spot:
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“WANDERERS”: Our Future in Space by Erik Wernquist

Building on the sage words of Carl Sagan reading from his 1994 book Pale Blue Dot, Stockholm digital artist and animator Erik Wernquist crafts a spectacular vision of humanity’s possible future in space. All scenes are digital recreations of real places in the Solar System built from photographs and map data where available. [Read more]

Unit Image_The Crew | STASH MAGAZINE

Andy’s and Unit Image: All Out for “The Crew”

Paris 3D/VFX masters Unit Image re-team with French directing collective Andy’s (Dom, Léon, Max and Rémi) for another massive, all-CG, testosterone-fueled trailer for multiplayer racing game The Crew from Ivory Tower and Ubisoft. [Read more]