Brutus Collective_Horde | STASH MAGAZINE

Brutus Collective Unleashes “Horde”

The four members of new French directing collective Brutus (Thibaud Clergue, Aurélien Duhayon, Sébastien Iglesias and Camille Perrin) all graduated from the animation program at the Arles campus of Supinfocom in 2012 and just dropped us their first short film: a grindhouse-flavored concoction of speed and death called “Horde.”

“We tried to find an original look for this film so we mixed different kinds of renders. We also mixed different kinds of animation like a pose to pose in 12 fps for the characters, and a more fluid animation for clothes and props. We mainly used 3ds Max with V-Ray, Mari, Flash, Photoshop and After Effects.” [Read more]

Holden Finds “New Light” in Tasmania

No doubt time-lapse films are everywhere these days and some say the time for time-lapse has lapsed. But director Timothy Melville and cinematographer Nathan Kaso are out the convince you otherwise with this sweeping branded film for Australian car maker Holden, shot over seven nights across the wilderness of Tasmania.

“We travelled over 2,000km through the barren hills of Queenstown, to the vibrant streets of Hobart and finished on the dolerite plateau of Ben Lomond National Park. We captured nearly 20,000 still images, shooting from dusk until dawn and averaged just four hours sleep per day.” [Read more]

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Only Clip You Need to See from Comic-Con

LOL and NSFW, The Onion nails it with this behind the scenes “Sneak Peek At Ninja Turtles’ Hyper-Realistic CGI Genitals.” Laugh (and cry) here. [Read more]

CG Short: “Scale”

All is not what it seems in the aptly named “Scale,” a lovingly rendered 3D short directed by Annie Hua, Arthur Graff, Kevin Monnier and Ouirich Bounthavy in pursuit of their Master’s degree at ATI in Paris. Music by Alexandre Chaigneau. [Read more]

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Parallel: the Beauty of Brass for Anonimo Watches

French directing duo Quentin Baillieux and Raphaëlle Tinland (aka Parallel) strike an artful and atmospheric balance of 2D and 3D techniques in this online brand film animated by Ann lou Erambert for Italian watch makers Anonimo who carve (rather than cast) the cases for their timepieces out of solid brass. [Read more]

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Planktoon and Passion for Sidaction

Paris directing collective PLANKTOON (aka Sun, Alban, Fabrice, Alexandre and Sebastien) step outside their usual realm of fun/colorful 3D character work for this powerful monochrome fundraising appeal created for French AIDS charity Sidaction thru Passion Paris and Leo Burnett. If you have kids of any age, it’s hard not to get caught up in the drama of the vignettes. [Read more]

TBWA\Media Arts Lab: MacBook Air “Stickers”

TBWA\Media Arts Lab references everything from The Simpsons and Pac-Man to the Cookie Monster, Hello Kitty and the Beats logo in this highly likable ode to the love users have for their MacBook Airs. Lovers of Separated at Birth (like myself) will enjoy pointing out the similarities to a certain Google Play spot produced by The Mill earlier this year…

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Zeitguised “sim | stim”

Zeitguised, Berlin’s grand masters of cool weirdness, help launch Odiseo Magazine No.4 with this clip called “sim | stim” which they describe as “a cargo cult of sensual nano-alchemy.”

Commissioned by independent Spanish CD Carlota Santamaría, and creative directed by Santamaría and Albert Folch for Odiseo, the film “celebrates temporary mummification of the body by engaging in an erotic relationship with shape changing clouds of synthetic material.” [Read more]