Three-time Oscar-nominated director/animator Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville, L’illusionniste, The Old Lady and the Pigeons) and London animation force th1ng responded to Matt Groening’s invite to create a Simpson’s couch gag with this appropriately over-the-top Gaulish interpretation. Previous guest couch [Read more]
In terms of screen time, feature-level VFX dominate this spot but somehow never really steal the spotlight, always serving the story and enhancing the young narrator’s sense of wonder and pride. Nice work from: BBDO, director Dante Ariola, Method Studios, music house Barking Owl, and editor Rick Lawley @ Whitehouse. [Read more]
After winning the praise of festival audiences and juries for his charming and low key animated short “Fear of Flying” last year, Dublin’s Conor Finnegan spun 180 degrees to create the twisted tale of a malevolent sphincter in “Asshole.” His latest project, uses “stop-motion paint on puppet parts and lots of After Effects” to conjure this vibrant/cryptic music video for Irish-born, Berlin-based-artist Candice Gordon. Conor is represented by Nexus.
Epileptics beware, Zeitguised push motion capture to the edges of recognition in this lobe-lashing chroma-cacophony for “Cream Theme” from veteran German electro-duo Mouse on Mars accompanied only by this enigmatic caption, “Escapism is freedom if claimed by a subject – it can not be consumed.” [Read more]
Some of you may remember when Star Wars (aka John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Grant McCune and Robert Blalack) won the very first “Best Visual Effects” Oscar back in 1977 but I challenge anyone to list all the winners since. Enter Chicago native and montage master Nelson Carvajal with his latest [Read more]
Matt Pyke and Universal Everything invite you to spend seven hypnotic minutes with their “slowly evolving video sculpture” called Walking City, a fusion of architecture, evolution and movement “referencing the utopian visions of 1960’s architecture practice Archigram” who, according to Wikipedia, “was an avant-garde [Read more]
Schroeder’s gentle rendition of the Star Spangled Banner from director Dan Sumich and the Passion Pictures crew, which ran just before the kick off on Sunday, provided a welcome quiet moment amongst the spectacle and manufactured sentiment of Super Bowl XLVIII.
Agency creative director Ari Merkin: “Dan and the animation team at Passion Pictures were honored to work with the iconic Peanuts characters and knew the importance of staying true to their heritage – maintaining their recognizable hand drawn aesthetic, subtleties of movement, and personality. The brilliant team at Absolute Post London handled the compositing and color grade, beautifully integrating the 2D animation into the live action environments”. [Read more]