• Psyop Stink Otto | STASH MAGAZINE

    Psyop Finds the “The Letter” for Otto

    Otto, the European online retail behemoth, joins this year’s parade of heart-tugging holiday spots with this wonderfully lit character work from Psyop directors/co-founders Marie Hyon and Marco Spier thru Stink and Berlin agency Heimat. Check the making-of for more from Marie and Marco. [Read more]

Jesse Collett_Boom is Life | STASH MAGAZINE

Behind the Scenes on “Boom is Life” with Director Jesse Collett

London director/designer Jesse Collett graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2014 on the strength of this low key but technically adventurous short film he describes as “an ethereal, multi-dimensional mashup of real and animated elements.” [Read more]

Still Rising_Beatsofreen | STASH MAGAZINE

Hideki Inaba: Beatsofreen “Slowly Rising”

Japanese animator/director Hideki Inaba remixes elements from his recent animated short called “Berg” into a new video of breathtaking organic complexity for the “Slowly Rising” track by Dutch electro artist Beatsofreen. [Read more]

Media Design School Escargore | STASH MAGAZINE

The Long Trail of Slain Snails: “Escargore”

If you watched the animated short “Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou” from Ringling College students Michael Bidinger and Michelle Kwon last year, you know the gap between student and professional character animation work has vanished. Here’s evidence the same has happened for character-driven VFX. [Read more]


Behind the Scenes on BFI “Film is Fragile”

Interview with Mill+ director Carl Addy reveals the careful thinking and process behind his brilliant new BFI “Film is Fragile” spot. [Read more]

Polyester Studio Memento Mori | STASH MAGAZINE

Have a Polyester Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, Toronto’s Polyester Studio releases a fresh mix of mad and macabre vignettes called “Memento Mori” (Latin for “remember (that you have) to die”) they describe as a celebration of the dark side of life and a reflection on our mortality. [Read more]

California James Franco | STASH MAGAZINE

California Inspires Me: James Franco

James Franco’s low-key, self-effacing tale of his misspent youth in Palo Alto bubbles to life in director/animator Julian Glander‘s vibrant and naive 3D style: the latest installment in the “California Inspires Me” series thru BBH LA for California Sunday magazine and Google Play. [Read more]

Vicentini Galasse Adidas | STASH MAGAZINE

Super Awesome Weirdness for Adidas Superstar

The perfect way to start your Friday: A 50-second blast of over-the-top visual chaos at the center of a new global campaign for Adidas Superstar via Brazilian director/animator Antonio Vicentini and graphic designer David Galasse. [Read more]

1stAveMachine Slow Berg | STASH MAGAZINE

The Slowest (and Funniest) Rube Goldberg Machine Ever

The crowded Rube Goldberg-inspired video genre gets a much-needed kick in the funny bone from 1stAveMachine director (and Rube Goldberg specialist) Bob Partington who, over the course of six and half weeks, employs molasses, a turtle, melting Popsicles and sprouting grass to create “Slow-Berg.” [Read more]