Th1ng_Stromae | STASH MAGAZINE

Sylvain Chomet: Stromae “Carmen”

Back in March French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet (The Illusionist, Triplets of Belleville) surprised us with a couch gag for the Simpsons skewering his fellow Gauls. Now the three-time Oscar-nominated animator/director/comic artist takes on the evils of social media in a reworking of the “Habanera” from Bizet’s opera “Carmen” by Belgian pop-star Stromae. [Read more]

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WeWereMonkeys: Azealia Banks “Ice Princess”

Montreal writing, directing and producing duo Mihai Wilson and Marcella Moser (aka WeWereMonkeys) bring their signature talent for stark VFX and intense levels of detail to this psychotropic, Medusa-gone-wild music video for NY rapper/songwriter Azealia Banks called “Ice Princess.” [Read more]

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Yves Geleyn: Getting Smart about Power

Hornet director Yves Geleyn specializes in telling simple stories with style and charm. Witness this new :90 animated spot, the center piece of a cross-platform effort urging the good people of chilly New Brunswick to conserve electricity by switching to programmable thermostats. [Read more]

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Soa Aids Nederland “Be Sexy, Be Smart”

Amsterdam design and animation studio PlusOne crafts a series of swirling and vibrant hand-drawn vignettes to tackle the challenge of raising awareness about STDs and HIV among immigrants to the Netherlands from sub-Saharan Africa, Suriname, the Dutch Antilles and Aruba. [Read more]

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Beware the Dude with Smoke for Hair

Montreal VFX and animation studio SHED help the Quebec government battle smoking among the 11 to 14 set with a charismatic/creepy character fit for a vinyl collector in this 3D spot posing as stop motion, part of an awareness campaign stretching across TV, web and print. [Read more]

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Autofuss: Making the 2015 YouTube Music Awards Launch Film

Discover how Autofuss director/CD Tarik Abdel-Gawad and director of photography Joe Picard harness the scan ray problem often encountered while filming lasers to create in-camera floating architectural elements and typography made of light for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards Launch Film. [Read more]

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Interview: Jean-Paul Frenay, OFFF Quebec Titles 2015

Belgium-based director/CD/artist Jean-Paul Frenay talks to Stash about the brooding and ambitious titles he created for the second edition of the OFFF Festival in Quebec with VFX help from the Paris branch of Prodigious [Read more]

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Ben&Julia: Traffic Signs & Jake The Rapper “COOKIE JAR”

Berlin’s French-Swiss director/AD duo Ben&Julia unleash a maximalist romp of confection-colored strangeness and fun, starring Bronx-born Jacob Dove Basker (aka Jake The Rapper), that defies any further description – or words in general. Suggest just watching. [Read more]