• Google Play The California Sunday Mark Mothersbaugh | STASH MAGAZINE

    Mark Mothersbaugh on Myopia and Music

    Barcelona studio Manson create the next installment of the animated first-person “California Inspires Me” series from Google Play and California Sunday Magazine: a surprising and insightful peek into the childhood of musician/composer/painter and DEVO co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh. [Read more]

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Birthday Gifs: Eran Mendel Unleashes “The Rimons”

Let’s end the week with a counterpoint to huge Super Bowl spots: a zero-budget personal project from Israeli illustrator/animator/character designer Eran Mendel built from a series of rockin’ animated loops. [Read more]

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Parallel Teeth vs Randa “Rangers”

Strange Beast director/animator/illustrator Parallel Teeth (aka Robert Wallace) cranks the nerd-pop factor way up for young nerd-pop phenom/beatmaker/rapper and fellow Kiwi Randa. [Read more]

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Stash Interview: Michael Frei on “Plug & Play”

On Feb 2nd Swiss animator Michael Frei released the Plug & Play game for iPad and iPhone based on his multi-award winning animated short of the same name. Stash catches up with Michael, to find out more about the charming, quirky, minimalist six-minute film and how it came to be: [Read more]

BassAwards Call for Entries 2015

Weareseventeen and Echoic Audio launch the 2015 BassAwards Call for Entries which means it’s time to submit your best motion work before early entry discounts end on Feb 24. [Read more]

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Robertson, Dixon and Dower: “Simpsons Pixels”

This planet’s fascination with pixel art continues uninterrupted with this manic tribute to the “The Simpsons” opening from the all-Australian team of pixel artist/animator Paul Robertson, animator/pixel artist/illustrator/game maker Ivan Dixon, and sound and visual artist Jeremy Dower. [Read more]

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Lightning Boy Studio: “Le Gouffre”

Montreal directors Carl Beauchemin, Thomas Chrétien and David Forest met while studying animation in 2009 and set up Lightning Boy Studio three years later to create this sweeping 10-minute CG short called “Le Gouffre” (The Chasm) and then completed the post with the help of 711 backers on Kickstarter. [Read more]

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@peace “Gravity” by Frances Haszard and Louis Olsen

Mundane details and ordinary actions escalate into disturbed and beautiful vignettes in the dream-like world of “Gravity” created by the Aukland, NZ team of animator/filmmaker Louis Olsen and self-taught illustrator/designer Frances Haszard for local hip-hop act @peace. [Read more]

Behind the Scenes: IKEA “The Joy Of Storage”

Here’s how the CG (from MPC) and the puppetry (from Jonny & Will at Blinkink) came together to make Dougal Wilson‘s new IKEA spot so engaging. MPC’s 3D and 2D teams completed over 35 VFX shots in three weeks, including the creation and animation of the T-shirts and multiple location enhancements. [Read more]