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Andy Hall and Elastic Pull Strings for Riot’s The Harrowing

A grim puppet master and his ill-fated marionettes provide the backstory for League of Legends “Tales of the Black Mist: The Harrowing” created with careful attention to the character work and obvious delight in the macabre by director Andy Hall, CG super Max Ulichney and the Elastic crew in Santa Monica. [Read more]

Piranha Bar on How Not to Wake Up Dead

I can’t understand a word this gravel-voiced veteran mining canary (Tommy McAnairey) says or sings but the lighting and rendering are impressive and according to Piranha Bar CD Gavin Kelly in Dublin “was a massive undertaking, with each frame ringing in at over five hours of computer time. That’s 5000 hours by the way. Let’s call it 200 days for convenience, even though there’s really nothing convenient about that figure.”

“The feathers were a challenging mix of defined feather structures and 300,000 fine downy hairs which are all fitted carefully around his face.”

Client: Bord Gáis Network
Agency: Rothco [Read more]

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Gentleman Scholar’s Typographic Feast: HP Sprout “Manifesto”

Gentleman Scholar show off their typographic and multi-media chops with this perfectly-paced clip for HP’s new Sprout 3D-scanning PC thru 180LA. “The vignettes were crafted to conjure both the nostalgia of physical artistry and the exciting possibilities of digital immersion, with the typography acting as a [Read more]

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DANIELS and DAZED Unleash “Interesting Ball”

Misters Kwan and Scheinert‘s singular genius for in-your-face-unpredictable-mayhem continues with this new short produced by Pretty Bird and presented by DAZED starring An Interesting Ball, a handful of cosmic-mini-dramadies and some lol VFX. Don’t think. Just watch. [Read more]

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Prologue: “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Main Titles

Kyle Cooper and his team dare you to look too closely at their opening sequence for FX Network’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” a disturbing mix of stop-motion grotesquery, 2D nightmares and live action creep-outs housed in carefully crafted miniature environments and all shot in the Prologue garage in Venice, CA. [Read more]

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Disney XD Idents x 5

Five quick hits of fun and general weirdness for the Disney XD channel and their core male 6-11 demo from The Brothers McLeod, Joel Trussell, Tristan Eaton, Buff Monster and Ryan Quincy. [Read more]

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Geoff Mcfetridge: Patagonia “What the pluck?”

Geoff Mcfetridge and Champion Graphics (with backing from Blue Oyster Cult) use simple, animated line work to help Patagonia expose the cruelty behind the goose down industry while introducing the company’s move to “100% traceable down.” [Read more]

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Peter Berg + MPC LA: “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”

The line between VFX and live action vanishes in this massive, action-stacked 90-second launch trailer for Activision’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare FPS from Pony Show director Peter Berg and MPC LA thru 72andSunny. [Read more]