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    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]

A BLUR OF TRANSFORMERS

In 1984 Hasbro introduced the toys and over the last 23 years the Transformers have mutated into comic books, TV series, an animated movie, a video game and on July 3/07 Bay/Spielberg will unleash the new live action film. There is also a new Transformers game launching June 26 and lucky for us the trailers […] [Read more]

LORD OF THE BUGS

Using 3DS Max, Mudbox, Combustion, Red Rover of Toronto pulls out this Lord of the Rings battle throwback scene for Scotts Ortho Home Defense. Oh the joys of rendering a massive swarm of insects: high, mid and low ranges of layers were created to manage the amount of render time and crowd shots had to […] [Read more]

DANIEL BENMAYOR: NEW WORK

Moving away from squabbling over vines and textiles, here are two new commercial spots from RCR Films director, Daniel Benmayor for Citroen and PSP. Animal heads and maniacal parkour shadow running, all in a days work from the man that animated vengeful gas pumps. [Read more]

STARDUST ON SLOAN

From Stardust Studios comes the new music video for Sloan’s latest single "I’ve Gotta Try". Only a Sloan fan could put themselves through this for a video: footage transferred into 2K resolution, every instrument and piece of wardrobe rotoscoped out in Shake, 850 pieces in total which equals hundreds of hours, then 1,000 textures designed […] [Read more]

EVEN STAN WINSTON CAN’T MAKE THESE PIGS FLY

CBS and FOX refused to run this ad for Trojan condoms (directed by Phil Joanou with VFX by the Stan Winston Studio) and that has caused much twittering in the ad world (you can read a good summary of the controversy here). But I have a theory all the debate about womens’ issues and what […] [Read more]

ANIMATION WITH HEART

 Only one country in the world still has the gall to continue whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Director/animator Koji Yamamura is aware of his country’s crimes and preaches for peaceful co-existence with whales. Beautiful and touching animated tale about Japanese whaling today and the postwar period when whale meat was used as a […] [Read more]

High on love

Back in the day, I had an assignment to tell my peers how a certain video or movie scene was created. Some how I ended up with a Justin Timberlake video and I never heard the end of that. Well here I am showcasing the new Justin Timberlake video for "LoveStoned" directed by Robert Hales. […] [Read more]

OCEANWARMAIR KEEPS IT SAFE FOR MTV

Sex Ed. has come along way from the days of health class videos and nonsensical diagrams drawn on the chalk board by a gym teacher you would rather think of as an asexual being. Oceanwarmair has just completed these delightful series of idents for the MTV "me" campaign for www.staying-alive.org – Keep it safe, stay […] [Read more]