• Persistent Peril: Diagrams “Phantom Power”

    Brighton animation and illustration studio Persistent Peril kicks up a brisk and bouncy music video for UK band Diagrams about a man who “travels to a secluded clearing in the woods and opens portals to his past in order to reflect on his relationship. In a drunken stupor, he accidentally lets the past bleed though […] [Read more]

In Secret Agreement

Check out the latest music video from Cassidy Gearhart.It’s AWESOME!!!! Artist:  EL-PSong:    "Smithereens"Label:   Definitive Jux Directed by: Cassidy GearhartProduced by: Julian KingCo-Producer: James BednarkDirector of Photography:  Jody Lee LipesEdited by:  Nathan CaswellCo-Editor:  Jeremiah Zagar http://www.insecretagreement.com  [Read more]

THE METHOD MASTERS

Up on top of the VFX food chain a few companies seem to do everything right while breathing without the aid of supplemental oxygen. Exactly who those companies are is open to some debate but few would argue with placing Method up there where the air grows thin. Here’s their brand new, fresh-cut CG reel. […] [Read more]

MATO PITCH FEST

I love looking at style frames for pitches that died – kind of like browsing a morgue full of beautiful corpses. Mato Atom has put together stellar spec stills for most of NYs best including Shilo (for Zune – bottom pic), EyeballNYC, Lifelong Friendship Society, Brand New School (for Toyota – top pic), Buck, Spontaneous, […] [Read more]

RED ROVER GIVES WALMART A LITTLE CHARACTER

Target ads are all style and polish these days while Walmart is all, uh.. what? Happy faces, I can’t remember. Well, it seems, help has arrived. Red Rover in Toronto brings their considerable character skills and a whole lot of squash and stretch into this snap-happy spot that intros a cast of characters that could […] [Read more]

STYLE COLLIDER

Here’s three recent MVs from Collider in Sydney. You don’t have to like all the music  to respect the absolutely, completely and utterly divergent ideas, techniques and styles that went into each of them. Watch Jean-Louis Aubert "Parle Moi", Placebo "Follow the Cops" and Pet Shop Boys "Minimal" in the FILM section of the Collider […] [Read more]

not another day at the beach

Further evidence to support my "animators are insane" theory.  Next they’ll start manipulating microbes and atoms and we’ll have to be constantly questioning whether the things we see are really moving or whether they only appear to be…and whether our bodies are controlled by a central intelligence or the will of our individual cells acting […] [Read more]

ANOTHER PAIR OF HANDS AT WORK FOR HP

Goodby, Oliver Gondry, Partizan LA, and 8 VFX bring Vera Wang’s day job (in miniature) to life. There’s an element of sadist control freakism going on in this spot that I have to admit to liking, as well as a playful jingle from Wes Anderson’s darling composer Mark Mothersbaugh, but I do have one question […] [Read more]

MONKEYLAB: ENDLESS PITCHING FOR “ENDLESS SUMMER”

A new 60 second TVC to air in Europe and the US this summer with design and production by Monkeylab out of Sydney. CD Octavio de Lellis says landing the job was the hardest part of the project, "we did three rounds of pitching, against Psyop and Passion Pictures but got it in the end…yiipa!" [Read more]