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    Al-Mukhtasar Broadcast Package by Infofillers

    Dubai studio Infofillers combines an earthy pallet with old and new Middle Eastern motifs for the broadcast packaging of a local TV show called Al-Mukhtasar. Co-director Firas Ershead: “Since it’s a talk show, covering different topics, from culture to sports, tech, etc., the presenters are the heroes. So we developed [Read more]

Denial of Service: “Dextro Rotatory Helix”

UK audio and visual engineer/producer Harry Martis (aka Denial of Service) unleashes a fabulously dense and ominous abstract CG piece he describes as “another chemically-induced self-initiated project. All visuals completed in 3ds Max (utilizing some seriously intense PFlow scripting for the sound-reactive 3D [Read more]

Daniels: DJ Snake & Lil Jon “Turn Down For What”

The Kwan half of Daniels’ Kwan/Scheinert directing duo finally reveals his true inner self in this surgically choreographed jaw-dropper of frenzied testosterone. Pacing, casting, edit, VFX (by Zak Stoltz) all add up to 3.5 minutes-o-genius. Production: Prettybird, DOP: Larkin Seiple, edit: Paul Rogers, VFX: Zak Stoltz. [Read more]

Merlin Flügel: AFTER SCHOOL CLUB 2014

Wonderfully eccentric hand-drawn animated festival trailer from Merlin Flügel for the 2014 edition of AFTER SCHOOL CLUB, a free week-long art and design festival organized by students in Offenbach Germany “all about getting in touch and having a good time together.” This year’s guests include Felix & Mathis Pfäffli (CH), Tobias Rehberger (D), OK RM […] [Read more]

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Rushes’ “Tiny Worlds” Trilogy

Head of CG Andy Nicholas and the Rushes team in London create a strategic mix of 2D, 3D and live action for this fun in-house piece. “A key creative decision we made early on, was how to approach the various effects (smoke, water splashes, explosions, etc.) when dealing with a world being shown at such a small scale [Read more]

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BBDG Open Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” for FOX

CDs Shaun Collings, Curtis Doss and the BBDG team in Santa Monica collaborated with Carl Sagan’s widow Anne Druyan and “Pulled from every talent in the shop” to create this vast, elegant and inspiring mix of micro and macro to open Fox’s re-launch of the ‘Cosmos’ series, including “shooting live action, creating [Read more]

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Rafael Mayrhofer: “Kangaroos Can’t Jump Backwards”

Check this fabulous stop motion, non-linear philosophical rant from director/animator Rafael Mayrhofer, aka 1/3 of the Austrian trio of filmmakers known as Motiphe (with Florian Juri and Clemens Wirth). Mayrhofer, a self-taught stop motion animator, says he was inspired by his work experience in NY at Buck and Hornet and reveals he created the bars of soap sequence by biting into them himself for each frame, “I didn’t swallow, but my mouth was quite irritated and I didn’t have much ability to taste anything for the rest of the day.”
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The Mill: Titanfall “Shadow”

The Titanfall/Xbox One media avalanche continues with another NY Times article and this happy :60 complete with towering pet CG mechs and lots of casual urban destruction from The Mill in league with Hungry Man director Wayne McClammy backed by Sinatra singing “My Shadow and Me.” David Lawson, 3D lead [Read more]

Ben Collier-Marsh: Telegraph Awards

Light and delightful promotion for the Telegraph UK STEM 2014 competition from London designer/director/animator Ben Collier-Marsh, “This is an opportunity for undergrads to showcase an idea that will benefit society. The animation sees a ball exploring seven worlds manifested from the seven disciplines of the competition: Engineering, Aerospace, Maths, Technology/Science, Automotive, Pharmacy and Construction. [Read more]