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Jon Yeo: “Leviathan Ages”

“Transcendent steampunk octopus,” said no one. Ever. Except Jon Yeo, the London based director/writer/editor and DP of “Leviathan Ages,” the VFX-driven short sweeping thru the film festival circuit for the past year powered by the authoritative VO work of Robert Blythe and atmospheric audio from Radium. [Read more]

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Passion Paris: Cofidis “Les motards, Préjugés, pourquoi?”

The latest in a wonderfully wacky animated campaign for French financial services provider Cofidis from Passion Paris director Jack Antoine Charlot asking a timeless question about bikers: “Prejudice, why?” [Read more]

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The Buzz about Harrods

A pristine and intricate 3D treatment for the Fine Jewellery Room of legendary UK retailer Harrods from director Liam Chapple and London motion veterans Mainframe who say they were asked to base the piece around a clockwork insect. [Read more]

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Blind Draws Interactive Love Story with Coldplay “Ink”

Veteran Santa Monica motion mavens Blind let you choose your own path to love in the new interactive Coldplay adventure/video called “Ink,” offering over 300 narrative variations all rendered in a seductive illustrative style. Teamed with interactive specialists Interlude, Blind wrote, directed and animated the project. [Read more]

“Welcome to Airbnb” Behind the Scenes

Five weeks and 85 takes later, Cirkus director Christian Greet and crew wrap “Welcome to Airbnb,” a one-minute, one-shot, CG and animation-free project shot with a custom toy train-cam careening through an insanely detailed miniature set where all the transitions happen by hand in real time. Agency: TBWA\Singapore.

The finished spot:
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Brikk: Red Cross “In Another Christmas Carol”

Academy directing collective Brikk (Björn Johansson, Josef Andersson and Samuel Fast) craft an updated retro look for the Swedish Red Cross, clearly illustrating a less than brilliant version of Christmas despite the lack of sub-titles. [Read more]

Behind the Mic: The Science of Talking with Computers

Insightful/inspiring short film about “speech recognition, language understanding, neural nets, and using our voices to communicate with the technology around us” directed by Jessica Brillhart at Google Creative Lab with production and post handled by Artjail. [Read more]

Old Spice “Dadsong” He’s a Man! He’s a Boy!

Powered by brilliant lyrics from Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Concords), Biscuit director Andreas Nilsson and The Mill belt out “Dadsong” (the sequel to “Momsong”) for Old Spice thru Wieden+Kennedy, Portland.

Tim Davies, CD/2D lead at The Mill: “It was a hilarious shoot in Prague with brilliant casting of local Czech actors and watching Andreas manage to get a phenomenal performance out of each person despite the language barriers was amazing.

“We made prosthetic arms for the last two shots which were puppeteered to run across the floor and up the the picture frame. These arms were mainly used as a reference and to try and get some sort of quirky feel to the shots. On set we also filmed the mom’s real hands which we then tracked onto the prosthetics and then retextured the arms with real skin.” [Read more]