Et Tu Brute?

They Might Be Giants are back at it again with robot gladiators fighting for their lives in "I’m Impressed" directed by Rob Shaw at Bent in Portland. You may have seen Rob’s work in a recent Zune Arts film which also features a killer robot. Anyway, I’m impressed (no pun intended). [Read more]

JOSIE’S LALALAND

Director/animator EB Hu just sent us the link for his atmospheric and emotional short JOSIE’S LALALAND with music by Phillip Sheppard and VO by Carrie Edwards. Originally form Shanghai, EB (aka Yibi) now works as a broadcast designer at Redbee in London. Check his other work here.   [Read more]

*SMILE FAUCET “UNDO” CALL FOR ENTRIES

The *smilefaucet gang has extended the deadline for their next DVD extravaganza (built around the theme "UNDO") until October 31.  Now you have no excuses. Just quit your browser now and go finish your film. Then enter it here under SUBMIT.  The release party will land in NY February ’08.   [Read more]

THE SHOCK DOCTRINE – AN EXCERPT

Animation has been making valuable contributions to a lot of documentaries lately but few of those films have been as disturbing as The Shock Doctrine directed by Jonás Cuarón and based on the book of the same name by Naomi Klein. The supporting-role animated sequences are by London design and animation studio Foreign Office. Watch […] [Read more]

MAKING IT WITH AICP SPONSORS

Here’s the epic/surreal/psycho-western sponsor sequence from the Minneapolis 2007 AICP show created by those local crazy kids at Make. I especially like the juxtapositioing of the Target logo and the vultures picking the bovine carcass clean.     [Read more]

CUT & PASTE HITS NEW YORK – SAT. SEPT 15

C&P 2007 moves into the Lower East Side tomorrow night and promises to be the party of the season as eight contestants climb into the ring and pummel each other senseless with Wacom tablets and copies of CS3. Stash will be there in force, as will the best of the NY design and animation community. […] [Read more]

MELTDOWN FROM ZUNE

Hello, new favorite Zune Arts film. Sparkly cobras and ice cream mana from desert heaven, I love it. Somehow it all fits so perfectly with this remix of  “Strict Machine” by electro-glam duo Goldfrapp. From 72andSunny, with eclectic animation by Epoch Ink Animation out of Venice, CA. Watch Zune Arts "Meltdown".  [Read more]

BITFILM “PITCH!” VOTING OPENS TODAY

Bitfilm (based in lovely, friendly, and occasionally sunny Hamburg) and McCann Erickson received 68 entries to their Coke Zero "A man’s life as it should be" film competition.The jury selected these 22 finalists for you to vote on and decide who gets the cash (10,000 euros – about $14,000) and a real directing gig for […] [Read more]