GOOD DAY FOR BLACK DAY

Rob Chiu’s mini-masterwork Black Day to Freedom has been winning awards and starring in film fests all over the planet for two years but is now available on line for the first time courtesy of the BBC. Rob’s site is here. [Read more]

JUST BETWEEN US (YOU, ME, SHERIDAN & YORK U)

New student work from the 2007 graduating class of the York University / Sheridan College Program in Design. Just Between Us.    [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]