CASH PRIZES AND NO ENTRY FEE?

Animation festivals seem to sprout like mushrooms in dark rooms all over the planet but this one looks poised for greatness and unlike many fests prove they get the whole moving visual thing with nice site animation of their own. The PLATFORM International Animation Festival will debut June 25-30, 2007 in Portland, Oregon. The ambitious […] [Read more]

NEW MONKMUS

I’m not a big fan of girlie-politcal-pop tracks but I am a fan of Monkmus and his unfussy kid-like drawing styles. "We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives" is the first of two new videos for the Welsh band Los Campesinos!. The clip uses a jarring pallete to help blur the imagery of war and dancing: […] [Read more]

MACHINE BY YU FUJII

One machine begets another, and another, and another in this short film from Japan’s Yu Fujii. Currently making the rounds with ResFest10. Created using 3DS Max, Lightwave, After Effects, Premiere, ACIDPro. Click here to watch Machine. [Read more]

TESTING TODAY…..

Bittersweet anti-animal testing viral from McKeown Devita Productions, called "Testing Today" The video and accompanying micro site (both commissioned by BUAV – the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) were created in under 3 weeks to coincide with a critical vote in the European parliament that would allow an estimated 1.7 – 4.5 million […] [Read more]

SAGAS

Usually I have littel patience for demo reels but here is one that got my blood moving and banished the blur from my eyes. It’s a raging mashup of the commercial and VJ work from a pair of Spanish guys from Argentina – Fernando Sarmiento and Tomas Garcia – who call their collaborative venture Sagas. [Read more]

AH, OKTOBER IN AUCKLAND

LOTR stamped New Zealand indelibly on the vfx map and Oktober in Auckland was the only studio to be subcontracted for design and compositing work on the trilogy. They also do very solid commercial work for a far-flung cast of international clients including this 3D character work thru Norwegian agency Kitchen Reklamebyraa and Loopfilm in […] [Read more]

MADE OF BASEMAN

Artist, toy designer, tv/movie producer Gary Baseman, photographer Michael Christ and strawberry frog Amsterdam got together to build and animate this 1.5 meter long sculpture of a Onitsuak Tiger sneaker out of Japanese toys to help rejuvenate the brand in print and online. The spot was produced by Circus Amsterdam and posted at Magic Amsterdam. […] [Read more]

FUEL, FUEL, FUEL AND FUEL

There may be more entities called "Fuel" in the design and motion world but here’s a quick guide to sorting out four of them. FUEL – London, graphic and motion design (the first Fuel, founded in 1991). Watch their 3G ring tones. FUEL – Los Angeles/NY, design and motion graphics. Watch their latest reel. FUEL […] [Read more]