GOBELINS ANNECY 2006 FILMS

Every year the graduate animation class at the Gobelins school in Paris produce films that double as intros at the Annecy animation fest. They are always spectacular and this year is no different. My top three… Burning  Safari Vincent AUPETIT, Florent de LA TAILLE, Jeanne IRZENSKI, Maxime MALEO, Aurélien PREDAL, Claude-William TREBUTIEN Pyrats Yves BIGEREL, […] [Read more]

Yikes! Daft Punk, in the primetime of your life

  I see dead people. http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/aolmusic/artists/emi/daftpunk/daftpunk_primetimeofyourlife_dl.mov [Read more]

BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL

Caught a program of shorts at the BiFF yesterday. Here’s a peek at some highlights. A PAINFUL GLIMPSE INTO MY WRITING PROCESS, dir: Chel White, US      DOVES: SKY STARTS FALLING, dir: Reuben Sutherland, UK       MINISTRY MESSIAH, dir: Gints Apsits, Latvia [Read more]

REGINA SPEKTOR VIDEO

Stop-motion guru Peter Sluszka takes paper to some low-key and low-tech places in this video for singer/pianist Regina Spektor. The whole piece just seems appropriately laid back and melancholy for a cloudy (and hung over) Saturday morning such as this.  Director: Peter Sluszka Record Label: Sire Records Production: Hornet Inc. Executive Producer: Michael Feder Producer: […] [Read more]

MJZ dominates at aicp

MJZ topped the list of production companies at the AICP Show at the MOMA last night in NY with nine honors in seven categories. One of their spots, Adidas “Hello Tomorrow,” directed by Spike Jones with VFX by Sea Level, was cited four times – for Visual Style, Visual Effects, Original Music, and Advertising Excellence/Single […] [Read more]

Version2 steals the show

The trouble with actually attending awards shows like last night’s AICP event in NY is even though the work is often spectacular, we’ve all seen 98% of it many times already. But the show did get off to an impresive start (besides the heckling of AICP CEO/president Matt Miller) with this tribute to the show’s […] [Read more]

MK12 Summer 2006

 Have you kids seen the new MK12 reel? It’s got some dripping fresh work in it and some of the old favorites you know and love… MK12 Summer2006 Reel. Of course I saw this first on mograph, where I get all my hot industry news.  [Read more]

PSYOP’s BLACKLIST REVEALED

The Blacklist site went live a few hours ago with a killer-smart logo and the long-secret list of lucky studios to be repped by this spin-off of Manhattan’s legendary funhouse of all things next…  And the winners are: AAB Against All Odds No-domain Friends With You Pistachios   [Read more]