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Gramercy Park and Walter Stern: Betfair “Octopong”

Fast and fun new CG character and VFX work from London’s Gramercy Park Studios (launched in 2013) and Academy director Walter Stern for the repositioning of Betfair, the world’s largest internet betting exchange. GPS handled all post duties from VFX supervision and the CG octopus, thru to grade, sound design [Read more]

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Panop Koonwat “Cupidiculous”

Bangkok native and former TBWA Thailand art director, Panop Koonwat weaves 2D cel and 3D animation techniques into a riveting short for his School of Visual Arts MFA thesis film, wrapping his message about “overpopulation, overconsumption and global warming” into a manic/comic tale starring Adam and Eve and [Read more]

William Armstrong: Adidas “Battlepack”

According to director William Armstrong‘s bio he “grew up in Botswana in the middle of the bush surrounded by crocodiles and snakes” so we’ll assume that’s where the savage intensity of this new Adidas online spot comes from as captured by DP Sebastian Pfaffenbichler and edited with fanatical precision by Andreas Bardet @ Infected. [Read more]

Noam Murro, The Mill and Bacon: Hay Day “Cowboy”

Craig Robinson co-stars with CG critters from The Mill in this :30 confection from Noam Murro for Supercell’s “Hay Day” iOS and Android game thru agency Barton F. Graf 9000.

Chris Bayol, lead 3D artist at The Mill: “It was an incredibly interesting challenge making a cartoony design look photo-real and believable. Just a small part of the process was using skin simulations to make the skin wobble and stretch as it would on a real animal.” [Read more]

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Anthony Francisco Schepperd: Cody Alan “Heart Like a Rabbit”

This latest music video from AFSchepperd, Philadelphia’s master of mind-melting, hand-drawn animation, weaves his trademark psychotropic spillage into the tragic narrative for Cody Alan’s “Heart Like a Rabbit.” Stash has admired Schepperd’s talent since 2009 when we published Ape School “Wail to God.” [Read more]

Teddy O’Connor + Kool A.D. = “Word”

LA animator Teddy O’Connor hooks up with Victor “Kool A.D.” Vasquez to bring the artist/rapper’s character designs, backgrounds and storyboards to life in a stark, tripped-out and decidedly NSFW music video for “Word”. Co-directed by O’Connor and Kool A.D. with audience and hell creatures animated by Kane Chambers, Abbey Luck, Teddy O’Connor and Wylder Tomlinson. [Read more]

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Trollbäck Opens “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” for HBO

Jakob Trollbäck and crew bring a much-needed fresh look to the news parody genre with this crisp and intricate open for HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” topped off with a layer of witty psuedo-Latin labels that Chuck Jones would appreciate. [Read more]

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PSYOP: SAMSUNG GALAXY “THE TRAINING”

Samsung’s massive and cheeky campaign for the Galaxy rolls on with four minutes of wonderfully over-the-top sci-fi fun from Psyop/Smuggler director Laurent Ledru backed by sleek and wall to wall VFX from the Psyop crew. Because of the players’ schedules, they were each shot separately in London, [Read more]