Preview Stash 109 and Weep With Joy

The perfect tonic for the stress and strife of your week, Stash 109 packs another 1.5 hours of inspiration and insight into the Stash Permanent Collection including 31 outstanding animation, VFX and motion design projects plus 20 minutes of behind the scenes features and exclusive interviews with the designers, [Read more]

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Buck’s Manic Happy Meal Montage

Back in May of 2014, McDonald’s new Happy Meal Characters were branded as “scary” by the press and the Twittersphere. Looking at this compilation of slap-schtick, minion-like, decidedly non-scary clips of Buck’s work on the character, I can only assume it must have been a very slow news week. [Read more]

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DK Studios Seeks “Man Seeking Woman”

Snappy black and white iconography from the DK crew sets the tone for FXX’s sweet and absurdist new original comedy “Man Seeking Woman” starring Jay Baruchel and based on humorist/novelist/screenwriter (and former SNL/Pixar writer) Simon Rich’s book of short stories. [Read more]

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Giant Ant Asks “What if?”

Master-storytellers Giant Ant and fellow Vancouverites Taiji Brand Group elevate the profile of a Canadian government rural development initiative with this engaging explainer clip packed with intriguing details painted in a welcoming palette. [Read more]

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3-D Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

Math at it’s most hypnotic – created by inventor/designer/artist and Stanford artist in residence John Edmark, “These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. [Read more]

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1000 Cups of Stop-motion Latte Love

Impossibly cute stop-motion spot for Japanese beverage brand Maxim Stick using screened powdered chocolate atop 1,000 cups of flavored latte. Make sure to watch the making-of sequence at the end. [Read more]

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Digic Offers Glimpses of the Hyper-real

I measure the art and science of cinematic 3D realism by the number of times the work convinces my brain to let go of the fact I’m watching a digital image. The most convincing I’ve seen to date (and one of the longest) is this 21-minute feast of CG intensity and sleek motion design courtesy of Digic Pictures [Read more]

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Doug Hindson Handcraft’s “DIS \ CONNECT”

London director/animator/illustrator/maker Doug Hindson created his low-key (and appropriately) handmade grad film while studying illustration and animation at Kingston University, London to tackle the theme of “our increasing reliance on technology and the disconnect that often results.” [Read more]