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Modern Love and The New York Times

An tale of unexpected love and how opposites attract told with illustrative poise by Brooklyn freelance animator/designer Joe Donaldson (who counts Digital Kitchen, The Mill and Buck among his clients) for The New York Times and their Modern Love column. “Typically, I work in the world of advertising and motion [Read more]

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Is this the World’s Most Beautiful Toilet Paper Spot?

To some heathens bum-wipe will always be bum-wipe. But the all-Munich team of 3D/VFX house Ignyte and post house Velvet attempt to prove otherwise in this 60-second CG ode to abstracted bathroom hygene set to a delicate cover of The Pixies’ “Where is my Mind” by Sunday Girl. Shame about the way-to-earnest voice over tho. [Read more]

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Floris+Menno+Mystery+Surrealism = Shortcutz

Amsterdam creative duo Floris Vos and Menno Fokma continue their exploration of CG and live action with these elegant/eccentric black and white category opens for the local Shortcutz film awards, “We created 11 idents in a period of only four weeks so we decided to keep it simple. We came up with a list of metaphors for [Read more]

Kris Mercado: The Griswolds “Red Tuxedo”

Rush back thru a fever-dream of pop culture as Kris Mercado (NY director and style frame master) tackles his “more awkward years” chasing the visuals for “Red Tuxedo” for Aussie pop-rockers The Griswolds.

Mercado: “My only goal with this piece was to make people smile and remember how it was to love when you where young, and to remember how bitter it was, but how sweet it was too. Cartoons, celebrities, icons, sex, anime, video games, money. Getting lost in that nostalgia really struck me. The escapism of it all. The cool shit we as a generation shared, I mean I fucking love Power Rangers. I still wish I was the Green Ranger till this day.” [Read more]

Eoin Duffy Hates Valentines Day

Hot on the heels of his Oscar-shortlisted film “The Missing Scarf” with George Takei, Eoin Duffy reveals his obvious issues with hot girlfriends and the destruction they’re capable of in this heart-wrenching and minimalist tale of serial arson. [Read more]

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Happy V-Day from Supinfocom Arles: “A la Française”

Hot off its tremendous festival run, “A la Française” seems like the perfect post for Valentines day: first because the animated short was created in France where romance was apparently invented, second it features a clandestine poultry hookup, and third it will put a smile on your face even if you’re very single. [Read more]

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Lumbre TYC “SPORTIA 2014″ Rebrand

Buenos Aires motion powerhouse Lumbre continues to grab the attention of clients and awards judges with their obsessively detailed 3D broadcast design work. The latest evidence: New animated packaging for TyC Sports’ flagship news program Sportia, “The full rebrand weighs in at over 50 pieces including [Read more]

Quick Flix Trip with Pier Paolo’s “Cinematics”

Here’s a light and snappy confection to warm your chilly Thursday: Brazilian AD and motion man Pier Paolo expands on Antonio Vicentini’s “Camera Collection” to travel a timeline of classic films complete with the reworked music themes by Marcelo Baldin and a serving of Aphex Twin’s “Donkey Rhubarb.” Paulo is [Read more]