Robert Löbel graduated in 2012 with a degree in illustration and graphic design from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences where he created this clever and breezy animated short as his graduation project. Full of innovative low-key gags rendered in a muted palette and held together with sound design by David Kamp, [Read more]
Strange Beast director Jordan Bruner elevates this spot, “Your New Horizon” for Dutch tour operator TravelBird, with a cast of his fairy-tale characters whisked away on a vibrant hallucinogenic journey. Strange Beast NY handled production, with Massive Music in Amsterdam and Postoffice on sound design. [Read more]
In the following interview Scirocco reveals his journey from graffiti artist in Milan to US-based motion designer, and why he feels great motion design and an appreciation of fine art go hand-in-hand.
One of your ancestors worked as an architect with Gian Lorenzo Bernini designing St. Peters Square at the Vatican in 1656.
Scirocco: Yes, one of my great grandfathers, Domenico Fontana, helped raise the obelisk in St. Peters Square. As a kid my great uncle would walk me down this big hallway with pictures of my family’s generations of architects. That love of design drove and supported my own artistic pursuits. [Read more]
The vast majority of current fashion videos are hard to watch even once but this film, a single chapter in the Inside Chanel online project, invites repeat viewing by avoiding the vacuous faux-lifestyle tropes of the genre and opting instead for monochrome motion design and breathless pacing. No luck so far in our search for credits but [Read more]
Attention you London design/animation types: Cut&Paste has setup shop in HP’s ZED creative studio with London’s Hero, the animation collaboration with Animade, Blackmeal, Fred & Eric, Golden Wolf, Mummu and Territory. The teams are challenged to collaborate in creating an exquisite-corpse style animation, taking the viewer through the entire life of London’s newest superhero.
The Spanish 3D and VFX scene, tho smaller than France and the UK, consistently produces some of Europe’s most head-snapping work and Barcelona’s Big Lazy Robot is one of the reasons why. Director JJ Palomo and the BLR crew spent two years on this gritty sci-fi action-thriller spec to give “free reign to the creative aspects [Read more]
Stunning new cinema spot, for the launch of Samsung’s equally stunning new curved S9C OLED Smart TV, directed by Bruno Aveillan out of Quad Films with post by Paris VFX masters Digital District. Agency: Cheil, UK, composer/arranger: Raphael Ibanez. [Read more]
For director Julian Jones new feature length documentary Inside the Mind of Leonardo, Toronto-based iamstatic and Township & Company re-imagined the modern world through the eyes of Leonardo da Vinci. Taking eight months to complete, the thirty minutes of stereoscopic animation were based on the Renaissance [Read more]