We at Stash are proud to present Stash Latin America 2, another massive collection of outstanding animation, visual effects and motion design talent
from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Puerto Rico. This new collection delivers exclusive interviews, creative and techical insights, [Read more]
Based out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, prolific director/animator/AD Kaism Lim works for many major brands but this 4.5-minute online opus produced thru DMG promoting the VW Golf GTI in China crowns his resume with completely over-the-top styling/editing/acting/blocking, etc. Check out the three-part [Read more]
Andrew Thomas Huang goes three for three, following his elaborate work for Bjork’s “Mutual Core” and his mind-ripping short “Solipsist” with this frenetic and primal mystery tour showcasing the Icelandic ambient gods’ first performance video. Prodco was LEGS with VFX help courtesy of the Mill LA. [Read more]
To wrap up the work week, here’s French digital artist collective Pleix delivering a new project that’s part music video, part euphoric experience for French music duo Discodeine. From Pleix: “The entire video is made of CGI. Motion capture was used for all animation and rendered as colored solids. This technique is [Read more]
After an incredible sweep thru the festival circuit, Evan Viera (director/composer/co-Writer) and Chris Bishop (co-writer/animation supervisor/story artist) just released their wonderful CG short “Caldera” for your viewing pleasure.
Evan Viera: “‘Caldera” is inspired by my father’s struggle with schizoaffective disorder. In states of delusion, my father has danced on the rings of Saturn, spoken with angels, and fled from his demons. He has lived both a fantastical and haunted life, but one that’s invisible to the most of us. In our differing understanding of reality, we blindly mandate his medication, assimilate him to our marginalizing culture, and entirely misinterpret him. ‘Caldera’ aims not only to venerate my father, but all brilliant minds forged in the haunted depths of psychosis.” [Read more]
Stardust director Seth Epstein crafts the inspirational and ultimately humbling tale of ultra-endurance hiker Trevor Thomas in this director’s cut of a branded content piece for Bay Area footwear maker Ahnu. Whisps of delicate and fleeting motion design contrast perfectly with the rich cinematography shot by DP Patrick Notaro on DSLR on location in Northern California and graded by Siggy Ferstl at Company 3. Music by Jesse Mattson. [Read more]
Dubai director/designer/animator Juan Behrens opens the region’s first design conference with this striking sequence featuring typography inspired by “the calligraphy and the beauty level you see when you open the holy book. Today, we are about to collaborate with Hydro74 developing the font fully.” [Read more]
Oscar®-winning “Paperman” director John Kahrs and VFX industry icon Scott Ross will anchor the stellar cast of COLLIDER speakers, panelists and masterclass presenters hitting NYC this June 9-11. Spanning advertising to feature films, the roster also includes Weta Digital, Logan, MPC, LucasArts, Method, [Read more]
There are no shortage of motion projects in need of your cash on Kickstarter but seldom do they come from director/animators of Daniel Greaves’s stature. His soft-spoken pitch, solid production experience as a co-founder of London’s Tandem Films, plus his animation accomplishments – including the Academy Award and Cartoon D’Or for “Manipulation” (1991) – make his new labor of love, “Mr. Plastimime,” worth your consideration.
“Mr Plastimime will be produced using a combination of techniques. The characters are stop frame plasticine puppets with the main character’s facial expressions animated in 2D. The backgrounds will be created in CG using Maya and then all of the elements will be composited together using After Effects.” [Read more]
Paris animation and VFX house Cube Creative marks a decade in business with this magical, smile-inducing (and architecturally stunning) 3D short directed by Nicolas Deveaux. Named for the average height of its stars, the film extends the ideas explored by Deveaux in his previous film “7 Tonnes 3.” [Read more]