• Brutus Collective_Horde | STASH MAGAZINE

    Brutus Collective Unleashes “Horde”

    The four members of new French directing collective Brutus (Thibaud Clergue, Aurélien Duhayon, Sébastien Iglesias and Camille Perrin) all graduated from the animation program at the Arles campus of Supinfocom in 2012 and just dropped us their first short film: a grindhouse-flavored concoction of speed and [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]

Fan Trailer for New Season of Dr. Who

Many Dr. Who fans (my son included) were underwhelmed by the latest BBC teaser (below) featuring only Peter Capaldi’s silhouette, but VFX artist John Smith was inspired to do something about it: He created this full trailer featuring the 12th doctor and Clara arriving in a dazzling new time and space:

“My aim was to capture the more ‘magical’ side of the show, rather than the dark-and-gritty approach I usually take. I used After Effects, Maya, Mudbox, and Premiere.”

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