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    Method Design for FX Network’s “Tyrant”

    The Method Design team in New York twist classical Middle Eastern architecture into a hyper-detailed and carefully lit 3D broadcast promo toolkit for FX Network’s new drama “Tyrant.” According to Method: “The abstract frames will allow for the addition of text elements and a set of transitional elements were also [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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STK and UNIT “Risk Everything” for Nike

London’s STK and in-house director/editor Chris Boyle deliver three fast and furious 3D cartoon takes for Nike’s “Risk Everything” World Cup campaign with VFX backup from Unit Post – all inside a tight four-week production sched.

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The Mill+: 2014 D&AD Title Sequence

Created with a combination of keyframe animation and dynamics by a small team at the Mill+, this inventive and pristinely rendered title sequence provided the centerpiece for the 2014 D&AD awards handed out earlier this week. Director Nils Kloth: “Every year the D&AD titles are a fantastic opportunity for us to [Read more]

Ash Thorp, Anthony Scott Burns and TOPIX for OFFF Barcelona 2014

California creative director Ash Thorp and Toronto filmmaker/musician Anthony Scott Burns stretch the opening titles for OFFF Barcelona 2014 out to a full 12 minutes of moody mystery complete with dark and riveting sound track by Pilotpriest (aka Anthony Scott Burns). Produced by Topix. [Read more]

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Joel Kefali: “BABA”

New Zealand filmmaker/designer Joel Kefali (formerly 1/2 of the Special Problems studio with Campbell Hooper) is best known for his music videos for Lorde, Tune Yards, Flying Lotus, etc., but with “Baba” a brisk and graphic short based on the memories of his Turkish grandfather’s early days as a refugee in [Read more]

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GENTLEMAN SCHOLAR FOR MOTIONPOEMS: “Working Order”

Gentleman Scholar art directors Jordan Lyle and JP Rooney hand-painted every image of this animated incarnation of Dora Malech’s poem “Working Order,” then combined them with 2D and 3D techniques. The resulting two-minute film, created over the course of several months, presents an unpredictable dream- [Read more]

Robyn and Röyksopp “Sayit”

Swedish design duo Sandberg & Timonen, fashion photog Kacper Kasprzyk and editor Martin Nilsson slice/mash/congeal Robyn and Röyksopp into a hypnotic, monochrome, glitch-ified techno-pop opus called “Sayit” that premiered on the H&M Life site. Production: Strange Cargo Film. [Read more]

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Cannes Film Festival 2014 Highlight: “The Bigger Picture”

British director and painter Daisy Jacob‘s unique combination of seven-foot-tall animated characters in life-size sets combined with stop motion lends a whimsical and disjointed flavor to “The Bigger Picture,” her stark and darkly humorous tale of two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother. [Read more]