CalArts 2016: “You Look Scary” and “Desert Critters”

CalArts 2016 | STASH MAGAZINE

The bumper crop of student films from the 2016 CalArts Character Animation program includes “You Look Scary” by Xiya Lan and “Desert Critters” by Li Wen Toh – both demonstrate outstanding storytelling talents while using fully divergent styles, techniques and narrative structures. [Read more]

Daniel Moshel “MeTube 2: August Sings Carmina Burana”

MeTube 2: August sings Carmina Burana | STASH MAGAZINE

In 2013 Austrian director Daniel Moshel unleashed a slice of campy weirdness called “MeTube: August Sings Carmen Habanera” featuring Swiss tenor August Schram, his mom Elfie and a Fellini-esque cast of misfits. Yesterday, Moshel struck again with a bigger, crazier, crowd-funded sequel. [Read more]

Dan DiFelice: Johnny Bang Reilly “Carved in Mayhem”

Dan DiFelice Carved in Mayhem | STASH MAGAZINE

NYC director and former VFX artist Dan DiFelice sculpts a beautiful and redemptive film from a raw and powerful poem by Johnny “Bang” Reilly, a 51-year-old UK fighter, filmmaker and VO artist – with Framestore handling the VFX. [Read more]

I Want to Ride My Type-Cycle

Marcel Piekarski_Type Cycle | STASH MAGAZINE

With spring threatening to descend on New York, the timing of this bicycle-based 3D typographic exercise called “Type-Cycle” from London motion designer (and architecture grad) Marcel Piekarski is pretty much perfect. [Read more]

What Really Happens When Possums Play Dead?

Oh Possum Animated Short| STASH MAGAZINE

Inspired by an opossum living in a coffin amongst his landlord’s old halloween props, Los Angeles director/animator Justin Hilden began filling his sketchbook with possums and possum gags, “Mostly I was intrigued by their strange avoidance of trouble, a trick not unlike my own reaction to stress.” [Read more]

The Inspirational Power of Style Frames

Troublemakers | STASH MAGAZINE

French directing duo Burcu Sankur and Geoffrey Godet (AKA Burcu & Geoffrey) created this smile-inducing clip called “Play” based on the style frames they created for a failed pitch with their continental-Europe reps Troublemakers, “We didn’t get the project but we wanted to bring the images to life animating them.” [Read more]