The off kilter music and lyrics of Japanese singer-songwriter (and hairdresser) Uri Nakayama finds a perfect mate in the playful, unstructured and unpredictable visual talents of Berlin-based artist/director Hoji Tsuchiya in this track called “Spring Time-old Man.” [Read more]
Few things will perk up a Friday like discovering great new work from a studio you’ve never heard of. Witness the careful lighting, subtle character work and palpable teenage angst in this spec Coke spot called “Am I in Your Mind” from three-year old Hong Kong VFX house HEHAAA. [Read more]
London creative agency DBLG responds to an open brief from Decca Classics to celebrate the music label’s deep library of string artists with this stand out film – both startling and serene, photo-real and abstract – set to “Spiegel im Spiegel” by Avro Part. [Read more]
UK sound designer Simon Pyke’s ongoing 30 Seconds project (challenging filmmakers to freely interpret a supplied audio clip) causes three directors from PostPanic in Amsterdam to abandon any sense of impropriety in what the studio calls “an x-rated cocktail of cell animation, stop motion, motion graphics and a lot of genitalia.” [Read more]
London animator/illustrator Yukai Du‘s second TED-ed lesson is possibly the most lush and relaxing explainer video of all time. This four and half-minute animated film, written by UC Davis ecologist Richard Karban, demonstrates how plants communicate with each other especially when they’re under attack. [Read more]
Back in 2011 the creative force known as Three Legged Legs (Casey Hunt, Greg Gunn and Reza Rasoli) shut the doors after a six-year run. Before they parted ways, the trio directed and animated this impossibly infectious anthem for Method Cleaners shown on Virgin America flights. [Read more]
Spectacular self-initiated title sequence (with credit names borrowed from Ghost in the Shell characters) crafted by Beijing visual designer Zaoeyo (aka Xiaolin Zeng, aka Mike Zeng), a mesmerizing one-man tour de force of thoughtful details and shimmering refraction.