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.
Stuttgart-based Axis director Abed Abonamous sets the tone for the latest release of Relic’s real-time strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War with a literal rain death before launching a brutal and atmospheric parade of fantasy/scifi characters locked in spectacular combat. [Read more]