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If you haven’t heard of the Pascal Champion before, you know who he is now. His most recent animation entitled Door is now up on his site. While I haven’t been able to surf through all of his animated work, I rather enjoy the sketches and his blog. Check it out. [Read more]

THE FILMS OF HIROSHI MATSUMOTO

The short films of Hiroshi Matsumoto like a stream of consciousness lack narrative but not meaning. They hold a familiar resonance in their 2D/3D Xsi meets After Effects animated technique, not unlike that of Stefan Nadelman, but still manage to appear unique with the simple and playful hand drawn elements. Serious at times, light at […] [Read more]

HEEBOK DOES K-POP

Chances are slim that any of you are fans of Korean boy bands. But I know there are many of you (me included) who admire the work of motion designer Heebok Lee Like his beautiful "Tread Softly" short. So what would happen if Mr. Lee applied his considerable skills and poetic sensibility to say… the […] [Read more]

HAVE A MINUTE TO SPARE?

The 5th annual One Minute Film & Video Festival is on tonight (Nov. 22) in Toronto, ON. The festival is one night only, with 52 short films from around the world, all under a minute. Head to the Bloor Cinema, at 506 Bloor Street West, doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Tickets are […] [Read more]

JOHN KARIAN DESIGNS

Takes talent to modernize a classic movies channel and not negate its grainy vintage film appeal with overpowering sleek and flashy graphics. John Karian does the oldies-but-goodies such a service with his TCM2 ids, which can be seen on his site JUNGL. While visiting make sure to also check out his Lil’ Red Riding Hood […] [Read more]

CUT&PASTE 2007 WRAPS DOWNUNDER

11 cities and 88 contestants later Cut&Paste wrapped the 2007 tour in Sydney last Saturday with a packed house at the Metro Theatre and lots of killer work coming off the stage. Below: Local comic artist Matt Huynh (with two of his pieces) leads the crowd through some aerobics after taking the crown. Check all […] [Read more]

THE EVER EVOLVING LIVINGROOM

Like the furniture itself, Ikea ads are always slight variations on a simple idea; they look easy enough but are incredibly hard to assemble. This one comes from the Hamburg office of Optix Digital. Watch Ikea "Hide & Change" Agency: Jung von Matt/ Fleet Production: Salt Berlin Director:  Markus WalterVFX: Optix Digital [Read more]

JOH KUEMMEL: RAINBOW WARRIOR

Johannes Kuemmel will not complete film school until Jan ’08 ("I am an advertising film director student in my final year with focus on animation and visual effects, which I do myself.") but he has already secured representation as a director in Germany  and France based on the strength of the ideas and the execution […] [Read more]