THE DEMONS OF WRITER’S BLOCK

BBDO NY, Dante Ariola, Digital Domain, and an army of paper demons raise a little hell in this new spot for Pepsi Cola’s energy drink Amp. According to Fred Raimondi, VFX supervisor on "Paper" this project was "a dream job for an animator… it had everything – cool characters, photoreal animation, and CG characters that […] [Read more]

MAXIM ZHESTKOV

The latest self-promo experiment from Russian motion, graphic and toy designer Maxim Zhestkov. Beautiful and intriguing update on a classic graphic device. [Read more]

NOT FOR EVERYONE, CERTAINLY NOT EPILEPTICS

Portland, Oregon has an unfair proportion of talent for it’s smallish size and outpost-like position on the continent – W+K, Bent, Laika and Mr. Costa come to mind. And here is another group called the UniBros who drink from a very different pond. The kind of pond covered with multi-colored iridescent swirls of toxic petroleum […] [Read more]

FUN WITH FLAMES

ESPN and ESPN2 coverage of the Powerade and Lucas Oil NHRA Drag Racing Series gets a stylin’ flame job from Concrete Pictures. Jeff Boortz, company prez and the project designer: “NHRA races are like a wild mix of rocket science and pro wrestling. Two high-performance vehicles face off decked out in bad boy, heavy metal […] [Read more]

Apparently my psyche is complex

 Or maybe I’ve just been thinking about how these film credits are also credits for themselves. "This motion design piece stimulates the viewer with references to psychology and the human thought process." Watch this title sequence for the film "The Dog Problem," designed by Howard Nourmand of LA’s Grand Jete  and try to decide whether […] [Read more]

BALTIC HIP HOP

Nothing like a jolt of Gothic-flavored Lithuanian rap to get your eyes open on a Monday morning. This new video for a track called Degantis Sniegas (Burning Snow) from G&G Sindikatas was directed by Justinas Vinevičius out of RGB a film/vfx/animation production house in Vilnius.   [Read more]

JAPANIMATED SOCCER FOR PLAYSTATION

Soccer is different in Japan, and apparently a lot more exciting. This is the new "J League Winning eleven 10" Playstation cinematic from Digital Media Lab in Tokyo. Producer and CD Keisuke Toyoshima explains the intense visuals like this, "We tried to bring out the dynamic energy that this sport has with a fantasic theme, […] [Read more]

RESIN: TITLE MASTERS

New title design work from Aussie VFX/design house Resin for the Art Gallery of South Australia and Adelaide Fringe 07. Classy timelapse and focus pulls, elegant type treatment, and of course a ‘pork chopper’ – everything you ever wanted from title design. [Read more]