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    Making of CANAL+ “The Kitchen”

    Watch how Paris VFX powerhouse Unit Image, Partizan director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet and agency BETC combine forces for a VFX rampage through a French kitchen to make the case for the quality of TV channels available on Canal+. [Read more]

ONLINE OTTAWA x 2

Just returned from the Ottawa International Film Festival and one of the projects that has been stuck in my head is "A Good Joke" from Nick Fox-Gieg. Everything seems to come together so perfectly in this little wonder from the New Media Competition; the simple animation style, the monotone voice-over narration, and the killer punchline. […] [Read more]

MR. CITYMEN

"Mr. Citymen", a series of five films (including the standout Gumby-esque clip "Mr. Fortune"), was Eric Lerner‘s final project after four years of study at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Lerner says the inspiration came from a book he grew up with called "Mr. tickle" and took him four months from […] [Read more]

“NEED FOR SPEED” AV WARS REMIX

To give the impending launch of "Need for Speed: Carbon" some hip factor, EA supplied six motion graphic/VJ artists with raw game assets – including 3D models, story based CG, live action sequences and interface graphical art – and got them to hammer out media remixes of the game. The standout has to be this […] [Read more]

Psyop for Shell

Psyop combines the action of a Mad Max film with the shading and elements of a graphic novel. A thrilling music score and even title moments give this a very cinematic feel. I really like the character design of the “villains” too. Watch the spot at http://www.psyop.tv/shell [Read more]

Sway Studio for Hyundai

My first post, please forgive any mistakes… This is a fun spot, nice editing, good sound design/music as well. Sway studio always continues to impress me. Sway Studio animates the performance of a professionally choreographed live dance team with 362 CG robots in a Hyundai spot directed by John Allardice. “In this case, we decided […] [Read more]

Tim Burton jumps the Killers’ “Bones”

MTV News reports Mr. Burton will direct his first MV for the Killers’ tune "Bones" from their second album Sam’s Town. Stop motion and CG animation is underway in London. Catch the Full story here including really informative quotes from the band like "It’s going to have computer graphics and models … We’re not really […] [Read more]

LOGAN LOGIC

Logan‘s life-long roll continues with two new twisted-logic Jetta spots – "Timbales" *** updated with director’s cut *** and "Kung Fu" –  for Miami’s Hispanic marketing and advertising agency CreativeOndemanD. Logan also did the print, an example of which you can see here.   [Read more]

STUDIO AKA FOR PONTIAC

Here’s a well-crafted spot that slips a little heart into the imploding vehicle trend (Method for Hummer, Digital Domain for Lexus, Mac Guff Ligne for Adidas etc.). It’s from Toronto agency Mclaren McCann and one of my fave London animation houses Studio AKA and was inspired by UK artist Cornelia Parker’s Cold, Dark Matter: An […] [Read more]