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    Tulips and Chimneys: Cerebos “Snow”

    South African directors Tulips and Chimneys (formerly Shy the Sun) re-team with Cape Town animation/VFX house BlackGinger to meld CG with stop motion miniatures in this spot for Cerebos salt thru FCB Durban. [Read more]

Bluerock/Spontanouse holiday invite evokes Japanese woodblock art

No paltry jpeg for what promises to be one of Manhattan’s lavish holiday parties – the Bluerock/Spontaneous bash at Buddakan. I’m wondering if they might start a trend in animated invites with their creation of an Asian-themed :30 animated popup that is very cool to watch. The art – featuring the octopus from the Bluerock […] [Read more]

STASH 27 DROPS

The last Stash of 2006 mails this week and it’s a sweet way to end the year, including Jonathan Glazer’s spectacular “Paint” spot for Sony Bravia, the world premier of the freakishly original debut short film “Raymond” from the new UK directing collective called Bif, an expanded and more in-depth behind the scenes section, seven […] [Read more]

SWEDISH POTATOES OVERRUN ALPHAVILLE

These spots for Nordic potato-chips have been picking up nominations at Cannes Lions, Cresta and New York Film Festival and just won some hardware at the Epica Awards. Stockholm animation studio Alphaville wrangled the spud performances with a combination of stop-motion, puppetteering and 3D. The retro end-tag parties are a tad jarring, it might have […] [Read more]

REMASTERED IN MIAMI

If you are anywhere near Miami this week (say, for Art Basel), you will want to check out this book launch and group show. NY curating agency Formavision commissioned 55 contemporary artists (including Bruno Peinado, Faile, WK Interact, Tronic, Deanne Cheuk, Alfredo Martinez) to reinterpret masterpieces from the Middle Ages through to the 20th century. […] [Read more]

CO-OP: EXQUISITE CORPSE

Here’s an interesting student project from a group at Swinburne University in Australia. Using the ‘exquisite corpse‘ method of collective assembly each student was given 14 seconds of music to animate, with the next participant having to continue the animation from where the previous left off. Keeping the loose ends tied are the overall themes […] [Read more]

IF FOR CBS SPORTS

Sports promo clips that include live-action footage are notoriously hard to keep from falling into cheese-filled cliché land. This NFL treatment – built around CBS Sports’ new logo package from Imaginary Forces – hits all the visual cues the mainstream viewers need to see (including cheerleaders’ navels) but keeps its dignity intact with clean design […] [Read more]

GIGAPIXEL PHOTOGRAPHY

3 very beautiful words: Extreme Resolution Photography. 1 truly remarkable online photography project: www.XRez.com Using a Google Maps interface you can pan, zoom, and go bonkers crazy over the level of detail captured in a selection of expansive vistas. Plus, XRez founding fathers Eric Hanson and Greg Downing share their techniques and process so we […] [Read more]

Coldcut :: Sound Mirrors Videos + Remixes

They are the undeniable godfathers of cut-and-paste digital funk. And ever since Coldcut teamed up with Hexstatic for 1997’s groundbreaking “Timber” video, they have established their Ninja Tune imprint as a leader in the smallish world of visually-concerned record labels. What makes the Sound Mirrors project so appealling is the open creative brief given to […] [Read more]