• Tendril and WOUQ Launch CypherSphere for Deloitte | STASH MAGAZINE

    Tendril and WOUQ Launch CypherSphere for Deloitte

    Teaming up with German directing duo WOUQ (aka Mariusz Becker and Philip Lück), the Tendril design and motion crew craft a series of abstract and tactile interactive films for the launch of Deloitte’s CypherSphere security platform. [Watch]

Blue Zoo & GOOD Agency Help the RSPB Campaign Because Nature Can’t

A smart mix of humor and urgency from London’s Blue Zoo Animation and GOOD Agency makes an entertaining and effective case for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the UK’s largest nature conservation charity. [Watch]

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Pictoplasma’s Character Madness Hits NYC September 19-20, 2024

The 10th Pictoplasma NYC Conference on Contemporary Character Design and Art invades Manhattan September 19-20 at the SVA Theatre on West 23rd Street with a stellar line up of speakers, plus workshops, screenings, and portfolio reviews. [Watch]

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Victor Haegelin and WIZZ Craft a Crazed Charmer for The Avett Brothers’ “Love of A Girl”

WIZZ director Victor Haegelin, whose many stop-motion marvels include the short film Captain 3D (on the cover of Stash 131), continues to innovate with this frantic and intensely detailed music video for American band The Avett Brothers. [Watch]

Peace-Seeking Flamingos Go to War in “CODE ROSE”

École des Nouvelles Images, the 3D animation school in Avignon, France, (whose best student work we track here) just released a fabulous new short film called CODE ROSE, concerning an aircraft carrier and several million defiant Flamingos. [Watch]

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Witness the Happy Chaos of Floris Kruger’s “Out Of Office” Spec Spot

The recent uptick in beautifully rendered spec CG product films (here for example) is certainly a welcome trend and this project from Stockholm 3D artist and motion designer Floris Kruger extends the genre with a refreshing touch of comedy. [Watch]

Duncan Elms and Friends Open Camp Mograph Australia

Duncan Elms, best known as the prolific CD at Elastic in Los Angeles, gathers a troop of 14 collaborators for this elaborate sequence that opened the most recent Camp Mograph, a three-day creative sleep over in the wilds of Brisbane, Australia. [Watch]

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FutureDeluxe Scales the Heights of R&D for Arc’teryx

In case you need reminding that CG motion design is in the midst of an R&D golden age, take a peek at the extensive process reel behind this brand film by the team at FutureDeluxe for Canadian outdoor apparel brand Arc’teryx. [Watch]

Zombie Adds Character to Cafe Joyeux’s Inclusive Mission

Using a tactile mix of stop-motion and CG, Zombie Studio reveals the social and societal challenges faced by people with mental and cognitive disabilities for Café Joyeux whose restaurants offer an “inclusive workplace for extraordinary people”. [Watch]

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Joseph Wallace and Atime Works Relax With the “Sleeping Forecast” for BBC Sounds

UK director Joseph Wallace brings his stop-motion and puppetry powers to this film shot by Malcolm Hadley (Corpse Bride, Chicken Run 2) thru London prodco Atime Works for a BBC podcast designed to help listeners fall asleep. [Watch]

Juan Behrens and Kingdom of Something Set the Stage for Digital Design Days 2024 in Milan

The all-Amsterdam team of CD Juan Behrens and studio Kingdom of Something (responsible for this motion frivolity), just dropped the trailer for the 8th edition of Digital Design Days, the much-loved celebration of creativity in Milan. [Watch]

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Director Alexandra Májová Comes Clean in Short Film “Pračka” (“Washing Machine”)

After a stellar multi-year journey thru the festival circuit, the quirky charm of Pračka, Czech illustrator/animator Alexandra Májová’s short film about love and unruly home appliances, is now available for your online viewing pleasure. [Watch]

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Fx Goby and Nexus Studios Launch BBC 2024 Olympics Coverage in the City of Love

Nexus Studios’ director Fx Goby, whose wide-ranging character work you can see here and here, captures the passion and pain of 36 athletes in this rousing spot for the BBC’s coverage of the 2024 Paris Olympics. [Watch]

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MAMMAL and Momentum Launch Coke Spiced IRL in NYC

Aiming to immerse visitors in a “journey of synesthesia”, the design and animation team at MAMMAL in Atlanta smash together an array of motion styles for Coca-Cola’s House of Spice experiential launch thru agency Momentum Worldwide. [Watch]

Short Film Dear Child by Sunny Vfx | STASH MAGAZINE

Short Film “Dear Child” Speaks to the Young and Innocent in Times of War

Working to the powerful lament Letters to the Children of Gaza by American journalist Chris Hedges, CD Ben McFarlane and the animation team at Sunny Vfx in Dubai assemble a passionate, painterly, and ultimately haunting short film. [Watch]