Tendril Unfolds Elegant Fantasy for the Huawei Pocket 2

The geometric fantasy world of Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen comes to life with tasteful restraint in this product film for the Huawei Pocket 2 phone that “remaps and redefines the boundaries between technology, art and fashion.” [Watch]

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Scholar Sets the Stage for Google Marketing Live

The 2024 edition of the Google Marketing Live event opened with this bright and bubbly mixed-motion sequence lead by Scholar CDs Will Campbell and Juan Carlos Cuadra who set out to “showcase what Google AI can do for you”. [Watch]

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Roof Studio Generates Good Karma for New York Blood Center

Director Kawe de Sá leads the character design and animation team at Roof Studio in Brooklyn on a musical journey into good vibes in this CG-as-claymation spot for New York Blood Center Enterprises thru Miami agency Markham Yard. [Watch]

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Vedran Rupic, Mother, and Black Kite do the Chicken

Poultry-inspired choreography provides the driving force in this wonderfully bizarre KFC spot from Business Club director Vedran Rupic (thru Mother London with VFX and post from Black Kite) asking citizens of the UK to Believe in Chicken. [Watch]

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Forward Festival Creative Conference Returns to Berlin August 29-30

The Forward Festival returns to Berlin’s HKW venue with a lineup of more than 40 international top creatives from a variety of fields including digital art, motion and graphic design, typography, photography and much more. [Watch]

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Sophisticated Happiness: Clim Studio for Roger & Gallet

Founded in 1862, venerable French perfume brand Roger & Gallet looks anything but its age in this series of effervescent new spots from Clim Studio in Barcelona crafted to “exude joy and sophistication”. [Watch]

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Trizz Studio Keeps it Sweet and Gooey for Ricola

Teaming with Toronto agency FUSE Create, the crew at Barcelona’s Trizz Studio whip up a swirling elixir of CG gooiness showcasing the ingredients (honey, caramel, and Swiss herbs) that go into Ricola Throat Balm lozenges. [Watch]

Noodle Finds Perspective Where 2D and 3D Meet in “Origin” Short Film

Following on the quirky charm of his 2023 short film Ripe, Noodle founder/CD Doug Alberts just dropped us his latest motion experiment called Origin, a snappy meditation on perspective and the boundary between 2D and 3D. [Watch]

Studio River Ponders AI’s Creative Future in Motion Plus Design Tokyo Trailer

In their trailer for the 2024 edition of Motion Plus Design Tokyo, founder/director Keyvan Nourian and his crew at Studio River in Paris use CG to build an abstract take on the question of the moment: How will AI change the creative profession? [Watch]

Strap Yourself in for The Line’s “Battle Aces” Game Trailer

Director Louve Karnas and the animation crew at The Line in London smash together an array of 2D and 3D techniques for a full-on neural assault in this hyper-action trailer for Uncapped Games’ premiere release Battle Aces. [Watch]

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Jeff Low & Tobias Fouracre Wrangle a Vast Cast for Telstra

Revolver director Jeff Low teams with stop-motion maven Tobias Fouracre (Isle of Dogs, Fantastic Mr Fox) on 26 mini-episodes of low-key comedy for Australian teleco Telstra thru agencies Bear Meets Eagle On Fire and +61. [Watch]

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VES NY Celebrates 10 Years With Empire Awards June 27 in Manhattan

The New York Section of the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, will honor Vico Sharaban and Dr. Russ Andersson at the 10th Annual VES NY Awards June 27. [Watch]

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Electric Theatre Collective and Antoine Bardou-Jacquet Power Up the “Cosmic Vacuum” for Audible

London VFX masters Electric Theatre Collective and Partizan director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet (whose last collab was this mini-superhero romp for Coke) re-team for more world-building fun in a pair of spots for Audible thru agency Fold7. [Watch]

A Droplet in an Ocean of Style: Tendril Launches New Hublot x Daniel Arsham Collaboration

The ongoing creative exploits of Tendril’s design team for Swiss watchmaker Hublot reach a new level of complexity in this launch film, merging live action and CG into a stream of style around the Arsham Droplet pocket watch. [Watch]