PES Finds “Black Gold”

Ditching his usual witty ways for a minute and 16 seconds, PES directs a commercial stop-motion assignment for online lifestyle retailer yoox.com and Italian jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez’new collection called “Frozen Garden.” Animated by LA’s Dillon Markey with music by PES.

Delfina Delettrez: “Nature is the most precious jewelry. Every little girl’s first piece of jewelry was a flower or a garland of daisies in her hair. This collection is a look back to nature and to childhood. It’s as though you are wearing a piece of the past, with flowers suspended in time like a frozen garden.” [Read more]

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Platige Fights Fate with “Vikings”

Director Tomek Baginski and a massive crew from Platige Image in Warsaw wrangle the stars of History Channel’s Vikings into a powerful promo augmented with dramatic and seamless CG. Tomek Baginski: “All marketing materials were shot at the same time, so we only had each actor for an hour. That meant [Read more]

Scott Benson: Orange “The Flower”

Valentine’s Day is behind us but the message of this spot for telecom giant Orange still rings true. Adapted from an African fairy tale by Troublemakers director Scott Benson for French agency Marcel with music and sound by Chris Canavaggio and Sean Henry. [Read more]

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Modern Love and The New York Times

An tale of unexpected love and how opposites attract told with illustrative poise by Brooklyn freelance animator/designer Joe Donaldson (who counts Digital Kitchen, The Mill and Buck among his clients) for The New York Times and their Modern Love column. “Typically, I work in the world of advertising and motion [Read more]

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Is this the World’s Most Beautiful Toilet Paper Spot?

To some heathens bum-wipe will always be bum-wipe. But the all-Munich team of 3D/VFX house Ignyte and post house Velvet attempt to prove otherwise in this 60-second CG ode to abstracted bathroom hygene set to a delicate cover of The Pixies’ “Where is my Mind” by Sunday Girl. Shame about the way-to-earnest voice over tho. [Read more]

Method Reveal Their “Childlike Imagination” for GE

In terms of screen time, Method Studio’s feature-level VFX dominate this spot but somehow never steal the spotlight, always serving the story and enhancing the young narrator’s sense of wonder and pride. Nice work. [Read more]