Noam Murro, The Mill and Bacon: Hay Day “Cowboy”

Craig Robinson co-stars with CG critters from The Mill in this :30 confection from Noam Murro for Supercell’s “Hay Day” iOS and Android game thru agency Barton F. Graf 9000.

Chris Bayol, lead 3D artist at The Mill: “It was an incredibly interesting challenge making a cartoony design look photo-real and believable. Just a small part of the process was using skin simulations to make the skin wobble and stretch as it would on a real animal.” [Watch]

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PSYOP: SAMSUNG GALAXY “THE TRAINING”

Samsung’s massive and cheeky campaign for the Galaxy rolls on with four minutes of wonderfully over-the-top sci-fi fun from Psyop/Smuggler director Laurent Ledru backed by sleek and wall to wall VFX from the Psyop crew. Because of the players’ schedules, they were each shot separately in London, [Watch]

Fan Trailer for New Season of Dr. Who

Many Dr. Who fans (my son included) were underwhelmed by the latest BBC teaser (below) featuring only Peter Capaldi’s silhouette, but VFX artist John Smith was inspired to do something about it: He created this full trailer featuring the 12th doctor and Clara arriving in a dazzling new time and space:

“My aim was to capture the more ‘magical’ side of the show, rather than the dark-and-gritty approach I usually take. I used After Effects, Maya, Mudbox, and Premiere.”

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STK and UNIT “Risk Everything” for Nike

London’s STK and in-house director/editor Chris Boyle deliver three fast and furious 3D cartoon takes for Nike’s “Risk Everything” World Cup campaign with VFX backup from Unit Post – all inside a tight four-week production sched.

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Stash 105 = 100 Minutes of Awesome

Stash 105 showcases the planet’s top design, animation and VFX studios plus breakout young motion talent, adding another 31 outstanding video projects to the permanent collection. Carefully curated since 2004, the Stash library now features over 4,000 exceptional films and behind the scenes features, with [Watch]

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Stash Latin America 3 Launches at Cannes Film Fest

Spread across 6,000 miles, six time zones and every possible climate, the design, animation and VFX industry in Latin America represents a staggering array of talent bound together by a passion for creating outstanding work. (Watch the collection here.) Stash’s third collection of studios from across this vibrant region [Watch]