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HouseSpecial Adapts Short into Spot for Animation Jobs

The number of job titles may not be complete, but this new spot for job aggregation site Indeed (adapted by HouseSpecial from their award-winning CG short “A Tale of Momentum & Inertia”) is guaranteed to make your uncle Gene chuckle and ask “What the hell’s a compositor?” Agency: Mullen. [Watch]

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Jack Black Comes Clean about Farah, Journey, and Not Surfing

Intimate and funny first person peek into the very SoCal childhood of Jack Black by Montreal’s graphic artist/animator/director of the moment Nicolas Ménard. With sponsorship from Google Play, California Sunday Magazine commissioned the clip as part of their “California Inspires Me” project. [Watch]

Implementation Jim Schmidt Felix Fischer Carolin Schramm Story-Synopsis Cubert’s life is determined by work. Endless repetitions of the same tasks, dull routines, a perfect construction of monotony. Suddenly he is wrenched out of his daily grind and is confronted with a seemingly inescapable system. His quest for an exit leads him deep into a labyrinth of monotony – and to the bounds of his sanity.

Schmidt, Fischer, Schramm: “Lost Cubert”

If your current job reeks of a certain Kafka-ness, this animated short may be just what you need. Fresh off a successful festival run, “Lost Cubert” was created by Jim Schmidt, Felix Fischer and Carolin Schramm while studying at Hochschule RheinMain in Wiesbaden, Germany. [Watch]

UCLA’s Silent Animation Collection

Intriguing look at the silent animation and VFX gems housed in UCLA’s Film & Television Archive. Part of the Fig. 1 series produced by University of California. [Watch]

Happy 2015 From Lord of Barbès?

Feeling a smidge nervous about what 2015 holds for you? This new year’s greeting from creative director Herve Lopez, animator Benjamin Joret and illustrator Veronique Dorey from Paris prodco Lord of Barbès should help. Or not. [Watch]

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Buck Spreads the Love: McDonald’s “Arch Enemies”

Clever concept from Leo Burnett plus snappy design, direction and animation by Buck propelled by an impossibly happy track by Mozella (who also wrote Wrecking Ball) “asks even the worst of arch enemies to put down the gloves and bring in the hugs in this all out love fest for McDonald’s.” [Watch]