Preview Stash 107: Released this Week

Issue 107 adds another 1.5 hours of inspiration and insight to the Stash Permanent Collection of over 4,000 outstanding animation, VFX and motion design projects including behind the scenes features and exclusive interviews with the talent behind the brilliance. [Watch]

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Mill+: The Fableists “Epic Thread”

This vibrant and frenetic animated short from Mill+ thru Brothers and Sisters agency gently reveals the good-for-all corporate values of children’s eco-fashion brand The Fableists. Narrated by UK comedy goddess Jennifer Saunders

Mill+ animation director Ivo Sous: “We gathered as much inspirational material as possible. This was followed by a real hands on approach creating character designs, mood boards, style frames, storyboards and animatics.

“Style frames were drawn up in Photoshop, the character animation was drawn frame by frame in Flash, with other elements being completed in Cinema 4D before the whole piece was composited together in AFX and Premiere.” [Watch]

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Iggy Steps Up for Brazen Animation

Feel-good self-promo from the “audacious gathering of artists, animators, scientists, writers, designers, producers, and marketers” who formed Brazen Animation in Dallas in 2013 to work on commercials while they develop their own feature projects.

The fluid, monochrome, one-minute romp follows the character-hopping exploits of studio mascot Ignatius. [Watch]

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Strangeloop + Shintaro Kago: Flying Lotus “You’re Dead!”

SoCal hyper-visualist Strangeloop whips original artwork by Japanese guro manga legend Shintaro Kago into a crazed “shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife” in this promo for Flying Lotus’ upcoming Warp release, a jazzified concoction featuring Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat, etc.

EPILEPTIC WARNING. [Watch]

Donaldson and Quercia: Thoughts behind “Magnus”

The all-Brooklyn duo of Joe Donaldson and Jay Quercia take inspiration from the Magnus typeface for their stab at Animography’s monthly animation project.

“We didn’t have any preconceived notions of doing a film noir style short. Typically, the Animography monthlies are very short visual-based explorations primarily using typography.

“From the beginning we knew we wanted to shape our story around the Magnus typeface but at the same time we didn’t want to make it just about the type itself. Early on in the development stage we observed that the way the type animates on is similar to the movement of opening and closing blinds so windows and blinds became the root of our idea.

“Soon after we landed on the noir genre and consequently built the story around the theme of high contrast lighting, corruption and a tortured detective. Overall, it was a great experience in focusing on style while also reaching further into the realm of storytelling.” [Watch]

PlusOne: “Saeco GranBaristo Avanti”

Ever wish you could control your espresso machine with your iPad? Me neither, but you may be tempted after seeing this seductive product demo for Saeco’s flagship model, the GranBaristo Avanti. Designed, directed and produced by PlusOne in Amsterdam thru Iris Worldwide. Music and sound design, ParkStudio. [Watch]