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]

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Eric Lerner “Gabriel in the Dreamscape”

Tel Aviv-based Nomint director Eric Lerner introduces his latest 3D character living in the real world: a yellow skater dude with strange artistic powers and existentialist issues named Gabriel. Eric Lerner: “This introduction showcases Gabriel’s world and some of my ideas of what is possible within it. [Watch]

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Dress Code: “The Future of What’s Left Behind”

Manhattan’s Dress Code and Ogilvy & Mather elevate the dry task of explaining the process behind creating renewable energy from crop waste into 90 engaging seconds of informative 3D for Spanish multinational Abengoa. [Watch]