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Best of Stash 2014 Preview #2: Platige Image “Vikings”

A riveting tour de force of broadcast promotion from director Tomek Baginski and the crew at Platige Image in Warsaw, Poland for History Channel. Tomek Baginski: “We were working with the client for a long time before we even started planning the shoot. [Watch]

Inky Drama for Netflix Marco Polo Titles

Mill+ co-directors Ben Smith and Bryce Wymer hit themes of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry in the title sequence for the new Netflix original “Marco Polo” written by John Fusco and produced by The Weinstein Group.

“Bryce developed a technique to capture the images being ‘invisibly painted’ using an overhead projector and meticulously hand-painting the images onto a dense paper stock that allowed the water to sit on the surface of the paper.

“Sumi ink (ink formulated for sumi painting and calligraphy) was then dripped onto the invisible water paintings, spreading beautifully throughout the entire image. This was captured through high-speed photography to create an elegant, monotone image, confined to the waters edges.”

Compare and contrast: Here’s a smaller scale ink-in-water treatment from 2011 called “Dirty Water” from hush.fr director/illustrator Clément Beauvais For BDDP Unlimited:

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Ditroit: MTV “Motorhome”

Quick blast of stylish 3D adrenalin from the crew at Milan motion studio Ditroit to open MTV’s new docu-reality property “Motorhome” tracking the exploits of four teenagers vying for an Italian motorcycle racing championship. [Watch]

STASH 108: So Much Motion Amazingness!

The Stash Permanent Collection keeps growing with Stash 108 adding another 31 brilliant animation, VFX and motion design projects totaling over 110 minutes of inspiration and insight including our biggest line up of behind-the-scenes yet, plus exclusive interviews with the designer and directors behind the work. [Watch]

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Royale Opens “The 100” for CW

Royale sets the tone for CW’s hit post-nuclear drama “The 100” with an intriguing mix of live action, CG, matt paintings and motion graphics.

Jayson Whitmore, ECD/partner at Royale in LA: “We wanted to expand on the show and give viewers a reason to pay close attention to the titles. The narrative information in each shot gives die-hard fans and casual viewers a sense of a much larger world yet to be fully explored.

“Everything from the locations to the telemetric data being displayed is pulled straight from the show’s cannon. Taking this even further, the first and last shot of the sequence will change for each and every episode.”

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Francois Rousselet and The Mill: BBC Music “God Only Knows”

It took Riff Raff director Francois Rousselet and the Red Bee Media team a full year to shoot the 26 music stars who join Brian Wilson for a grand version of The Beach Boys’ classic “God Only Knows” in this spot to launch BBC Music. The supporting VFX work from The Mill includes the crystal particle system around [Watch]