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Andy Hall and Elastic Pull Strings for Riot’s The Harrowing

A grim puppet master and his ill-fated marionettes provide the backstory for League of Legends “Tales of the Black Mist: The Harrowing” created with careful attention to the character work and obvious delight in the macabre by director Andy Hall, CG super Max Ulichney and the Elastic crew in Santa Monica. [Watch]

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Piranha Bar on How Not to Wake Up Dead

I can’t understand a word this gravel-voiced veteran mining canary says or sings but the lighting and rendering are impressive. [Watch]

Imaginary Forces: Trick “Dominoes” for Toyota

Clever combination of motion control and CG from director/CD Michelle Dougherty and the Imaginary Forces crew highlighting Toyota’s hybrid technology and new Fuel Cell Vehicle thru agency DentsuBos.

Take a peek at the shoot and post process below:

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Juanjo Guarnido and Fortiche: “Freak of the Week”

Spanish director/animator/comic artist Juanjo Guarnido, who honed his animation chops at Disney on films like Tarzan, Atlantis and Brother Bear, teams with Paris animation house Fortiche to pound out a deliriously mad new video for “Freak of the Week” from Swedish prog metal artists Freak Kitchen. [Watch]

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Tomek Baginski and Platige Image for Witcher 3 “Wild Hunt”

“Dark, violent and massively ambitious” could describe just about any major 3D game cinematic released in the last couple years but this huge new CG-fest from Platige Image for CD Projekt Red’s Witcher 3 ups the ante a notch or two and is the first to feature a death by, wait for it… crow-to-the-eye! [Watch]

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Buck and McDonalds “Heart Winter”

Jingle-bell-happy 2D/3D animated :30 from Ryan Honey and the Buck LA crew for McDonalds seasonal “hot and tasty white cocoa refreshment” featuring enough cute character work and clever transitions to last you through the holidays. Agency: Leo Burnett. [Watch]