Trizz and Carl Erik Rinsch for MOEN

Trio of playful VFX spots from Barcelona CG masters Trizz and MJZ director Carl Erik Rinsch for Moen’s Reflex faucets produced thru HomeVFX in LA for The Martin Agency. [Watch]

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Mirada Unfolds the Kindle Voyage

Mirada and Wongdoody connect the Kindle Voyage reading experience to real smooshed/bleached wood fibers and ink with clever, intricate and seamless CG. Nice to see the origami-CG technique used for an idea actually related to paper. [Watch]

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#Feelingnuts with Studio AKA

Balls. Family jewels. Love grenades. Call them what you will, but the problem remains: How do you motivate more men to check for testicular cancer which is 100% curable when caught early? London’s Studio AKA and UK non-profit Check One Two believe the place to start is a two-minute online film for the [Watch]

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The Mill and Frederic Planchon: SSE “Maya”

IN 2013 The Mill created “98% Human” for PETA featuring a startlingly emotional performance by an all-CG chimp.

Although far more upbeat and ambitious in scope, this new spot helmed by Academy director Frederic Planchon for Scottish power company SSE, retains the intimate character subtleties, masterful rendering and perfect live action integration required to ensure 98% of humans who watch it will believe the orangutang is real. [Watch]

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Adam Berg and MPC: Xbox Forza 2 “Leave Your Limits”

Check the VFX breakdown to find out just what’s CG and what’s live in this spot from Smuggler’s Adam Berg and the crew at MPC for the release of Xbox Forza 2.”

“The MPC LA VFX team supervised the 3-day shoot in Italy with Adam and created the ‘invisible VFX’ such as recreating 3D scenes of the tilt-shift effect, compositing depth passes, crafting over 40 matte paintings and adding CG racetracks, cars, and explosions.” [Watch]

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Oscar Winner Laurent Witz: “Long Live New York”

Laurent Witz, who won the Best Animated Short Film Oscar earlier this year for “Mr Hublot,” crafts a thoughtful and uplifting 3D piece for LongLiveNY.org with the aim of raising New York state from the bottom of the organ donor ranks. [Watch]