Victor Haegelin Takes “Captain 3D” to Ulule

Partizan director/animator Victor Haegelin follows up the quirky charm of “Professor Kliq” with a more ambitious stop motion project called “Captain 3D.”

The film, which makes beautiful use of 3D-printed replacement facial animation, was shot in August but needs your help to finish the post via this page on crowd funding site Ulule.
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Edlyn Capulong: “Lucy & the Limbs”

Edlyn Capulong recently graduated from the animation program at Sheridan College in Ontario with this short film – a charming mix of 2D animation and miniatures – about “Lucy, who lived in the pines, was once bored out of her mind. But what she would discover, was a thing like no other; an unexpected friend she would find.” [Watch]

Kalle Kotila and Jon Boam Seek the “Good Life”

Fun variation on the lyric video by Finnish director/animator/illustrator Kalle Kotila based on the work of UK illustrator Jon Boam for TJH87’s new single “Good Life ft. Gamble & Burke.” [Watch]

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Birdo and Gabriel Nóbrega: “Fiat Vacilão”

Balls-to-the-wall 2D motoring madness from São Paulo animation house Birdo in collaboration with Gabriel Nóbrega from Vetor Zero/Lobo thru Leo Burnett for Fiat “telling stories about good people who transform into evildoers in traffic.” [Watch]

PostPanic and Fons Schiedon: SBTRKT “NEW DORP. NEW YORK.”

PostPanic director Fons Schiedon’s talent for creating visual calamity takes a darker turn in this CG music promo for the first single from Wonder Where We Land, the new album from UK producer SBTRKT.

Fons Schiedon: “The music has a tremendous dark undertone and a sort of untouchable quality. It pushes on with force, but at the same time remains mysterious and illusive. I wanted to reflect that in the visual direction, which is moody and noir, but also quite synthetic.

“It’s unapologetic about being a digital representation. We refer to elements from the New York area and cultural lexicon, but have them appear quite isolated and reduced, as if observed by alien eyes. There is a gradual shift of focus embedded in the visual direction that aligns with the change of the creature.

“The creature is shown in silhouette for more than half of the video. We only have him step into the light halfway through, which gives him a certain power and triggers a sequence that is at first bold and aggressive, but ends in tranquility.” [Watch]

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MPC: More “Unexpected” Critters for First Direct

Outsider directors Dom & Nic re-team with MPC for more fun with CG fauna (a frill-necked lizard and his tarsier housemate) in this follow up to last year’s brilliant “Platypus” spot for UK bank first direct. [Watch]