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Brutus Collective Unleashes “Horde”

The four members of new French directing collective Brutus (Thibaud Clergue, Aurélien Duhayon, Sébastien Iglesias and Camille Perrin) all graduated from the animation program at the Arles campus of Supinfocom in 2012 and just dropped us their first short film: a grindhouse-flavored concoction of speed and death called “Horde.”

“We tried to find an original look for this film so we mixed different kinds of renders. We also mixed different kinds of animation like a pose to pose in 12 fps for the characters, and a more fluid animation for clothes and props. We mainly used 3ds Max with V-Ray, Mari, Flash, Photoshop and After Effects.” [Watch]

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Only Clip You Need to See from Comic-Con

LOL and NSFW, The Onion nails it with this behind the scenes “Sneak Peek At Ninja Turtles’ Hyper-Realistic CGI Genitals.” Laugh (and cry) here. [Watch]

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Parallel: the Beauty of Brass for Anonimo Watches

French directing duo Quentin Baillieux and Raphaëlle Tinland (aka Parallel) strike an artful and atmospheric balance of 2D and 3D techniques in this online brand film animated by Ann lou Erambert for Italian watch makers Anonimo who carve (rather than cast) the cases for their timepieces out of solid brass. [Watch]

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Planktoon and Passion for Sidaction

Paris directing collective PLANKTOON (aka Sun, Alban, Fabrice, Alexandre and Sebastien) step outside their usual realm of fun/colorful 3D character work for this powerful monochrome fundraising appeal created for French AIDS charity Sidaction thru Passion Paris and Leo Burnett. If you have kids of any age, it’s hard not to get caught up in the drama of the vignettes. [Watch]

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Daniel Hope’s Inter-species X-Pollination

Glassworks Amsterdam director/animator Daniel Hope takes liberties with the natural order of predator-prey releationships in these two CG-masquerading-as-stop-motion clips for the bi-annual ad-scene networking events in Amsterdam called X-Pollination. [Watch]

Gary Baseman Doc “Mythical Creatures” on Kickstarter

Gary Basemen launched a Kickstarter film project today inspired by the heroics of his father Ben Baseman who escaped death at the hands of the Nazi’s twice and then fought against them as a partizan for four years.

Baseman and director David Charles need the cash to travel to the Ukraine “to uncover the Holocaust experiences of Baseman’s parents, and re-imagine their heroic stories through an inspiring, fantastical, heart-wrenching odyssey.”

A worthy cause made all the more appealing with very collectable pledge perks and prizes including this limited edition Partizan poster co-designed by Baseman and Shepard Fairey based on an old photograph of Baseman’s father.

Baseman Partizan Blue | STASH MAGAZINE [Watch]