Like vinyl records, stop-motion animation refuses to be replaced by more practical and efficient digital alternatives. Join UK filmmaker Vugar Efendi on his tour back thru 39 films and 116 years of hand-crafted frame-by-frame magic.
Like old master paintings, Guillermo Del Toro’s films use a lexicon of symbols to convey subtext and back story. And so it is with this richly detailed, all-CG title sequence from his new feature Crimson Peak, created by the all-Toronto team of IAMSTATIC and Topix. [Read more]
Brilliant concept and exacting execution from director Carl Addy and the Mill+ crew in response to an open brief from the British Film Institute to create a fund-raising film for its mission to preserve and restore the national film archive. [Read more]
4creative, the in-house creative agency for all Channel 4’s brands, just posted a series of riveting and insightful compilations from the broadcaster’s excellent Self Portraits series featuring interviews with top directors and actors revealing their influences and favorite filmmaking moments. [Read more]
Just when you thought mainstream hand-drawn animated features had died completely, director Sergio Pablos releases this stunning teaser for “Klaus.” Currently in development thru his SPA Studios in Madrid, the film promises bold and innovative lighting choices, beat-perfect story telling and extraordinary character work. [Read more]
Vancouver’s Image Engine handles the majority of the VFX work in Neill Blomkamp’s new robot-coming-of-age feature called “Chappie” featuring an exceptionally emotive CG hero plus the genius casting choice of the decade: Yo-Landi and Ninja from Die Antwoord as the criminals who abduct him.