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Crimson Peak Titles: Behind the Scenes

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. [Watch]

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Burning the Best of British Cinema: “Film is Fragile”

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. [Watch]

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The Best of Channel 4’s Self Portraits

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. [Watch]

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Behold the Teaser for Sergio Pablos’ “Klaus”

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. [Watch]

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Image Engine Brings “Chappie” to Life for Neill Blomkamp

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.
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HouseSpecial: “A Tale of Momentum & Inertia”

Back in May, Portland animation studio LAIKA announced it was spinning off its advertising division LAIKA/House to focus on feature films.

The new independent entity, branded House Special and lead by president Lourri Hammack, CD Kirk Kelley and MD of strategic operations Al Cubillas, are off to a promising start completing the end credits of LAIKA’s Boxtrolls and this acerbic in-house CG short called “A Tale of Momentum & Inertia.” [Watch]