Kibwe Tavares and Factory Fifteen Float “Jonah”

Check this trailer and crazy-detailed concept art for Kibwe Tavares’ short called “Jonah,” an audience fave at the 2013 Sundance fest that Tavares directed out of Factory Fifteen in London, which is also where the impressive magic realism VFX where done. Kibwe Tavares: “Jonah is a story set in the fishing town of [Read more]

CRCR + McBess = Deezer Psycho-music-explosion

Paris prodco QUAD/Wizz Design throw their rising-star directing team CRCR and London-based French illustrator McBess into the mix on this animated spot called “Music Unleashed” for new music service Deezer with lobe-slapping results that demand repeated viewing. [Read more]

Blizzard Unleashes StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Cinematic

No other motion genre outside of feature films pushes the scale, complexity and sheer visceral intensity of 3D like the best gaming trailers and cinematics. This clip for the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm expansion created in-house at Blizzard borrows narrative elements from their 2008 Diablo III cinematic (beautiful [Read more]

Patrick Clair Lays Out Obama’s Choices

Sydney’s Patrick Claire, one of the planet’s most in-demand infographic designers, just released this austerely beautiful but unnerving film for the Brookings Institution think tank in Washington about the opportunities and perils of Obama’s second term. To my mind Claire strikes a wonderful balance: the restricted pallet [Read more]

The Mission and Ronaldo Blast a “Vapor Trail” for Nike

Creative director Rob Trent and Venice, CA visual effects shop The Mission grant soccer god Cristiano Ronaldo new gale force powers with this :60 out of the Portland and Tokyo offices of Wieden+Kennedy. Rob Trent: “Ronaldo’s skill was amazing. The coach quickly broke down the desired blocking for him and [Read more]

Karni and Saul Invite You to Enter “Flytopia”

UK directing duo Karni and Saul (now repped by Aardman and Passion Paris) promise both intrigue and shivers with this trailer for their latest mini-masterwork called Flytopia based on a story by English author/journalist/polymath Will Self and scored by Adrian Utley. [Read more]