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Dyrdee Opens the Festival of Animation Berlin 2023 with Punk-Flavored Fun

The crew at Berlin design and animation studio dyrdee set the tone for screenings at the 2023 edition of their hometown animation festival with a fun mix of ambient Barbie aesthetics and neo-punk attitude. [Watch]

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Studio AKA Get “Blown Away” for Admiral Insurance

Director Steve Small and the animation crew at Studio AKA in London showcase their talents for understated wit and comedic timing in this 30-second charmer full of wonderful character quirks for UK insurance company Admiral. [Watch]

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Pictoplasma Character Design Conference Returns to New York 
October 26/27

The one and only Pictoplasma, aka the creative center of the character design universe, returns to New York for its ninth NYC edition this fall, taking over the SVA Theatre on West 23rd Street – October 26 and 27th. [Watch]

Destiny 2 The Final Shape Reveal Trailer Ilya Abulkhanov The Mill | STASH MAGAZINE

Ilya Abulkhanov and The Mill Drop “Destiny 2: The Final Shape” Reveal Trailer

Mill+ director Ilya Abulkhanov, whose previous Destiny 2 trailer graced the cover of Stash 149, leads an international army of animation and VFX talent at The Mill for “the last expedition of Destiny’s first saga”. [Watch]

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Wes Cockx is “Visualizing AI” for Google’s DeepMind

The latest visual experiments by veteran design director Wes Cockx find the Brooklyn-based CG artist applying his signature mix of abstract realism and bold/playful colors to the task of “Visualizing AI” for Google’s DeepMind. [Watch]

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Harrison Vincent Searches for Purpose in Short Film “Awake”

Denver director/animator Harrison Vincent examines themes of identity, routine, and consciousness in his latest passion project, a CG short film he describes as “a sweeping Western epic with a touch of science fiction”. [Watch]