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.” [Read more]
All is not what it seems in the aptly named “Scale,” a lovingly rendered 3D short directed by Annie Hua, Arthur Graff, Kevin Monnier and Ouirich Bounthavy in pursuit of their Master’s degree at ATI in Paris. Music by Alexandre Chaigneau. [Read more]
Zeitguised, Berlin’s grand masters of cool weirdness, help launch Odiseo Magazine No.4 with this clip called “sim | stim” which they describe as “a cargo cult of sensual nano-alchemy.”
Commissioned by independent Spanish CD Carlota Santamaría, and creative directed by Santamaría and Albert Folch for Odiseo, the film “celebrates temporary mummification of the body by engaging in an erotic relationship with shape changing clouds of synthetic material.” [Read more]
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.
A warm, dreamlike tale of reverse evolution from director Rok Predin and producer Richard Barnett at Trunk in London, this new CG short called “One of a Kind” features 70 characters bound together by a quietly commanding VO from actor Jim Carter (“Shakespeare in Love,” “Downtown Abbey”) and music by [Read more]
This issue features 90+ minutes of commercials, broadcast design, music videos, brand films, short films and behind the scenes extras from the planet’s top artists and filmmakers with production notes, toolkit and links for every project – Plus stills, style frames, exclusive interviews.?