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Frédéric Bonpapa “Light Motif”

London filmmaker/CG artist Frédéric Bonpapa anchors “Light Motif” on the rigorous architecture of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, Section II, using procedural and key-framed animation to create an austere, mesmerizing and fully-CG short. [Watch]

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Marco Brambilla + Artjail = “Celluloid” for Vera Wang

Director/video artist Marco Brambilla and Artjail CD/Flame maven Steve Mottershead literally dip into old school film techniques to create this textural ode to passion currently running on an eight-panel installation in the Vera Wang flagship store in Beverly Hills. [Watch]

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Kris Hofmann: Wildlife Aid “Saving Harry”

UK director Kris Hofmann and her intrepid stop motion crew spent five months helping Harry the urban hedgehog find his way back to the safety of the forest. Turns out numbers of the wee spiny beasts have plummeted from 30 million to one million in Britain due “to loss of habitat and a variety of man-made dangers”. [Watch]

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Adam McKay “The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas!”

Powered by celebrity voices including Amy Poehler, Andy Richter and Sarah Silverman, this short from Funny or Die co-founder (and Will Ferrell BFF) Adam McKay tackles the not-so-funny issue of income inequality in the US by semi-disguising itself as a syrupy toy-driven kids’ show. [Watch]

Humans Beware: Northern Lights “Manhunt”

Our species’ talent for cruelty to other animals finally catches up with us in this stark and striking short shot over six days and posted by Phua Cardin, Wong Voon Fei and Fong Kheng Wai (aka Malaysian prodco Northern Lights) who describe “Manhunt” as a “surrealistic revenge fantasy of animals on humans for the mess they have made.

“The core idea for this short film is to switch the roles of humans and animals, hunters hunted, to show how the world could be like from the animals’ perspectives, and to put us humans in their shoes.”

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STASH 108: So Much Motion Amazingness!

The Stash Permanent Collection keeps growing with Stash 108 adding another 31 brilliant animation, VFX and motion design projects totaling over 110 minutes of inspiration and insight including our biggest line up of behind-the-scenes yet, plus exclusive interviews with the designer and directors behind the work. [Watch]