Jon Yeo Leviathan Ages | STASH MAGAZINE

Jon Yeo “Leviathan Ages” Short Film

“Transcendent steampunk octopus,” said no one. Ever. Except Jon Yeo, the London based director/writer/editor and DP of “Leviathan Ages,” the VFX-driven short sweeping thru the film festival circuit for the past year powered by the authoritative VO work of Robert Blythe and atmospheric audio from Radium. [Watch]

Behind the Mic: The Science of Talking with Computers

Insightful/inspiring short film about “speech recognition, language understanding, neural nets, and using our voices to communicate with the technology around us” directed by Jessica Brillhart at Google Creative Lab with production and post handled by Artjail. [Watch]

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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]