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Royale and AKQA: Nike Colordry

Nike’s new Colordry process bakes dry pigment directly into the fabric, effectively “reducing the water used in dying clothing to zero.” Definitely a step in the right direction eco-wise, but how does one make this dry-dye technique visually interesting? [Watch]

Felix Colgrave: Fever The Ghost “Source”

March 2013, Australian animator Felix Colgrave unleashes “Man Spaghetti,” and for a full 99 seconds the world stared agape and asked WhoTF is this guy? So imagine our glee to discover “Source,” a new music video from Mr. Colgrave for LA’s Fever the Ghost.

And while you’re at it, watch “The Elephant’s Garden,” Mr. Colgrave’s psychtropic third year film from his days at RMIT University Melbourne while earning his Bachelor of Animation and Interactive Media.

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Dan & Jason Party with Android’s Lollipop

Hornet directors Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson serve up a sweet helping of their mad character skills in this 80-second celebration of Google’s Android Lollipop release working directly with Google Creative Lab. [Watch]

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1stAveMachine for Sonos

Check this series of six spectacular lessons in CG room transformation from 1stAveMachine directors Nico Casavecchia, Tomas Dieguez and Roman Rütten thru 72andSunny for the Sonos wireless hi-fi system. [Watch]

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Kasana and Andres Rossi Studio: “Life Cycles”

Buenos Aires motion and VFX studio Kasana teams with fellow Argentinian Andres Rossi for 90 seconds of mesmerizing abstraction they call “Life Cycles” with music and sound design by Lucas Totino Tedesco at Hula. [Watch]

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Behind the Scenes: “Lost & Found” for Woolmark

London 3D specialists throw their talents for seamless CG/live-action integration at the timeless question “How does one describe the wool production process in an entertaining way?” [Watch]

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Jacques Khouri “The Race”

The Tortoise and the Hare face off yet again in “The Race,” a vibrant and graphically complex new version of the childrens’ classic from Montréal-born director/animator/teacher Jacques Khouri with a wonderfully off-kilter score by Azniv Korkejian. [Watch]

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HouseSpecial: “A Tale of Momentum & Inertia”

Back in May, Portland animation studio LAIKA announced it was spinning off its advertising division LAIKA/House to focus on feature films.

The new independent entity, branded House Special and lead by president Lourri Hammack, CD Kirk Kelley and MD of strategic operations Al Cubillas, are off to a promising start completing the end credits of LAIKA’s Boxtrolls and this acerbic in-house CG short called “A Tale of Momentum & Inertia.” [Watch]

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FutureDeluxe “Mothership” Short Film with Twistedpoly

Brighton creative studio FutureDeluxe celebrate their fifth birthday by expanding into London and releasing this blinding swirl of eye-candy called “Mothership,” the first of five films in collaboration with Twistedpoly (aka Slovenian designer/director/motion artist Nejc Polovsak) and Zelig Sound. [Watch]

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Techo Image: “Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn”

Techno Image in São Paulo prove the pen is indeed mightier than the sword by unleashing their 3D character talents on this rip-roaring promo for the 2014 Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn digital conference in Portugal. [Watch]

Behind the Scenes with PostPanic on TNT “The People Network”

Take a look at the immense and painstaking effort behind the TNT “The People Network” by director Mischa Rozema and his production/post crew at PostPanic in Amsterdam thru agency Etcetera.

Mischa Rozema: “There was just no way to turn a script like that down, even though it had ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ written all over it. The complexity, the size, the craziness. Maybe that’s what really pulled me in to this. I just loved stepping into the unknown and finding out how we could make this work.”

“We decided to really push what could be achieved in camera by actually creating a full size human truck on the set. It worked by having a huge, truck-sized, metal rig that could be pulled by an actual truck. We then filled it with an incredible Czech stunt team (famous for big Hollywood blockbusters) that had been rehearsing for weeks and gave the whole project a realistic approach.”

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Chris Dooley and Not To Scale NY: Virgin Hotels “Brilliant”

This rocking new two-minute animated online spot from Not To Scale director Chris Dooley thru agency 1 Trick Pony just makes me want to stay at Virgin Hotels. [Watch]

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Halloween Happiness from Gentleman Scholar

CDs William Campbell, Will Johnson and the crew at LA prodco Gentleman Scholar celebrate their favorite day of the year by revealing “The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Skeleton” in 13 cute (and mostly-family-friendly) 3D vignettes. [Watch]

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Tristan Cottin: “Nirvana Police”

Absolutely insane/hilarious mini-musical about “A young policeman falling in love with a black panther” from French director/animator Tristan Cottin. Intense motion, killer character work and an all-round brilliant way to end the week. BTW, if this is NSFW at your present job, you might want to look for a new gig. [Watch]