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Modern Love and The New York Times

An tale of unexpected love and how opposites attract told with illustrative poise by Brooklyn freelance animator/designer Joe Donaldson (who counts Digital Kitchen, The Mill and Buck among his clients) for The New York Times and their Modern Love column. “Typically, I work in the world of advertising and motion [Watch]

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Is this the World’s Most Beautiful Toilet Paper Spot?

To some heathens bum-wipe will always be bum-wipe. But the all-Munich team of 3D/VFX house Ignyte and post house Velvet attempt to prove otherwise in this 60-second CG ode to abstracted bathroom hygene set to a delicate cover of The Pixies’ “Where is my Mind” by Sunday Girl. Shame about the way-to-earnest voice over tho. [Watch]

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Floris+Menno+Mystery+Surrealism = Shortcutz

Amsterdam creative duo Floris Vos and Menno Fokma continue their exploration of CG and live action with these elegant/eccentric black and white category opens for the local Shortcutz film awards, “We created 11 idents in a period of only four weeks so we decided to keep it simple. We came up with a list of metaphors for [Watch]

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Kris Mercado: The Griswolds “Red Tuxedo”

Rush back thru a stream of pop culture as NY director Kris Mercado tackles his “more awkward years” chasing the visuals for “Red Tuxedo” for Aussie pop-rockers The Griswolds. [Watch]

Eoin Duffy Hates Valentines Day

Hot on the heels of his Oscar-shortlisted film “The Missing Scarf” with George Takei, Eoin Duffy reveals his obvious issues with hot girlfriends and the destruction they’re capable of in this heart-wrenching and minimalist tale of serial arson. [Watch]

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Happy V-Day from Supinfocom Arles: “A la Française”

Hot off its tremendous festival run, “A la Française” seems like the perfect post for Valentines day: first because the animated short was created in France where romance was apparently invented, second it features a clandestine poultry hookup, and third it will put a smile on your face even if you’re very single. [Watch]

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Lumbre TYC “SPORTIA 2014” Rebrand

Buenos Aires motion powerhouse Lumbre continues to grab the attention of clients and awards judges with their obsessively detailed 3D broadcast design work. The latest evidence: New animated packaging for TyC Sports’ flagship news program Sportia, “The full rebrand weighs in at over 50 pieces including [Watch]

Quick Flix Trip with Pier Paolo’s “Cinematics”

Here’s a light and snappy confection to warm your chilly Thursday: Brazilian AD and motion man Pier Paolo expands on Antonio Vicentini’s “Camera Collection” to travel a timeline of classic films complete with the reworked music themes by Marcelo Baldin and a serving of Aphex Twin’s “Donkey Rhubarb.” Paulo is [Watch]

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weareseventeen Launch TV6

London creative force weareseventeen take the camouflage-the-logo approach to these three animated CG tags for new Norwegian general entertainment and lifestyle channel TV6 – hitting the core programming categories of Food, Glamour and Architecture. “As this logo was new to viewers our main challenge was to [Watch]

Method Reveal Their “Childlike Imagination” for GE

In terms of screen time, Method Studio’s feature-level VFX dominate this spot but somehow never steal the spotlight, always serving the story and enhancing the young narrator’s sense of wonder and pride. Nice work. [Watch]

Conor Finnegan: Candice Gordon “Sound of Horns”

After winning the praise of festival audiences and juries for his charming and low key animated short “Fear of Flying” last year, Dublin’s Conor Finnegan spun 180 degrees to create the twisted tale of a malevolent sphincter in “Asshole.” His latest project, uses “stop-motion paint on puppet parts and lots of After Effects” to conjure this vibrant/cryptic music video for Irish-born, Berlin-based-artist Candice Gordon. Conor is represented by Nexus.

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Zeitguised: Mouse on Mars “Cream Theme”

Epileptics beware, Zeitguised push motion capture to the edges of recognition in this lobe-lashing chroma-cacophony for “Cream Theme” from veteran German electro-duo Mouse on Mars accompanied only by this enigmatic caption, “Escapism is freedom if claimed by a subject – it can not be consumed.” [Watch]

Star Wars to the Life of Pi: Every VFX Oscar Winner

Some of you may remember when Star Wars (aka John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Grant McCune and Robert Blalack) won the very first “Best Visual Effects” Oscar back in 1977 but I challenge anyone to list all the winners since. Enter Chicago native and montage master Nelson Carvajal with his latest [Watch]