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Daniel Hope’s Inter-species X-Pollination

Glassworks Amsterdam director/animator Daniel Hope takes liberties with the natural order of predator-prey releationships in these two CG-masquerading-as-stop-motion clips for the bi-annual ad-scene networking events in Amsterdam called X-Pollination. [Watch]

Gary Baseman Doc “Mythical Creatures” on Kickstarter

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.

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Rok Predin and Trunk: “One of a Kind”

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 [Watch]

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Slammin’ with Psyop and The House of Marley

Psyop and CD Gerald Ding spent six days in Kingston, Jamaica, scouting for talent and locations to serve as the base for their free-wheeling 2D cel animation in one of three videos commissioned by The House of Marley to launch the company’s latest portable audio system, an eco-friendly Bluetooth beauty called the Get Together. [Watch]

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BDA Creative and Studio Hansa: Fine Living Branding

European broadcast branding veterans BDA Creative team with the CG crew at London’s Studio Hansa to refresh the on-air look for the Fine Living Channel across Europe, the Middle East and Africa with a finely detailed, photo-real and full-3D treatment

“Due to budgetary factors and logistics, shooting six wildly varying scenes was not an option (the scenes needed to embody smartly designed spaces that could be international and aspirational). We decided that the best option was to go totally CGI for flexibility, control and efficiency.”

WATCH HERE. [Watch]

Stash 106: 90 More Minutes of Brilliance

The Stash permanent collection continues to grow as issue 106 archives another 31 outstanding motion design, animation and VFX projects for our loyal base of professional and student subscribers.

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.?

TRY STASH FREE FOR 30 DAYS and discover the stories behind the work. [Watch]

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Maxime Bruneel: Diplo and Swick “Dat a Freak”

Multi-faceted director Maxime Bruneel and the Chez Eddy crew in Paris roto their lives away on “Dat a Freak” by Diplo and Swick by “painstakingly working through all the best twerking footage in the world.” Not completely safe for work or home depending on the company you keep and your opinion of butt-centric choreography. [Watch]

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The Embassy for BMW Canada

If you’ve seen the work The Embassy kicks out for features like “Elysium” and “Enders Game” you won’t be surprised by the Vancouver studio’s seamless execution in this Gymkhana-inspired clip for BMW Canada (featuring the 430Hp M4) directed and edited in-house by Ozan Biron thru BMW’s ad agency of record, Toronto’s Cundari. Charles Deenen at Source Sound LA created the visceral audio. [Watch]

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Universal Everything and Dvein for Johnnie Walker House

Matt Pyke and Universal Everything continue to explore the mix of tasteful and abstract 3D animation in corporate installations with a series of audio-visual pieces for Johnnie Walker House in Seoul, South Korea “inspired by the phenomenon of synaesthesia, where the brain ‘sees’ sound or ‘tastes’ color.” [Watch]

Rafael Parra Toro: “POP ON OP” Kickstarter

Gotta love Brooklyn kinetic artist Rafael Parra Toro‘s interactive book project on Kickstarter called “POP ON OP,” 110 pages of hands-on, real-time, op-art fun for all ages. [Watch]

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2veinte Gets “Wild & Woolly”

Buenos Aires design and motion graphics studio 2veinte takes a break from their broadcast and advertising work to unleash “Wild & Woolly,” a loopable, minute-long masterclass on character design and the extreme possibilities of cel animation. So many great frames in there. Directed by Pablo Gostanian, character [Watch]

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Tendril: Pitching and Missing “The Zone”

Having worked with the Tendril crew on the opening for our STYLE FRAMES conference, I know first hand how much passion they invest in their projects and pitches. Although this pitch for the YTV kids’ show “The Zone” (with sound by John Black at Cypher Audio) is the tonal opposite of the SF work, there is no doubting the care and precision involved. [Watch]

Woodwork: The Making of “Travelbird”

Amsterdam film/graphic/production company Woodwork share the crafty behind-the-scenes workings of their new spot for Travelbird a fast-growing european online travel agency. [Watch]

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Juan Cabral and MPC: IKEA “BED”

A solid idea from Mother London and bang-on execution from MJZ director Juan Cabral and a crew of 15 MPC VFX artists keeps IKEA’s ‘The Wonderful Everyday’ campaign going with this very-watchable spot which gains even more altitude via Prunella Scales’ reading from “The Tempest.” The MPC team, led by [Watch]