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The Liquid Dreams of Hiraoka Masanobu

Self-taught Tokyo freelance director/animator Hiraoka Masanobu first caught Stash’s attention in September 2012 with his mesmerizing work for video sharing social network Sincho.tv. Now he’s back with a personal film, a narrative-free, metamorphic liquid-dream that defies prediction and proves relaxing despite its restless pace.
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Tooncast Character Mash-up Courtesy of Le Cube

Check the zany crush of Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network characters in these IDs for Tooncast, the 24-hour Latin American classic animation cable channel – written, designed, and animated with obvious love and reverence by the Le Cube crew in Buenos Aires and São Paulo. [Watch]

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David & Pauline Roll Back Time for Jaeger-LeCoultre

Ambitious and entertaining brand film for luxury swiss timepiece maker Jaeger-LeCoultre chock full of watch nerd trivia and light-hearted collage work from french creative duo Pauline Schleimer (director/illustrator) and David Després (animator/web developer). Production, music and sound Design by Freestudios in Geneva. [Watch]

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Tendril Refreshes Space Channel

CDs Chris Bahry, Alexandre Torres and the Tendril crew help Canada’s Space Channel go beyond their core demo of young men in search a broader (read female) audience with a stunning set of macro-world IDs. [Watch]

Stash 112: Dig Into More Brilliant Motion

A non-stop feast of design, animation and VFX, Stash 112 packs another 31 creatively and technically outstanding video projects into the Stash Permanent Collection along with great behind-the-scenes features and exclusive interviews with the designers, directors and producers behind the work.
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All the Many Reasons You Need Psychotherapy

London freelance director/animator Isaac Holland transforms a rational and carefully constructed mini-essay on the benefits of psychotherapy into an engaging piece of promotional infotainment for The School of Life with the help of engaging characters and whimsical vignettes. [Watch]

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Quick! Grab Fluorescent Hill’s New Comic: The Rooster

Montreal art collective Fluorescent Hill (Mark Lomond and Johanne Ste-Marie) take the anti-hype route to promoting their brand new, limited edition comic called The Rooster, a decidedly low-key, 36-page opus unencumbered by action, dialogue, color, words or uplifting messages. [Watch]

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Nickelodeon International: ‘Scoop!’ and ‘MooseBox’

Nickelodeon International launched their Animated Shorts Program in 2012 to hunt down and feed up-and-coming animation talent into their TV series pipeline. So which of these mini-pilots should you know about? We suggest “Scoop!” created by The Brothers McLeod and “MooseBox” from Mike Scott [Watch]

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Balls to the Wall: bif and Mill+ go “Green” for Azel Phara

Directing collective bif, aka Jules Janaud and Fabrice Le Nezet, (both seasoned 3D artists in The Mill’s London studio) combine motion capture and procedural animation/rendering to build an full-CG chroma-fest of escalating action for rising Parisian electro artist Azel Phara. [Watch]

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Burcu & Geoffrey Travel Nature’s Path

Great character and color work here from Acme Filmworks directing duo (and recent Supinfocom grads) Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet who craft a low key but uplifting advert/manifesto for Nature’s Path foods thru Vancouver agency Will Creative Inc. [Watch]

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Doctors of the World USA “All for Nepal”

Meet Serap, a Nepalese Sherpa who’s led 28 expeditions to the summit of Everest and the captivating spokesman in this Doctor’s of the World spot from Mill+, Chemistry Creative and Publicis asking us all to help provide long term medical care to the survivors of Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquakes. [Watch]

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Chris Curtis: Deloitte “The Internet of Things”

Hypnotically dense collage work from Not to Scale director Chris Curtis keeps you glued despite the dry-ish voice over of this summary of the The Internet of Things for Deloitte University Press, all with the goal of “Bringing a human touch to infographics, with people not pie charts.” [Watch]

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How Not to “Love Freebies” at Harvey Nichols

Blinkink directors The Layzell Brothers (Matt and Paul), who first caught our attention back in 2011 with their mad holiday idents for E4 and then the insane “Future Travel” short for Cartoon Network, have fun with real security footage of shoplifters at Harvey Nichols to promote the UK retailer’s Rewards App. [Watch]

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The Fine Art of Explaining Sports

Nobody explains sports like animator/director/writer Fraser Davidson and the crew at Cub Studios in London. The breezy wit and rant-like pacing keep your interest even through the most arcane details while the vibrant palette and playful art direction help expand the visual appeal beyond hardcore sports fans. [Watch]

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