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The Unusual Discoveries of Captain Turkey Nose: Lesson 1

The Copenhagen duo masquerading as BenniSteptoe (aka animator Benjamin Agersted and illustrator Patrick Steptoe) unleash the first unusual discovery of Captain Turkey Nose, their eccentric but somewhat less-than-valiant hero.
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Best of Stash 2014 Preview #5: “Turn Down for What”

With “Turn Down for What” set to crack 155M views on YT at the time of this post, Sirs Kwan and Scheinert’s cult status appears to be in jeopardy. But as overplayed and omni-present as it may be, this manic mini-masterwork for the DJ Snake & Lil Jon single deserves to rank on every serious 2014 Best-of list. [Watch]

Eoin Duffy Reveals the Truth About Christmas Eve

How is it possible for Santa to deliver all those presents in one night? Vancouver director/animator Eoin Duffy takes a stab at the answer. [Watch]

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Johannes Schiehsl “366 Days”

Medicate yourself against the mad materialism of the season with this thoughtful and wonderfully low-key graduation short by Austrian director/animator Johannes Schiehsl and crew which just finished it’s tour of over 70 festivals. [Watch]

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Best of Stash 2014 Preview #4: “Supermoine Holypop”

The cover of Stash 104 featured this jaw-dropper of a promo from Parisian character specialists Supamonks for a soft drink brewed by Catholic monks called Holypop. Hang on to your frock. Supamonks: “In the south of France, close to the Bourget Lake, stands a friary called ‘Les Frères de la Sainte Famille’. For more than […] [Watch]

What Happens if Your Architect Parents Redesign Christmas?

Norwegian-born Montreal animator Torill Kove gives us a glimpse of taking design too far. Via the NFB. [Watch]

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Encyclopedia Pictura + Eran Hilleli: Panda Bear “Boy’s Latin”

San Francisco directing team Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch aka Encyclopedia Pictura, replace their intricate and hyper-detailed live action ways with intricate and hyper-detailed animation on the music video for Panda Bear’s “Boy’s Latin” with Hornet director Eran Hilleli on board as animation director. [Watch]

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Viktoria Modesta “Prototype” for Channel 4

London’s Electric Theater Collective supply VFX and animation back up for Rogue director Saam Farahmand‘s new stunner for Channel 4’s Born Risky campaign starring British singer-songwriter/model/multimedia performance artist/DJ Viktoria Modesta who, after spending most of her childhood in and out [Watch]

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Craving the Senses MOOOVE Lamp

The MOOOVE from Swiss lighting company Senses has lurked on my wish list for years and now Woodblock directing team Crave (Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann) up the must-have factor with a cool online spot featuring the modular, magnetic-jointed lamp in action. [Watch]

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Best of Stash 2014 Preview #3: “Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou”

Ringling College students Michael Bidinger and Michelle Kwon hit every beat perfectly in their graduation film, a stellar four-minute romantic comedy called “Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou.” [Watch]

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Robin vs Pigeon: The Glassworks Christmas Card

A smile-worthy and sly comment on the have and have not nature of Christmas (and life in general) From the Amsterdam, Barcelona and London studios of Glassworks who celebrate 20 years of VFX mastery in 2015. [Watch]

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Best of Stash 2014 Preview #2: Platige Image “Vikings”

A riveting tour de force of broadcast promotion from director Tomek Baginski and the crew at Platige Image in Warsaw, Poland for History Channel. Tomek Baginski: “We were working with the client for a long time before we even started planning the shoot. [Watch]

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Best of Stash 2014 Preview #1: Greenpeace “New Bees”

The Best of Stash 2014 Collection releases in full on Dec 31 but here’s an early taste: A brilliant near-future sci-fi online ad for Greenpeace published in Stash 105 called “New Bees” directed by Polynoid and produced and animated at Woodblock in Berlin. [Watch]

Framestore: Project X Case Study

Witness the behind-the-scenes tension and ultimate victory as Framestore takes on their biggest project to date pulling in every department in every Framestore location worldwide.

“Project X has been under wraps for months and required the full might of the Framestore renderfarm. It is easily our most realistic and immersive creation. It is so complex that if the project was to be rendered on a single laptop it would need to have been started approximately 2014 years ago, on the first ever Christmas Day.” [Watch]

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