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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]

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“The Divide” Short Film by Brent Sievers

Brent Sievers, a designer/illustrator/animator who swears he was raised by oysters somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, recently graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and swept through the festival circuit with “The Divide,” his heavily caffeinated black comedy about what happens when “Man and [Watch]

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Francois Rousselet and The Mill: BBC Music “God Only Knows”

It took Riff Raff director Francois Rousselet and the Red Bee Media team a full year to shoot the 26 music stars who join Brian Wilson for a grand version of The Beach Boys’ classic “God Only Knows” in this spot to launch BBC Music. The supporting VFX work from The Mill includes the crystal particle system around [Watch]

Trizz and Carl Erik Rinsch for MOEN

Trio of playful VFX spots from Barcelona CG masters Trizz and MJZ director Carl Erik Rinsch for Moen’s Reflex faucets produced thru HomeVFX in LA for The Martin Agency. [Watch]

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Mirada Unfolds the Kindle Voyage

Mirada and Wongdoody connect the Kindle Voyage reading experience to real smooshed/bleached wood fibers and ink with clever, intricate and seamless CG. Nice to see the origami-CG technique used for an idea actually related to paper. [Watch]

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#Feelingnuts with Studio AKA

Balls. Family jewels. Love grenades. Call them what you will, but the problem remains: How do you motivate more men to check for testicular cancer which is 100% curable when caught early? London’s Studio AKA and UK non-profit Check One Two believe the place to start is a two-minute online film for the [Watch]

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The Mill and Frederic Planchon: SSE “Maya”

IN 2013 The Mill created “98% Human” for PETA featuring a startlingly emotional performance by an all-CG chimp.

Although far more upbeat and ambitious in scope, this new spot helmed by Academy director Frederic Planchon for Scottish power company SSE, retains the intimate character subtleties, masterful rendering and perfect live action integration required to ensure 98% of humans who watch it will believe the orangutang is real. [Watch]

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Adam Berg and MPC: Xbox Forza 2 “Leave Your Limits”

Check the VFX breakdown to find out just what’s CG and what’s live in this spot from Smuggler’s Adam Berg and the crew at MPC for the release of Xbox Forza 2.”

“The MPC LA VFX team supervised the 3-day shoot in Italy with Adam and created the ‘invisible VFX’ such as recreating 3D scenes of the tilt-shift effect, compositing depth passes, crafting over 40 matte paintings and adding CG racetracks, cars, and explosions.” [Watch]

CHRLX Puts on the Ritz Carlton Reserve

Director Elliot Lim and the CHRLX crew transform Nick Iluzada‘s illustrations into a smooth and stylish take on the golden age of travel posters for Ritz Carlton Reserve.
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Golden Wolf + Omar Salazar for Doomsayers

Shoreditch animation prodco Golden Wolf sweep you into the world of pro skater Omar Salazar in a 24-second blast of extreme 2D madness for streetwear retailers Doomsayers. Audio by The Confederate Dead. [Watch]

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Andy’s and Unit Image for Peugeot “The Legend Returns”

WIZZdesign directors Andy’s and Paris CG house Unit Image push their latest photo-real CG collaboration to a new level for this remake of a classic Bond-inspired spot from 1987. Except for the vehicle interior and the actors, everything after the :18 second mark is CG, including the transition shot from 4/3 to 16/9. Spectacular. [Watch]

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“Dead Moon Walking” Short Film by Make

Nothing like five quick hits of black comedy to start your day, especially when the character animation is this refined and the bad guys are this cute.

Danny Robashkin at Make in Minneapolis: “It’s another internal project that let’s us have some quick fun in a nice condensed format. The shorts are traditionally animated in Photoshop, with some CG augmentation. Conceptually they’re kind of a return to the earlier shorts we used to do… Less commercial, more fun.” [Watch]

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Oscar Winner Laurent Witz: “Long Live New York”

Laurent Witz, who won the Best Animated Short Film Oscar earlier this year for “Mr Hublot,” crafts a thoughtful and uplifting 3D piece for LongLiveNY.org with the aim of raising New York state from the bottom of the organ donor ranks. [Watch]

PlusOne for the Eneco Toon

Wonderfully clean and friendly art direction in this online film for Toon, a thermostat that helps you monitor/manage your energy consumption.

PlusOne: “As Toon can be operated via a tablet, we chose to build the story around this. Realistic 3D, an earthly yet clean color palette and warm sound design were used to achieve a personal and lifelike touch.” Directed and produced by PlusOne in Amsterdam thru Achtung!.
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