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Vinicius Costa: New Style Frames

There is no mistaking the pitch work of Brooklyn-based Brazilian director/AD/illustrator/artist and co-founder of ROOF, Vinicius Costa. Each carefully crafted piece combines infinite detail and pumped-up palettes to create enigmatic and whimsical 3D worlds that demand closer inspection.
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Factory Fifteen: The Bug “Function / Void”

Nexus directors Factory Fifteen channel Brave New World and 1984 for this sweeping and VFX-heavy vision of a totalitarian dystopia for Ninja Tune artist The Bug (aka producer Kevin Martin) in collaboration with The Creator’s Project. [Watch]

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Eoin Duffy’s “The Missing Scarf” with George Takei

Vancouver-based Irish director/animator/writer Eoin Duffy swept the film fest circuit and made the Academy Awards short list with “The Missing Scarf” a 2D/3D short he describes as an “animated dark-comedy, masquerading as a classic kid-friendly morality-tale.” Narrated with surprising passion by George Takei, [Watch]

Eve Weinberg Causes Climate “Disruption”

Designer/animator/storyteller Eve Weinberg and her Brooklyn studio NeverOddorEven (it’s a palindrome) transforms the dry history of climate science into compelling motion in one of three clips she directed this summer for “Disruption,” a doc sponsored by 350.org.

“The film was intended to do two things: Inform viewers about the science and history of climate change and get people out to the march on Sunday Sept 21st. Now that the march is over, we’ll re-cut the film to make it feature length and distribute it through a channel like Netflix (fingers crossed).” [Watch]

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Gretel Rebrands mun2 “With a Foot in Both Worlds”

New York design house Gretel rebrands US broadcaster mun2 with a bold, relentless energy “setting firm but flexible guidelines for everything from logo usage, talent photography, iconography, typesetting and animation style.” [Watch]

Victor Haegelin Takes “Captain 3D” to Ulule

Partizan director/animator Victor Haegelin follows up the quirky charm of “Professor Kliq” with a more ambitious stop motion project called “Captain 3D.”

The film, which makes beautiful use of 3D-printed replacement facial animation, was shot in August but needs your help to finish the post via this page on crowd funding site Ulule.
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Edlyn Capulong: “Lucy & the Limbs”

Edlyn Capulong recently graduated from the animation program at Sheridan College in Ontario with this short film – a charming mix of 2D animation and miniatures – about “Lucy, who lived in the pines, was once bored out of her mind. But what she would discover, was a thing like no other; an unexpected friend she would find.” [Watch]

Kalle Kotila and Jon Boam Seek the “Good Life”

Fun variation on the lyric video by Finnish director/animator/illustrator Kalle Kotila based on the work of UK illustrator Jon Boam for TJH87’s new single “Good Life ft. Gamble & Burke.” [Watch]

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Digital District Gangs Up on Volvic

Just how epic can mineral water get? Pretty freakin’ epic according to this new spot from the all-Paris team of Gang Films and VFX house Digital District for Volvic through Y&R. [Watch]

Trollbäck + Company: “We Mean Business”

Mr. Trollbäck and crew untangle the complexities of carbon pricing for We Mean Business, a coalition of companies dedicated to promoting a low-carbon economy. The video, which employs a “minimal graphic language system built on color and iconography” screened before Apple CEO Tim Cook’s presentation at Climate Week in NYC yesterday. [Watch]

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Birdo and Gabriel Nóbrega: “Fiat Vacilão”

Balls-to-the-wall 2D motoring madness from São Paulo animation house Birdo in collaboration with Gabriel Nóbrega from Vetor Zero/Lobo thru Leo Burnett for Fiat “telling stories about good people who transform into evildoers in traffic.” [Watch]

PostPanic and Fons Schiedon: SBTRKT “NEW DORP. NEW YORK.”

PostPanic director Fons Schiedon’s talent for creating visual calamity takes a darker turn in this CG music promo for the first single from Wonder Where We Land, the new album from UK producer SBTRKT.

Fons Schiedon: “The music has a tremendous dark undertone and a sort of untouchable quality. It pushes on with force, but at the same time remains mysterious and illusive. I wanted to reflect that in the visual direction, which is moody and noir, but also quite synthetic.

“It’s unapologetic about being a digital representation. We refer to elements from the New York area and cultural lexicon, but have them appear quite isolated and reduced, as if observed by alien eyes. There is a gradual shift of focus embedded in the visual direction that aligns with the change of the creature.

“The creature is shown in silhouette for more than half of the video. We only have him step into the light halfway through, which gives him a certain power and triggers a sequence that is at first bold and aggressive, but ends in tranquility.” [Watch]

Lee Minhyung: AIAIAI “Seeing the Sound”

Lee Minhyung, a student at VDAS in South Korea, creates an ambitious and exhilarating integrated brand design assignment inspired by Copenhagen audio design company AIAIAI. “I was motivated by AIAIAI’s identity that has Scandinavian design foundation and their philosophy that delivers value far beyond trends.

“Focusing on finding an expression between AIAIAI’s design values that represent the visual and the essence of the company that is producing audio products, I made the slogan; SEEING THE SOUND, and I created integrated brand designs such as webpage, mobile app, and posters to extend the slogan’s use-case.” [Watch]

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MPC: More “Unexpected” Critters for First Direct

Outsider directors Dom & Nic re-team with MPC for more fun with CG fauna (a frill-necked lizard and his tarsier housemate) in this follow up to last year’s brilliant “Platypus” spot for UK bank first direct. [Watch]

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