Behind the Scenes with 1stAveMachine: Samsung “Holiday Dreams”

Take a quick look at how the 1stAveMachine crew and directors Ben Steiger Levine and Martin Allais float an animated holiday tale across an intensely complex practical set rigged with 74 Samsung screens all shot in-camera and in real time. Agency: R/GA. [Watch]

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Shy The Sun: League of Legends “The Curse of the Sad Mummy”

Strange Beast directors Shy The Sun apply their signature fascination with organic detail to create a lush CG music video about Amumu, a lonely young mummy with anger issues. Produced as part of The Music of League of Legends Volume 1 album.
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Animade Propz “Fridge” and “Ball Sack”

Very promising new weekly animated series called “Propz” from London’s Animade. Only two clips so far but the design, animation, timing and twists all add up to refreshing sub-30-second breaks from your daily grind. Plus, you can tweet your idea for the next prop @animadetv. [Watch]

5,646 Artist-hours Later: Making Of “The Crew” Launch Trailer

Intense and insightful look at how Unit Image artists racked up 5,646 hours creating the latest all-CG blockbuster trailer for multiplayer racing game The Crew (directed by French collective Andy’s) for Ivory Tower and Ubisoft. [Watch]

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Thomas Heckel Celebrates a HUGE Anniversary

Riveting stream of cool work produced by multi-national digital studio HUGE over the last 15 years made even cooler in this serial-blast of multi-media by New York motion designer and graphics animator Thomas Heckel. [Watch]

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Brand New School Just Wants to “Play with Oreo”

The Martin Agency keeps up the momentum and the fun of their Oreo Wonderfilled campaign with this CG and cell romp from Brand New School called “Play with Oreo” powered by an original tune written by David Muhlenfeld and sung by Yelle. [Watch]

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Atsushi Makino for Sasano Maly’s “Baloney Speaker”

Director/animator Atsushi Makino hand-crafted more than 60 intensely detailed match boxes then blended them with traditional animation, CG, stop-motion, and roto’d footage of Japanese artist Sasano Maly performing his track “Baloney Speaker” for U&R Records.
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Andrew Vucko Hunts for “Original”

Toronto freelance designer/art director Andrew Vucko explores the “wonder, conflict, excitement, and subjectivity” of originality in this thoughtful and precisely drafted animated short with sound design and music by CypherAudio. [Watch]

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RUFFMERCY: Old English ft. Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs, A$AP Ferg

Mr. Murphy doing what Mr. Murphy does best: assaulting your visual cortex with a quasi-NSFW flow of kick-ass nasty. Produced by London’s MyAccomplice. [Watch]

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Patrick Clair: “The Man in the High Castle”

What would life be like in America if the Nazi’s and Japan won WWII? Philip K. Dick took a stab at the answer in his 1962 Hugo-winning novel called “The Man in the High Castle,” and now Ridley Scott brings that nightmare to the small screen for Amazon complete with ominous titles by Patrick Clair via Elastic. [Watch]

Preview Stash 109 and Weep With Joy

The perfect tonic for the stress and strife of your week, Stash 109 packs another 1.5 hours of inspiration and insight into the Stash Permanent Collection including 31 outstanding animation, VFX and motion design projects plus 20 minutes of behind the scenes features and exclusive interviews with the designers, [Watch]

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Buck’s Manic Happy Meal Montage

Back in May of 2014, McDonald’s new Happy Meal Characters were branded as “scary” by the press and the Twittersphere. Looking at this compilation of slap-schtick, minion-like, decidedly non-scary clips of Buck’s work on the character, I can only assume it must have been a very slow news week. [Watch]

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DK Studios Seeks “Man Seeking Woman”

Snappy black and white iconography from the DK crew sets the tone for FXX’s sweet and absurdist new original comedy “Man Seeking Woman” starring Jay Baruchel and based on humorist/novelist/screenwriter (and former SNL/Pixar writer) Simon Rich’s book of short stories. [Watch]

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Giant Ant Asks “What if?”

Master-storytellers Giant Ant and fellow Vancouverites Taiji Brand Group elevate the profile of a Canadian government rural development initiative with this engaging explainer clip packed with intriguing details painted in a welcoming palette. [Watch]