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FutureDeluxe “Mothership” Short Film with Twistedpoly

Brighton creative studio FutureDeluxe celebrate their fifth birthday by expanding into London and releasing this blinding swirl of eye-candy called “Mothership,” the first of five films in collaboration with Twistedpoly (aka Slovenian designer/director/motion artist Nejc Polovsak) and Zelig Sound. [Watch]

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Marisabel Fernandez and Alexander Bernard: “Listen”

With their senior film “Listen,” recent Ringling College of Art and Design grads Marisabel Fernandez and Alexander Bernard take on the challenge of “envisioning a reality that we have never experienced,” interpreting the world of an autistic child through a fractured mix of abstract and illustrative animation. [Watch]

MPC: Money Supermarket “Elephunk” Behind the Scenes

MPC say they channeled Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta, Michael Jackson and Beyoncé to choreograph the moves of a funky 15-foot African bull elephant strutting the streets of Vancouver for Money Supermarket thru Mother.

MPC 3D Supervisor Fabian Frank: “The biggest challenge was creating an elephant that could pull out the moves with the best of them, yet was also believable and true to life. We solved this by ensuring his dance moves stayed within the realms of what a real elephant could do.”

“The second challenge came with integrating the elephant into the shot footage. Matching the interaction between Graeme and the elephant were key, so Graeme was tracked and rotoscoped back into the shots – using select takes to perfectly match the elephants walk cycle.”

Watch the VFX Breakdown and the finished spot below:

Agency: Mother
Production Company: Smuggler
Director: Guy Shelmerdine [Watch]

Holden Finds “New Light” in Tasmania

No doubt time-lapse films are everywhere these days and some say the time for time-lapse has lapsed. But director Timothy Melville and cinematographer Nathan Kaso are out the convince you otherwise with this sweeping branded film for Australian car maker Holden, shot over seven nights across the wilderness of Tasmania.

“We travelled over 2,000km through the barren hills of Queenstown, to the vibrant streets of Hobart and finished on the dolerite plateau of Ben Lomond National Park. We captured nearly 20,000 still images, shooting from dusk until dawn and averaged just four hours sleep per day.” [Watch]

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Juan Cabral and MPC: IKEA “BED”

A solid idea from Mother London and bang-on execution from MJZ director Juan Cabral and a crew of 15 MPC VFX artists keeps IKEA’s ‘The Wonderful Everyday’ campaign going with this very-watchable spot which gains even more altitude via Prunella Scales’ reading from “The Tempest.” The MPC team, led by [Watch]

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Greenpeace vs LEGO: “Everything is NOT awesome”

Director Martin Stirling of Unit 9 and London agency Don’t Panic nail the tone, pacing, imagery and music in this Greenpeace spot calling for the end of the partnership between Lego and petro-behemoth Shell who sells Lego toys at gas stations in 26 countries. [Watch]