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The Mill+: 2014 D&AD Title Sequence

Created with a combination of keyframe animation and dynamics by a small team at the Mill+, this inventive and pristinely rendered title sequence provided the centerpiece for the 2014 D&AD awards handed out earlier this week. Director Nils Kloth: “Every year the D&AD titles are a fantastic opportunity for us to [Watch]

Ash Thorp, Anthony Scott Burns and TOPIX for OFFF Barcelona 2014

California creative director Ash Thorp and Toronto filmmaker/musician Anthony Scott Burns stretch the opening titles for OFFF Barcelona 2014 out to a full 12 minutes of moody mystery complete with dark and riveting sound track by Pilotpriest (aka Anthony Scott Burns). Produced by Topix. [Watch]

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Joel Kefali: “BABA”

New Zealand filmmaker/designer Joel Kefali (formerly 1/2 of the Special Problems studio with Campbell Hooper) is best known for his music videos for Lorde, Tune Yards, Flying Lotus, etc., but with “Baba” a brisk and graphic short based on the memories of his Turkish grandfather’s early days as a refugee in [Watch]

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GENTLEMAN SCHOLAR FOR MOTIONPOEMS: “Working Order”

Gentleman Scholar art directors Jordan Lyle and JP Rooney hand-painted every image of this animated incarnation of Dora Malech’s poem “Working Order,” then combined them with 2D and 3D techniques. The resulting two-minute film, created over the course of several months, presents an unpredictable dream- [Watch]

Robyn and Röyksopp “Sayit”

Swedish design duo Sandberg & Timonen, fashion photog Kacper Kasprzyk and editor Martin Nilsson slice/mash/congeal Robyn and Röyksopp into a hypnotic, monochrome, glitch-ified techno-pop opus called “Sayit” that premiered on the H&M Life site. Production: Strange Cargo Film. [Watch]

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Cannes Film Festival 2014 Highlight: “The Bigger Picture”

British director and painter Daisy Jacob‘s unique combination of seven-foot-tall animated characters in life-size sets combined with stop motion lends a whimsical and disjointed flavor to “The Bigger Picture,” her stark and darkly humorous tale of two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother. [Watch]

Parasol Island: “Pink Troubles” Online Premiere

Stash is very pleased to present the online premiere of Parasol Island‘s new animated CG short “Pink Troubles,” a tightly choreographed, two-minute tour de force of sunny character chaos. Director Dino Figuera at Parasol Island in Düsseldorf: “This film started as a really small 10-second intro animation for [Watch]

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Santa Delivers the FIFA World Cup for MTV/Viacom Brazil

Santa Transmedia in São Paulo join the growing football media frenzy with this series of vivid IDs for MTV/Viacom Brazil, a crazed blend of roto, cel animation and motion graphics, “We chose to embrace reality and created, wrote and produced films about a World Cup that happens not only on TV or in stadiums, [Watch]

Stash 105 = 100 Minutes of Awesome

Stash 105 showcases the planet’s top design, animation and VFX studios plus breakout young motion talent, adding another 31 outstanding video projects to the permanent collection. Carefully curated since 2004, the Stash library now features over 4,000 exceptional films and behind the scenes features, with [Watch]

Heartbreaking Stories, Well-Told: “A Dangerous Journey”

Narrated by two survivors of sex trafficking, “A Dangerous Journey” by London’s Animage Films warns young African women of the dangers of being tricked into prostitution by animating the women’s tragic stories and describing the various techniques of coercion used by traffickers.

The film (funded in part by Comic Relief) won the Gold World Medal at the 2013 New York Festivals and the 2013 Human Trafficking Foundation Media Award. [Watch]

Vetor Zero/Lobo: “Brincante” Closing Credits

Peek behind the scenes with the Vetor Zero/Lobo crew in São Paulo’s as they craft the tiniest of details in the stop-motion tail credit sequence for “Brincante,” a docudrama exploring the life and work of Brazilian musician, performer and folk culture researcher Antonio Nóbrega. [Watch]

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Stash Latin America 3 Launches at Cannes Film Fest

Spread across 6,000 miles, six time zones and every possible climate, the design, animation and VFX industry in Latin America represents a staggering array of talent bound together by a passion for creating outstanding work. (Watch the collection here.) Stash’s third collection of studios from across this vibrant region [Watch]

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Andy Hall and Elastic: Adidas World Cup “Black + White”

Director Andy Hall and a compact Elastic crew sculpt 1:14 of intense, chroma-free, CG drama for Adidas in this ramp up to World Cup chaos. Agency: TBWA Chiat Day. [Watch]

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Heckler and Iris Worldwide: “UNICEF Change for Good”

Sydney all-round creative force Heckler shows their mettle for dealing with CG metal in this animated spot for a UNICEF/Qantas initiative called 5 Fund that turns small coins into “the most powerful change in the world.” Agency: Iris Worldwide Sydney. Director: Craig Rasmus @ The Feds. Music: “Blood” by The Middle East. [Watch]

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