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Andre Chocron + Significant Object = Newman + Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney commissioned London’s master puppeteers Mervyn Millar and Ed Dimbleby (aka Significant Object) to create Newman, his robot co-star in this music video for “Appreciate” by Oslo director Andre Chocron. Newman will also appear live on stage at McCartney’s concerts in Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul. [Watch]

LAIKA/house for Jose Cuervo Tradicional

CD/director Kirk Kelley and a LAIKA/house crew of 60+ expose their collective obsessive compulsive disorder in this :60, creating psychotically detailed handcrafted dioramas for Jose Cuervo Tradicional (the world’s first tequila) thru McCann New York. Check out the extensive behind the scenes post here.
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Takaski Murakami + Pharrell Williams + “Jellyfish Eyes”

Trippy new video for the theme song from Takaski Murakami’s feature film “Jellyfish Eyes” with freakishly over-the-top CG animation by Kaikai Kiki Sapporo Studio Poncotan. The track, “Last Night Good Night (Re:Dialed)” by livetune (featuring Hatsune Miku) was remixed by Pharrell Williams. You may not make it [Watch]

Tinman Wonders “Where Do Winter Tires Go?”

Toronto character specialists Tinman Creative Studios channels a Hanna-Barbera-meets-UPA vibe to help solve the annual Canadian dilemma of what to do with ones snow tires during the two or three months you may not actually need them. Produced for the Ontario GM Dealers thru MacLaren McCann, Toronto. [Watch]

Gergely Wootsch Unveils Frankenstein for “Penny Dreadful”

Beakus director Gergely Wootsch adds just the right sense of sinister style to the first of three animated virals promoting the new drama series Penny Dreadful on SKY in the UK. “Taking inspiration from the origins of Frankenstein, this dark and atmospheric clip is narrated by Matthew Sweet, and illustrates how the novel came about. ‘Penny Dreadful’ is created by John Logan and stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green and Billie Piper.” [Watch]

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Piccadilly Curtains, Tequila and Justin Timberlake

Strange Beast director Piccadilly Curtains (aka Adam Parry) shows off his diverse bag of design and directing skills with this very cool multimedia set piece for Sauza’s premium 901 tequila starring Justin Timberlake and some very tasty graphic projections. Piccadilly Curtains: “Projections, illustration, alcohol and a [Watch]

Makin’ Animated Loops with Andy Martin

Freelance London animation director Andy Martin reveals the fine art of creating stop motion loops via his Vine-based Plasticine Rhythm project, “I have always been interested in the way visuals can effect sound and how visual loops can be brought together to create a piece of music.

“This is how I produced Plasticine Rhythm; allowing each stop motion loop, made using Vine, to dictate a sound and combining these sound loops on screen to build a compatible interplay of rhythm and melody. Once this was established I then played with all the elements, including the background color and the mini-TVs containing the loops, so every element was intrinsically linked with the music.”


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For Conor Finnegan “Life Begins at Breakfast”

Nexus director Conor Finnegan leverages the charm and subtle humor of his multi-award-winning short film “Fear of Flying” for this gentle peek at a wooly, puppet-populated woodland thru London Agency Sunshine for Dorset Cereal. Conor Finnegan: “It was a tight enough schedule from initial go-ahead, with just [Watch]

Sibling Rivalry Rebrands Nicktoons

Creative collective Sibling Rivalry answers the question many parents (and the exec’s at Nicktoons) are asking: What does a nine-year old boy think is awesome? The studio’s reply, as demo’d by this insane montage is a combination of humor, action and intense color created with a mashup of live action, stop motion, 2D, and 3D.
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James Heredia “Liars Need Good Memory”

James Heredia, a senior in the Motion Design program at Ringling College of Art + Design, mines his experiences growing up in Miami for this emotional and graphically striking graduation film. “I’ve always had a hard time trying to fit in with the ‘right’ crowd, so the notion of crafting an image to appeal to the [Watch]

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Studio AKA for Herman Miller’s FORMWORK

Minimal, elegant and perfectly rendered, this one-minute reveal/demonstration of Herman Miller’s “pluralistic and stackable” FORMWORK modular desk accessories by Studio AKA in London was commissioned by design consultancy Graphic Thought Facility who also designed the branding/packaging for the product. [Watch]

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WIZZdesign and Unit Image Induce “The Berryfly Effect”

The all-Paris team of WIZZdesign directing collective Andy’s and CG masters Unit Image conjure the first in a four-part live-action/3D series of mini-blockbusters for the soft drink brand Oasis thru the Marcel agency. Written by feature film screenwriter Yoann Gromb, the spot’s 3-day studio shoot required a crew of [Watch]

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SVA 2014 Motion Graphics Portfolio Screening

The 2014 SVA Motion Graphics seniors held their portfolio screening last week in NY and here’s what friends, family and industry pro’s witnessed: 38 minutes of very diverse work from 21 talented students. [Watch]

Yuji Hariu: “B-CLASS CULTURAL HERITAGE”

Tokyo-based director Yuji Hariu asked us to share his crazed new VFX sci-fi short called “B-Class Cultural Heritage” which turned out to be no problem because we like a manic, bullet-riddled-romp as much as the next guy plus the film is guaranteed to make even your worst day feel like a walk in the park.
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