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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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Eyeball and Oliver Clegg for Sabina “Viva L’amour”

The NY studio of Eyeball handled production and creative direction of this music video for former Brazilian Girls’ vocalist Sabina Sciubba’s new track “Viva L’amour,” hand-rendering 600 illustrations based on footage of Sabina shot in her Paris living room by UK artist Oliver Clegg and his sketches. The video was completed in just four weeks. [Watch]

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Official Lego Simpsons Trailer “Brick Like Me”

According to Variety, “The Simpsons recently hit a ratings low, but it’s possible the Lego theme could help.” Duh, ya think? Leveraging the blockbuster success of the The Lego Movie for the 550th episode of TV’s longest running animated show is the perfect tonic to spike interest among former viewers and pull in a [Watch]

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Supamonks for MONKEY TIE

Parisian animation studio Supamonks are masters of injecting extreme dynamic range (from serenity to ultra-violence) into their characters’ actions and expressions. Latest case in point: this pair of 2D spots for MONKEY TIE, a French recruitment website that matches candidates to jobs based on their personality. [Watch]

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Polynoid and Woodblock: Greenpeace “New Bees”

“Should we create a new world or save our own?” That’s the question Greenpeace asks in this near-future sci-fi advert called “New Bees” directed by Polynoid and produced and animated at Woodblock in Berlin. From Greenpeace: “If we carry on with chemically intensive agriculture model, it is quite possible we may [Watch]

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Iamstatic and Topix Open FITC Toronto

FITC Toronto launched its lucky 13th edition last weekend with this visceral title sequence directed by local talent Ron Gervais and David Greene (Iamstatic) working with the animation and VFX crew from Topix. [Watch]

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Walter Volbers “MITE”

Ten years ago Frankfurt animator Walter Volbers started a personal project called MITE, a one-shot 3.5-minute CG short. A few minutes ago he finally dropped the render-intensive finished film in our inbox (render times ranged up to 3.5 hours per frame). Toolkit: XSI/softimage (RIP), Arnold, Nuke, Mootzoid, Momentum.

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Birds and Comme des Garçons Get Zeitguised

Few people on the planet light up abstract 3D the way Zeitguised do. Like most, the Berlin studio pays the bills with gigs for consumer brands but also supplement their workflow with surreal and playful experiments. The results are most often a combination of wonder and delight, as seen here with “Birds” and recent work [Watch]

The Making of Sylvain Chomet’s Simpson’s Couch Gag

Even if you’re familiar with how traditional hand animation works, this behind the scenes feature put together by the good people at Th1ng in London is worth your time just to meet director/animator and three-time Oscar nominee Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville, L’illusionniste, and The Old Lady and the Pigeons). [Watch]

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RUFFMERCY Crowns Lily Allen “Sheezus”

Animator/director Russ Murphy re-teams with fellow Bristolian talent Patch Keys to push their signature, hand-crafted-frame-by-frame style into the mainstream with this treatment for the title track of Lily Allen’s Sheezus album wherein she invokes all her pop-diva rivals. [Watch]

Dvein + Physalia Show Their “Colors” for Converse

Dvein continue their explorations outside the 3D playground teaming with fellow-Barcelonians Physalia for the first in a series of IDs for the new Converse ‘Colors’ campaign thru Blacklist for Anomaly, “Together we developed machines that bring color to the sneakers in a quite unorthodox way.” [Watch]

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FIELD: The Fusion of Math, Beauty and Narrative

London’s FIELD studio wrings beauty and engagement from cold computer code to create what co-founders Marcus Wendt and Vera-Maria Glahn call “expressive and dynamic artworks for digital platforms” for galleries, festivals, public installations and mobile. Case in point: Energy Flow, a free non-linear film app for [Watch]

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