Schroeder’s gentle rendition of the Star Spangled Banner from director Dan Sumich and the Passion Pictures crew, which ran just before the kick off on Sunday, provided a welcome quiet moment amongst the spectacle and manufactured sentiment of Super Bowl XLVIII.
Agency creative director Ari Merkin: “Dan and the animation team at Passion Pictures were honored to work with the iconic Peanuts characters and knew the importance of staying true to their heritage – maintaining their recognizable hand drawn aesthetic, subtleties of movement, and personality. The brilliant team at Absolute Post London handled the compositing and color grade, beautifully integrating the 2D animation into the live action environments”. [Read more]
London’s Time Based Arts (founded in 2009 by Flame artists Mike Skrgatic and James Allen) prove once again that big VFX no longer have to come from big shops. Check the evidence: this ambitious and wonder-filled 90-second adventure created in four months at TBA’s Shoreditch studio for Vodafone directed by [Read more]
In what I suspect is a typographic first, Leo Burnett Lisboa crafts the official font of their hometown by deconstructing and reassembling the electrical wires of the city’s famous tram system. Created with the support of the Lisbon City Council, LX Type can be downloaded free here – with additional interactive features, so you can try out the font and find locations associated with each letter “transforming words into spontaneous and personalized guides to the city.” [Read more]
Few people on the planet do cool and clean 3D like Mike Alderson and his ManvsMachine crew. Case in point: this new Air Superiority campaign introducing the Nike Air Max 90 with audio by Echolab. “The 2014 collection sees Air + Lunar + Flyknit technologies combined for the first time, so we wanted to develop a [Read more]
Cluster Studio in Mexico City just sent us there latest: a frenetic, genre-mashing :60 for the Nissan Juke featuring surgical editing, over-the-top action tropes and a multitude of animation and VFX techniques all created by a team of 16 artists on a tight schedule. Agency: TERAN \ TBWA, Production: Garage Films, [Read more]
Directors Michelle Dougherty and Karin Fong and the Imaginary Forces crew carve out dramatic and superbly intricate titles for the new Starz pirate series “Black Sails” and declare them “Nothing less than a full-on art history mash-up of Baroque motifs, Gothic architecture and Rococo style. Using a sculptural language [Read more]