Shynola adds a new chapter to their canon of innovative music videos with this otherworldly CG take on “Tookah” by Iceland’s Emiliana Torrini. The synthetic style of the submerged facial animation will strike some as unfinished or at least lacking finesse, but there’s no doubt it adds an element of unease that elevates the clip above the merely ethereal. Label: Rough Trade, direction/animation/edit: Shynola, production: Black Dog Films.
Stash is pleased to present the online premiere of Richard Hickey’s “Francis.” A former Superfad director/CD, Hickey (now repped by Not to Scale in the UK and Logan & Sons in the US) worked with EP Kevin Batten to craft the tense and perfectly-paced film from a Dave Eggars short story first heard on a “This American Life” broadcast. [Read more]
London animator, director, writer and all-round motion-master Fraser Davidson follows his 2012 “Irritable Bowl Syndrome” with another sharp and breathless ode to American football once again combining the pacing of a rant with his signature graphic style to provide both hilarity and insight, all fueled by the VO talents of Billy Baumann and Mark Brickey at aidpodcast.com. Audio: Morgan Samuel. [Read more]
Stop-motion cheese. Lots of cheese. Check out how the crew at PlusOne in Amsterdam painstakingly water-cut 1500 slices of the stuff into a fun spot for giant Dutch dairy co-op FrieslandCampina. Creative team: NotJustAnotherTeam Co-production: Shoq-Studio Creative Director: Martijn Hogenkamp Direction: Cas Prins Production: Geert Jansen D.O.P.: Dirk de Graaff, Sebas Vriend Gaffer: Nicholas Burrough […] [Read more]
Both fans and detractors of Milkyeyes (aka Donato Sansone) have come to expect the unexpected from the Torino-based director/animator/artist/compositor who often pushes his video experiments past the boundaries of NSFW. This latest piece, an exercise in disturbing/comic portraiture, builds on his “Draft” video [Read more]
Japanese motion designer/director Takashi Ohashi dials in his talent for weaving simple elements into intricate and engaging worlds by referencing electrical schematics and side-scroller video games for his new music video for the insanely catchy Megu & Patron track “pari pari pari.”
After winning the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009 with his thriller “The Secret in Their Eyes”, Argentine director Juan José Campanella launched his first animated film, “Foosball”: budgeted at US$20M the soccer-centric action comedy is the most expensive domestic feature ever produced in Argentina. [Read more]