Los Angeles motion design studio BIEN helps the city’s Getty Museum attract a younger and more diverse base of visitors with this series of upbeat, collage-driven explainer films designed to appeal to sixth-graders. [Read more]
Join TRONCO directors Can Can Club (aka Becho Lo Bianco and Mariano Bergara) for a peek into the art of crafting soup bowl zoetropes during their recent Tim Horton’s spot for 1stAveMachine thru JWT.
“It was crucial that the piece was made in camera, with no digital tricks, and to have the bowls 100% handmade. The other challenge was to tell a story with these brief loops, and giving narrative power to the beautiful ceramics pieces.”
The finished spot:
Watch how Toronto design/animation/VFX house The Juggernaut mixes very old-school letterpress techniques with au courant lasers, drones and 3D in this spot highlighting the 10 generations behind the family-owned Dutch Vodka brand Ketel One.
Watch the spot:
Building on the sage words of Carl Sagan reading from his 1994 book Pale Blue Dot, Stockholm digital artist and animator Erik Wernquist crafts a spectacular vision of humanity’s possible future in space. All scenes are digital recreations of real places in the Solar System built from photographs and map data where available. [Read more]
Refreshing take on the design event title sequence from director Derrick Pitts and the crew at Johannesburg creative agency Monarchy to open PromaxBDA Africa. So many fun/bizarre/random ultra-short bursts of design packed into 70 seconds all held together by the cinematography and surgical edit by Jean-Yves Martin. [Read more]
Powered by Foreigner’s almighty power ballad “I Want To Know What Love Is,” London VFX house Electric Theatre Collective bring the house down with bang-on performances and perfect integration in Freeview “Left Behinds” directed by Rogue Films’ Sam Brown thru Leo Burnett. [Read more]
NYC freelance director/designer/animator Chris Carboni and his crew of two animators weave dozens of feature film couples into a slipstream of “I know that one” moments and clever transitions that demand repeat viewing. Chris Carboni: “The concept was born out of the central theme of the track: [Read more]
Motion designer Sander van Dijk just released a smart and powerful color management tool for After Effects called Ray Dynamic Color, the same tool he uses on projects at Buck like IBM Datagrams and Onward Internet.
Sander van Dijk: “Currently all the colors in your After Effects project live in their own place, even if some elements in your scene have the same color. When you want change or try a different color it’s almost impossible because you have to change each individual color of every element in the project. Imagine if all the elements that share the same color have the ability to be dynamically linked to one color source.”