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Fabrice Le Nezet: “Mother”

London designer/artist/filmmaker Fabrice Le Nezet, whose work explores the intersection of architecture, fashion and toy design, describes his enigmatic new animated CG short “Mother” as a “poetic journey through a surreal world – a small tribute to modern architecture, isometric video games and sci-fi [Read more]

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Kris Merc and Benjy Brooke: The Peach Kings “Mojo Thunder”

Designing with chalk, black cardboard, pencils and white crayons then animating in Photoshop, co-directors Kris Merc and Benjy Brooke craft an angular, shadow-filled world in this personal labor-of-love video for The Peach Kings track “Mojo Thunder.” Kris Merc: “I wanted to explore self destructive behaviors [Read more]

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Niles Heckman’s Lesbian Space Elevator Love Story: “Auroras”

Back in January we posted about the Kickstarter for “Auroras,” LA director Niles Heckman‘s seven-minute sci-fi short film about “love, separation, and having to say goodbye.” The campaign raised $12,656 (surpassing the $10K goal) to complete the film’s audio and feature-level VFX set pieces. [Read more]

The Creative Influence of Michael Bierut

The 13th episode of The Creative Influence, Sandbox Studios‘ series of interviews with “creative professionals on the edge of their field” features New York graphic designer and Pentagram partner Michael Bierut. [Read more]

Trollbäck and The Mission for AICP 2014

The annual AICP ad orgy in NY is a classy, multi-day affair inducting exceptional TV spots and other branded motion work into MOMA’s permanent collection.

The 2014 Next Awards Show open (above) created by Trollbäck + Company and the AICP Sponsor Reel (below) by Venice VFX studio The Mission both reflect the upscale and creative nature of the audience while taking very divergent approaches to tone and technique:

T+Co’s open included seven screens, generative coding, live-action and traditional 2D/3D animation complemented by five LED cubes and an LED curtain surrounding the main projection screen. The mission on the other hand takes a straight up CG approach, crafting a surreal, elegant and minimalist piece from Maya, Mudbox, Zbrush, Flame, Adobe CC and V-Ray.


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David Holm: “Tesla: Origins”

Supply & Demand director/DP David Holm (an alumnus of Superfad, Digital Kitchen and Brand New School) jolts Tesla out of green into growling with this intense fusion of neck-snapping editing by Ben Jordan at Work Post, NYC and surgical sound design by Joe Mount @ Wave Studios in London. David Holm: “My [Read more]

Behind the Scenes with MPC on Assassins Creed, Black Flag: “Defy”

MPC won the only VFX Film Craft Gold Lion handed out at Cannes this year for this complex and ambitious :90 Assassins Creed, Black Flag: “Defy” spot directed by Adam Berg at Stink thru the Sid Lee agency in Paris. Have a look at how MPC’s VFX team, led by Franck Lambertz and Fabian Frank pulled it off, then watch the finished spot below.

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Aggressive: Cris Cab “Loves Me Not”

Alex Topaller and Dan Shapiro (aka NY directing duo Aggressive) light up this beautiful music video for the Cris Cab track “Loves Me Not” with a clever and mesmerizing ceiling of photo-real CG light bulbs. Extra bonus points for the elegant/minimalist set, muted palette and seamless integration that keep the intriguing lighting device from slipping into gimmickry. [Read more]