Created as both a short film and a VR exhibition, director/animator/illustrator Sofia Pashaei describes her personal project Mother’s Milk as an investigation of the perception of womanhood. [Read more]
Back in May, Portland animation studio LAIKA announced it was spinning off its advertising division LAIKA/House to focus on feature films.
The new independent entity, branded House Special and lead by president Lourri Hammack, CD Kirk Kelley and MD of strategic operations Al Cubillas, are off to a promising start completing the end credits of LAIKA’s Boxtrolls and this acerbic in-house CG short called “A Tale of Momentum & Inertia.” [Read more]
Brighton creative studio FutureDeluxe celebrate their fifth birthday by expanding into London and releasing this blinding swirl of eye-candy called “Mothership,” the first of five films in collaboration with Twistedpoly (aka Slovenian designer/director/motion artist Nejc Polovsak) and Zelig Sound. [Read more]
Take a look at the immense and painstaking effort behind the TNT “The People Network” by director Mischa Rozema and his production/post crew at PostPanic in Amsterdam thru agency Etcetera.
Mischa Rozema: “There was just no way to turn a script like that down, even though it had ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ written all over it. The complexity, the size, the craziness. Maybe that’s what really pulled me in to this. I just loved stepping into the unknown and finding out how we could make this work.”
“We decided to really push what could be achieved in camera by actually creating a full size human truck on the set. It worked by having a huge, truck-sized, metal rig that could be pulled by an actual truck. We then filled it with an incredible Czech stunt team (famous for big Hollywood blockbusters) that had been rehearsing for weeks and gave the whole project a realistic approach.”
Absolutely insane/hilarious mini-musical about “A young policeman falling in love with a black panther” from French director/animator Tristan Cottin. Intense motion, killer character work and an all-round brilliant way to end the week. BTW, if this is NSFW at your present job, you might want to look for a new gig. [Read more]
Brent Sievers, a designer/illustrator/animator who swears he was raised by oysters somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, recently graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and swept through the festival circuit with “The Divide,” his heavily caffeinated black comedy about what happens when “Man and [Read more]