The stories of an astronaut, a film director, and a unicycling bear all intersect in “The Moon’s Not That Great”, Mathieu Libman’s soft-spoken short film about dashed expectations and interplanetary popularity. [Read more]
Tokyo-based director Yuji Hariu asked us to share his crazed new VFX sci-fi short called “B-Class Cultural Heritage” which turned out to be no problem because we like a manic, bullet-riddled-romp as much as the next guy plus the film is guaranteed to make even your worst day feel like a walk in the park.
The NY studio of Eyeball handled production and creative direction of this music video for former Brazilian Girls’ vocalist Sabina Sciubba’s new track “Viva L’amour,” hand-rendering 600 illustrations based on footage of Sabina shot in her Paris living room by UK artist Oliver Clegg and his sketches. The video was completed in just four weeks. [Read more]
According to Variety, “The Simpsons recently hit a ratings low, but it’s possible the Lego theme could help.” Duh, ya think? Leveraging the blockbuster success of the The Lego Movie for the 550th episode of TV’s longest running animated show is the perfect tonic to spike interest among former viewers and pull in a [Read more]
Parisian animation studio Supamonks are masters of injecting extreme dynamic range (from serenity to ultra-violence) into their characters’ actions and expressions. Latest case in point: this pair of 2D spots for MONKEY TIE, a French recruitment website that matches candidates to jobs based on their personality. [Read more]
“Should we create a new world or save our own?” That’s the question Greenpeace asks in this near-future sci-fi advert called “New Bees” directed by Polynoid and produced and animated at Woodblock in Berlin. From Greenpeace: “If we carry on with chemically intensive agriculture model, it is quite possible we may [Read more]
Ten years ago Frankfurt animator Walter Volbers started a personal project called MITE, a one-shot 3.5-minute CG short. A few minutes ago he finally dropped the render-intensive finished film in our inbox (render times ranged up to 3.5 hours per frame). Toolkit: XSI/softimage (RIP), Arnold, Nuke, Mootzoid, Momentum.
Few people on the planet light up abstract 3D the way Zeitguised do. Like most, the Berlin studio pays the bills with gigs for consumer brands but also supplement their workflow with surreal and playful experiments. The results are most often a combination of wonder and delight, as seen here with “Birds” and recent work [Read more]