The Making of Sylvain Chomet’s Simpson’s Couch Gag

Even if you’re familiar with how traditional hand animation works, this behind the scenes feature put together by the good people at Th1ng in London is worth your time just to meet director/animator and three-time Oscar nominee Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville, L’illusionniste, and The Old Lady and the Pigeons). [Read more]

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RUFFMERCY Crowns Lily Allen “Sheezus”

Animator/director Russ Murphy re-teams with fellow Bristolian talent Patch Keys to push their signature, hand-crafted-frame-by-frame style into the mainstream with this treatment for the title track of Lily Allen’s Sheezus album wherein she invokes all her pop-diva rivals. [Read more]

Dvein + Physalia Show Their “Colors” for Converse

Dvein continue their explorations outside the 3D playground teaming with fellow-Barcelonians Physalia for the first in a series of IDs for the new Converse ‘Colors’ campaign thru Blacklist for Anomaly, “Together we developed machines that bring color to the sneakers in a quite unorthodox way.” [Read more]

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FIELD: The Fusion of Math, Beauty and Narrative

London’s FIELD studio wrings beauty and engagement from cold computer code to create what co-founders Marcus Wendt and Vera-Maria Glahn call “expressive and dynamic artworks for digital platforms” for galleries, festivals, public installations and mobile. Case in point: Energy Flow, a free non-linear film app for [Read more]

Hili Noy and Shimi Asresay “Strange Fruit”

If you’re familiar with the song “Strange Fruit,” made indelible by Billie Holiday in 1939, you already know the theme of this tense and emotional animated short created by Shimi Asresay and Hili Noy as their graduation film from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.

“The story discusses the question of the personal conscience of each of us, versus the education we receive from our families and environment. Can we really insist on our personal belief system, when what we must believe in, is dictated to us? The film presents how easily we acquire fear and hatred of foreigners, as well as how easily we might become the ‘strangers’ and ‘others’ ourselves.” [Read more]

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Al-Mukhtasar Broadcast Package by Infofillers

Dubai studio Infofillers combines an earthy pallet with old and new Middle Eastern motifs for the broadcast packaging of a local TV show called Al-Mukhtasar. Co-director Firas Ershead: “Since it’s a talk show, covering different topics, from culture to sports, tech, etc., the presenters are the heroes. So we developed [Read more]

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TAVO and Crowd for ADC Awards 2014

Tavo Studio (Madrid) and Crowd Studio (Barcelona/London) open the three days of the ADC’s recent awards event in Miami with these lovingly rendered CG sur-realities where “three types of different materials metaphorically represent the transformation of raw material into something more polished, as do art [Read more]

Glass Fin: Coca Cola Collector Fair 2014

You don’t have to be a Coke geek to appreciate this frenetic and vibrant work for the 4th Annual Malaysian Coca Cola Collector Fair by local design/animation/VFX house Glass Fin featuring bottles from 1899 to 2007: “We decided to give it a Malaysian theme which can be distinguished in its patterns. We have [Read more]