French directing duo Quentin Baillieux and Raphaëlle Tinland (aka Parallel) strike an artful and atmospheric balance of 2D and 3D techniques in this online brand film animated by Ann lou Erambert for Italian watch makers Anonimo who carve (rather than cast) the cases for their timepieces out of solid brass. [Read more]
Paris directing collective PLANKTOON (aka Sun, Alban, Fabrice, Alexandre and Sebastien) step outside their usual realm of fun/colorful 3D character work for this powerful monochrome fundraising appeal created for French AIDS charity Sidaction thru Passion Paris and Leo Burnett. If you have kids of any age, it’s hard not to get caught up in the drama of the vignettes. [Read more]
TBWA\Media Arts Lab references everything from The Simpsons and Pac-Man to the Cookie Monster, Hello Kitty and the Beats logo in this highly likable ode to the love users have for their MacBook Airs. Lovers of Separated at Birth (like myself) will enjoy pointing out the similarities to a certain Google Play spot produced by The Mill earlier this year…
Zeitguised, Berlin’s grand masters of cool weirdness, help launch Odiseo Magazine No.4 with this clip called “sim | stim” which they describe as “a cargo cult of sensual nano-alchemy.”
Commissioned by independent Spanish CD Carlota Santamaría, and creative directed by Santamaría and Albert Folch for Odiseo, the film “celebrates temporary mummification of the body by engaging in an erotic relationship with shape changing clouds of synthetic material.” [Read more]
Glassworks Amsterdam director/animator Daniel Hope takes liberties with the natural order of predator-prey releationships in these two CG-masquerading-as-stop-motion clips for the bi-annual ad-scene networking events in Amsterdam called X-Pollination. [Read more]
Gary Basemen launched a Kickstarter film project today inspired by the heroics of his father Ben Baseman who escaped death at the hands of the Nazi’s twice and then fought against them as a partizan for four years.
Baseman and director David Charles need the cash to travel to the Ukraine “to uncover the Holocaust experiences of Baseman’s parents, and re-imagine their heroic stories through an inspiring, fantastical, heart-wrenching odyssey.”
A worthy cause made all the more appealing with very collectable pledge perks and prizes including this limited edition Partizan poster co-designed by Baseman and Shepard Fairey based on an old photograph of Baseman’s father.