Time to Enter the 2014 BassAwards

The 2014 BassAwards for Motion Graphics, Animation and Broadcast Design opened for entries Jan 16, with this frenetic/furry head-turner from Nomint and ZeligSound. Enter your most killer work by Feb 18 to snag discounted rates. [Read more]

Polynoid: New Work, New Production Company

Berlin’s Polynoid (aka Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay, Fabian Pross, Tom Weber) just released this ambitious/meticulous Dragon Eternity game trailer thru their new prodco/studio venture called Woodblock designed to separate production from the “pure directing and filmmaking character that defines Polynoid as a creative collective. Woodblock opens up new possibilities for us as filmmakers, and for our studio as a production house by introducing our roster of different directing talent and artists.” [Read more]

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Official Trailer

By focusing on and personifying the frozen threat of the athletes’ nemesis at the Sochi Winter Olympics (voiced by Charles Dance from Game of Thrones), the BBC and Platige Image director Tomasz Bagi?ski not only create a grand and powerful promo, they also effectively contrast the athlete-centric treatment found in [Read more]

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Patrick Clair Cracks “True Detective” for HBO

Inspired by the work of photographer Richard Misrach, Elastic director Patrick Clair conjures a world of dark intrigue with this compelling open for HBO’s new “True Detective” series starring and EP’d by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson which launched Saturday. Design, animation and compositing by [Read more]

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Renato Marques: Of Human Rights and AK-47s

Lisbon director/designer Renato Marques illuminates a strong script with austere and striking CG to mark the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Produced thru US prodco Workhouse Creative and backed by music and sound design by Marco Almeida. [Read more]

Laser Unicorns take on KUNG FURY

What better way to end the week than watching an over-achieving over-the-top cheeze fest? Writer/director David Sandberg and his Laser Unicorns wracked up 6M YT views in less than three weeks with this feature film trailer, more than doubling their Kickstarter goal with another two weeks ago. [Read more]

Jack Morton Celebrates 75 with 14

To mark 75 years in the agency business, the Jack Morton crew invited 14 motion studios and artists to collaborate on this snappy self-congratulatory opus by having each one visualize a line from the script.

And just who were these esteemed studios and artists? Glad you asked: The talent includes Shotopop, Onesize, Cake, PlusOne, Tavo Studio, Thomas Valente, Beakus, Uli Henrik Streckenbach, Bliink, Jacques Parys, Cumi, Toxic, Fred & Eric, Floris+Menno with Box of Toys bringing the audio and sound design. [Read more]

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Buck Pimps Santa’s Ride for Honda

Unlike the Batmobile, a redesign of Santa’s sleigh usually involves mild-mannered and unexceptional tweaks but Buck LA and Santa Monica agency RPA take the assignment to a clever new level in this 2:30 director’s cut underscoring Honda’s “The Power of Dreams” tag. Built on a head-slapping why-didn’t-I-think- [Read more]