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Anthony Francisco Schepperd: Cody Alan “Heart Like a Rabbit”

This latest music video from AFSchepperd, Philadelphia’s master of mind-melting, hand-drawn animation, weaves his trademark psychotropic spillage into the tragic narrative for Cody Alan’s “Heart Like a Rabbit.” Stash has admired Schepperd’s talent since 2009 when we published Ape School “Wail to God.” [Read more]

Teddy O’Connor + Kool A.D. = “Word”

LA animator Teddy O’Connor hooks up with Victor “Kool A.D.” Vasquez to bring the artist/rapper’s character designs, backgrounds and storyboards to life in a stark, tripped-out and decidedly NSFW music video for “Word”. Co-directed by O’Connor and Kool A.D. with audience and hell creatures animated by Kane Chambers, Abbey Luck, Teddy O’Connor and Wylder Tomlinson. [Read more]

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Trollbäck Opens “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” for HBO

Jakob Trollbäck and crew bring a much-needed fresh look to the news parody genre with this crisp and intricate open for HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” topped off with a layer of witty psuedo-Latin labels that Chuck Jones would appreciate. [Read more]

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PSYOP: SAMSUNG GALAXY “THE TRAINING”

Samsung’s massive and cheeky campaign for the Galaxy rolls on with four minutes of wonderfully over-the-top sci-fi fun from Psyop/Smuggler director Laurent Ledru backed by sleek and wall to wall VFX from the Psyop crew. Because of the players’ schedules, they were each shot separately in London, [Read more]

Fan Trailer for New Season of Dr. Who

Many Dr. Who fans (my son included) were underwhelmed by the latest BBC teaser (below) featuring only Peter Capaldi’s silhouette, but VFX artist John Smith was inspired to do something about it: He created this full trailer featuring the 12th doctor and Clara arriving in a dazzling new time and space:

“My aim was to capture the more ‘magical’ side of the show, rather than the dark-and-gritty approach I usually take. I used After Effects, Maya, Mudbox, and Premiere.”

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STK and UNIT “Risk Everything” for Nike

London’s STK and in-house director/editor Chris Boyle deliver three fast and furious 3D cartoon takes for Nike’s “Risk Everything” World Cup campaign with VFX backup from Unit Post – all inside a tight four-week production sched.

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The Mill+: 2014 D&AD Title Sequence

Created with a combination of keyframe animation and dynamics by a small team at the Mill+, this inventive and pristinely rendered title sequence provided the centerpiece for the 2014 D&AD awards handed out earlier this week. Director Nils Kloth: “Every year the D&AD titles are a fantastic opportunity for us to [Read more]

Ash Thorp, Anthony Scott Burns and TOPIX for OFFF Barcelona 2014

California creative director Ash Thorp and Toronto filmmaker/musician Anthony Scott Burns stretch the opening titles for OFFF Barcelona 2014 out to a full 12 minutes of moody mystery complete with dark and riveting sound track by Pilotpriest (aka Anthony Scott Burns). Produced by Topix. [Read more]