Directors Michelle Dougherty and Karin Fong and the Imaginary Forces crew carve out dramatic and superbly intricate titles for the new Starz pirate series “Black Sails” and declare them “Nothing less than a full-on art history mash-up of Baroque motifs, Gothic architecture and Rococo style. Using a sculptural language [Read more]
Interesting insights shared here by Shutterstock who distill data from their archive of 30 million+ images and 350 million+ downloads to explore recent and emerging design and video trends from around the globe. [Read more]
Ryan Honey and the Buck team show off their mastery of cel animation (and sense of fun) as they illuminate an eccentric ditty from CHI & Partners in this light and lithe :40 for the Hive next-gen thermostat control system from British Gas. [Read more]
Prodco Animasjonsdepartementet, Mill+ Studio and director Martin Engh spin a Norwegian folktale and cross-country skiing triple olympic champion Marit Bjørgen into an inspired mix of 2D hand animation, 3D, camera projection, and compositing, all inspired by the style of 19th century Norwegian illustrator Theodor [Read more]
Bristol director/designer/animator/seizure inducer and Stash fave Russ Murphy teams with director Pace Rivers for his latest graphic maelstrom, a flickering glitchiphonic “Apocalypse” by NY rapper/producer TiDUS – shot in the artist’s home town and screwed with heavily back in RUFFMERCY studios. [Read more]
Shynola adds a new chapter to their canon of innovative music videos with this otherworldly CG take on “Tookah” by Iceland’s Emiliana Torrini. The synthetic style of the submerged facial animation will strike some as unfinished or at least lacking finesse, but there’s no doubt it adds an element of unease that elevates the clip above the merely ethereal. Label: Rough Trade, direction/animation/edit: Shynola, production: Black Dog Films.
Stash is pleased to present the online premiere of Richard Hickey’s “Francis.” A former Superfad director/CD, Hickey (now repped by Not to Scale in the UK and Logan & Sons in the US) worked with EP Kevin Batten to craft the tense and perfectly-paced film from a Dave Eggars short story first heard on a “This American Life” broadcast. [Read more]