PSYOP’S MOTLEY BIRD

According to the Motley Bird site (www.motleybird.com) the energy drink is based on an a legendary elixir and promises to enhance your creativity, your concentration and your spiritual and physical sensitivity. Third Skin, Psyop and Q Department elegantly blend concept, visuals and music into a sensual ballet that will certainly break the brand out of […] [Read more]

“Mørk&Lys” from Logan

These two striking vinyl Toy2R Qee toys from the “Graphic Contents” show at Mixi-Bang! are true Logan originals. The project started with one black and one white “Mon Qee” and instead of applying a surface treatment they went about deconstructing the toy to alter the shape itself. From Alexei Tylevich, CD at Logan: “The process […] [Read more]

HATAI/LE PIVOT AND OGURO FOR PS3

Director Takeo Hatai of Le Pivot in Paris and Japanese sound artist Junichi Oguro answer Sony’s call for an “artistic” full HD film to be shown during the launch of the Playstation 3 in France. From the project PM Thomas Pilicer: "[The film] is showing a cubic representation of the inside of the brain with […] [Read more]

BESSON + BUF = BOFFO?

Parisian tour de force talents Luc Besson and BUF enter the crowded CG feature pool this December with Arthur and the Invisibles. The live action and CG film is directed by Besson and adapted from his kid’s fantasy novel called "Arthur and the Minimoys". Voice talent includes David Bowie (below), Madonna and Snoop Dogg. Watch […] [Read more]

THE ART FACE OFF

Very much like Hot or Not, but with works of art, Art Face Off allows people to rate pieces from 1 to 10, or sign up to submit their own work into the rankings. Once a week the "Face Off" pairs two works against each other, where only the winner proceeds to the next round […] [Read more]

Shilo Deals BlackJack for Cingular + Samsung

  The gang at Shilo deals up a sweet new spot for Samsung’s sleek new do-it-all handheld, the BlackJack. David Blaine has nothing on these guys. In addition to directing the spot, the multi-talented crew were responsible for: design, animation & editorial. Playing out in a single uninteruppted take, the  :30 titled "BlackJack Flourish,"  just […] [Read more]

OFFCUTS COMPETITION LAUNCHED

London based promo and animation company McKeown-De Vita Productions is launching Offcuts, a new competition set to link emerging filmmakers, animators and video artists with underground music talent. The Offcuts judging panel will be pulled together from a cross-section of key figures from the worlds of animation and music. The event will be held in […] [Read more]

A SNAIL’S RACE AT SPON.COM

This all-CG open for the new Spontaneos reel was supposed to be a simple logo tag that could be done in a couple days but soon turned into many late nights and weekends for the four man crew at the NYC animation and vfx shop. Tools: XSI, Fusion 5.0 Sound design: Blast.   [Read more]