37 years ago a 14-year-old with a tape recorder made his way up to John Lennon’s hotel room to capture a personal interview with the now departed on his problematic relationship with the United States. The recording has now surface as a 5 minute Flash animated hand-drawn short film by Josh Raskin of PlayAirways , […] [Read more]

RUSHES ‘Human Ball’ for PlayStation

Here are the first peeks at a few of the 10-second idents Rushes produced through TBWA\London for the European campaign marking PlayStation’s sponsorship of the Champions League. For wide shots Rushes used a 3D ball made of digital characters and for close ups they built a tricky live-action rig to arrange real talent (most of […] [Read more]


UK directing duo Model Robot adopt the pencil-test aesthetic for three new “Power of Science” animations for MTV2 Sharts show and add to the growing archive of impolite and hilarious broadcast design coming from Hornet‘s talent pool. [Read more]


It’s no surprise that beauty pix are retouched, but this spot called Evolution from Reginald Pike director Yael Staav with post from Toronto’s Soho brings home just how invasive the process is. From the director, "We set up our model in the photographer’s studio and basically went through the whole process real time: she showed […] [Read more]


Word arrived from New Zealand this morning that resn has released a new game called Phil Fill Fast (smash billboards, eat junk food and get fat)  and a new reel (many styles, all fun, with a track by Luke Buda of the Pheonix Foundation). UPDATE from resn: "This game is a comment on Fast food.  […] [Read more]

Sony Bravia – Paint by Jonathan Glazer

Sony follows up on its tremendously successful and award-winning balls ad with the equally surreal and highly anticipated paint ad by Jonathan Glazer. Be sure to watch the Behind the Scenes videos for both ads. I appreciate the extra work that was put into making the videos easy to UPDATE: VFX: Asylum – Santa Monica, […] [Read more]


INTERspectacular seem to have two goals in life; bring irreverent humor to the world of broadcast design and experiment with all styles of character design. Both quests are evident in these two IDs, part of a series the NY studio just completed for Discovery Science. Watch Moon Watch Dolly More about INTERspectacular in this recent […] [Read more]

A52 and ACURA

Here’s one that’s worth the sixty seconds out of your day to stop and admire: Acura "Anthem" from A52.  Elegant 3D, seamless VFX, speed ramping, jump-cuts…it’s another clean and simple car ad that reads like a modern filmmaker’s handbook set to Supertramp. [Read more]