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    Metro Exodus Main Titles by Elastic

    “Metro Exodus,” the third installment in 4A Games’ Metro video game series will release in February 2019 and open with this chilling title sequence sculpted by CD Andy Hall and the Elastic crew. [Read more]

Independent Experimental Japanese Animation

Check out this thoroughly researched article on the history of  independent Japanese animation by Jasper Sharp that just kind of slipped under the radar when it came out. What is especially interesting is the link made between Czech icon Jiri Trnka and Kihachiro Kawamoto, the one man studio responsible for many beautiful short films using […] [Read more]

DIGITAL DOMAIN NO LONGER MASTER OF ITS DOMAIN

The VFX monster that ate Venice has itself been consumed. Digtal Domain has been acquired  by an investment group led by director Michael Bay. Read the full story here. [Read more]

PARISIAN WINGS

Quad Productions in Paris and their sister post house Wizz take a break from  big-brand spots and long form production to help director Stephane Levallois realize this elegant yet creepy short called Butterfly. 3D by ExVoto. [Read more]

Cloudy Escape

An interesting example of simple Flash animation, Cloudy Escape from Julien Demeuzios is quiet and playful, like the best house cat. A French dreamscape where Super Mario meets a low-tech Slide. Also worth checking out is his House of Living Ghosts, an 8bit interpretation of assorted personal writings and old Carl Dryer footage. [Read more]

Keepin’ it safe in France

Wilfrid Brimo works up some more magic in this the follow up to his 2005 AIDES PSA from France. And like my parent’s always told me… "if you can’t be good, be safe." Check out the new 2006 PSA here. AIDES “SUGAR BABY LOVE” Short film Client: AIDES Agency: TBWA, PARIS Director: WILFRID BRIMO Production: […] [Read more]

YOU CAN SAVE A NEEDY CHARACTER TODAY

Right now, there are thousands of characters in need, waiting for a sponsor like you! Your help is their last hope to live a life as self-sustaining and contributing members of society. That means: your society! Through the generosity of contributors the PictoOrphanage lifts characters from the flat-faced world of graphic design, illustration and urban […] [Read more]

BILLY COLLINS “DEAD” AT SUNDANCE

The Sundance Channel chooses to make the cable world a (gasp) more thoughtful and visually experimental place  by commissioning a series of 10 short films based on the work of American poet laureate Billy Collins. The pieces are animated in disparate styles by a wide range of directors but held together by Collins’ trademark laconic […] [Read more]

A JEWEL IN THE WASTELAND OF E3

If you’ve been to the game-noid orgy known as E3 you know it’s a spine-numbing experience that would be embarrassing except you can’t feel anything (including embarrassment) because, well, your spine is numb. Fortunately the event is restricted to industry-types and press so a steady stream of media sprays out of the LA Convention Center […] [Read more]