• Growing “Shroooms” with C A T K

    Berlin design and music studio COLORS AND THE KIDS’ recent research project called “Shroooms” explores the power of artificial growth algorithms to create a beguiling world of alien 3D.
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MARCHING BACKWARDS TO WORLD DOMINATION

The Guinness "noitulovE" spot has taken an early lead in the 2006 ad awards sweepstakes. So far it’s snagged the Grandy at the Andy Awards, Best In Show at the One Show and a couple gold Clios. Agency: AMV BBDO Director: DANIEL KLEINMAN Production: KLEINMAN PRODUCTIONS VFX/animation: FRAMESTORE CFC [Read more]

THE GOOD IDEA

Don´t forget the good idea. adsoftheworld [Read more]

SLUSZKA SPANKS THE MONKEY

Gamer TV network G4 is on some sort of roll. It started last year with that great series of anime-inspired ID spots and show openers from Buck. And now they’ve got a duo of beach-humping, steroid-stabbing stop-motion monkeys from Hornet director Peter Sluszka (who has gone frame by frame for everyone from Sesame Street to […] [Read more]

PIVOTAL WORK FROM PARIS

Is it just me or or do half the posts here seem to be about France. I swear another French revolution is underway and animation is the new guillotine. They have world-class old school (BUF, La Maison), they have fearless new school (NoBrain, Pleix) and they have the best actual schools (Supinfocom, Gobelins). And now […] [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]