William Armstrong: Adidas “Battlepack”

According to director William Armstrong‘s bio he “grew up in Botswana in the middle of the bush surrounded by crocodiles and snakes” so we’ll assume that’s where the savage intensity of this new Adidas online spot comes from as captured by DP Sebastian Pfaffenbichler and edited with fanatical precision by Andreas Bardet @ Infected. [Read more]

Noam Murro, The Mill and Bacon: Hay Day “Cowboy”

Craig Robinson co-stars with CG critters from The Mill in this :30 confection from Noam Murro for Supercell’s “Hay Day” iOS and Android game thru agency Barton F. Graf 9000.

Chris Bayol, lead 3D artist at The Mill: “It was an incredibly interesting challenge making a cartoony design look photo-real and believable. Just a small part of the process was using skin simulations to make the skin wobble and stretch as it would on a real animal.” [Read more]

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PSYOP: SAMSUNG GALAXY “THE TRAINING”

Samsung’s massive and cheeky campaign for the Galaxy rolls on with four minutes of wonderfully over-the-top sci-fi fun from Psyop/Smuggler director Laurent Ledru backed by sleek and wall to wall VFX from the Psyop crew. Because of the players’ schedules, they were each shot separately in London, [Read more]

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The Mill+: 2014 D&AD Title Sequence

Created with a combination of keyframe animation and dynamics by a small team at the Mill+, this inventive and pristinely rendered title sequence provided the centerpiece for the 2014 D&AD awards handed out earlier this week. Director Nils Kloth: “Every year the D&AD titles are a fantastic opportunity for us to [Read more]

Stash 105 = 100 Minutes of Awesome

Stash 105 showcases the planet’s top design, animation and VFX studios plus breakout young motion talent, adding another 31 outstanding video projects to the permanent collection. Carefully curated since 2004, the Stash library now features over 4,000 exceptional films and behind the scenes features, with [Read more]

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Andre Chocron + Significant Object = Newman + Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney commissioned London’s master puppeteers Mervyn Millar and Ed Dimbleby (aka Significant Object) to create Newman, his robot co-star in this music video for “Appreciate” by Oslo director Andre Chocron. Newman will also appear live on stage at McCartney’s concerts in Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul. [Read more]