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Archive for October, 2006

The Citroen Transformer Thing, nobrain Style


You may have already caught French studio nobrain’s Citroen spot “Mutation” on Feed, but I think it’s worthy of repeat viewing. Not only is it gorgeously rendered and artfully animated, it’s a great re-visioning of the transformer concept that The Embassy Visual Effects introduced to the world almost two years ago and that has been ripped/replayed/reinterpreted countless times since.

If you’ve never checked out nobrain‘s work, there’s no time better than now. Their site is decidedly 1999, but the work is consistently top notch.

Thursday, October 26th, 2006 | 6 Comments »

Read the Road

Brand New School, look at em, flexin the arms with a nice campaign for toyota that looks like quite the undertaking. Shot in New Zealand, and 3 months of CG result in two spots that have a plethora of detail… to much for you to catch on one pass, so watch them again… and then again. At times it’s nearly impossible to read some of type that is all over the place with out stopping the vid and looking, not that it matters much, the point is made. Cool stuff. Maybe we’ll see toy cars some day…

Thursday, October 26th, 2006 | 15 Comments »

Moving On Up

I apologize for the blatantly non-mograph post, but I wanted to let everyone know that very soon Motionographer will have a new home. For the past two years, Motionographer has been hosted by a certain company that up until the last few months did a fine job. As many of you have noticed, though, things took a turn a while back and we experienced repeat outages and slowdowns.


Well, that’s all over. Motionographer will be moving to Media Temple’s new Grid-Server technology very soon. I’m really stoked about it. I’m no sys admin, but the Grid promises scalability based on demand, and that’s muy importante for Motionographer.

It’s going to take me a little bit of time to migrate everything over and make sure all my fiddly customizations are working, but the ball is definitely rolling. I can already tell you that from my perspective Media Temple is a definite upgrade. I hope you’ll find the same on your end.

I’ll post again once the transition is complete. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 | 3 Comments »