In today’s world of motion graphics where it’s more about bling than design, it’s nice just to come across something that’s all about the simplicity. That’s what Quadroplastics (Maxim Zhestkov) work is all about, white colour and life in dynamics. I think Maxim’s work shows a kind of maturity beyond his years of age and I can’t wait to see his piece for Universal Everything’s Advanced Beauty project.
Archive for January, 2008
Studio Chu is the work of Julian Pablo Manzelli an illustrator, designer and animator from Buenos Aires. He’s got great new work up for Ford Ecosport and NatGeo Music. Very bright, poppy and fun! He’s a member of DOMA and also works closely with Friends With You and many other collaborators. We linked to his video for “Rio” by Charlie3 last year, but it looks like he’s been pretty busy since then!
This spot for Turner Classic Movies by Fresh Paint is full of subtle and effective visual effects that tie together a montage of classic movie moments. A scene-within-a-scene blend of animation and choreographed action by a silhouetted crew of stagehands, the spot shows off the ability of animation to enhance and build on live-action. There are quick moments of rain, smoke, and lighting shifts which are also joined by waves, glass shattering and explosions â€“ which are all integrated in the concept. The spot’s also 2 minutes long and was made for Cinema in about 4 weeks, so now I’m even more impressed.
Fresh Paint is the design / animation / live-action directing team of Kevin Robinson and Mike Papagani and are part of Curious Pictures‘ roster.
EDIT: I had this in the Quickies section but moved it over because it definitely deserves a bit more notice.