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Archive for September, 2008

Mr. Hyde’s Fx and Mat for RBC

Fx and Mat (with Paris-based production company Mr. Hyde) directed this feel-good spot for the Royal Bank of Canada and agency BBDO Toronto. I love the color grading and sunrise lighting throughout the spot. The palette is as friendly as the characters and the easy going soundtrack.

The use of cardinals is also a nice touch. In addition to adding a little whimsy to some of the shots, they create a sense of scale and contrast.

(Incidentally, Fx and Mat worked with recently featured Nicolas Lesaffre on a surreal ad for Match.com, which is definitely worth checking out on Nicolas’ site.)

Also make sure to drop by Fx and Mat’s blog where they’re sharing a nifty slideshow of concept art for the RBC spot. (Thanks, Kara!)


Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 | 5 Comments »

Carlos Lascano’s “The Can” for Red Bull

Carlos Lascano wrote and directed “The Can” for a program organized by Red Bull and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

Black Thinking: “The Fly and the Eye”

For Black Thinking, Cisma (Denis Kamioka) directed “The Fly and the Eye,” a comically surreal short that’s equal parts Hitchcock and Alice in Wonderland.

As a web-only project, Cisma was able to play with the bounds of the video frame to his heart’s content, giving him ample room for some grin-worthy gags. The making of video gives you a glimpse into some of the trickery involved. Looks like it was a fun shoot.

Cisma is repped in Europe by Boolab and in the USA and Canada by Blacklist.

UPDATE: We got the full story on this project from Boolab. This video is only one of five films that will be featured on the Black Thinking website. The second film, directed by Nico Casavecchia, will be posted on Motionographer soon; the other three films will be released by the end of the year.

[Credits have been removed at the agency's request]

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 | 7 Comments »

Lifelong Friendship Society for MaxMara

Lifelong Friendship Society mixes stop-motion and impressionistic live action in this promo for MaxMara

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 | 1 Comment »


CrappyCat is a fun and short flash-animated adventure that will make you smile. Created by VanBeater, Trevor Van Meter.

Monday, September 29th, 2008 | 3 Comments »