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Archive for October, 2011

Passion Pictures: Red Bull Music Academy World Tour

If you’ve got a month-long tour of events spanning from Berlin to Toronto, from Melbourne to Detroit, how do you visually convey the magnitude of the event? How about hiring a whole team of artists to collaborate on a mixed-media hommage that moves from city to city, hopping from style to style, to reflect the range of locations and music they’re celebrating, while Sammy Bananas seamlessly provides the soundtrack?

For the 2011 Red Bull Music Academy World Tour, Mother New York and Passion Pictures created a short tribute for each of the 10 cities. Led by Pete Candeland, the talented team of directors blended 2D, 3D, stop-motion, photography, illustration and CG. I’m most impressed with the many co-directors and art directors that got credited and the creative freedom to run with their respective sections.

An interesting model for sure, and it sounds like they had a lot of fun as well. Read on for some insight into the process.

Monday, October 24th, 2011 | Comments Off

Champagne Valentine for Versace

Versace gets the Champagne Valentine treatment.

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 | Comments Off

Linas Jodwalis updates with spilledkarma.com

Spilledkarma is a comprehensive overview of the VFX design, motion and photography works of Linas Jodwalis.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 | 4 Comments »

Holy Flying Circus titles

Check out the behind-the-scenes and rough cut of the title sequence, directed by Jim Le Fevre, for the forthcoming Holy Flying Circus.

Friday, October 21st, 2011 | Comments Off

The Panda Rabbit

A mixture of live-action, puppetry and stop-motion has resulted in the super-cute The Panda Rabbit, by Randy D. Rosario — his debut film as a director/animator. Check out also the making-of video and his blog.

Friday, October 21st, 2011 | Comments Off

Plenty Updates

Plenty updates with a few new projects. My personal favorite of the bunch is the piece for Acumar Institucional.

Friday, October 21st, 2011 | Comments Off

Antoine Bardou Jacquet + The Mill: Müller “Wünderful Stuff”

Partizan’s Antoine Bardou Jacquet directed “Wünderful Stuff,” a comically epic spot for yogurt brand Müller and agency TBWA\London. The Mill slam-dunked the VFX work, making me wish I’d been one of those lucky pedestrians caught in the hail of magical yogurt.

From The Mill’s blog:

The biggest challenge faced by our VFX team was the integration of the cartoon characters into each scene, especially the “splat” sequence. Richard continues, “Each character had to still feel cartoon and graphic-like, whilst actually be part of the shot. The splat shots consisted of a live action plate, real fruit shot at high speed against blue screen and of course, the 2D cell animation. The animators, after taking our timings and position of each character, created a very clever morph which literally unfolded each figure into the shot. This helped us create a seamless transition from bureaucrat to Mr Man.”

Thanks to Josh Spool for the nudge.

Friday, October 21st, 2011 | 4 Comments »