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Pulse Films : BBC Where Next Promo
Oh Yeah Wow for Wax Tailor: ‘Time To Go’
Another beautifully done stop-motion by the team at Melbourne-based studio Oh Yeah Wow. Directed by Darcy Prendergast and Seamus Spilsbury. The team is also known their work for Gotye’s ‘Easy Way Out’ music video.
Frames Set Match for Animals Australia
We all know how horrible factory farming is by now, but what’s interesting about this particular campaign is that it seeks to maintain its Television airspace through viewers’ donation. If there is one ad that deserves to be watched instead of getting chucked aside by channel-surfing or toilet-going, this is it. As a friend of mine said, ‘if this doesn’t stop factory farming in Australia, nothing would’. Consider making a donation, folks. Or at least think twice about where that packet of meat you’re buying came from.
Thank you for the nudge, Guy and Stefan.
Platige: Cocaine Unwrapped
Method Design for The Avengers
Beautiful and simple, Method Design’s (a division of Method Studios) end title sequence for Marvel’s latest blockbuster features exquisitely detailed, close-up shots of The Avengers’ costumes. My favourite part is how they’re all chipped, broken, scuffed, and worn. This piece is quiet and gorgeous – a total opposite to the film itself (which is anything but quiet), and as such, it gives the audience a perfect finish to the experience. Like an elegant dessert after a sumptuous main course. In case you’re wondering, yes this is definitely a film worth seeing.
From Method Studios’ page:
Thanks, Whedonesque, for the tip.
Nice folio, Limbert Fabian
Faux Images IV
Out of Sight
So this is a year old, but it’s still wonderful, and I can’t believe it’s slipped through my posting schedule. A trio of Taiwanese students made these as part of their graduation project. Their making-of page is worth looking at, even though the text is all in Mandarin and a simple Google translate of the page isn’t doing a decent job at all. It’s one of the most moving piece of animation I have seen lately … if you’re not touched by this, you may be made of wood!
Found this rather inspiring. By South Korean entity Studio Shelter
Recap: Pause Fest 2011
A couple of weeks ago the city of Melbourne, Australia, hosted the very first run of a digital design festival, Pause. The festival covers different aspects from digital advertising to street projections, and gives the Melbourne design community an excuse to network, connect and get inspired. I went along and have now come to share my thoughts on the events I attended and on the festival as a whole.
Europeans! People within convenient travelling distance to Barcelona! Don’t miss out on Broad.cat 2011, a 2-day design conference at Imagina Auditorium. Highlights include a video conference with Pablo Ferro, directly from L.A.
Faux Images III
Hey Berlin Mographers, this animation & motion design meetup is happening next week, on Oct 18th at LEAP, Karl-Liebknechtstrasse 13.
Bronte: by Ari & Jason for Gotye
One of my favorite musicians, Wally de Backer (more commonly known as Gotye), recently released a fantastic new album Making Mirrors, and along with it, a bunch of great music videos by a number of Australian animators-filmmakers. I’m thrilled to find out that Ari Gibson and Jason Pamment (whom I got to know about through their “Sometimes the Stars” video for another Australian band, The Audreys, and Ari’s co-directed film, The Cat Piano) made one of those. Wally/Gotye is well known for his passion in supporting other Australian artists by collaborating with them. (You might remember Picture Drift’s work for his first hit single, “Heart’s A Mess.”)
The song “Bronte” is about a family saying goodbye to their old dog. Ari and Jason once again created a lush, beautiful backdrop for the story to unfold, as alive and whimsical as the characters that inhabit it. In contrast to “Sometimes the Stars,” the atmosphere is a less stark, but it is just as moving.
Read interview and behind-the-scenes work here…
Terry Gilliam’s cutout animation tutorial
A blast from the past! The youthful Terry Gilliam explaining the methods behind his cutout animations.This has been circulating the interwebs for a bit, and we thought we’d share it with you all. Should be a treat for all you Monty Python fans out there.
Yowie and the Magpie by Dylan White
Channel 4 Street Summer promo
Given the recent riots and looting that’s been plaguing England, I cannot help but post this “Street Summer” promo by Channel 4. MPC London is responsible for the flawless VFX, which is fascinating to watch if you can ignore the highly charged content for a second.
Glancing through the comments on the official YouTube page and also here, I find them to be just as interesting as the video.
Is this inappropriate, done in poor taste? Or is this simply a honest portrayal of the youth culture in Britain now? Does this condone stereotyping or challenge viewers to rethink it? What do you think?
Thanks to Zinnia for the nudge, and our hearts go out to U.K. residents affected by the riots.
Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis worked together to bring us this lovely animated film about a hapless detective’s attempt in catching a serial killer. Gorgeously lit, textured, modelled and designed, it features a combination of 2D and 3D animation and debuted at Cartoon Brew’s second annual Student Animation Festival. It scores a pretty okay rating in the humor department, in my opinion, but the best thing about it is its brevity: A good film usually doesn’t have to go any longer than it needs to. On that note, I’ll shut up now and let you enjoy it.
(Thanks to Greg for the nudge.)