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Peetkegler: Fresh Air


Portland agency Peetkegler brings artist Grotesk into an animated world for Nike Fresh Air. (via Robbie)

Friday, April 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

DOGSTEP! (Dubstep Dancing Dogs)


DOGSTEP! (Dubstep Dancing Dogs)

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 | 6 Comments »

Max Mörtl


Max Mörtl has a really great new stop motion reel.

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 | Comments Off

Pac10 gets Loaded


Loaded Pictures brings a smooth 3D camera mapping approach to a set of still photos for Pac10.

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 | 10 Comments »

‘Was’ – a new music video by Jonathan C. Hyde for Blow!


‘Was’ – a new music video by Jonathan C. Hyde for Blow!

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Make it Better


An insanely cool type animation by Climent Canal and Sebastián Baptista. Thanks for the heads up Chris!

Thursday, January 13th, 2011 | 3 Comments »

Gridplane and Instrument revamp Nike 6.0 with a slick demo for iDNation


Gridplane and Instrument revamp Nike 6.0 with a slick demo for iDNation.

Monday, January 3rd, 2011 | Comments Off

Impactist – Last Heist EP


ImpactistLast Heist EP is a new album from the Portland duo. They created four uniquely genuine short animations for each of the tracks, that fit the musical aesthetic perfectly.

Upgraded from a quickie, we felt that everyone should see how self-initiated projects like this can extend your portfolio and flex your creative muscles without the restraint of a client or online contests rules and boundaries.

Spheremetrical (Here With You)

The Magical Number Seven
Micrhomage (Community)
Looking For You

We asked Impactist to contribute a little bit about their thought process…

Like everyone, our brains are always running.  We haven’t found the off switch.  So, in between other projects and life itself, we’re developing and making projects that we want to make.  This is just what we enjoy doing and feel compelled to do.  We don’t need a prompt like spec projects or contests for us to create.  We’re just not into those exercises.  Painters paint, photographers expose, and musicians compose.  We personally enjoy all those mediums and more and are well aware that we are extremely fortunate to live in a time where technology permits it and the actual social community condones it.  These are really special times.

Last Heist is one such collection of those ideas we’ve acted on.  A small, simple album of tunes we enjoyed making and promos that were made in response to the tracks themselves.  We think small is good.  Get in and get out, try not to waste time, and hopefully make something that is at minimum engaging for ourselves, and at best also relatable or of interest to an anonymous audience that brings their own tastes and opinions to the projects.

These are just fun projects that are initiated without any sort of pressing agenda.  The album title comes from the the idea that characters in film and television often cite their “last heist”, but it most often never actually is their last.  Much like this isn’t a last anything for us either.

We’re not tied to any one technique and we work in many spaces.  The music is a combination of real and synthetic instruments and field recordings.  The visuals include live action and still photography, film and video, paper sculpture, wooden models, practical fire and smoke effects, and other optical and graphic techniques developed specifically for the set.

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 | 8 Comments »

Impactist – “Spheremetrical (Here With You)” from their Last Heist EP.


Impactist – “Spheremetrical (Here With You)” from their Last Heist EP.

Monday, August 30th, 2010 | 11 Comments »

Congrats to Tom Barham and Curious Pictures on their Emmy 2010 win for Best Title Design on Bored to Death!


Congrats to Tom Barham and Curious Pictures on their Emmy 2010 win for Best Title Design on Bored to Death!

Monday, August 30th, 2010 | Comments Off

Marty Martin has a new music video for Loyale


Marty Martin has a new music video for Loyale. Check out the before and after breakdown here.

Thursday, August 26th, 2010 | 2 Comments »

Thing Pit


\’th`ing\ p`1t\
Noun
An entity, an idea, or a quality perceived, known, or thought to have its own existence.

Thing Pit is a traveling guerrilla art projection by artist Taras Hrabowsky. It’s also a beautifully composited project full of crushing decay, fluid destruction and complete insanity. Much can be said about the possibility of a black hole universe (man made or not). What Thing Pit attempts to create is…

a. a concealed danger or difficulty
b. guerilla projection made in opposition to a static view of our surroundings
c. a re-presentation of a coming together / an envirotron of differentiation
d. the commonly overlooked exultation in between

More artistic visual than commercial value, Thing Pit uses the technology to disorient, distort and confuse the viewer into a state of endless bliss.

Look for Thing Pit on a city wall near you!

I can see forever!

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 | 2 Comments »

Simon Robson joins Engine and cuts a new reel!


Simon Robson joins Engine and cuts a new reel!

Monday, August 23rd, 2010 | Comments Off

2010 a Micheal Langan Odyssey


2010 a Micheal Langan Odyssey, along with Mekanism create a nice spot for imakemycase.com

Thursday, August 19th, 2010 | Comments Off

New website and Promax opener from Salt


New website and Promax opener from Salt

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 | 2 Comments »

Editor Josh Bodnar has a new site, and has added some hot new projects!


Editor Josh Bodnar has a new site, and has added some hot new projects! Make sure to follow his tumblr as well.

Friday, August 6th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Rubicon Main Titles by Imaginary Forces


Rubicon Main Titles by Imaginary Forces

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

DANIELS Create An Explosive Drunken Video for The Hundred in the Hands


Directing Duo : Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan aka DANIELS Create An Explosive Drunken Video for The Hundred in the Hands

I posted a video that the two Daniels directed a while back. They just completed this new video, the simple story of a girl who vomits fireworks after a party bender. I really enjoy the match cuts and in-camera work that actually makes you feel as if you are just as wasted as she is.

We are really excited to see where Daniels goes from here!

Credits

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 | 9 Comments »

Jonathan Hyde is now freelance in LA with a freshly updated portfolio.


Jonathan Hyde is now freelance in LA with a freshly updated portfolio.

Friday, July 30th, 2010 | 3 Comments »

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