Enjoy the infinite zoom technique employed in two different styles — Psyop zooms into lush landscapes overrun with surreal details in Toshiba “Endless Performance” and Johnny Kelly zooms out through orthographic illustrations of a universe inhabited by books in New York Times Book Review “Holiday Books”. I particularly love the sound design moment by David Kamp where the cutting board syncs with the music.
Directed by Passion Paris duo Arnaud & Jerome, this promo for the online game League of Legends showcases their newest character, Jinx. The video was created by Fortiche Prod and produced by Passion Paris.
1st Avenue Machine’s Nico Casavecchia broke out the paper and glue for his latest directorial effort, a quirky short promoting IBM’s work in bioengineering.
This spot is fiercely hybrid, mixing puppets and physical objects with traditional animation and CG. Mr. Casavecchia was kind enough to explain some of his process and some production work with us.
Nico Casavecchia on making “Ninjas vs Superbugs”
“Ninjas vs Superbugs” is a follow up to another interesting project for IBM directed by Casavecchia, a “Boy and His Atom” (full Q&A), the first animation ever produced at the scale of an atom.
For more about the making of the Amazonia Security Agenda, check out the excellent interview with Moth Collective by Rob Munday at Director’s Notes.
Sarah’s Story matches voiceover of a victim of abuse with a single POV shot out a train window. The landscape evolves to match the protagonist’s tale. I love how the illustrative style parallaxes and layers. The wind and rain in particular feel visceral.
This mock commercial is just too much fun not to share. I only wish real clients had the guts (pun intended) to fund this kind of work.
Cinesite created this project as a showcase for their artists. With superb comedic timing, lushly rendered animation and brilliant creature work, I’d say it’s a slam dunk. The short was written and directed by Animator Alvise Avati and produced by Animation Director Eamonn Butler.
Cinesite on the look development:
Tip o’ the hat to Todd Akita.
Hat tip to the DragonFrame Blog.