Blending the physical and the digital in “Building a Rocket”
While the painstaking stop-motion of “Building a Rocket” is charming in itself, it’s the beautiful compositing of digital characters and elements that imbues the spot with a special magic.… Read more
Thousands of tea bag tags star in this charming spot for Twinings
Stop-motion duo Parabella (Mikey Please and Dan Ojari) crafted a charming, hand-crafted spot — out of Twinings tea bag labels. Irresistibly tactile, it makes you… Read more
How to change the world (and get paid for it): Making SolarCity “How Energy Gets To You”
Learn how a group of passionate environmentalists used innovative production techniques to tell stories that genuinely matter to them — all while getting paid.
Kubo and the Two Strings
Laika’s forthcoming feature, “Kubo and the Two Strings,” is a stunning blend of Japanese culture and magical adventure rendered in lovingly crafted stop-motion (boosted by liberal… Read more
“The World of Autism,” a richly detailed mixed media journey into the mind of Jacob
Guilherme Marcondes is back at it again, this time for BBDO New York and the Ad Council’s beautiful new campaign for Autism Speaks, the autism… Read more
Making “The Wisdom of Pessimism”
For his directorial debut, Claudio Salas took on an ambitious challenge: a 2-minute visual essay for the philosopher Alain de Botton’s School of Life project. What began as… Read more
Dress Code Turns 8 + New Reel!
Hands down one of the best shops in the City, Dress Code, is celebrating their 8th year today with the release of a new reel.… Read more
Buck builds a “Factory” of hand-made type for Facebook
Buck’s “Factory” for Facbeook is a masterclass in live action motion design and typography. After cleaning out their local art supply store, the team got… Read more
Artist Profile: Fletcher Moules
Everyone blazes their own path into this crazy industry of ours. A few chosen ones march in a straight line from birth to a beautifully… Read more
Paper and ink animation to promote plant based packaging for Coke
Lucinda Schreiber’s “Kiss,” is a 15 second stop motion animation made of paper and ink to promote the new “plant bottles” for Coca-Cola, a new… Read more
Matt Christensen “Rolling”
Sometimes, you just need to smile. Hoping this whimsical film by Matt Christensen brings some joy to your hump day. Matt was kind enough to… Read more
Buck brings us a delightul tale of the internet using a variety of styles and techniques, combined with the always solid sound design by Antfood—love the old… Read more
Q&A with Mikey Please: Marilyn Myller
Hornet's Mikey Please chats with us about making the darkly humorous short, "Marilyn Myller"
More gorgeous work from Buck, this time for Google Wallet. Impeccable faux analogue and brilliant transitions anchored by solid design make this a worthy addition… Read more
HunterGatherer for AM Lab, “Schmutz!”
Greasy screens? Not if HunterGatherer has anything to do with it! In Schmutz!, the gang gets down and dirty with AM Lab: a Danish company with a long history… Read more
FOOD by Siqi Song
How ’bout some FOOD for thought? Made by Siqi Song. Happy Friday!
Animator, illustrator and musician Andy Martin took a series of stop-motion animations he created for Vine and used them as a launchpad for “Plasticine Rhythm.”… Read more
“Black Gold” by PES
PES doesn’t release new work very often, so when he does, we tend to get excited. His latest, “Black Gold,” was commissioned to accompany the… Read more
Smith & Foulkes: Inner Beauty for Honda
Incredibly creative fly-through for Honda in this extended edit from Nexus and Smith & Foulkes. Make sure to also check out the making of.
Conor Finnegan: Candice Gordon “Sound of Horns”
After the brilliant “Fear of Flying“, Conor Finnegan is back with the new music video for Candice Gordon – “Sound of Horns”. Make sure to… Read more
Black Math’s disconnection.
Using mixed media for an animation video is hard to get right, but Boston based Black Math did it. A cool piece for the FREE… Read more
Joseph Mann: Sandy
Joseph Mann’s perversely cute (and NSFW) stop-action short, “Sandy.”
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios: Micro Mayhem
Micro mayhem, mega awesomeness! By Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.
Hayley Morris: Iron & Wine “Joy”
Hayley Morris creates a beautiful watercolor and stop-motion world for Iron & Wine’s Joy. The stunning music video was created over the course of two… Read more