06.15.12

Giampaolo Miraglia has a strange 3d meets retro kind of thing happening in his imagery. It feels like a generational clash and mishmash of 80s, 70s and just enough of ‘now’ peppered in to make it interesting. It doesn’t look like anything I have really seen lately and it’s worth a quick look.

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06.04.12

I’m officially putting Ben Hibon on the ‘one to watch’ list for sure.

Director: Ben Hibon
VFX & Animation: One Of Us Ltd.
VFX Supervisor: Dominic Parker
Technical Lead: James Healy
CG Supervisor: Stephen Murphy
Lead Animator: Michael Mellor
Animators: Han-Ter Park, Jamie McCarter, Jonathan Topf
Lead Compositor: Lewis Saunders
Compositors: Andrew Hodgen, Pat Wong
Concept/Matte Artists: Alexis Liddell, Zsolt Balogh
Character Design: Ben Hibon
Colour Grading: Tom Debenham
Texture Artist: Richard Hopkins
VFX Producer: Emma Ibbeston
CG Artists: Samuel J Walsh, Frank Engen
Pipeline Supervisor: Sam Swift-Glasman

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“For the redesign of Vivas’ GameOne computer games show AixSponza created the whole package. This is the opener for each show. It’s covering the history of computer games starting from Pong over Jump and Run to First Person Shooters in a more abstract style.”

Title: VIVA Game One Opener
Client: VIVA MTV Networks
Creative Director: Dinko Lacic
Animation Studio: AixSponza GmbH
CD / VFX Supervisor: Manuel Casasola Merkle
Lead 3D Artist: Manuel Casasola Merkle
Sculpting, Rigging: Ulf Gieseler
Character Anim: Leonhard Akinbiyi
Fluid Sim: Matthias Zabiegly
Compositing: Manuel Casasola Merkle
Producer: Anne Tyroller
Sound Design & Mix: Fuat Yüksel

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Delicate Machines make a splash with a strong reel for 2012.

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Tasty new reel from Lukas Vojir.

Credits and linkage:
Design/Motion/3D: Lukas Vojir

eat-garlic.com
lukasv.com/
behance.net/LukasVojir

twitter.com/#!/lukasvojir
facebook.com/lukas.vojir

Music: how2make-rec.bandcamp.com/album/surrender-ep-ep

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05.25.12

We watched this in it’s entirety yesterday and all I can say is that it is batshit insane but in a totally supreme taco awesome kind of way.

More:
“‘Welcome little one! We shall call you SHE’ is what we felt like saying after giving birth to the OFFF Barcelona 2012 Main Titles. It has literally been like going through labour, albeit a labour of love. We feel very excited and extremely privileged to be able to present this project. Brosmind created an incredible double-feature comic and plastic masks with the face of the characters that were handed out at the festival. The two projects are intimately connected and bear witness of a great collaborative effort. Big hugs Bros!”

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Canadian pop illustration and Photoshop wunderkind Rik Oostenbroek has updated with a flurry of neon-colored coolness. His ‘next level’ series pays an homage to the glory days of video gaming and has been rippling through the blog stream for good reason. It looks amazing.

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05.18.12

Peeped this a little earlier in the week but FutureDeluxe recently released this fantastic new video for the single ‘This’ by Modeselektor (I always wanna say ‘Modskeletor’ when I see their name) and Thom Yorke.

Created by FutureDeluxe / futuredeluxe.co.uk /
Twitter / twitter.com/futuredeluxe
Facebook / facebook.com/pages/Future-Deluxe/183007228394786

Produced by FutureDeluxe & Fractured Films

Directed by – Andrew Jones
Written by – Jason Drew & Andrew Jones
3d & animation – Jason Drew & Xander Marritt
Girl character rigging & animation – Xander Marritt
Producer / Art Director – James Callahan
Titles – Ollie Aplin & Andrew Jones
Wardrobe – Skye Pennant

Actress – Sheryl Lee
Marionettist – Sarah Fitzpatrick

Fractured Films / fracturedfilms.com
Director of Photography – Dominic Jones
1st AD – Will Jewell
Producer – Daniel Nixon
1st Assistant Camera – Jason Oxley
Gaffer – Stefan Mitchell
Grip – Phil Richards
Make-up – Nathan McLaughlin
Runner – Lorena Wright

 

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Syndrome is still cranking out some truly stellar work after several years in the business. And for a business this finicky there is something to be said for that.

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I think I have maybe posted the work of Director Kris Merc before but alas, it’s definitely worth looking at again because he has some crazy jaw dropping imagery represented in his portfolio that definitely sets him apart from a lot of young commercial directors.

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05.09.12

Pooya Abbasian sent in a recent music video created for Birdpen’s single ‘Nature Regulate’. The video involved some simple but super fun character design and it’s even more fun to watch.

Credits:
Story, Director, Animation, Illustration and Backgrounds:
POOYA ABBASIAN

Illustration, Character Design and 3D character Modeling:
FARSHID MONFARED

3D Animation, 3D Object Modeling, Post Production:
FARAZ ABBASI

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Madrid-based motionographer Helio Vega has returned to the freelance world and recently posted an updated reel. His work is still looking pretty fresh and he’s showing little signs of stopping.

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04.27.12

Power vs. style – an international b-boying contest offers plenty character inspiration to drool upon. Mate Steinforth and his Berlin Breakers designed and produced this fly announcement trailer in 2011. Watch the 2012 DC version now.

Client: Red Bull GmbH, Austria

Agency: Kastner & Partners, Frankfurt
Creatives: Thomas Gessner

Production Company: Sehsucht Berlin GmbH & Co. KG
Director: Mate Steinforth
Art Direction: Philipp Brömme, Helge Kiehl
Art Department: Anja von Harsdorf, Axel Brötje, Stephan Wever
Design: Mate Steinforth, Julius Brockelmann, Jonas Littke, Christian Zschunke, Ronny Schmidt,
3D: Philipp Brömme (lead), Vitaly Grossmann, Ronny Schmidt
Animation: Matthias Knappe, Lars Krüger
2D Animation: Helge Kiehl, Philipp Rudler
Compositing: Helge Kiehl, Christina Agapitou, Christian Zschunke
Producer: Julia Rudloff, Christian Gemeiner
Music & Sound Design: Michael Fakesch

 

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Stills, styleframes and more at: polynoid.tv/infiniti-blue-essence

Credits:
Year: 2012
Client: Infiniti

Agency: TBWA G1
Creative directors: Adam Mandelstam & Fabian Braun
Creative team: Miles Jeffreys, Kirk Williams & Eric Haugen
Agency producer: Emilie Prud’homme

Production company: Passion Paris Productions
Executive Producer: Marc Bodin-Joyeux
Producer: Emilie Walmsley

Direction / Art Direction / Animation: Polynoid

CG Artists: Fabian Pross, Csaba Letay, Ilija Brunck, Jan Bitzer, Heiko Schneck, Falko Paeper

Sound: Michael Fakesch (designingsounds.com)

 

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Animation, Render, Compose: Danil Krivoruchko, Rostislav Magay
Sound: Konstantin Chubakov (chubakoff.ru)

Director: Danil Krivoruchko

Made by MYSHLI for Sensetive Brands

Full project and hi-res pictures available here:
myshli.com/2011/07/04/intel-fashion/

 

This is some amazing work right here from Danil Krivoruchko.

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“Jägermeister wanted to create a stylised video piece to promote their drinks brand across a range of clubs in Germany. Displayed on large flat screen monitors and digital media throughout various participating venues, the content needed to speak about the brand in a refreshing, energetic way.

Creating something interesting, and quite abstract, whilst simultaneously telling a story was of importance during this project. The finished piece was designed to loop indefinitely, yet it can still be interpreted as a journey through the dimensions of evolution, moments in time and kinetic energy.

Thanks to Angelo Wellens, who spent many late nights helping with the animation. And Henrique Matias for the soundtrack. Created at Hi-ReS!”

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Imaginary Forces is once again cranking some jaw-dropping work for the God of War series of video games. I was incredibly inspired by their previous work for the game and this little preview ups the ante and does not disappoint.

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04.19.12

This is apparently a compilation of works from not just this year but the past two years from the remarkably talented motion studio We Are Seventeen.

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