10.15.12

WeWereMonkeys : Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks from WeWereMonkeys on Vimeo.

“Five sky-sailors discover a crystal meteor containing a lost mythical female creature. An epic journey through fantastical worlds ensues as the sailors struggle to return her to her people.”

Credits:
Record Label: Republic / Universal Music
Director: Mihai Wilson (WeWereMonkeys)
Producer: Marcella Moser
Exec Producer: Geoff Mclean
Production Company: Vision Entertainment
DP: Hakon Sverrisson
U.S. Representative: Yvette Lang-Einczig (Yell Productions)
Commissioner: Shannon Weil (Universal Music)
Behind the scenes: weweremonkeys.com/vid_littletalks.php

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I Love Dust was approached earlier this year by the Cartoon Network to produce something memorable for their 20th anniversary. What followed is this 2 minute mind-melting bonanza featuring original music by Mad Decent and nearly every character who’s ever moved across the screen since Cartoon Network began airing content. It’s most definitely I Love Dust’s crowning animated achievement thus far.

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08.31.12

I love Dust was recently in touch to let me know that they updated their portfolio in a big way with a wealth of new design, illustration and animation work. They continue to inspire and know that my love for them guarantees a post. Oh how I wish I was across the pond so I could knock on their door and try to see if they’d take in a wayward designer/illustrator like me.

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MK12 posted a strange, mysterious and dark animated short not long ago that leaves you hanging for more of their fantastic work.

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08.23.12

This is a short animated film by Noam Sussman that is debuting online exclusively at Cartoon Brew’s 3rd Student Animation Festival. These students are eating our lunch these days. Amazing work.

Visit Noam Sussmans’ website at:
noamsussman.blogspot.com

To learn more about the production of this film, visit:
cartoonbrew.com/brewtv/gum.html

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08.12.12

Jake Fried actually hand drew this entire animation using ink and white out. Keep that in mind as the barrage of imagery begins to unfold. It’s wild. You can find out more about his work at inkwood.net.

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07.28.12

Motion Designer Scott Benson has released his reel for 2012 and there is some pretty good looking stuff happening in there.

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Ugo Gattoni has some subtle and beautifully rendered work in his portfolio that he can translate seamlessly from page to screen an on into full animation.

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07.18.12

 produced this stop motion piece using a lot of editing, ingenuity and little green plastic army men moving to the accompaniment of  an instrumental track by the band “Pink Martini”.

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A group of ‘dubstep droid’ resolve a dispute the only way they know how in this animated 3D short by  with music by Nostalgia.

More info: fluxelmedia.com/fluxelmedia/projects/Dubstep_Dispute/Dubstep_Dispute.html
Nostalgia: facebook.com/dnbnostalgia
Full Length Track: soundcloud.com/nostalgia/knights-of-cydonia-nostalgia-dubstep-remix

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07.06.12

I Love Dust (still one of my all time favorite studios) was nice enough to email me some of their recent animation work for GE in Asia. The spots are anchored by the concept of Ancient myths colliding with the technology of today. The spots were directed by Golden Wolf and produced by ilovedust for GE China via TBWA SHanghai.

I was surprised to discover a lot of this work is being animated directly out of Photoshop which is something we’ll be looking into this year as a studio for sure.

Thanks for the email Ingi. I sure hope to visit you in the UK someday soon. Keep up the amazing work I Love Dust. You guys continue to inspire.

Credits:
Client: GE China
Production co: ilovedust
Agency: BA Reps, TBWA/TEQUILA
Director: Golden Wolf
Creative Director: Ingi Erlingsson
Producer: Ant Baena
Design: Ewen Stenhouse
Animation: Ed Barratt, Felix Massie, Roly Edwards
Effects Animation: Tim Whiting
Additional animation and Compositing: Bill Elliott, Ross MacDowell, Alex Fernandez
CG Modelling and Animation: Henry Purrington, Thomas Purrington
Backgrounds: Ewen Stenhouse
Storyboards: Ken Cheung
Sound Design: Box of Toys

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07.03.12

This is a surreal and super psychedelic experimental 3d animation piece completed entirely by Russian motion designer and animator Dxmiq. It’s trippy to say the least and made me wonder what a director like Kubrick would’ve been able to do with abstract visuals like this if he were still around today.

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06.25.12

Written by Drake Martinet withdrake.com
Illustration and Animation by Emanuele Colombo emanuelecolombo.it
Music: Monday – Jon Brion

Emanuele Colombo found an infographic on Visual.ly this by Drake Martinet he proceeded to ask Drake for permission to create an animated version of the graphic and this is the result.

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Here’s an amazingly animated little short film stunner created, designed and animated by Jordi Pages with sound design by Echoic Audio.

Credits:
Creative direction, design & motion: Jordi Pages jordipages.com
Sound Design: Echoic Audio echoicaudio.com

Special thanks to:
seeper seeper.com
MRK mrkism.com
Gabor Ekes gaborekes.com

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“Founded by Yair Alony and Meny Hilsenrad in 2005, Studio Aiko is a young & dynamic studio, specializing in a wide variety of CG content and visual effects.

We provide high-end products, aimed for excellence, while constantly renewing and refining our professional skills. The quality of our work is very important to us – whether the project is a TV content, advertisement, architectural visualization, product simulation or other – Studio Aiko is committed to producing work of the highest quality for its clients.”

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06.04.12

You gotta love the Scissor Sisters. You just do.

Directed by Lorenzo Fonda, produced through Dilly Gent & Son and Doomsday.
Art direction by Luca Zamoc, animation by UV Phactory NY.
Music video by Scissor Sisters performing Baby Come Home. (C) 2012 Polydor Ltd. (UK)

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None other than the ever-influential and almighty studio I Love Dust have updated recently with a new showreel for 2012. I don’t hide my love for this studio. They are one of my favorites.

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Jordan Scott was asked by Wattsmedia to generate an explanatory video explaining what they do. Yes the dreaded 2 minute explanatory video. Well this my friends is the kind of work you do when given that task. Great stuff.

Client: Wattsmedia
Direction, Illustration, Design and Animation by Jordan Scott
Audio by Wesley Slover
Voice Over by Dan Speigelman
More on Wattsmedia here: wattsmedia.us/

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