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.
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.
Well this is long long overdue but I am sure many of you have noticed the blog has slowed a bit lately. The reason being is that at the start of March we launched a new venture with some old friends. Over the past two years we opened an actual creative studio under the Changethethought name and managed to work on a lot of projects for some very exciting clients. In order to take things to the next level we combined our studio with the amazing talents at Friends of Mine. Changethethought will be shifting back more toward non client-based projects like art prints, posters, exhibitions, group shows, events, etc. We’ll be looking to collaborate a lot more with other artists under this new venture and are working on plans to completely overhaul the website and how it serves the creative community.
So far we have been insanely busy with our projects through Friends of Mine. Our focus is primarily motion design, animation, 3d and illustration but we are also looking to work on print, branding and digital projects. We’ve worked for some big agencies over the past few months as well as several agencies in our home base city of Denver, Colorado. It’s been a real thrill to work alongside some of the best motion designers in the state and we will be opening a new office in July close to downtown Denver. You can check out our 2012 reel above and we recently launched a new Friends of Mine website.
Keep any eye out and please keep us in mind for any projects you might find our capabilities suitable for. And expect several changes over the next 2 years with Changethethought. We will be releasing several new prints over the coming months and are looking for new artists to collaborate with.
Again here we go with another amazing student project this time by Jacob Streilein as a part of his studies at Cal Arts. There is a wonderful style represented here and the animation isn’t too shabby either. Keep an eye on Jacob. (Give us a call when you are out my friend).
Music by Michael Paul Kennedy
Stills, styleframes and more at: polynoid.tv/infiniti-blue-essence
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)
There is some hauteness happening in the portfolio of German motion/animation studio Sehsucht. I think I posted some of their work a while back but their has been some updates including the above Pictoplasma Festival 2012 opener, which is amazing by the way.
Graphic and realization Hardy Seiler
Text: Hardy Seiler and Daniel Nauck
Motion-Design: Jascha Müller and Jonathan Winkler
Sound: Torsten Strer
Speaker: Peter Bennett
Kindly supported by: Stefan Heijnk
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.
“A young boy tries to reach his brother, gone for the war.”
By Geoffroy MONEYRON
There is some red hot work being fired out of the canon at Capacity, a motion design and production studio based like so many other out of LA.
Marcel Schindler brings the work of Hemingway to life via some clever stop motion. That wasn’t a complete sentence. Sorry Hemingway. Damn it another incomplete sentence. There I go again.
Whoah man brace yourself for a potential acid flashback compliments of 2veinte.
Art Direction & Design:
Animation Directors: Martin Salfity & Pablo Gostanian
3d Animation: Martin Salfity, Sebastian Garcia & Juan Pablo Siaccaluga
Monster Modeling & Animation: Sebastian Garcia
Postproduction: Pablo Gostanian
Music: Lucas Totino Tedesco
I wrote about the work of Daniel Moreno a long while back and featured his animation explaining the art of hand rolling a cigarette. He has since been busy and recently released his 2012 reel. It appears he has spent some time developing his craft and it shows well.
Some talented person named François sent this in and it’s a very impressive piece of animation work.
“Archibald, a creature to whom nothing ever happens sees his routine changed by the arrival of a mysterious circle”
-Directed and Animated by Kadavre Exquis
-More to discover on facebook:
-Sound design by John Kassab
-Voice over by Julian Smith
-Foley sounds by Adrian Medhurst
Music by Kadavre Exquis & guests
Get the Full soundtrack of 11 tracks, the poster, the full film, and other goodies here:kadavrexquis.bandcamp.com/album/childhood-of-the-circle-ost
Joakim Riedinge sent in his ‘student video’ titled Swing of Change and it’s quite remarkable for a ‘student video’. I am continually amazed at how well produced some of the 3d animation work is coming from students these days. It’s starting to put those of us already in the game to shame.
From the album Dear… itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/dear/id501705635
Director: Joseph Mann
Executive Producer: Bart Yates
Produced by: Joseph Mann, Tamsin Glasson, James Bretton
Written by: Joseph Mann
Director of Photography: Matthew Day
Puppets by: Jonny Sabbagh
Character Design: Jonny Sabbagh & Keaton Henson
Puppeteers: Jonny Sabbagh & Will Harper
Camera Assistant: Toby Goodyear & Max Halstead
Gaffer: Max Halstead
Script Supervisor: Elizabeth Day
Studio: Clapham Road Studios
Set Design: Joseph Mann
Art Department: Joely Brammer, Rose Popham, Emma Denby, Daisy Roth, Emily Barret, Morgan Faverty, Lauren Brown, Aodhagan O’Riordan, Lydia CS, Frank Burgess
Editor: Simone Ghilardotti
Post Production: Simone Ghilardotti & Josh Hine
Grade: Steve Gatti at Moving Picture Company