03.28.12

A friend pointed me to the experimental work of the notorious Gmunk. If you can remember back in the day, probably a generation ago now (yeah I am that old and so is Gmunk) he was a red hot Flash designer as much as he was a motion and 3D animator. You can still see a little bit of that old skillset represented on his experimental site.

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Jake Sargeant is an amazing motion designer and animator who has produced some kick ass works for agencies and film studios. Prepare to be inspired while picking through his portfolio. He’s the real deal.

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03.23.12

“The second in a series of hand painted studies that aim to psychedelically capture the individual styles of influential skateboarders”

Matt Box is responsible for this great little project and he’s looking for some new people to collaborate/create with/for: matthew-box@live.co.uk

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03.21.12

Ruin is ‘an animated short set in a post-apocalyptic universe’ created by aptly named OddBall Animation.

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Pulled directly from the source:
“Sasha, a young Russian artistocratic girl at the end of the 19th century, dreams of the Great North and languishes over Oloukine, her grandfather, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer, who has not returned from his last expedition to conquer the North Pole. He transmitted his vocation to Sasha which is far from satisfying her parents as they have already arranged for their daughter to marry.

She revolts against this destiny, flees and is resolved to going to join Oloukine a longway north.”

Produced by Sacrebleu Productions.

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03.19.12

Powerhouse motion studio Buck relaunched last week with some spectacular new work. We spent nearly an hour last week just discussing and trying to figure out how they produced the above piece produced for Good Books. They are a huge source of inspiration to a lot of studios right now and have consistently cranked out stellar work.

…on a side note I apologize for the lack of posts lately. We are currently working on a big merger with our production studio and it’s been a little crazy lately on the ‘work’ side of things. I promise to get the ‘blog’ side back in business this week.

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03.06.12

Aaron Kemnitzer sent us his latest effort for Cool Kids new track ‘Rush Hour Traffic’. And of course anytime a solid motion/3d crew hook up with one of our favorite groups you better believe we gonna post them shits.

Direction: Joey Garfield
Art Direction: Elliot Lim
2D Animation: Elliot Lim, Jason Esser
3D Animation: Aaron Kemnitzer
Additional 2D Animation: Nate Costa

Created for Ghost Robot

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02.28.12

This is a Bachelor film project 2012 from The Animation Workshop created by David R. Christensen, Lasse H.N. Smith, Blake Overgaard, Jeppe Døcker, Kristoffer W. Mikkelsen, Malte Burup Jelshøj and Mark Kjærgaard. Lookout everyone when these people enter the profesional creative world.

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This is the official video for Warsnare off of Eris’s recently released EP. The video was directed and animated by Visitor with additional modelling and animation by David Eglinton.

You can peep Visitor’s showreel here.

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01.25.12

Nick Cross is apparently animating an entire feature-length film titled Black Sunrise. This is the second trailer he has released. It looks promising.

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Apparently this music video uses animation/film all taken from the 1920′s. That must have been a fun decade.

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“A montage of works from the past year, ranging from live performance visuals with renowned VJ Vello Virkhaus to interactive installations for our agency and client partners.” – Leviathan

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12.21.11

This is a way fun little piece of animation produced by the Argentinian duo Ronda + Sonni.

Credits:
estudioronda.com
sonnistudios.com

Credits / Directed by Ronda + Sonni
Original Idea / Art Direction: Sonni
Character Design / Storyboards: Sonni Studios
Animation Director: Ronda
Animation: Fernán Graziano
Sound Design: Dj Fernandez / Ronda
Voice of Bullet: Katie Bel

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Stash has posted their best videos from 2011 and if you lean more toward the motion, animation, 3d and broadcast side of the creative business, it’s an inspiring list to pick through.

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This is actually Chris Moberg first ever demo reel. So if I were you, I’d be on the lookout for this guy in 2012. Solid work.

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12.15.11

We were peeping this a few days back in the studio as a source of inspiration for highly graphic character animation. Way good stuff from Elastic.

Credits:
Design + Animation | Elastic
Art Director | Lisha Tan
Designs | Leanne Dare + Brian Gosset
Animation | Alan Chen + Steven Do
Composer | Rama Kolesnikow
Mix | Nick Bozzone, POP Sound

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So a few people were involved in the making of this short film. Just a few. You can see all of them below.

WEB SITE: heartburnfilm.tumblr.com/

WRITTEN and DIRECTED by:
Giulia Barelli,
Valentina Branchetti
Benedetta Cariani
Eleonora Gambula
Julie Luchsinger
Laila Sonsino
Alessandra Todaro

STOP MOTION ANIMATION
Valentina Branchetti
Eleonora Gambula
Laila Sonsino

2D ANIMATION
Eleonora Gambula
Alessandra Todaro

ROTOSCOPING
Giulia Barelli
Eleonora Gambula
Alessandra Todaro

MASK ROTOSCOPING
Julie Laure Helene Luchsinger
Benedetta Cariani

CHARACTER DESIGN and DRAWING BACKGROUND
Eleonora Gambula

DIGITAL PAINT 2D ANIMATION
Giulia Barelli

DIRECTION of PHOTOGRAPHY
Valentina Branchetti
Laila Sonsino

EDITING
Valentina Branchetti

COMPOSITING
Julie Laure Helene Luchsinger
Laila Sonsino

PUPPETS, FORNITURE and SCENOGRAPHY CONSTRUCTIONS
Giulia Barelli
Valentina Branchetti
Benedetta Cariani
Eleonora Gambula
Julie Laure Helene Luchsinger
Laila Sonsino
Alessandra Todaro

FOOD PROOPS and DOLL’S MAKE UP
Anja Beschi
Pamela De Lorenzi
Francesca Giovagnoni
Charlyemisterbuffe
Teddy

SOUND DESIGN
Valerio Alessandro Sizzi

VOICE
Eleonora Gambula

MUSIC
“I’m not a doll” by
Valerio Alessandro Sizzi

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Brazilian motion studio Beeld has updated with new projects. They show a lot of promise with some colorful and highly illustrated new animation work. It’s bright, fun and cool.

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