12.15.11

Production studio Royale has updated with a new site for the Holidays that includes some visually stunning motion design, animation, illustration and design work. There is no doubting the talent involved and from the pictures on the site, it looks like a very nice place to work.

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12.01.11

“This Short Film Animation Project has been created by students of The Animation School to gain vital work experience.” Well okay then. This is a pretty amazing piece for student work. It seems like there has been a lot of that going around lately. Stick around at the end to see the credits for all involved.

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My Bloody Lad is the work of 4 ‘animateurs’, Cyrille Chauvin, Guillaume Dousse, Thibaud Petitpas and Pierre Rutz who are all students at l’Ecole des Gobelins. To see the full credit list please visit this link.

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11.23.11

Here is a nice little self-initiated project by CRCR about desire titled Vésuves.

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11.10.11

David O Reilly does his wonderful thing for Tim and Eric who are even more wonderful in their own fantastically weird yet totally hilarious way. And those very adjectives perfectly describe what’s on display here. Awesome.

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11.04.11

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This is the graduation short created for “Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem” by Udi Asoulin & Uriah Naeh.

Credits:
Music: ”Panic Ensemble”
Roy Yarkoni – keys, piano, laptop, compositions
Yael Kraus – vocals
Boris Martzinovsky – accordion
Yuri Alon – double bass
Omer Hershman – guitars
Galia Hai – viola, vocals
Dirk Kunesch – trumpet
Noa Goldanski – drums
Giori Politi – drums, percussion
Karen Alkalay Gut – lyrics
Sound effects and mix: Rafi Chen

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10.31.11

This animated video that utilizes bright color and deceptively simple line work (which was no doubt complex to create) by Luke Gibbs is nothing short of awesome.

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Jens Blank makes great use of live action footage and 3D in this fun little experimental piece that quickly evolves from something very low-fi to a solid amount of production value.

Credits:
Direction & Design /// Jens Blank
Prod. Company /// MCQ Films
DOP /// David Liddell
Sound /// Jussi Honka
Music /// Paul Pringle
additional animation /// Bence Varga & Balogh Zsolt

concept art, cast and behind the scenes here:
animateme.me.uk/​blog/​?page_id=624

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Future Deluxe created this animated piece for One’s Global Famine campaign. It’s a simple yet effective little piece showcasing some sharp art direction and nice typography.

Credits:
Created by FutureDeluxe / futuredeluxe.co.uk / twitter.com/​futuredeluxe
Creative Director – Andrew Jones
Lead animator – Jim Howells
Animation & post production – Jason Drew
Sound design – Zelig Sound
Illustration: Peter Greenwood
Animatic & storyboards: Persistant Peril / Will Scobie

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10.20.11

So a bunch of kids break into a school swimming pool expecting a little above the law yet innocent fun and then…awesomeness ensues.

This is the official video for Dye’s single ‘Fantasy’ directed by animation wunderkind Jérémie Périn.

Directed by Jérémie Périn
Written by Laurent Sarfati & Jérémie Périn
Artistic Direction by Mikael Robert
Produced by Excuse My French / PH & Tigersushi
Executive Producer : Constance Guillou
Production Coordinator : Perrine Schwartz
Commissioner : Jill Caytan
“Fantasy” is taken from the DyE album TAKI 183.
Purchase via Tigersushi: tigersushi.myshopify.com/​products/​taki183
Purchase via itunes: itunes.apple.com/​fr/​album/​fantasy-remixes-special-edition/​id470893928?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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10.13.11

Olivier Trudeau brings you a pretty fun little stop motion video all about ninjas and who could possibly resist that? Y’all got nuttin’ but love fo tha ninjas.

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I missed this little diddy by MK12 for FITC. It’s pretty amazing if you visit the little micro-site for the piece and watch the making of and realize that they cell animated the piece. I am always impressed and amazed by motion shops that turn the key from 3d and After Effects into full on cell animation. It’s not an easy thing to do and MK12 did it in style.

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10.10.11

“After running on over 100 festivals BOB finally reached Vimeo with his little running wheel. We would like to thank everyone who enjoyed the film, voted for us on festivals and gave us a laugh during the screenings. It’s an incredible feeling to make people happy.

This was the first time we created an 3d animated movie during our studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and we would have never thought that it became that successful.

There are a lot of things we would have done differently nowadays but for a small team, six months and almost no knowledge of the software, we are proud with the result and finally want to share it with everyone.”

Credits:
BOB: Tom Zahner
student producer: Anna Matacz
director: Jacob Frey & Harry Fast
script: Jacob Frey & Stefanie Ren
character design: Harry Fast
lighting & rendering: Michael Lederhuber
music: Karol Obara
sounddesign: Marco Manzo

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09.28.11

Nando Costa sent in this recent promotional spot for the Cartoon Network. It’s of course amazing as is everything his hand seems to touch. We were thrilled just to see his name in our inbox. He worked in tandem with the amazing people at Superfad on this and you can see the enormous list of talent below. We have worked on projects similar to this in the past and you’ll have to take our word for it that producing something like this is extremely difficult. Excellent work again Nando.

Client: Cartoon Network Latin America
Writer/Producer: Manoela Muraro
Production Coordinator: Equana Davis

Production Company: Superfad
Director: Nando Costa
DP: Steve McGehee
Line Producer: John Gomez
Executive Producer: Chris Volckmann

Animation & Post: Superfad
Creative Director: Nando Costa
Art Director: Sean Dekkers
Character Design: Sean Dekkers, Patrick Clarke, Julieta Rodriguez
Lead 3D Artist: Matt Guzzardo
Technical Director: Robin Scher
Modeling/Rigging: Patrick Clarke, Adam Rosenzweig, Andrew Butterworth
Animation: Patrick Clarke, Greg Bekken, Ian Mankowski
Lighting/Texturing: ShuChen Lin
Simulations/FX: Phipat Pinyosophon
Lead Compositor: Joel Voelker
Compositors: Marco Giampaolo, Lu Liu
2D Animation: Nando Costa, Sean Dekkers
Editor: Ryan Haug
Colorist: Joel Voelker
Producer: Jen Schmithorst
Executive Producer: Chris Volckmann

Sound design: JC Richardson
Studio: Magick Lantern
Voiceover: Ethan Major

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09.23.11

“For years we have had an urge to create a character-driven animation piece. For us, the opportunity came knocking in the Fall of 2010 disguised in the form of a pitch for ‘Funcheez’.

We got excited and pulled out all the stops for the pitch. We designed characters and environments, drew up storyboards, colour boards, and boardomatics. The pitch was beautiful and fun, but in the end the client decided to go with another studio for the spot.

But it was too late—we had somehow fallen completely in-love with our strange little alien creatures and rather than relegating them to our salon des refusés to gather dust, decided to take the plunge and build a story around them.

Read more about the project and how it came to life on our site here.”

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09.07.11

Who knew Intel had fashion shows?

Animation, Render, Composing by Danil Krivoruchko, Rostislav Magay

Sound by Konstantin Chubakov

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An impressive demented little piece of 3D animation here from Cube Creative titled “Let’s play once upon a time”.

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I am a fan of Chairlift and this video for their latest single ‘Amanaemonesia’ doesn’t disappoint in either sound nor image.

Credits:
Directed by Caroline Polachek and Tom Hines
Digital Animation and Editing: Eric Epstein
Animated Watercolor Illustrations: Rebecca Bird
Choreography: Caroline Polachek
Movement Consultant: Juri Onuki
Art Direction and Text Design: Alejandro Cardenas
Color: Michelle Leuking
Styling: Kat Typaldos
Wardrobe Fabrication: Grace Kim
Hair & Makeup: Fernando Haddad
Steadicam: Afton Grant
Assistant Editor: Matthew Chin-Quee
Assistant DP: Chris Parente
Location: Brooklyn Fireproof Studios
Produced by Molly Hawkins, Tom Hines & Caroline Polachek
Copyright Chairlift 2011

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