Thursday, March 29, 2012

ON and OFF | Royksöpp — So Easy Unofficial Music Video

Short film and unofficial music video for Royksöpp - So Easy .
It started as an experimental-animation test, and it ended as an hypnotic short.
Also, I'm not sure if epilepticals should see it...

Direction | Emmanuelle Walker

Special Thanks | Lucie . Manu . Stephen . Nick . Mathilde

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Good Books - Metamorphosis (Behind the Scenes) by Buck

A peek behind the scenes of one of the coolest spots I've seen in a while.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Gabe Askew and Hornet for The Columbia Water Center “Deeper Than Water”

Gabe Askew creates another top quality spot via Hornet Inc. for an environmental commentary piece for the Columbia Water Center. Utilizing a stylized stop motion approach, Gabe’s beautiful motion info-graphic is showcased by a smooth, continuous camera. It employs a masterful use of lighting to highlight these scenes and draw us further into the seamlessly connected miniature worlds Gabe has created.

Long time readers might remember a previous posting for Gabe’s fan video of Grizzly Bear’s Two Weeks that also embraces a captivating 3D faux diorama setting. Check out the video on Hornet’s site for some written commentary from Gabe.

Director: Gabe Askew

Hornet Inc.
Executive Producer: Michael Feder
Head of Production: Greg Bedard
Producer: Jan Stebbins
Storyboard Artist: Bill Moore
Editor: RJ Glass
Concept Artist: Carlos Ancalmo
CG Artist: Erwin Riau
Modeler: Dave Soto
Rigging: Phil McNagny
Animation: Peter Karnik
Compositing: Arthur Hur
Illustration: Paul Daniel

Agency: GOOD/Corps
ECD: Kirk Souder
Creative Directors: Driscoll Reid, Jason Nichols
Partnership Manager: Carolyn Sams
Executive Producer: Jimmy Greenway

Music: Robert Schwartzman (of Score A Score)
Mix: Luke Bechthold (Subtractive)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ed | Official Trailer by Hype Studio Media

I'm not sure what to make of this film. Looks like an R rated movie featuring... bunnies.... kind of strange.

Official Website:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Free Photoshop CS6 Beta Download

This video is worth it just to watch this guy. It seems like he is going to flip out at any moment.

Download the free Beta here:

Wes Anderson's Stop-Motion Sony Xperia™ TV Ad - "Made of Imagination"

View your models from every angle right in your web browser with no plugin at

You should be able to view and rotate the models below if your using Firefox possibly Chrome, but Safari doesn't work. Use the icons at the bottom left of the model to change shader, or view the wireframe.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Back to the Start" by John Kelly for Chipotle plust thehe Making of

Client: Chipotle
Agency: CAA and Chipotle
Title: Back To The Start
Production Company: Nexus
Nexus Director: Johnny Kelly
Nexus Exec Producer: Cedric Gairard , Chris O’Reilly Charlotte Bavasso
Nexus Producer: Liz Chan
Nexus Production Managers: Claire Thompson, Alistair Pratten
Director of Photography: Matt Day
Camera Assistant: Max Halstead
Model Assistant: Joe James
Electrician: Aldo Camileri
Model Rigger: Gary Faulkner
Character Animator: Gary Cureton
Set Animator: Matthew Cooper
Compositors: Alasdair Brotherston, John Taylor
Production Designer: Graham Staughton
Art Department: Gordon Allen, Ben Côté, Joe Kirton
Studio Manager: Elizabeth Day
Models: Bob @ Artem
Music Supervision: David Leinhart at Duotone Audio
Music Producers: Justin Stanley and Doyle Bramhall
Content Manager: Liz Graves
Artist: Willie Nelson
Sound Design: Barnaby Templer @ Fonic

Chrysaora is a real-time jellyfish simulation created entirely with web technologies such as JavaScript, WebGL, websockets and CSS.

 Check it out here:

"The Henhouse" by Elena Pomares

6'53''. Hand-drawn animation. Ink on paper and digital colour with screenprinted backgrounds.

Director/Writer /Animator Elena Pomares
Producer Poss Kondeatis
Editor Duncan Bruce
Cinematographer: Phil JW Moreton
Sound Designer Duncan Price
Composer Paul Pringle
Background Artist Toby Jackman
Compositor Manuel Perez
Online Luciano Marigo-Spitaleri

Monday, March 19, 2012

"EAUX FORTES" by Rémi Chayé

artCircles: Van Gogh to Rothko in 30 Seconds

"What if the world's greatest works of art, when seen one after another, told a story? A story of people, places, nature and motion. artCircles from brings you "Van Gogh to Rothko in 30 Seconds," an epic journey of discovery through the world's most inspiring art collection."

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thaddaeus Andreades Reel 2012

Thaddaeus REEL 2012 from Thaddaeus Andreades on Vimeo.

“Good Books – Metamorphosis” by Buck

DISCLAIMER: What you will see is an entirely fictional and completely unendorsed representation. (Though we humbly suggest Hunter S Thompson might have liked it.) We are devoted fans paying homage. No disrespect is intended.


Directed by: BUCK

Creative Director: Ryan Honey

Executive Producer: Maurie Enochson

Producers: Nick Terzich
, Alyssa Evans, Emily Rickard

Coordinator: Ben Tucker

Associate Creative Director: Joshua Harvey

CG Supervisor: Doug Wilkinson

Animation Director: Steve Day

Art Director: Joe Mullen

Designers: Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, George Fuentes, Trevor Conrad, Jenny Ko
Jon Gorman

2D Animators: Joe Mullen
, Harry Teitelman, John MacFarlane, Jamal Otolorin, Joshua Harvey, William Trebutien, Matt Everton, Taik Lee
, Tristan Balos
, Regis Camargo, Kendra Ryan, George Fuentes, Trevor Conrad
, Jahmad Rollins
, Matthew Wade

3D Artists:, Jens Lindgren
, Timm Wagener
, Kai Wang
, Joao Rema
, Albert Omoss
, Joshua Harvey
, Christine Li, Kelsey Charlton, Ana Luisa Santos

Compositors: Nick Forshee
, Alex Perry
, Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, Moses Journey
, Matt Lavoy
, Jenny Ko
, Helen Hsu
, Elizabeth Steinberg
, Adam Smith

Music and Sound Design: Antfood

Voiceover Artist: Thor Erickson

Voiceover Recording: Post Audio Labs

Pierre-Nicolas Bayle "Uprising" teaser trailer

Pierre-Nicolas Bayle (character designer of The Suicide Shop) is developing a personal short film project called Uprising.

"MiO Watering Hole: Nose Job" and "MiO Watering Hole: Cheetah" by Psyop

This product actually looks kind of scary, but as usually Psyop turns out a pretty impressive spot.

"Avoiding the mechanical output that often comes with traditional motion capture techniques, Psyop instead interpreted the live action performances, translating them into the world of the spot. This gave Psyop’s animators creative freedom to sculpt performances and massage comedic timing."

"The spot’s lush look is the result of a novel approach to production that effectively dissolves the line between live action and animation."

“Approaching a full CG spot with a live action mentality led us to an entirely new place,” said Creative Director Eben Mears of Psyop."

"Instead of shooting live action video plates on set, Psyop shot high resolution stills. These still images were then projected onto 3D geometry, creating a virtual set into which the 3D characters were later composited."

“There was a huge time savings in doing things this way,” explains Jon Saunders, Creative Director at Psyop. “We didn’t have to worry about tracking live action plates and getting our 3D cameras to match that movement. We just did all our camera moves in 3D and relied on our team of lighters and compositors to sell the look—which they did with flying colors.”

Friday, March 16, 2012

"Ruin" directed by Wes Ball

"Longway North" or "Pilote Tout en Haut du Monde" by Sacrebleu Productions

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.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"JOHN ADOBE" by Conan Obrien's Production Team

My friends and I have been testing out the next version of Adobe Premiere Pro for the past few months. Since our video about FCPX was so well received, We thought we would do one ourselves about Premiere. Here's a sneak peek at the new interface in the upcoming version of Premiere Pro. Let me know what you think and please spread the word.
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Dan Dome |
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Have you all seen this yet?


My Updated Demo Reel

Music is property of Seether.

"Polynoid Infiniti Blue Essence" Director's Cut by Polynoid

Stills, styleframes and more at:
Year: 2012
Client: Nissan
Agency: TBWA
Production Company: Passion Pictures Paris
Director: Polynoid
Artists: Fabian Pross, Csaba Letay, Ilija Brunck, Jan Bitzer, Heiko Schneck, Falko Paeper
Sound: Michael Fakesch (

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"The Wonder Hospital" [Full film, 12min] by Beomsik Shimbe Shim

Shimbe was born in S.Korea. He majored in fine art and worked as a media artist having exhibitions and art shows. He moved to U.S in 2003 for his independent film projects. His shorts were shown at major film festivals in various countries winning awards at South by South West FF, Seattle IFF, LA Film Festival, SIGGRAPH and so on. He majored in Experimental animation MFA at CalArts, and has worked on his films, commercial animations and interdisciplinary projects with various artists in Los Angeles area.

Monday, March 12, 2012

"The Chase" by Philippe Gamer

Not really my style but Philippe Gamer's "The Chase" is impressively executed, and has a chuckle worthy twist at the end.

Find out more here:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

"Amor Eterno Amor" from BEELD.motion

Amor Eterno Amor from BEELD.motion on Vimeo.

Direction, Screenplay and Animation: BEELD
Client: Rede Globo (CGCOM)
Logo Design: Rede Globo (CGCOM)
Audio: Rede Globo

Eduardo Tosto, Greco Bernardi, Luiz Maggessi, Marcelo Mourão, Papito,
Filippo Johansson, Daniel Hodge, Siddartha Ahearne

"Caldera" - Trailer

"Caldera" - Trailer from Evan Viera on Vimeo.

"Caldera is an animated short film about a young girl struggling with mental illness. The story follows her as she goes off her medication and leaves a bleak metropolis to immerse herself in a vibrant oceanic cove."

World Premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival

Friday, March 9, 2012

The making of "KARA" by Quantic Dream

The co-founder of Quantic Dream discusses the creation of KARA, a technical showcase to exhibit how their development technology on PS3 has improved since the release of Heavy Rain.

Note: KARA is not related to any game currently in development.

For more info:

The Mill 2012 Showreel

The Mill Showreel 2012 from The Mill Visual Effects Studio on Vimeo.

"A new showreel from award winning visual effects studio, The Mill, featuring a selection of the very best VFX work from our London, New York and Los Angeles teams."

The music track is 'Velvet' by The Big Pink. 


"Fresh Guacamole" by PES

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Guilherme Marcondes “The Master’s Voice” teaser

The Master's Voice from Guilherme Marcondes on Vimeo.

The Master’s Voice—a mix of live action, drawn and CG animation—is “the story of the city-island of M., a decadent metropolis inhabited only by ghosts and ghouls.”


Directed by Guilherme Marcondes
Executive Producer: Michael Feder
Head of Production: Greg Bedard
Producer: Sang-Jin Bae
Director of Photography: Jonathan Yi
Actor: Michael Luzzi
Editor: RJ Glass
Sound Design: Anvil FX
Sound Engineer: Carlos Lima
Character Development: Guilherme Marcondes, Michael Luzzi, Ylli Orana
Lighting/Rendering/Texturing: Marty Geren
Modeling: Ylli Orana
Rigging: Vadim Kiyaev & Phil McNagny
Tracking: Bogdan Mihajlovic
3D Animators: Nick Johnnides & Ken Music
2D Animator: Michael Luzzi
Compositor: Yussef Cole

Courtesy of Cartoon Brew:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

CGSociety Production Focus "The Witcher 2" intro cinematic

Check out the exclusive breakdowns of The Witcher 2 intro cinematic at CG Society:

"L'Odyssée de Cartier" directed by Bruno Aveillan

Client / Annonceur : CARTIER
Agence : Marcel (Publicis) / Wam
Réalisateur : Bruno Aveillan
DOP : Patrick Duroux
Production : QUAD
Post-production : Digital District
Post producteurs : Mathieu Lauxerois, Nataly Aveillan
Etalonneur : Jean-Clément Soret
Monteuses : Coralie Rubio, Fred Olszak
Producteur : Martin Coulais
Directeur production : Claudia Traeger
Bande musicale : Pierre Adenot

Extra info :
Design Dragon : Stephane Levallois
Direction Artistique séquences Russie et Chine : François Peyranne

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Official Trailer for Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie"

Characters from Pixar's upcoming feature Brave

 Black as night with ivory muzzle and fetlocks, Angus is Merida’s powerful Clydesdale and her most trusted confidant.

 Protector of his kingdom and family, King Fergus is a heroic warrior with a majestic bear cape, broad sword and a knobby peg leg – the result of his much-regaled skirmish with the demon bear Mor’du.

 Grumpy and quick-tempered, the scrappy Lord Dingwall doesn’t let being height-challenged get in the way of solving his problems with fisticuffs.

 Strapping Lord MacGuffin is a man of few words, though his deep voice resounds across the land demanding respect.

 The wiry, indignant and off-kilter leader of his clan, Lord Macintosh is always a heartbeat away from hysterics.

 Passionate and fiery, Merida is a headstrong teenager of royal upbringing who is struggling to take control of her own destiny. She feels most at home in the outdoors honing her impressive athletic skills as an archer and swordfighter, and racing across the magnificent Highland countryside with her faithful horse, Angus. With a spirit as vibrant as her untamed hair, Merida also has a softness of heart, especially when it comes to her wee triplet brothers.

 A vision of grave, wisdom and strength of character, Queen Elinor is fiercely dedicated to the well being of her family and kingdom. As the measure, diplomatic counterpoint to her more impulsive husband, King Fergus, Elinor carries the weight of the kingdom on her shoulders.

 Identical triplets Harris, Hubert and Hamish are adorable, redheaded, and always ready to stir up a bit of mischief, especially if sweets are at stake.

 Gangly, guileless and often lost in his own head, Wee Dingwall is the awkward son of Lord Dingwall.

 Speaking an uncommon Scottish dialect that is incomprehensible to most, Young MacGuffin is a shy lad of large proportions.

Young Macintosh knows he has it all – athletic physique, undeniable charm and long flowing locks that leave the lasses swooning in his wake.

See more here:

Meet the new Wacom Intuos 5 Tablet

The new line-up uses the multi-touch support in Windows 7 and Mac OS X Lion to augment the Intuos range’s pen input system with gestural controls for rotating and scaling images.

A new on-screen Express View Display provides an at-a-glance overview of gesture control and ExpressKey assignments, and the pressure sensitivity curve for the pen.

The ExpressKeys themselves have received a makeover, along with the pressure-sensitive Touch Ring, now sporting a rather more minimal – and, we’d guess, more sensitive – design.

Each of the tablets in the range can now also support an optional snap-in wireless module, rather than wireless support being available only in a single model.

The Intuos5 is available in five models, in three sizes, three of which support multi-touch, as set out in this comparison chart on the company’s Pan-Asia website.

All of the tablets are available to order now. Prices range from $229 to $469.