Eric Towner and the crew at Stoopid, illustrious bad boys of film, take the cup again. The creative team behind Adult Swim’s top rated 7 season original series, Robot Chicken, break all the rules and the speed limit with Micro Mayhem. Shooting predominantly in camera, using a custom rig and Dragonframe, they manage to make us feel the bits of burning miniature rubber slap us in the face.
Humour, warmth and charm abound in the ever brilliant and well beloved character animation of Aardman‘s Wallace and Gromit. Here the the affable pair are promoting domestic vacation travel in Britain with “Wallace and Gromit’s Great UK Adventure.” The ongoing campaign is sponsored both privately and nationally.
Cinematic smorgasbord! Multi talented artist Josh Funk spent a year putting together this almost painfully fun and quite beautiful film. It is a very impressive first-time run at animation. If Tim Burton, Mr. Bill, David Lynch, Freddy Mercury and the Phantom of the Opera all got together…. this would be their love child. Read on to hear from Josh about the production. Read more »
It’s only delight with an unassuming visionary. Raw yet refined, in both emotion and artistry, this is a quintessential Hayley Morris piece. Lighting, construction, animation, concept….all just a big sweetly and expertly constellated wow. She was written up by NPR. Read on, as Hayley generously shares some cold hard facts about her very beautiful process and inspirations. Read more »
Another awesome and beautifully lit panoramic adventure from Hornet Director Peter Sluszka, creator of equally dynamic spots for Range Rover and PNC. This elaborate build out is for Permanent TSB, a leading Irish bank, and kicks off their new campaign which will be ongoing. The warm, engaging tapestry of characters and actions read like a classic storybook, going above and beyond the call of any ordinary commercial. Many will be grabbing their magnifying glasses to not miss a gorgeous detail. Read on as the Director graciously provides us with some more rich details from the production end. Read more »
If you could peek inside Dan Ojari's childhood sketchbooks, you might very well find evidence of the same characters brought to life through his films today. Slow Derek, Ojari's graduate film project at RCA, Royal College of Art, London, is the tale of Derek, a common office worker struggling to come to grips with the fast pace of planet Earth. Ojari's attention to detail is evident in the careful use of light, sound, and poetic juxtapositions that frame his storytelling. Since its release in 2011, Ojari's award winning film has spun its way around the international film festival circuit, proving that Slow Derek - may not be so slow, after all.
Unapologetic gobs of paint and clay, twist, stretch, ooze and dance Allison Schulnik's fantastical characters to life. Her dynamic use of color and texture dress her moody cast of misfits in a style that is rapidly thrusting the Los Angeles based artist/filmmaker to the forefront of her field. A prolific master of many mediums; including painting, drawing, sculpture and animation, Allison, we suspect, has countless more 'tricks' to bequeath the world, from up her alchemist's sleeve.
Cinematographer Toby Howell has established himself as an in-demand point man for high pressure, artistically and technically challenging mixed media shoots. He has successfully traversed the scenes of animation and live action, participating in groundbreaking, standard setting work. His bold approach raises the bar for both high profile commercial and independent projects. He discusses how he's managed to carve this exacting and rewarding niche in animation:
Filmmaker Kirsten Lepore has been wowing the film festival circuit over the last few years, expressing themes of romantic longing using an earthy, tactile approach. Kirsten discusses her move from illustration to stop-motion animation, the physicality of her process, and her youthful beginnings as a camcorder-auteur.
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