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{ Monthly Archives } January 2008

[BEST OF] December 2007 – pt.1

Will spend the evening with parents and friends. Here’s something you might have missed and you shouldn’t have…
Tir Na Nog: Forever young…
Peak Oil: How will you ride the slide?
Hugh: Sky’s the limit.
Passo dopo passo: dark and white.
Treesource: plant a seed.
Jungle Jail: prisoner of mind.
Footprint: nice PSA.
Pour nos jeunes: giant monsters and tiny birds.
She Walked Calmly [...]

Fool Throttle


“Created by Reelworks animators and directors Todd Hemker and Morgan Williams in an era of rampant road rage, Fool Throttle is a cautionary tale about how aggressive behavior on the road leads to a no-win situation.”
“In designing the animation, the team drew inspiration from a combination of artistic influences including children’s book illustrator Eric [...]

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Amaze me: Sonny

Fitter, happier, more productive.

Your cassette walkman survived. And now is back. And he’ll take no prisoners. Or will he?
Sonny is Lovely Productions‘ entry for Sony PSP Amaze Me competition 2005, where they were among the winners.
Lovely Productions is Lorcan Finnegan, Steve Courtney and Brunella Cocchiglia.
The original performance, without the white background, can be found in [...]

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Havaianas: Feet Want Out

Just a brief recap, so that I can give credit to those who ideated the campaign.
The creative agency was BBDO, New York. Creative directors: David Lubars, Bill Bruce, James Clunie. Art director: Chuck Tso. Executive producer: Brian DiLorenzo. Producer: Jiffy Iuen.
The spot were produced by Green Dot Films and The Ebeling Group.
Breve riepilogo, in modo [...]


Feet Want Out: Bus Stop

I guess you’ve seen this coming, and who am I to disappoint you? Here’s the third and final installment in the Feet Want Out campaign.
This one was directed by Pete Circuitt at Bitstate, while Three Legged Legs did the real action segment at the end.
Music composed by Darren Solomon from Science for Girls, for [...]

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Check… Check…

There are network issues here, but it should be a local problem. I’ll try to post some stuff if I manage to. Hopefully, the FTP works.
Ci sono problemi di connessione qui, ma dovrebbe essere un problema locale. Proverò cmq a postare qualcosa: l’FTP funziona.

Library: Clip Updated

The other Havaianas spot I posted also had a problem, lacking a segment of the final video. Fixed that one too.
L’altro spot di Havaianas che postai pure aveva un problema, mancando un pezzo del video. Ora non più.

REFERENCE: Il post di Havaianas – Library.

Waiting Room: Clip Updated

The formerly available clip for this spot had a little problem with aspect ratio. That should be solved now.
Also, if you want, I can upload the Quicktime that was on the (now defunct) Feet Want Out website. Just leave a comment.
La clip precedente aveva qualche problemino di aspect ratio che credo di essere riuscito a [...]

Sundance 2008: Film Takes Place

A couple of beautiful bumpers for the Sundance Film Festival, created and produced at Digital Kitchen.
Directors: Camm Rowland, Eric Anderson. Editors: Josh Bodnar, Mike Alfini. Music and Sound Design: Mark Walk. More credits here.
Un paio di belle animazioni per il Sundance Film Festival, create e prodotte presso Digital Kitchen.
Registi: Camm Rowland, Eric Anderson. Montatori: [...]


Film Takes Place: Forest

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Forest.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 9 MB - Running Time: 20 sec.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Forest.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 9 MB - Running Time: 20 sec.]
WATCH: Guarda Forest in finestra.
LINK: Visita Digital Kitchen.
CODECS: Apple Quicktime

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Film Takes Place: City

DOWNLOAD: Scarica City.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 5 MB - Running Time: 20 sec.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica City.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 5 MB - Running Time: 20 sec.]
WATCH: Guarda City in finestra.
LINK: Visita Digital Kitchen.
CODECS: Apple Quicktime

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DANIEL OEFFINGER – For the Damaged

Signal when you can’t breathe no more.

A damage or two can’t hurt…
This beautiful (unofficial) music video for the Blonde Redhead track has been made by Daniel Oeffinger in 2006 while at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Un danno o due non potranno far male…
Un bel video (non ufficiale) per il brano dei Blonde Redhead, [...]

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Guzzle till the buzzer stops.

“What goes soaring upward must come spiralling down. This extremely condensed history of aviation makes clear its explosive implications.”
Anyways, it’s better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven. I guess. Perhaps…
The short movie has been directed by Andrew S. Allen at Polymix Media; he’s also responsible for music and [...]

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“Two insects are born into a luscious alive world of food. As they explore their home, they realize they are living inside a tiny bubble. One of the insects decides to escape…”
Maybe one day I’ll pop out of my little bubble. But not alone. Never ever alone.
The short movie has been produced, written and [...]


Kiwi Bacon: Help Yourself

You can’t help but help yourself.

Some lady can’t just resist the pleasures of the flesh meat. Too bad her husband is coming back early from work.
The spot has been directed by Brendan Donovan at Prodigy Films for creative agency Colenso BBDO.
Una signora non riesce proprio a resistere ai piaceri della carne. Purtroppo suo marito è [...]

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VH1: Season Greetings

A campaign for the Christmas holidays on VH1 with lots of fun and a cuckoo clock.

Concept, design and direction: Man vs Machine (Tim Swift and Mike Alderson). Sound design by Hecq. 3D Graphics by Jon Noorlander.

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Music for 1 Apartment and 6 Drummers: New Update

The amazing musical short is now available with a better (yet not perfect) clip.
Il bellissimo corto musicale è disponibile in una versione migliore, anche se non perfetta.

REFERENCE: Scarica Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers.

Zune Arts: Laika

In space, nobody can hear you bark.

In 1957 the Soviet Union, while competing with USA in space exploration, launched a rocket with a dog in it, Laika. Communication was lost and only now, 50 years later we learn what happened to that dog.
Laika is the latest installment in the 72 and Sunny’s Zune Arts campaign. [...]

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ABBA – Our Last Video Ever

The winner takes it allThe loser standing smallBeside the victoryThat’s her destiny.

This music video was released in 2004 to celebrate ABBA’s 30 years after winning the Eurovision Song Contest with their song Waterloo. Other songs featured: Take A Chance On Me, Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes it All.
The director was Calle Åstrand. Written by: [...]

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Dahucapra Rupidahu

Males often die of trying to breed.

Here’s a short mockumentary on the mythical dahu (dahucapra rupidahu), an animal that lives in the Tyrol region, characterized by having two legs shorter than the other pair.
This gives to these strange animals, some really peculiar behaviour, especially when to comes to reproduction.
The short film is the work of [...]

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The Monk and the Fish: Clip Updated

Updated a new clip for this short movie. Still low res, but the colors are closer to the original.
Caricata una nuova clip per questo corto. Sempre in bassa risoluzione, ma i colori sono più fedeli.

REFERENCE: Il post di MICHAEL DUDOK DE WIT – Le moine et le poisson.

Come for Brazil: Link Updated Again

Reuploaded the AVI version and changed the embedded clip to a better encoded one.
Rimessa su la clip AVI ed aggiornata la clip “incastonata” con una codifica migliore.

REFERENCE: Il post di PSYOP – Come for Brazil.


Kami is the Japanese word referring to gods, deities or higher powers.

A little piece of paper is desperate to make some friends amongst the animals of the forest. However, any effort will result in a total disaster.
Kami is a cute short movie realized back in the year 2000 by four students of Supinfocom: Lionel [...]

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Puma: Until Then

HD Video available below.

In the 22nd century, new technology will change the game of soccer as we know it. But until then, all you get is a pair of sneakers.
Players appearing in the spot: Samuel Eto’o, Gianluigi Buffon, Fredrik Ljungberg, Peter Crouch, Nicolas Anelka, and maybe others.
The spot has been directed by Nicolai Fuglsig and [...]

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The Making of The Tale of How

What is the Blackheart Gang?

Following The Tale of How, last year The Blackheart Gang told the tale of how The Tale of How was made.
The clip will give you an insight on how this multi layered tale has been built, and the people who did it. Well, kind of.
And, if you want more, The Tale [...]

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Super seize me…

“Watch as traditional comestibles slug it out for world domination in this chronologically re-enacted smörgåsbord of aggression.”
“Food Fight is an abridged history of war, from World War II to present day, told through the food of the countries in conflict.”
This delicious short movie is another brilliant work of Stefan Nadelman, recently featured here [...]

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Noah: Game Teaser

HD Video available below!

Here’s the first teaser for Noah, a zero budget project for a computer game. Don’t know about the game, but the video is cool!
Concept and story: Oliver Engelhard. 3D graphics and compositing: Malte Lauinger.
Tool scripting: Julian Hermannsen. Additional models: Robert Freitag. Music and sound effects: Oliver Höppner.
Primo teaser di Noah, un progetto [...]

The Meth Minute 39: Foreign Cartoon About Hands

This cartoon was made decades ago in a foreign country.Figure that one out.

One hand wash the other, and both hands mess with each other. Kind of like that.
I’ve neglected the Meth Minute 39 for some time, but I thought this episode was a good appetizer for today posts.
Directed by Dan Meth. Voiced by: Scott Kaufman [...]

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Final Fantasy Versus XIII: Trailer 2

This is a fantasy based on reality.

Fabula Nova Crystallis, that is the thirteenth episode of Final Fantasy, will comprise several games, loosely bounded each other.
One of them is Final Fantasy Versus XIII, which announces itself as… well, the emo-est game ever made. I must admit that I had fantasies just like that.
Director: Takeshi Nozue. Composer: [...]

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Truth: The Magical Amount


Even the most stinking bullshit can sound convincing if you present it as a catchy song.
The spot is part of Sunny Side of The Truth, the anti smoking campaign by the American Legacy Foundation, and has been created by Arnold Worldwide and Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
Director was Tom Kuntz. Produced by MJZ and Curious Pictures. [...]

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Inside the Happiness Factory: Clip Updated

Updated to a better clip.
Finally, all the clips of the Happiness Factory campaign are available in high resolution.
Caraicata una clip migliore.
Adesso tutti i video della campagna Happiness Factory sono online ed in alta risoluzione.

REFERENCE: Scarica Coke: Inside the Happiness Factory.


S|Layer: Intro (Remix)

The second from Exceed and Tipogödör, released at the TRSAC 2005. We already featured their first release, Poison Ivy.
The computer graphics and the soundtrack are both the work of Andras Ketzer.
This is actually an extended version. The original release can be found in the links below.
Seconda uscita di Exceed e Tipogödör, presentata al [...]

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Gordon Ramsay`s Kitchen Nightmares: Promo

This time the knives are out…

“Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity chef based in the UK who likes to say fuck a lot…”
The promo has been produced by Shizuka Hata and directed by Brian Harrington at Channel 4.
Animation was directed by Knife Party’s Simon Robson and produced at Sixty40 by Libbie Doherty. Animators: Daniel Fitzgerald, Jason [...]

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Naturally Juicy: Behind the scenes

A look at the work done by the guys at The Mill in the making of their joint effort with Psyop to develop the popular commercial, Naturally Juicy.
NOTE: The clip hosted at The Mill is longer because it features the ad itself in the end. I thought there was no reason to keep it.
Uno [...]

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RHUBARB ZOO – Ectype`s End

I am not a number; I’m a free man!

Me gots headache. Me quotes.
Our hero, “3C70 is no more than a number. Forced into a clockwork world where his only purpose is to duplicate and multiply, he sets about his task without question.”
“Ectype’s End is a fast-paced and visually charged ride that combines hand-drawn characters with [...]

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Fish Heads Fugue: Post Updated

The Fish Heads Fugue and Other Tales for Twilight is again available for download; or just viewing. Thanks Anne.
The Fish Heads Fugue and Other Tales for Twilight è di nuovo scaricabile; e guardabile se preferite. Grazie Anne.

REFERENCE: Il post di The Fish Heads Fugue and Other Tales for Twilight.

Samurai: Link Updated

Thanks to our reader and to the awesome website Vuze, Samurai is again available in all its high definition beauty.
Grazie al nostro lettore ed al magnifico sito Vuze, Samurai è di nuovo disponibile in tutto il suo splendore, in alta definizione.


RooDouDou: Le telecommande


In the new cartoon from Planktoon (Magik Circus, Gotchi and Dootchi) husband and wife fight for the control. The TV remote control.
The short has been directed by Sun Michel Limet. Models by Alban Lelievre and Ronan Lelievre.
Animation: Alexandre Henri, Alban Lelievre, Fabrice Senia. Rendering: Aline Laguerre, Armelle Massonnet, Sebastien Pribile.
Sound: Jean Cristophe Bork, Brani & [...]

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Left and rightLike day and nightThat’s what makes the world go round.

There’s the right job for you out there. All it takes is the right frame of mind to ignore it and keep slacking…
The commercial has been produced at MJZ and directed by Rupert Sanders. Creative agency: BBDO, New York.
Director of photography: Greig Fraser. Editor [...]

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The Tale of How: Post Updated

The old post on the wonderful short by the Blackheart Gang needed some update. Uploaded two new clips and several links.
Il vecchio post sul magnifico corto dei Blackheart Gang necessitava un po’ di cura. Ho caricato due clip e aggiunto diversi link.

REFERENCE: Il post di The Tale of How.

ADELE NG – Life of Darlene

…as a bird

Sometimes life sucks, even on your birthday. Sometimes you just want to feel free from everything. Because the things that dreams are made of are the things that you are made of, and the things that you are made of are the things that stars shine of. Maybe.
The short movie is the work [...]

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Draft FCB: Test Institute Stone and Stone

Killing good ideas can harm your future.

A focus group comprised of three cavemen is being submitted two innovative ideas: the fire and the wheel.
The campaign has been developed by the Draft FCB creative agency as a self promo.
The videos have been directed by Silvio Helbig and produced at Berlin’s Jo!Schmid.
The campaign also has its own [...]

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Test Institute Stone and Stone: The Fire

Your thoughts…

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Fire. [Mirror][Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 32 MB - Running Time: 2 min.]
WATCH (LOW Q.): Guarda Fire in finestra.[Format: Flash Video]
LINK: Visita Draft FCB.

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Test Institute Stone and Stone: The Wheel

Does it come in square?

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Wheel. [Mirror][Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 32 MB - Running Time: 2 min.]
WATCH (LOW Q.): Guarda Wheel in finestra.[Format: Flash Video]
LINK: Visita Draft FCB.

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MIKE TRENT – No Quarter

America Plunges Into Economic Depression!

This is the story of men who played with money. Not their money, yours. It’s also the story of the catastrophic consequences…
The short movie is the work of Mike Trent, a student of the Vancouver Film School.
La storia di uomini che hanno giocato col denaro. Non loro, ma vostro. Ed anche [...]

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The Enright House: Scattering the Sun Like Gunshot

I’m too tired and sleepy to write something meaningful, but I got to post this video…
The Enright House has been hour guest last year with the video for Darkwave Equals MC Squared.
Directed by Daniel Batkin-Smith, this new music video is very different (there’s no narrative, just images) but equally beautiful.
Troppo stanco ed assonnato per [...]


WWF: How to Save the World

For a living planet.

When it comes to climate change, some people just don’t wanna listen. But maybe they’ll have a look at this simple animated short movie…
Design, animation and direction by: Jon Yeo and Maria Sandström. Written by: Rafaela Perera and Ravi Karawdra.
Quando si parla di cambiamento del clima, certa gente proprio non vuole [...]

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Grayson: Pieces of the Puzzle

A behind the scene documentary about the making of Grayson. A little bit long but, if you have the time to go through it, very interesting.
Documentario sul dietro le quinte di Grayson. Un pochino lungo ma, se avete il tempo necessario a godervelo tutto, molto interessante.

Untamed Cinema MMIV

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Grayson – Pieces of the [...]

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A legend has fallen.His death unavenged.

“After the tragic murder of Batman at the hands of his foes, his ward Dick Grayson AKA Robin (John Fiorella) seeks to avenge the death of his mentor, despite attempts by Superman (Paul Hasenyager), Wonder Woman (Kate Clark) and others to stop him.”
Not exactly a trailer (it’s way too long) [...]

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Puppet ShowNew Family Member!Tonight Only.

“A dark tale, set in an enchanted land, of a young girl named Sophie (Emma Bakke) who is beginning a new life with her mysterious uncle Algernon (Clayton Corzatte). She soon discovers her uncle’s infatuation for bizarre puppetry and spectacle.”
Numb has been written and directed by Matt Daniels. Edited by Adam [...]

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Skins: The Aftermath

Commin’ soon.

A teaser trailer for a sexually charged TV series by Channel 4. Visit for a trailer with actual images from the show.
The video was directed by Neil Gorringe and produced by Channel 4. Director of photography: Tom Townend.
Post production: Moving Picture Company. Editor was James Rosen at Final Cut Studio. Special effects: Machine [...]

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Guinness: Dot

The advertisement was created by Irish advertising agency, Irish International BBDO. New York based, Psyop worked on the animation. The music featured in the ad is the Mr. Blue Sky track by Electric Light Orchestra.

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Me and my Goldfish Were Going to the Pub

Whoa! Look out everybody!This is the Mother of Oh-Crikey situations!Cover your undies and head for the bunkers!Cos here comes Doctor Half-a-lager-shandy-with-a-twist-of-limeand his Goldfish and they’re gonna be raisin’ hellwith their mates tonight! (If they turn up)..

Our boozed hero and his goldfish will meet several people in their alcoholic pilgrimage. Including William Shakespeare.
The short movie was [...]

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Motion Graphics Festival 2008

Will it blend?

Put any kind of creative process you can think of into a blender. Operate. What do you get in the end? What you see…
“Lift Motion Design and Creative Chaos created this astounding intro video for the Moton Graphics Festival 2008. The production process heavily integrated the motion with the sound design by The [...]


And She Stares Longingly at What She Has Lost

Away from this sad worldCome wander with me.

A tale of innocence lost and never regained.
The fifth installment in Little Minx Exquisite Corpse has been directed by Phillip Van. Director of photography: Dariusz Wolski. Editor: Ken Mowe (previously: A Ninja Pays Half My Rent.) Producer: Rhea Scott.
The cast: Cuba Scott (the little girl), Ryan Gessell (the [...]

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ROHIT IYER – Rani Bonkeshwari

Make love, not war.

The story of an empress who was less interested in conquering new lands for her domains than finding new men for her bed…
The spot for MTV India and Kamasutra condoms “was written by an MTV writer named K.M. Ayappa. Rohit Iyer did all the animation, starting from the designs and rough storyboard [...]

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Farmer`s: Future

This is a movie.In real life things are not indestructible.

LOL! I guess they’re gonna put warnings like this on every action movie soon…
The commercial was directed by Martin Weisz at Weird Pictures. Advertising agency: Accent Marketing.
Edited by Joel Marcus (assisted by Ryan McGuire) at Cutters, via Raging Artists.
Visual effects by Zach Mandt (and others) at [...]

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Le nouveau

Christian is the new guy. Eugene, the old one, should train the novice and teach him the job. But, actually, he’s trying to kill him!
The short movie is the work of a team of students of the ESMA: Fanny Dagoumel, Axel Graux, Antony Lacordaire, Gaelle Lefebure.
Christian è quello nuovo. Eugene, il titolare, dovrebbe addestrare [...]

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No Bandwidth

I was uploading tonight’s clips, but, at the insane speed of 3kB/s, the first would have been ready for 3AM. My internet provider will hear from me soon.
Caricavo le clip di stasera, ma alla folle velocità di 3kB/s, la prima sarebbe stata pronta per le tre. La cara Alice avrà a breve mie notizie.

The Cat with Hands: Clip Updated

The gorgeous short movie by Robert Morgan is now available in better than quality.
Lo splendido corto di Robert Morgan adesso è disponibile in qualità ben più che decente.

REFERENCE: Il post di The Cat with Hands.

The Mirror

Help for people with eating disorders.

Excuse my lack of common sense in placing this post right before the Glumpers one, but that’s how my brain works. The wrong way.
Anorexi Bulimi Kontakt, is a Swedish support agency for those facing anorexia and bulimia in Sweden.
The spot was developed at Grey, Stockholm, by the creative director Martin [...]

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Glumpers: Bulking Up


Fubble, the lazy, big boned glumper, is purchasing a threadmill to help with his serious appetite disorder issues.
Bulking Up is the third episode of the series created at Make, LLC and it was directed by Andrew Chesworth and Danny Robashkin; written by Andrew Chesworth and Zach Mandt.
Computer graphics: Andrew Chesworth, Tyson Ibele and Zach Mandt. [...]

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Wedding Crashers: The Perfect Girl

Do you do like the ass out hug?

Brian Cain is finishing his last year at the Rochester Institute of Technology and realized he didn’t have a typography piece for his portfolio.
Brian ended up using a scene from the beginning of the movie Wedding Crashers, where Jeremy (Vince Vaughn) gives voice to his heart, to build [...]

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Schweppes: Magnifique!

C’est la vie.

World’s most renowned playboy will show his hugest and best hidden secret…
Magnifique! is a ten minute short movie commissioned by the Turkish Coca Cola company. The film features comedians Wayne Gordon and Eric Lazayres.
The film was directed by James Pilnkington. Produced by Lynnette Gordon. Screenplay: James Pilkington, Karl Fleet, Tony Bradbourne. Production The [...]

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Evolution has never been so smooth!
Evolutica is an experimental student project by Wakako Ichinose. Music is 20 Msec. by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
The short is a work in progress. Maybe someday will see new developments, but lots of good stuff is already here for you.
L’evoluzione non è mai stata così patinata!
Evolutica è un progetto sperimentale [...]

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BBC: Gardener of the Year

Some motion graphics that Jellyfish Pictures made for BBC Television. Pretty slick.
(You may have guessed that I’m trying to free some space on my hard disk, because there’s a whole load of clips incoming.)
Motion graphics opera di Jellyfish Pictures per la BBC Television. Niente male.
(Avrete capito che sto cercando di liberare un po’ di [...]

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BENJAMIN DUCROZ – Untitled 2007

Benjamin Ducroz (previously: 8) introduces himself with this simple and elegant motion piece. Enjoy!
(Sorry. When my belly will stop making strange noises, I’ll try to write longer and more informative posts…)
Benjamin Ducroz (in precedenza: 8) si presenta con questo semplice ed elegante pezzo di motion graphics.
(Quando la pancia mi smetterà di fare strani rumori, [...]

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Theres no sensation to compare with this…

A cute baby angel has a little wardrobe malfunction which gets him in trouble. But, with a little help, he’ll learn to fly…
Not Forgotten is a short animated movie created by Dewi Permata Sari during the Digital Character Animation course at the Vancouver Film School.
Un problema coi vestiti mette [...]

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Barry’s RE: IM in UR Manger Killing UR Savior

I would probably favorite that.

Matt Burnett and Ben Levin (AKA For Tax Reasons) made a couple of follow-ups to their Christmas themed movie in form of video responses to the movie itself.
In this one, Barry addresses the author’s lack of geekery about LARPing rules.
Check also out: Mark’s RE.
Matt Burnett e Ben Levin (alias For Tax [...]

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