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{ Monthly Archives } May 2010

SMART Technologies: The Magical Classroom

A brand film made by We Are Plus for Smart to launch their new Love of Learning campaign. Director: Judy Wellfare.

Music and Sound Design: AWZ Digital Studios. Editor: Renato Sorbara at AWZ. Prop Construction: SodaPasta. Advertising agency: Sharpe Blackmore.

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Tim and Puma Mimi – Perspective

Tim and Puma Mimi is an indie electro-pop group that consists of Christian Fischer and Michiko Hanawa. Perspective is a song featured on their latest album, entitled Turn the Page and released in 2009 for Statt Musik.

The music video has been conceived, directed and animated by Monika Rohner AKA Mone with some financial support from Migros Kulturprozent.

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Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man

Heartless is Whitestone Motion Pictures retelling of the back story to the Tin Woodsman from L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The tragic arc of a beloved character who was once human, made of flesh and blood that turned into tin.

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Heartless: Behind the Scenes

Footage from the set of Heartless: The Story of the Tinman, Whitestone’s short film. Directed by Bradley Peck.

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Pickups: The Mortar of The Story

Behind the scenes look at a pickup shoot for Whitestone Motion Pictures film Heartless. Director Brandon McCormick is the featured interview.

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Convergence (28/05/2010)

On Ticklebooth, I’ve posted The Secret Powers of Time from the RSAnimate project and the short film Leader of the Pack.

On Computer Love, the new project from Tokyo Plastic, Echo San and a spot by Laundry entitled Bag Monster.

On antville, the music videos for A Man Alone (dir. Wiley Wiggins) and for Segment (dir. Michael Robinson).

On Ventilate, the Secret Training Camp spot featuring the Socceroos team and the kinky music video for Giddy Up!

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Don Fardon – I’m Alive

I’m Alive is a song first recorded in 1969 by Don Fardon. The recent remix by Ashley Beedle is the soundtrack to the Dodo commercial for 5 Alive, a brand of Coca Cola, who decided to make a full music video out of it.

Directed by Tom Kingsley and produced by Tamsin Glasson at Blimp. Director of photography: Denzil Armour-Brown.

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PATRICK BOIVIN – Iron Baby

Iron Baby is a short film by Patrick Boivin starring his little daughter Marguerite as a sized down but yet powerful version of Iron Man.

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Dulux: Walls

The spot has been directed by Adam Berg and produced at Stink. Post production: Glassworks.

Editing: Paul Hardcastle at Trim. Song: Go Do by Jonsi. Creatives: Fernanda Romano, Fabio Abram, Braulio Kuwabara at Euro RSCG.

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[Recap] Les concerts à emporter #100: Soema Montenegro

Soema is a nerd. A magician. A wise woman. A child. A surrealistic poet. A healer. She can reproduce with her voice the sound of the cats when they are seeking for a lover and cooks the best chipás that you’ll ever ate.

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Les concerts à emporter #100: Soema Montenegro [4/4]

Soema is a nerd. A magician. A wise woman. A child. A surrealistic poet. A healer. She can reproduce with her voice the sound of the cats when they are seeking for a lover and cooks the best chipás that you’ll ever ate.

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Les concerts à emporter #100: Soema Montenegro [3/4]

Soema is a nerd. A magician. A wise woman. A child. A surrealistic poet. A healer. She can reproduce with her voice the sound of the cats when they are seeking for a lover and cooks the best chipás that you’ll ever ate.

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Les concerts à emporter #100: Soema Montenegro [2/4]

Soema is a nerd. A magician. A wise woman. A child. A surrealistic poet. A healer. She can reproduce with her voice the sound of the cats when they are seeking for a lover and cooks the best chipás that you’ll ever ate.

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Les concerts à emporter #100: Soema Montenegro [1/4]

Soema is a nerd. A magician. A wise woman. A child. A surrealistic poet. A healer. She can reproduce with her voice the sound of the cats when they are seeking for a lover and cooks the best chipás that you’ll ever ate.

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The Monday Club – Lay Down and Die

The Monday Club is an English rock band comprised of Paul Hawksworth, Darren Ullyett, Steve Scott and Marc Wragg.

The music video has been directed by Gavin Randall at Melting Point Media. Filmed and edited within two weeks for Sheffield’s 2 Weeks 2 Make it competition, where it was awarded a special mention.

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Kirsty Almeida – Spider

Kirsty Almeida is an up and coming British singer and songwriter, whose first album will be released in late 2010, while Spider, the single, will be released for Decca on 14th June 2010.

The music video has been directed by Andy Soup and produced by Sarah Tognazi at Spring69. Director of photography: Dennis Madden. Art Director: Caroline Storey. Editor: Jimmy Wright.

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Convergence (24/05/2010)

My posts of the past days. The music videos for Día de los Muertos on antville and Wasted on Ventilate.

The short film When the Time is Ripe on Ticklebooth. The promo film The Metamorphosis of Osdorp on ComputerLove.

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Brian Goss – Gig

Gig is a song featured on The Firing Line, the latest album by American folk singer Brian Goss. The music video is the masterful (as always) work of Tobias Stretch with co-director Dawn Cardinale.

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Lactacyd: Protect Yourself

The spot was directed by Robert Nylund and produced at Fat Fred. Creative agency: Grey, Amsterdam. Director of Photography: Gösta Reiland. Post Production: Valkieser. Editor: Johan Wik. Music: Earforce.

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Noisia & Mayhem ft. KRS One – Exodus

When the impatient War Machine designed by mankind to murder the likes of them sets off to destroy itself, in a ballet of annihilation, hopefully something beautiful and intelligent will remain.

Noisia is a Dutch drum ‘n bass producers trio. The music video is three years of work by Alexander Lehmann.

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This is where we Live

The short film, commissioned by English publisher 4th Estate for its 25th anniversary, has been directed by Ben & Jos, that is Ben Falk and Josiah Newbolt. Produced Phil Vanier at Asylum Films and by Peter Collingridge and James Bridle at Apt Studio. Music: Mike Chalmers AKA Actionfist.

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Metal on Metal – Bastard

Metal on Metal is a music band from Vilnius, Lithuania. Bastard is a single released for Skint. The music video has been directed by Matt Devine at The Glue Society and produced at Revolver Film. Director of Photography: Danny Ruhlmann. Editor: Stewart Reeves at Guillotine. Visual effects: Bryn Morrow, Chris Scott and Claudia Lecaros at Fuel VFX.

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Studio Universal: Channel Idents

The new idents for Studio Universal were produced by Argentinean animation house PepperMelon. Sound design by David Kamp. Creative agency: Dixon Baxi.

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Studio Universal: Ident 5

The new idents for Studio Universal were produced by the highly talented Argentinean animation house PepperMelon. Sound Design by David Kamp.

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Studio Universal: Ident 4

The new idents for Studio Universal were produced by the highly talented Argentinean animation house PepperMelon. Sound Design by David Kamp.

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Studio Universal: Ident 3

The new idents for Studio Universal were produced by the highly talented Argentinean animation house PepperMelon. Sound Design by David Kamp.

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Studio Universal: Ident 2

The new idents for Studio Universal were produced by the highly talented Argentinean animation house PepperMelon. Sound Design by David Kamp.

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Studio Universal: Ident 1

The new idents for Studio Universal were produced by the highly talented Argentinean animation house PepperMelon. Sound Design by David Kamp.

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Snask

This short stop motion animation has been produced for the Swedish studio Snask as their presentation video. It took under 4 days to shoot the 1846 photos comprising the film without the use of special effects or stopmotion software. Snask has been written shot and edited by Mike Crozier.

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Apotek Hjärtat: Länge leve livet

The spot is the work of Popcore: they “built a real-life, 5×5 m roller coaster model for the shooting”, as you can see in the making of. Produced via Acne Films. Creative agency: Åkestam Holst. Post Production: Swiss.

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Länge leve livet: The Making of

The making of the spot directed by Popcore via Acne Films. Creative agency: Åkestam Holst. Post production: Swiss.

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ADRIAN THOMPSON – Backwards

Backwards is a short film produced by students of the De Anza College. It was written, directed and edited by Adrian Thompson.

Assistant Director: Jesee Walker. Director of Photography: Will Myers. Camera Operator: Dustin Yates. Production Assistant: Tony Magnisi.

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Convergence (21/05/2010)

Posted the music videos for Mark Ronson’s Circuit Breaker, a Zelda homage, and for Reflection Eternal’s Midnight Hour.

On Ticklebooth, I’ve added the short film Love & Theft by Andreas Hykade. And finally, here’s the presentation video of a new studio, Cokau.

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STIAN HAFSTAD – Liten Penis

Liten Penis (Small Penis) is the graduation film of Stian Hafstad at the Universitetet i Bergen and features a catchy theme song by Erlend Myrstad entitled Du er ikkje din penis (You are not your penis).

Director of Photography: Christopher Swahn Zibell. Film Editing by: Espen Hobbesland. Makeup Artist: Linn Christine Berg-Olsen.

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SNCF: Les idées

At SNCF the ideas are taken care of so they grow and become very big when they leave. That is the spirit of this film. Spot directed by Stylewar and produced at Les Telecreateurs. Creative agency: TBWA. Post Production: Swiss.

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Drift Away: Clip Updated

The gorgeous short film Drift Away by Jean-Julien Pous has been upgraded to Full HD. Enjoy the show!

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ANDY MARTIN – Dry Fish

The film, as well as the music, is the work of Andy Martin. Visit his blog for a post about the making of the video with several extra clips.

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Starbucks: Crazy Beliefs

The nice animated spot produced at Green Dot is the work of Three Legged Legs. Animation: Jameson Baltes, David Do, Mike Tavarez. Design: Chuck Bb, Alex Preston, Thomas Yamaoka. Music: Stimmung. Creative Agency: BBDO, New York.

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Convergence (19/05/2010)

A couple of things worth pointing to. One is Singalong Paul, the ongoing project of director Adam Bizanski. Not your regular lip-synch video. The other is the short film Partita lenta by Paolo Sorrentino.

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OREN SHAI – Heavy Soul

Heavy Soul is a short film produced, written, edited and directed by Oren Shai and starring Sally Conway in the lead role. Director of Photography: Ryan Gould. Production Designer: Elizabeth S. Cipollina. Sound Design and Mix: Oscar Zambrano at Zampol. Assistant Director: Arnon Moskowitz.

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Zôl – La vengeance de Boorbie

Zôl is a French electronic artist. La vengeance de Boorbie is the closing track from the 2006 album Le Zôly Ordinaire. The music video has been directed by Charlie Mars. Art Direction: Vanessa Ailleaume. 3D Motion Graphics: Jules Guérin.

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How To Destroy Angels – The Space in Between

How to Destroy Angels is a musical group featuring Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor, his wife Mariqueen Maandig and Atticus Ross. Rob Sheridan is the group’s art director. The Space In Between is the second song to be released from the group, following A Drowning.

The music video has been directed by Rupert Sanders.

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Stella Artois: Dove

The spot has been produced and directed by Psyop in a co-production with Stink. Director of Photography: Darran Tiernan. Designer: Kimberly Dulaney. Music Composer: Paul Leonard-Morgan. Sound: 750mph. Creative agency: Lowe Roche.

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[BEST OF] March 2010 Pt. 2

Le chat: surreal and erotic.

Pubic Hair: well…

Trichrome Blue: spiritual emotion.

The Owl and the Squirrel: Could be raining!

Tokyo Sky Drive: simple and effective.

Homunculus: they rise.

The Lady and the Reaper: La dama y la muerte.

Levity: 2 children escape the war.

The Future of Air Travel: the present, now.

The Ostrich: paper marionette.

The Legend of Speed: more Nike.

Retina: choreographed, mechanical ballet of man and machine.

Matin d’hiver: the wool thing.

Marvelous, Keen Loony Bin: the kind of maths that does not end well.

Phillip the Safety Egg: not your typical medical drama.

Freeze Tag: cool spot.

Bless: old man confronts his fears.

Wojna: school of war.

Nemesis: underwear perverts.

Younger: tearing memories.

à Dada: woman gives birth to a tree.

Tide: a boy and his father.

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[BEST OF] March 2010 Pt. 1

Conversations from the Inside: Nicola Sanders for Nike.

Protect Our Waves: Surfers Against Sewage.

Videogioco: flipbook on steroids.

Mars, the Bringer of War: mysterious creatures.

Simulacra: duplication by industrial means.

Together: from PES.

Dove Nets: giant mouse.

Sea Change: ashes and an empty bed.

Tar: psychological horror.

Die Schneider Krankheit: a deadly virus spreads.

The Sun and the Seed: hope and community.

Pivot: Run for life.

She Who Measures: Are we truly free?

The Seed: a humble apple seed.

Alucina 15: strange loops.

Senseless: as the name impluies.

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Doritos: Love Triangles

A funny and kinky little spot made by Leo Bridle, Ben Thomas and Joe Dennis. Leo is now represented by Beakus in the United Kingdom.

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Rad(ar) Music Videos

Founded by Caroline Bottomley, Radar is “the meeting place for music video directors and commissioners”. Commissioners send in their briefs, filmmakers answer with their treatments, and when two of them meet, a new music video is born. Easy as pie, and it takes much less than nine months!

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WWF: Our Choice

The series of four spots for the WWF are actually a school project by Dewi Mariam and Christian Whiticar, students of the Vancuover Film School.

Our Choice: Global Warming

A short story about a family of polar bears. Created by Dewi Mariam and Christian Whiticar.

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Our Choice: Pollution

A short story about a sea turtle’s life in a coral reef affected by pollution. Created by Dewi Mariam and Christian Whiticar.

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Our Choice: Overexploitation

A short story about shark finning leading to the overall topic of the overexploitation of animals. Created by Dewi Mariam and Christian Whiticar.

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Our Choice: Deforestation

A short story about deforestation taking place in the jungle. Created by Dewi Mariam and Christian Whiticar.

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Convergence (14/05/2010)

Some things I posted around the web worth seeing: the music video for What’s in it for Me. The director reel of Alex de Campi.

The short film Backwards is what it seems but also not! And Lucio Arese’s music video for Repeatedly is a keeper. Also, Fashionbuddha added their new spot Rise and Thrive to my Video Download group on Vimeo.

GIOVANNI BUCCI – The Last Dream

The metaphor of the eternal struggle between man and time, represented in a short film in which the protagonist is a funny old man, living his last days of loneliness.

A short film by Giovanni Bucci with sound design by Marco Morano.

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Cartoon Network: Toy Soldier

A spot for Cartoon Network Latin America, produced and directed by Animatório. Computer Graphics Supervision: Paulo Pinho.

Director of Photography: Will Etchebehere. Animation: Alexandre Martins at Vetor Zero. Audio: Soap Box.

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The Raven: Behind the scenes

A look behind the scenes of The Raven, Ricardo de Montreuil’s short film. Camera: Antonio Perez. Editing: Adrian Orezco. Music: Angelo Milli.

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Convergence (12/05/2010)

On antville, I’ve posted the music video for UNKLE’s Follow Me Down. Another music promo on Ventilate: the track is Princess. And a short film on Ticklebooth: The Big Thing.

A mention for Cartoon Brew featuring this short animated film entitled Above Then Beyond, that is causing a lot of debate.

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Nokia: Hands

The spot has been directed by Solomon Burbridge and produced at Bent. It is also known as World Conference.

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Convergence (10/5/2010)

Yesterday I mostly slept and then tried to wake up (OK, I’ve also worked on extending the plugin capabilites of Smarty) but Monday was an active day.

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The Ghost in You – Losing Light

A piece of animation that was entirely done with Flipnote on a Nintendo DSI. The music video has been directed and animated by Billy Polard. Who incidentally is also the man behind The Ghost in You.

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The Greek Crisis Explained, Episode 2

The series “The Greek Crisis Explained” is the work of the team at Greek studio Nomint: Marilena Vatseri, Manos Gerogiannis, Christos Lefakis and Yannis Konstantinidis wrote, directed and animated.

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The Greek Crisis Explained, Episode 1

The short film is the work of the team at Greek studio Nomint: Marilena Vatseri, Manos Gerogiannis, Christos Lefakis and Yannis Konstantinidis wrote, directed and animated.

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Forest World – Jodie Jensen

Jodie Jensen is a song by Forest World is a homemade electronic pop music duo from Salt Lake City. The track is found on their release Super Bright Skullz.

The music video has been directed, shot and edited by Chris Duce and produced by Sean Ivins.

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Convergence: The Return

Links to my posts on other blogs and websites from 8/5 to 9/5.

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MARIE GRARD – La dernière danse

La dernière danse (The last dance) is a short animated film by Mary G. who did it during her last year of studies at the CGI Trainer school. Music: Aldo D. Platteau.

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MARCUS LEITE – Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound is an experiment in motion tracking by Marcus Leite, a student of the DMT at the Red River College. Live footage: Mike O’Byrne.

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Homeward Bound: Breakdown Edit

Breakdown featurette for Homeward Bound, a short by Marcus Leite.

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PES – Fireworks

I actually hate fireworks, mostly because where I live you have to suffer their bang boom bang almost any night. But I would mind if they were so cool as in this short film by PES.

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Unboxing the Animals

A short video documenting the moments before the shooting of the video for Minilogue’s Animals, when the actors arrived on the set…

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Burbuja – Who Knows

Burbuja is the artistic project of Merche Blasco who collaborates with Cristian Vogel on her music, which is then used on her artistic installations. Video by Ibon Landa.

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On Your Way: Link Added

Just noticed that in my last updated I messed up with the post for On Your Way. Now the link is back online.

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Phlush: PSA

Fashionbuddha Studio created an animation to help raise awareness of sanitary rights for Old Town Portland and around the world. Music by Peter Bowhan.

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Hiss and a Roar: Vegetable Violence

Vegetable Violence is the first set of royalty free sound effects for sale on Hiss and a Roar. You can purchase the library or download a few free samples. The promo video is the work of Tim Prebble, who is also the sound designer behind Hiss and a Roar.

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Boy – Joey

A music video animated and directed by Fluorescent Hill.

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HASSAN REZAKHANI – Water and Color

Water and Color is a short movie by Iranian CGI devotee Hassan Rezakhani.

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Bombay Sapphire: Step Into Blue

The spot was produced, directed, animated and edited at Stardust Studios. Animators: Sandy Chang, Shane Zucker, Christian Perez, Yan Ng, Angle Tien. Sound design by Zach Corbell at Mophonics. Creative agency: Margeotes Fertitta Powell.

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Karibu Ya Bintou: Clip Updated

The previous video for Baloji — the song was Karibu Ya Bintou — has also been upgraded to high definition video.

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RAPHAËL TILLIE – Dive’n'Dance

Falling from the sky has never been so graceful and elegant before. Dive’n’Dance is the first 3D animated film by Raphaël Tillie.

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Baloji – Le jour d’après / Siku Ya Baadaye (Independance Cha-Cha)

A music video shot in the neighbourhood of Bon marché (Barumbu), at the heart of Kinshasa, featuring the late Wendo Kolosoy’s backing band. This is Congo: the wide range of backgrounds, the various ethnic groups and traditions has and will never stand in the way of sharing a common set of ambitions.

The music video has been directed by Spike & Jones and produced by Annemie Decorte and Michèle Meire at Dr. Film.

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Fuckhead – Ignorant

Most other cultures revere androgynous characters and people who are different — fools, midgets, nuts — as god-like. In this culture, these people could only find a place in a carnival, but then that faded out of vogue.

Fuckhead is a band from Linz, Austria. The music video for Ignorant has been directed by Martin Koch.

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Charter Communications: Love

The spot has been designed and directed by Matt Smithson AKA Man vs Magnet; and it was produced by Meg Donohoe at Curious Pictures. Flash animations byArthur Metcalf. Compositing and animation by Jess Mireau, David Soto and Dale Clowdis.

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CAROLINE SASCHA COGEZ – The Present

The short film, starring Gry Bay, has been directed by Caroline Sascha and produced at Pasha Boom Parts.

Cinematographer: Magnus Nordenhof Jenck. Editor: Benjamin Binderup. Music and Sound Design: Mads Heldtberg.

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DAIHEI SHIBATA – The Light of Life

Life is transparent, warm and swirls randomly like a soft light. And it constantly changes… Life illuminates itself and then it begins to illuminates a new life. The short film is the work of Daihei Shibata. The music is Clair de lune by Claude Debussy, performed on the piano by Naomi Yaguchi.

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Streetlight Manifesto – Would you be impressed?

Would you be impressed is a track featured on Streetlight Manifesto’s album Somewhere in the Between. The music video (not animal/human friendly!) has been directed and animated by Jurjen Bosklopper.

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Stella Artois: Kitchen

The spot is the work of Spike and Jones. Not sure if it’s an actual spot. Will update the post in case I get more information.

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Stash Online

Stash abandoned the DVD not in favor of the BluRay but to go online only. Thirteen dollars a month, and you get access to fresh content as well as the whole archive of old stuff.

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Peak

Inspired by the everyday frustrations of being a creative, Peak is a short film produced at Adolescent.

2D by Simon Benjamin; 3D by Shu-Han Yang. Sound design by Cypher Audio.

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Crash Karma – Fight

Soviet-era poster propaganda comes to life in the music video for Crash Karma’s Fight, directed by Yurie Rocha and Joel Tellier at Guru Studio.

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Beatles Rock Band Intro: Clip Updated

Updated the Intro for The Beatles’ game with a higher quality version, removed dead links and added new ones.

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Choreography for Copy Machine (Photocopy Cha Cha)

Chel White’s photocopy Cha Cha was created using an actual photocopier, achieving its own visual aesthetic and mechanical rhythm. The film is considered a milestone in the experimental animation world and is shown in college animation courses all over the world.

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Luis

The second short video of the series Lucía, Luis y el lobo (Lucía, Luis and the Wolf), follow up to the short video Lucía. The video was shot frame by frame with a digital photo camera.

A short film by Niles Atallah, Joaquin Cociña and Cristóbal León of Diluvio Gallery. Voice: Paula Florencia Navarrete.

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The Beatles Rock Band: Outro

The clip for The Beatles Rock Band has been written and directed by Pete Candeland and produced at Passion Pictures. The song is The End, from the album Abbey Road.

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