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{ Monthly Archives } June 2010


Here’s an amazing stop animated short film, made almost entirely with real food, that will entertain you while trying to open your mind to things such as trying to open your mind. The short film is the work of Kirsten Lepore, her thesis movie at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

The tale is that of a stalwart cupcake yearning to find something beyond his world of sugar cube skyscrapers and frosting-covered friends. When his makeshift boat crashes on foreign shores, he makes a shocking discovery that changes him forever.

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Waiting for Superman: Pledge to See this Film

Waiting for Superman is a documentary by Davis Guggenheim which examines the crisis in public education in the United States through multiple interlocking stories.

This viral video is part of the social action campaign by Take Part to offer initiatives for people to explore and be a part of long-term strategies that offer systemic changes.

The video has been produced at Buck. Art Director: Joe Mullen. Animation: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada. Original Music and mix: John Black at Cypher Audio.

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MTV: Rockgol

A tongue in cheek ident for a soccer themed show aired on MTV Brazil. The amount of details crashed my encoder twice. Or perhaps it’s just the heat. The clip has been directed, produced and animated (and everything else) at Animatório.

This animation is not random but based on some expressions commonly used on Brazilian sports TV programs. The cannon: strong kick; the fat guy on the bath: striker that doesn’t leave the goal area; the chicken: a goalkeeper’s blunder goal; the judge whistling the $: a regular goal that was annulled because the judge was bought; the top hat: the sports club manager that has bought the judge; the radio: that was thrown by someone who was watching the game.

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Another fine piece created by Patrick Boivin, for all Star Wars fans out there but not only for them. The sound track is Bible School by Blithe Field.

When he was a kid, there were two things Patrick wanted badly and never got: a real dog and a Kenner AT-AT Walker. Now he has them; that is, he has something that is both.

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PSISF 2010: Palm Springs

The meta-clichés exploiting clichés to the bones are all the rage. Perhaps it’s time to start thinking about meta-meta-clichés? Yes, but not before watching Palm Springs, the trailer for the Palm Springs International ShortFest 2010.

It was directed and animated by Andrew Chesworth and produced at MAKE. Other animators: Justin Weber, Aaron Quist, Alec Mueller, Jordan Hill, Ben Bury, Niklas Norman, Joe Kim. Music: Steve Horner.

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Hammock – Breathturn

Dreaming is free, and after all, Icarus was just born in the wrong time.

Hammock is an experimental music band from Nashville, Tennessee, comprised of Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson. Breathturn is a single taken from their latest, self released, album, entitled Chasing After Shadows… Living with the Ghosts Ghosts.

The music video has been directed by David Altobelli and produced at Symphony 19 and Conker All. Director of Photography: Larkin Seiple. Visual Effects: Hank Friedmann. Production Design: Ethan Feldbau.

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Look at the big picture, then at the small picture, and find the five differences. Mem is a branded short for Blackberry produced by Ilija Brunck at Polynoid, for creative agency Kult Singapore. Directors: Jan Bitzer, Csaba Letay, Fabian Pross, Ilija Brunck.

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Cours Toujours

Sometimes you’d be better if you didn’t catch the bird you were going after.

Cours Toujours is a short film created and directed by Elise Garcette and Olivier Barré and produced at La Station Animation. The song is entitled Ooups, the band’s name being Pilöt.

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Yekpare narrates the 8500 year story of Istanbul. The story embraces symbols from Pagans to Roman Empire, from Byzantine Empire to Latin Empire, and finally from Ottoman Empire to Istanbul at the present day.

Yekpare is the work of Deniz Kader and Candaş Şişman and was produced at Nerdworking. Haydarpaşa Train Station, with its brilliant architectural forms, is the building on which the story is projected.

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Christopher Smith – Gently Gently

The trouble with bubbles is when you’re stuck inside with the wolves…

Christopher Smith is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Vancouver. Gently Gently is a song on his debut album, entitled The Beckon Call and released for Boompa Records on May 2010.

The music video has been directed by Salazar. Director of Photography: Todd Duym. Art Department: Hitoshi Okamoto and Robin Hunt.

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MTV: Ident

Animated ID for MTV by I Love Dust.

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[BEST OF] April 2010 Pt.2

Marching Through Your Head: go there, up to the peak of the Olympus.

Gebroken Wit: hope.

Blue Eyed Universe: deep space.

Clac!“: birds and other calamities.

Nokta: power, chance and luck.

Grand Central: yarn!

Animation Tag Attack: exquisite corpse project.

Instrumental Video Nine: making music.

Yowser Yowser Yowser: engage!

Boob: bad surgery.

And the Walls Came Down: parallels.

Operator: take control!

Float: from Karni & Saul.

Life n’ Roll: (de)motivational.

The Wizard Of Dogz: woof.

The Raven: the chase is on.

Between: obscure fantasies.

Moodbot: share!

La Main des Maîtres: The hand of the masters.

Corazon en fuego: Heart on fire.

Joy Fantastic: groovy!

Cañón: lethal weapon.

The Anachronism: an enigmatic encounter.

One Month Off: fairy tales.

Haunted Girl: photomation.

Distraxion: short and sweet.

Round 6: fragball.


[BEST OF] April 2010 Pt.1

Gotta take a couple of days to meet a deadline and/or hang out with dudes. Possibly both.

Beakus: They’re new, but they’re not. They won’t hew but they’re hot.

Blind Spot: anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

Bubble Sex: Gonna get strange eggs this Easter.

Lost Below: Hanging on my tree.

The Replacement: nobody will notice it.

To Build a Home: ma fleur.

Dead Man’s Suit: I’d rather wear jeans.

Airport: like a good dream that you can repeat every time you want.

Lumber Jack’s Wood Feast: Yes, it’s wood!

Ten by Ten: you’re fucked.

Incandescent: directed by Raul Gonzo.

Yumé: exquisiteness.

Pixels: Soon to be a feature film…

The Head: coolness.

Roboboy: sad-eyed little robot.

Elevator: and no elevator music.

We Are Water: There will be blood.

The Return of John Frum: a trip far off the boundaries of logic and meaning.

We Got Time: in camera.


Hunter-Gatherer – Cloud

The music video was produced and directed by: Ciara Kennedy and Róisín McNamee. Director of photography: Piers McGrail. Edited by: Maeve Brosnan. Animation by: Ash Lawson.

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Saṃsāra is the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth within Indian religions. The moving images are the brainchild of Tetsumasa Saito. Music by The Sleeping Tree.

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One Month Off: Clip Updated

The music video by Team D.A.D.D.Y. for the song One Month Off by Bloc Party is now available in DVD quality, with embedded version and all.



In every relationship, we make choices — sometimes right and sometimes wrong, but always with consequences. Us explores the nature of trust and intimacy and shows us how fragile these things are. A short film directed by James Blick. Original Music by: Dan Poynton. Cinematography by: Ginny Loane. Editor: Paul Maxwell.

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Dan Mangan – Road Regrets

Daniel Mangan is a Canadian indie folk-rock singer-songwriter based out of Vancouver. The music video has been directed by Jon Busby; produced by Jesse Davidge and Marc Demers at Blatant Studios.

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Sigur Rós – Viðrar vel til loftárása

Viðrar vel til loftárása (Good Weather For Airstrikes) is a song from Sigur Ros‘ 2000 album Ágætis Byrjun, which was recently released in a 10th anniversary edition. The music video has been directed by Arni & Kinski.

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Star Wars – The Old Republic: Hope of Alderaan

The Battle of Alderaan. The Republic’s gravest hour. Darth Malgus launches the first of many surprise attacks that would become his trademark during the Great War. Thousands of assault droids and hundreds of Sith set the heart of the Republic ablaze, and Alderaan’s few defenders are swept away with ease. Cinematic trailer by Blur Studio.

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Dans la tête

Dans la tête (Inside the head) is a short animated film by four students of the ESMA: Gregory Damour, Maxime Entringer, Anthony Gilles and Allan Sellier.

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La Ollera is a magically wonderful stop animated short film written and directed by Juan Manuel Costa and produced at El birque.

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August Burns Red – Marianas Trench

August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Marianas Trench is a song from their album Constellation, released for Solid State Records. The music video has been directed by Robby Starbuck. Animation and editing by Tobias Stretch.

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Giants: Army

The short film is the first episode of the series Giant; it has been directed by Yann Benedi and Celine Desrumaux. Sound design: David Kamp.

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Volkswagen Touran: The Scream

The spot has been directed by Woof Wan Bau and produced at Nexus and Les Telecreateurs. Editor: Paul Hardcastle at Trim Editing. Director of Photography: Sebastian Milaszewski.

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Santander Rio: Hair Conditioner

The spot has been directed by Jonathan Gurvit and produced at El.Ei Studios. Director of Photography: Alejandro Giulani. Editor: Sabrina Mottino. Music: Andres Cortes.

Creative agency: Ogilvy and Mather. Postproduction: Bleed VFX. Colour: Che Revolution Post.

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MIKE CARLO – The President of The Universe

The President of The Universe is a short animated film by Mike Carlo. Post production by Al Pardo. Music and sound design: Joey Spallina. Voices: Mike Carlo and Christina Tortorelli.

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Diesel Kid: Evolution of the Pieces

A dreamy visionary punkadelicious web film produced at Abstract Groove for Diesel Kid footwear collection 2011. Executive producer: Giada Risso. Producer: Mauro Mastronicola.

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Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours

Baby I’m Yours is a single by Breakbot AKA Thibaut Berland out on Ed Banger Records. The music video has been directed by Irina Dakeva and produced by Mathieu Poirier at Wizz Design.

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ARD ZDF und Sie: Fifa WM 2010

The spot for the German public television coverage of the soccer world championship has been directed by Superelectric AKA Henk Loorbach and Andre Maat. Production company: Markenfilm, Berlin. Creative agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Frankfurt.

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Axe: Rise Up

The spot has been directed by the AB/CD/CD trio and produced by Elsa Rakotoson at Frenzy. Director of photography: Nicolas Loir.

Creatives: Sebastien Partika and Edouard Olhagaray at Buzzman agency. Creative director: Georges Mohammed-Cheriff.

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Ape School – Wail To God

A primitive and psychedelic lesson on the basest emotions — between lust, joy and desperation — is cast as a vest-clad ape man fumbles his tenuous place in society with more primitive, animistic compulsions. Video by Anthony Francisco Schepperd.

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MICHELE D’AURIA – Soichiro Honda

Soichiro Honda is the institutional short film created by Michele D’Auria for Honda Italia, featuring the music of Lino Cannavacciuolo and the voice of Gianni Musy. Illustration: Simone Prisco. Animation and characters: Michele D’Auria. Vocalist: Ilaria Graziano.

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Soichiro Honda: Backstage

Behind the scenes of Soichiro Honda, the institutional short film created by Michele D’Auria for Honda Italia, featuring the music of Lino Cannavacciuolo and the voice of Gianni Musy.

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Physis is a short animated film by Elizabeth Klein, made as her first year film at Calarts. Music by Efterklang.

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La casa azul – La nueva Yma Sumac

La Casa Azul is a Spanish pop band, the musical project of Guille Milkyway. The music video has been directed and produced by Cocoe.

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The story of Agent Orange Ready revolves around an old Vietnam veteran, who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, and finally has to face his memories which haunt him in the form of surreal mutations. A short animated film by Christian Schlaeffer.

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Binboa Vodka: Kendi Şişeni Kendin Yarat

A nice stop motion animated spot for Binboa Vodka created and produced at 41? 29! and directed by Asya Leman Sanıtürk. Creative Director: Seren Köroğlu.

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Binboa Kendi Şişeni Kendin Yarat: Making of

Behind the scenes of Kendi Şişeni Kendin Yarat (Create your own bottle), the nice stop motion animated spot for Binboa Vodka created and produced at 41? 29!.

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EPA: Creatividad

A spot for Brazilian design school EPA, produced at Vetor Zero and directed by Nando Cohen. Creative team: André Godoi, André Gola, Dulcidio Caldeira, Luiz Sanches at creative agency Almap BBDO.

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Paper Puppet Palooza

The video is a trailer for Paper Puppet Palooza: Techniques for Making Moveable Art Figures and Paper Dolls, Norma’s book on… well, I guess the title is self explicative.

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Goutte d’Or: Trailer

Goutte d’or is a short stop animated film in development, revolving around a pirate looking for booty in the land of the dead. The director is Christophe Peladan and the film is being produced by Søren Fleng at Happy Flyfish.

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Uno (One) is an ensemble of three stop motion videos, representative of three different sides of the creativity: web design, logotype design and video design.

A pixilation tour de force by Alessandro Durando, Lorenzo Levrero, Andrea Bocca, Linda Lisino, Emilia Presciuttini, SixEleven and Paolo Ceretto.

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Supersubmarina – Supersubmarina

The music video has been directed by Chino Moya and produced at Blur. Director of Photography: Sergio Delgado.

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MIKE DACKO – Lightheaded

A short film by Mike Dacko, currently working at Disney’s ImageMovers Digital studio. Sound: Skywalker Sound. Music: The Thievery Corporation.

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Lightheaded: Animatic

A 3D animatic created long before the animation progress began, in order to visualize the timing, poses and composition of the shots.

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Lightheaded: Sub Surface Test

Testing the Subsurface Scattering to emulate the look of wax for Lightheaded. The technique turned out to be too time consuming and wasn’t used in the final film.

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Amnesty International: Death to Death Penalty

The spot has been directed by Pleix and produced at Warm & Fuzzy. Creative agency: TBWA, Paris. Post Production: Digital District. The music is the soundtrack to Everyday by Carly Comando.

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PES – Pee-Nut

Here’s another twisted film from the twisted mind of PES. Edited by: Sam Welch at Homestead Editorial Inc.

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Sous l’eau (Under the water) is a short film by Jean-Julien Pous produced by Sophia Shek. It kinds of complements his previous Seeking You.

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Happiness Factory 3: Yawnbusters

The spot has been directed and produced by Psyop. Creative agency: Wieden Kennedy. Director of Photography: Federico Barbabosa. Editor: Brett Nicoletti.

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Paper Plane is the short animated film made by Margherita Premuroso for her graduation diploma at Animation Mentor. It features a song by Charles Trenet.

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Yuki 7: A Kiss From Tokyo

Yuki 7 dashes around the world in hot pursuit of the tantalizingly tricky Diamond Eye, who is stealing parts and plans and leaving behind a path of murdered scientists in her quest to build a missile inside her volcanic lair. It was directed by Stephane Coedel and Kevin Dart. Music by Cyrille Marchesseau.

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Kanal 5: Nature Ident

In response to an extremely open brief from Swedish broadcaster Kanal 5, Man vs Machine worked in collaboration with the fine folk at Proud Creative to conceive and create a visually rich and quirky spot, suited to the eclectic entertainment output of the channel. The brief was simply to create an ident that referenced nature in some way. They took inspiration from geography text book style illustrations to develop a surreal 3D world based around the logo, threw in a few oversize animals… and bingo.

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RUPERT JAMES – Mourning Glory

Thailand, May 2010. The apocalyptic counter-strike and mayhem of the consequent meltdown of Wednesday, May the 19th has left a still-weeping, iconic wound that will fester for years to come. Mourning Glory is a short documentary film written and directed by Rupert James

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Bon Homme – Mother

A musician arrives at the office of music video commissioner Frank Grimes to go through video treatments for his new single. But things soon take a turn for the weird.

Bon Homme is Tomas Høffding, a Danish musician. Mother is the first single, from his eponymous debut album. The music video has been directed by William Stahl and produced at Good Boy Creative.

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“Ricicla is a short animation made by 120 pupils of an Italian primary school. Each one of the six little animations (filmini) composing the film is about one of the recycling bins — organic waste, paper, plastic, glass, tin, waste — and the images and sounds are made using only that particular recyclable material.

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Ricicla: The Making of Vetro

The making of yet another of the six little animations composing Ricicla!, a film where only recyclable material where used. In this case, glass.

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Ricicla: The Making of Plastica

The making of another one of the six little animations composing Ricicla!, a film where only recyclable material where used. In this case, plastics.

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Ricicla: The Making of Umido

The making of one of six little animations composing Ricicla!, a film where only recyclable material where used. In this case, biodegradable materials.

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Sapporo Beer: Legendary Biru

Gorgeous spot, “shot on location over a month in Guangzhou, China” and made with a combination of computer graphics, 2D illustration and live action.

Directed by Mark Zibert at Sons and Daughters and Gary Thomas at Crush. Visual effects: Crush and Loki. Creative agency: Dentsu.

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JOAQUÍN COCIÑA – Weathervane

Weathervane is an animated short film comprised of seven parts. The animation is made from charcoal drawings based on design and characters by Judah Dadone and Joaquín Cociña.

The short film has been directed and animated by Joaquín Cociña and produced at Diluvio.

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Daniele Celona – Distance

Daniele Celona is an Italian upcoming singer. No idea if he has released singles or demos, but Distance is a nice song. The music video, featuring Francesca Faiella, has been directed by Alessio Fava and produced at Noage.

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The Guardian: Gola Mondo

The spot has been directed by Tomas Garcia and produced at Peppermelon and Stink. Creative agency: Wieden Kennedy, London.

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Consumer Affairs Victoria: Homework

Commissioned by Grey Melbourne, the delightful character design and high end 3D animation is a welcome and friendly change from previously live-action dominated government campaigns.

The spot has been directed by Against All Odds and produced at XYZ Studios. Post production and 3D graphics: Milford. Music House: Nylon Studios.

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Death Kit – I Can Make You Love Me

Death Kit is a pop band from Los Angeles, California, comprised of Terry Case, Cove Gelt and August Brown. I Can Make You Love Me is their latest single, available on Amazon.

The music video has been directed by John Christopher Pina and produced at Loose World.

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Coldplay – Strawberry Swing

The music video has been directed by Shynola and produced at Black Dog Films and The Directors Bureau.

The idea is old — ranging from James Blackton to Stefano Bertelli, not to mention those who accused this video of plagiarism — but the execution is fresh.

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Mothership: Launch

Visual effects house Digital Domain has launched Mothership, a creative studio that will represent a roster of directors and develop content across a variety of platforms – from print and film to web and mobile – for ad agencies and brands.


Mothership: Klop Drop

Last but, if I’m not mistaken, the first to be made, the presentation video for Mothership directed by Nathan Love. Are you ready to scream?

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Mothership: Memento Mori

Warning: the title for Brent Bonacorso’s launch video for Mothership contain spoilers to the end of greatest show on Earth. Your life.

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Mothership: Crescendo

Pierre Michel lets the music play in his presentation video for Mothership. By the way, this video is available in Full HD.

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Mothership: Chase

Another video for the launch of Mothership where director David Rosenbaum conveys all his Need for Speed in a chase between a muscle car and the Italian police.

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Mothership: Sensation White

For the launch of Mothership, director Sil van der Woerd recuts a spot for Sensation’s Ocean of White, the world renowned dance event.

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Mothership: The Sound of Feldman

One of the many videos made for the launch of Mothership studio, The Sound of Feldman is a fairy tale take on The Sound of Music. Directed by Andrés Rosas Hott at Happy Camper.

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ALEX VARANESE – My Desk is 8-bit

Find out what a video game might look like in the form of a stop motion animation with this short film by Alex Varanese, inspired by Michel Gondry and R-Type.

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Mars Rover

One of the many Cinema 4D projects released (with the source files) for free by Mike Winkelmann AKA Beeple. Check the whole collection out.

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Seahorses: Errata Corrige

The music video for The Ghost in You’s Seahorses has been directed by Matt Spicer and not by Billy Polard as I mistakenly wrote yesterday.


WWF: Al Basama Al Beeiya

Al Basama Al Beeiya (or UAE Ecological Footprint) is the new campaign by WWF aimed at inspiring people in Arab Emirates to reduce their ecological footprint.

It was brought you by creative agency Aya and production company Asylum. Directors: Ben & Jos. Animation director: Jordan Wood.

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Ramona Falls – Russia

Ramona Falls is the indie rock project by Brent Knopf, one-third of the band Menomena. Russia is a song from Intuit, the 2009 debut album.

The music video has been directed by Cullen Hoback. Editor: Kelly Brickner. Production Coordinator: Dave Lowensohn.

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JAMIE WINTERSTERN – 15 Before the 3rd

Fifteen minutes before the third period of a hockey game, a coach (Richie Cantor) calls upon his rookie (Eric Keitel) and asks him to do the right thing. That it, the right right thing. A short film directed by Jamie Winterstern and produced at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.


The Ghost in You – Seahorses

The music video has been directed and animated by Billy Polard AKA The Ghost in You. You’ll recognize the characters from his other video, Losign Light.

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MTV: Madonna

A funny commercial shoot and directed by Daniele Zennaro AKA Danxzen.

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MTV: Logo Animation

A 10 seconds logo animation for MTV directed and designed by Enrico Lambiase and Giovanni Bucci. An abstract mix of 2D/3D graphic elements and real footage. The soundtrack has a dirty steel and metallic sound mixed together with female opera vocals.

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Pause 2008 Titles: Clip Updated

The titles for Pause 2008 are now available in a slightly better video quality. Also: broken links removed, new links and credit list added.


The Greek Crisis Explained, Episode 3

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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Frito Lay Dips: The Flame and the Fantastic Flood

Spot produced at Laika Studio and directed by Nicholas Weigel. Creative agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.

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David Trenaman – Let Me See Too

David Trenaman is a Canadian indie artist, now part of the duo Construction and Destruction with Colleen Collins. Let Me See Too is on the album Success! The music video has been directed by Ron Gervais.

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