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Fable 3: Cinematic Intro

Welcome to the city of the downtrodden, where those who dare to speak out are punished and those who dare to hope find nothing to hope for.

This is the cinematic introduction to Lionhead Studios‘ videogame for PC and XBOX 360, Fable III, starring a rebel… chicken. No idea who did the job.

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Qua – Devil Eyes

Here’s another sprite animation by Paul Robertson. It reminds us that we’ll live forever in the heart of those who loved us. And/or that ultra violence and ultra cute characters mix very well.

Qua is electronic musician Cornel Wilczek. Devil Eyes is a track on his 2007 album Painting Monsters On Clouds.

The video is available in the two flavours: the official release (4 minutes) from external links, and the extended version (6 minutes) from my server.

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Wax Tailor ft. Charlie Winston – I Own You

Life is a rollercoaster. It might be exciting, if you’re in the mood for it.

Wax Tailor is the alias of trip hop/hip hop producer Jean-Christophe Le Saoût. I own you is a single taken from his 2009 album In the Mood for Life.

The music video has been directed by Romain Chassaing and produced at SoLab in collaboration with Premiere Heure. Director of photography: Thomas Letellier.

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I Own You: The Making of

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The Magnificent Town of Vilnius

The legend of Vilnius began in a dream. Unlike real life stories which usually end up in a nightmare.

The spot for the Culture Live initiative is the work of Andrius Kirvela and Gediminas Šiaulys AKA PetPunk.

3D Graphics: Mantas Skrupskelis. Props: Vilmantė Kirvelaitė. Live Action Camera: Mantas Šatkus. Sound design: Jonas Jurkunas.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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JAN GOLDFUSS – Rauch

Rauch (Smoke) is a surreal dream, the metaphor of a dreary, dead world composed from pictures of fantasy and reality. An experimental short film by Jan Goldfuss, made while studying at the Weimar University.

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