We can’t know what the theoretical cosmological events of the Big Bang looked like 13.8 billions years ago. However, if the single point of matter that preceded the Big Bang was a Guinness bottle and the ensuing primordial galactic explosion resulted from “opening” that bottle, well then, this interstellar joyride gives us a hint of what might have happened.
Great concept and even better execution! Not To Scale creates a new promo for HBO, with funny yet epic sequence of events. The slow-mo and speed ramps, mixed with actual cuts in the edit made everything flow really well.
The European Space Agency wants to land a craft on a comet. Firstly, when did Europe get a Space Agency? I thought space was an American, Russian and Chinese hobby. Secondly, when do Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Aerosmith show up for a nostalgic rendition of “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”, then blow the comet to smithereens?
Ok fine. This piece is actually an amazing film and you should watch it instead of reading snarky curator comments.
The Mill was called upon by W+K to carefully recreate the Honda Civic Type R model, entirely in CG! Take a look at how they tracked, composited and color corrected the CG model into each night time scene.
A Psyop piece that is unsettling as it is beautiful. The fissures in the figures coupled with the lethal, gloss-coated, predatory forms, warn of inevitable danger and certain death.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are back this NFL season with a brand new scoreboard, and fresh new graphics from Troika! Take a look as Troika breaks down the dimensions of the new screen, and the different graphics they created to go inside.
This entertaining music video has that great deadpan/asylum feel we’ve seen before, where disinterested stares contrast with the absurdity of the situations facing the protagonists. Coupled with the retro stylings of the 50s and old school robot costume, this idiosyncratic music video is a winner in my book.
Superstar dancer and choreographer Daniel Cloud Campos brings his unique skills to the film making realm with this kickstarter-funded short “Today’s The Day”. Some of my most promising interns who went on to become very successful designers/animators came to my studio with a lot of dance experience and just enough design talent. What they had at their core was timing, rhythm, vision, music, creativity, and an understanding that many parts need to move to make the whole take shape. With a little typography education, some color theory and basic software training, they were off to the races.
MTV is at it again, with an awesome new promo for their “Motor Home” segment. Smider and Ditroit joined forces to create this cel shaded 3D animation, topped with 2D visual effects. The fun and rich color palette definitely sets the tone, and lets the 2D vfx really shine through.