Friday, November 26, 2010

James Cameron: God of Action +

  Along with a number of elements of cinematic storytelling, I'm a big fan of great cinematic editing, so to that end I thought I'd share some videos, I recently came across, from Spanish editor "brutzelpretzel's Clara" showcasing some of her kick-ass editing abilities with some classic movie footage, and choice song selection.

James Cameron: God of Action:
Clara's editing.
Song by Guns n' Roses.

  Check this video out:



Bonus feature:
   ... I love me a good car chase sequence (;
Movie Car Chases Tribute:
UPDATE: This one was actually edited by Clara's boyfriend (the other half of brutzelpretzel)

"Punch it Baby!"

  Check this video out:



EXTRA Bonus feature:
   ... and I love me a good cinematic sword fight (:
Swordfights: En garde!:
Clara's tribute to her favorite duels in cinema.
Song by Santa Esmeralda.

  Check this video out:


  Of course there is more to editing than cool action sequences, but these are a lot of fun ;o)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Megamind "MEGA Rap" TV Spot

"MEGA Rap" TV Spot from DreamWorks Animation's Megamind starring Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, and Brad Pitt.

  Check this video out:


Bonus feature: 
DreamWorks' Megamind - Behind the Scenes:

   Check this video out:

In theaters NOW!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tangled – Horsing Around

  Here is a fun clip from Disney's upcoming animated film Tangled - featuring some really nice and entertaining animation timing.

  Check this video out:


Bonus feature: 
Tangled - "Smolder" by Flynn:

   Check this video out:

In theaters November 24th!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Toy Story 3 - 'SPANISH BUZZ'


  I really enjoyed Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 3", and one of the character performances that I loved most was that of the character "Spanish Buzz", and an incredible dance sequence in which Buzz Lightyear takes Jessie the Cowgirl's hand and dances the Paso Doble.

  For Pixar's animators to ensure that the duo’s Paso Doble was accurate, they enlisted the help of Dancing with the Stars dancers Cheryl Burke and Driton 'Tony' Dovolani. The pair of dancing pros visited Pixar Animation Studios and let Toy Story 3 animators study their every move, as shown in this video:
 
  Check out this video:


Bonus feature: 
Interview with Carlos Baena:
   Disney/Pixar animator (and co-founder of Animation Mentor, along with Bobby Beck and Shawn Kelly) Carlos Baena got to share a bit of his Spanish heritage when he was asked to animate Spanish Buzz in Toy Story 3.  In this video Carlos discusses the animation of Buzz Lightyear in 'Spanish mode' after he is reset at Sunnyside Daycare. There’s footage from the film of Buzz doing his flamingo dance, Carlos filming himself performing some of the poses and gestures for reference (which is pretty fun and cool to see), along with some words from director Lee Unkrich, and footage from the animation test with Spanish Buzz and Jessie dancing that helped define what the characters would become.

  Check out this video:

  To learn more about Carlos Baena check out his website: http://www.carlosbaena.com/

  And of course Toy Story 3 is now available at a store near you :)
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mr. Peanut speaks for the first time-- and he sounds a lot like Iron Man

  Kraft Foods (Planter's parent) launches their new “Naturally Remarkable” campaign, in which they attempt to modernize the face of the brand by updating Mr. Peanut's wardrobe, some fun stop-motion action, and giving him a voice for the first time in 94 years-- check it out.

  Watch this video now:


http://www.facebook.com/mrpeanut

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Cute Girl Has a Catchy Dance" will make you smile

Watch this video now:

Kids can be awesome!

Friday, November 5, 2010

"And Then There Was Salsa"

By Frito Lay Dips.

  Watch the video now:

Going beyond the frame of video is becoming more and more popular recently.  Check out this ad on Vimeo for the full effect, if you don’t then you are missing out.

Interested in seeing more ads that break the video frame? Check out the links below:

Honda Insight – Let It Shine
Wario Land: Shake It – Amazing footage!


Bonus feature:  
The Flame and the Fantastic Flood:
More from Frito Lay Dips.

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I love these.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

ANIMATION MENTOR • Class 3 Progress Reel

  A summary of my works done for Animation Mentor • Classes #3 through to #1 • Advanced Body Mechanics. (More to come)

  Watch the video now:

  Character rigs by Animation Mentor.
  Animation done by me (Andrew "Big Show" Blodgett).

Notes and comments welcome (:

Where Good Ideas Come From

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Awesome!

They put the "NO" in Innovation.

Progress can be Overrated.

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Love this...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The McGurk Effect

From the blog of Victor Navone:

  "This goes to show how important it is to hit those "b" and "f" shapes in your lip-sync animation. Fascinating stuff!"

  Watch the video now:

Hat Lieberman shares some tips on STORYBOARDING

  I've seen a lot of storyboards over the years (for various animated TV series and commercials, etc).  Some smooth and easy to follow... others... welll... not so much :(
  So to those regards --- here is a nice little find - I thought I'd share :)

Hat Lieberman shares some tips on STORYBOARDING:

  "Here are a few quick little tip sheets I put together for some of my friends who are currently doing storyboard tests and looking to get into boarding."

#1. Be Careful of Theater Staging:
 
 
 
   There are no “right” or “wrongs” with storyboarding, only ways that work better than others. Figure out what you want to convey in a scene, and find the best way to present those ideas to your audience.


#2. Maintaining Screen Side:
  Note: there would obviously be more panels if this was flushed out, to play up the acting and also hook up the action. And on the last panel, I would probably frame it more centered while the female is farther away and then adjust right as she walks towards camera.
  This is a simple theory of cutting that can easily help create a sense of continuity within a sequence and or exchange. The idea is not exclusive to 1 character interacting with another. The same principle can be used between 2 different groups of characters, or even a character and an object (I.E. A telephone. A man waits anxiously for a very important phone call).

  The example above is a bit rudimentary for the sake of demonstrating the concept. More realistically, you will have characters moving around as they interact. In this case what we can do is create multiple patterns to track the exchange. The important thing to focus on when trying to handle multiple staging set ups is making sure the audience clearly sees our new staging occur. The simplest way to achieve that is by having characters physically cross paths on screen;
  As long as you continue to establish any new screen spacing, the sequence should maintain a certain level of continuity that will allow the audience to follow along quite easily.


#3. Maintaining Screen Direction:
  This is a similar theory to #2 however involves more characters and objects moving in and out of frame.


  "I think the most important thing to remember with storyboarding is that; anything and everything we can do visually will invoke a specific response from the audience. The key is to determine what exactly you want the audience to feel and then find the best way visually to achieve that reaction."

  "I hear a lot of people say “You can’t do that cut” or “You are breaking the 180 line, you can’t do that…" well obviously you can do it, because if you can board it, you can shoot it. It’s not that you “Can’t” do something, it’s that that "something" is confusing the audience, or isn’t visually pleasing, or isn’t achieving what is necessary of the scene. All of which are appropriate critiques of a jump-cut or breaking the line, however not so much if that is the desired effect you hope to have on your audience."

  "Please note, I could be completely wrong. I do not claim to be right, and as I stated above, there are no “right” or “wrongs” in storyboarding (and most art forms for that matter), only ways that work better than others. These are simply tips, tricks and principles I have picked up along the way that I’ve been able to apply directly to my own work and found to be successful."

"Hope it helps."

-Hat


Click here to check out more from Hat Lieberman  

Monday, November 1, 2010

Whatever Lola Wants



  From director Dan Blank a short film/music video for the Satin Dollz (with special appearances by The Jive Aces). The Satin Dollz are a troupe of vintage pin up dancers in the Los Angeles area. They really are like live action pin up art in this video. Between the vignettes and the costuming Dan Really hit it home.

Produced by Dan Blank & Allison Lizzi for less than $2,000 on a DSLR.  Dan also did most of the visual effects himself. Filmed in Hollywoodland, California in glorious 7-D.  You should check out the "making of" as well. You'd be surprised by how much green screen there is.

  Watch the video now:



Bonus feature:  
The Making of "Whatever Lola Wants":
  Shot breakdown for the music video of "Whatever Lola Wants," starring The Satin Dollz.
Filmed in Hollywoodland, California in glorious 7-D.

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For more information on The Satin Dollz, visit satindollz.com
For more from Dan Blank, visit danmation.com
The Jive Aces can be found here. jiveaces.com/​
"Whatever Lola Wants" performed by the great Sarah Vaughan. BUY THE ALBUM! amzn.to/​a8wV1P
Full Cast & Crew available at danmation.com/​?p=342

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Coraline vs. puppeteer: how stop-motion animations are made

A look into how stop motion was done on Coraline. Pretty sweet!!

Enjoy!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hi, Sally Menke (1953-2010)

Hi, Sally Menke (1953-2010) 
  “When it comes to the editing, I write with Sally”, says Quentin Tarantino, in an interview that precedes the Hi Sally gag reel (a compilation of footage put together from film footage outtakes) from 2007′s "Death Proof." Actors and crew would turn to the camera to send a message to Sally in the editing room, to cheer her up.  Sally Menke worked as an editor with Tarantino on all his movies. Sadly the award-winning film editor Sally JoAnne Menke , who had worked on such films as "Pulp Fiction," "Kill Bill" and "Jackie Brown," recently died.  While the circumstances of her untimely and tragic death are still unknown, what is known is that the world has lost a great artist, friend, colleague and family member. (Most sincere condolences to those close to her.)

  Tarantino has freely admitted that editing with Menke was like working with a writing partner, and no doubt the director’s trademark ability to hold and savor the tension of a beat well past the point when other directors would have moved on—or keep an audience riveted by his free-form pop soliloquies—flowed from Menke’s artful cutting. How else could he have gotten away with an opening scene in "Inglourious Basterds" that occupies practically a whole film reel? Or danced delightfully around the meandering diner conversation that sets up "Reservoir Dogs"? Or found such depth of feeling in Robert Forster’s stoic, steady smile in "Jackie Brown"? Arguably, Samuel L. Jackson owes much of his reputation and his career to Menke’s judicious close-up choices in "Pulp Fiction".

In 2009, Menke talked extensively about her working relationship with Quentin, in an interview that can be read here. Click here to check out her IMDB page and marvel at the body of her work.  Below are two of the above mentioned gag reels:

Watch these videos now:
(WARNING: Some scenes are not appropriate for all ages and contain course language, and/or extreme violence)


Hi, Sally!


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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pixar - A Human Story of Computer Animation

 I came across this video awhile ago, at 1:41:48 in length it is a bit long, BUT as a fascinating and in-depth interview and discussion about the origins of computer animation it is worth the time to checkout and  features:

Brad Bird, Writer/Director, The Incredibles, Pixar Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, Co-Founder and President, Pixar Animation Studios, Alvy Ray Smith, Co-Founder of four centers of computer graphics excellence (Altamira, Pixar, Lucasfilm, New York Tech) and a Microsoft Fellow, Andrew Stanton, Writer/ Director, Finding Nemo, Pixar Animation Studios , and Michael Rubin, Moderator, Author of Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution


  "The movies and innovations of these award-winning pioneers sit at the intersection of technology and art."

  Watch the video now:
[Recorded May 16, 2005]

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Illusionist


L'illusioniste:
  A trailer for Sylvain Chomet's new film "L'illusioniste"

  Watch the video now:


Bonus feature: 
Les Triplettes de Belleville:
  From Director / Writer Sylvain Chomet a trailer for his 2003 acclaimed animated feature film "The Triplets of Belleville"

  Watch the video now:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

1 full year - time lapse - The Longest Way 1.0

I saw this awhile back and well... it kind of blew my mind and made me want to take my camera for a walk.  A stunning real life adventure shared...


The Longest Way 1.0 - one year walk/beard grow time lapse:
by Christoph Rehage
November 9th 2007 - November 13th 2008
one year on foot - 4646km through China
unlimited beard & hair growth
musical score by the kingpins ( myspace.com/​theoneandonlykingpins ) and zhu fengbo

Watch the video now:


For more info check out Christoph Rehage's website "the longedyway.com" where he has posted his extensive travel diary, starting from day 1 (Nov 9th 2007), and more.

Monday, October 4, 2010

“Sintel” by Colin Levy

Sintel:
 An independently produced short film, initiated by the Amsterdam-based Blender Foundation, directed by Savannah College of Art and Design Student, Colin Levy. It is the third film produced by the foundation—the first two were Elephants Dream (2006) and Big Buck Bunny (2008).

With initial funding provided by thousands of donations via the internet, this fifteen minute film was produced in the studio of the Amsterdam Blender Institute, by an international team of artists and developers. Blender funds these films primarily to advance their software and improve their technology. For a small team with limited funds, I think this short is quite an accomplishment. For more behind-the-scenes information, check the Sintel production blog. But first, here’s the finished film:

  Watch this video now:
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Bonus feature: 
Big Buck Bunny:
  From Blender Foundation comes the short film "Big Buck Bunny" which tells the story of a giant rabbit with a heart bigger than himself. When one sunny day three rodents rudely harass him, something snaps... and the rabbit ain't no bunny anymore! In the typical cartoon tradition he prepares the nasty rodents a comical revenge.

   Watch this video now:
bigbuckbunny.org

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Gesture vs Lip-sync

Following up on my last 2 posts --- here’s evidence that great acting and gestures will sell your shot, more than lip-sync.

  Watch this video now:


It works really well and makes me laugh every time.
So make sure your character’s body sells the line before you go crazy trying to get the lip-sync right.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Great Reference for Animating Facial Expressions

  Kids are AWESOME!  Generally unhindered their raw reactions and interactions to things is so honest and expressive... which of course makes for some great reference and analysis for animation (:

  So following up on my last post  here are a couple fun  videos done observing kids. 

Immersion:
   Photographer Robbie Cooper shows how focused young video-game players can be.

  Watch this video now:



The Marshmallow Test:
  Done by Igniter Media, in this popular test, several kids wrestle with waiting to eat a marshmallow in hopes of a bigger prize.

  Watch this video now: 




Bonus feature:
Robbie Cooper Immersion:
   Robbie Cooper talks through some of the ideas behind his Immersion series, which was exhibited at The National Media Museum in 2010.

  Watch this video now:


Click here to see related post: "Facial Subtlety & Nonverbal Communication"
Click here to see related post: "Learn to Speak Body"

Happy animating (:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Facial Subtlety & Nonverbal Communication

 In animation, in order to help bring our characters to life, (among other things like the 12 Principles of Animation, etc), we study 'facial performance and nonverbal communication.'

 In affect animators are actors, and as actors we learn a lot goes into a good performance; subtleties of how the body moves, how its weight shifts, gestures, the posture of the hands and feet, the expression in the brows and eyes, the movement of the lips and other micro expressions, etc...  Of course the medium of animation is in large part a medium of caricature and exaggeration, but one that also allows us to layer levels of performance details that can push the storytelling (:

 Rather than looking at animation lets examine some live-action reference:  As an example of great 'facial performance' check out this clip from "There Will Be Blood" featuring Daniel Day-Lewis, which showcases the intensity and subtlety that can come from a great facial performance.  Note it is the stuff he does between his lines that really draws you in. How he pushes his lips up, the intensity in his brow, and change of micro expressions... all helping to convey the rising, raging sea of emotion inside his character moment to moment.

  Watch this video now:



 This next clip is from the film "The Assassination of Jesse James", featuring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, and Sam Rockwell; which also features, in my opinion, one of the most impressive scenes in recent history.  And is a great example of 'nonverbal performance'.  Along with great cinematography and sound, there is just too much good stuff going on here to list, BUT pay close attention to how a huge amount of information is being conveyed and communicated through each characters nonverbal performance, how they are thinking and feeling, struggling with their thoughts and emotions, hesitant but forcing themselves forward through each excruciating moment, by moment to the final conclusion of the scene.

  Watch this video now:



Bonus feature:
  Here is a fun clip showing some of the facial controls our face has...

  Watch this video now:



Click here to see related post: "Learn to Speak Body"

Happy animating (:

FedEx Carrier Pigeons

Watch this video now:
Super Bowl XLII Commercial by BBDO New York

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This rules:

Watch this video now:

Celebrating 50 years of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Directed & Animated by Bernard Derriman.

This one time...



Student film by CalArts student Nelson Boles

Monday, September 27, 2010

Octopus STEALS video camera and SWIMS OFF with it!

I know this isn't exactly animation/entertainment related, but it is good to check out the world around us from time to time. (You could find some great reference if nothing else... heehee). So... just for fun,... here is a real life video, I came across a while ago, featuring some crazy-cool-amazing footage:


Octopus steals my camera...:
Filmed and edited by: Victor Huang
Songs by: Vincent Gillioz - Car Chase
Dalmatian Rex and the Eigentones - Octopus I Love You
Location: Wahine Memorial, Wellington, New Zealand

While free diving, trying to get some video of a wild octopus, it suddenly dashes towards Victor and rips his shiny new camera from out of his hands, then swims off, all the while the camera is still RECORDING!

Cheeky octopus ;)

  Watch this video now:

Neither the octopus or Victor were harmed ;)


Bonus feature:
More under water awesomeness.
"Please Don't Go" - Kuroshio Sea:
Filmed and edited by Jon Rawlinson
Shot at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan. kaiyouhaku.com/​en/​ 
Music by Barcelona

The main tank called the "Kuroshio Sea" holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world's second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters. Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank.

  Watch this video now:

The music is "Please don't go" by Barcelona.


Extra Bonus feature:
Please Don't Go:
The band Barcelona's video response to Jon Rawlinson's previous video (:

  Watch this video now:

You can buy this song on the iTunes Store: bit.ly/​1zAVu
Barcelona's website: myspace.com/​barcelona
Buy the album Absolutes by Barcelona on the iTunes store: bit.ly/​o57OL
Etc.

The Walking Dead - Opening Titles

Watch this video now:

The Walking Dead - the much awaited AMC TV series based on the hugely successful comic book by Robert Kirkman will launch on Halloween this year. Until then, fans have had to make do with a few teaser trailers...
...but one enterprising soul, Daniel Kanemoto, has gone one step further. He has created his own opening titles to the show - and the results are excellent. If AMC haven't already sorted out their opening titles, then they should really get on the phone to Mr Kanemoto right now...!

This spec title sequence was created using artwork ripped from the pages of the comic, originally illustrated by Charlie Adlard and Tony Moore. As well as referencing the story's comic book roots it is exceptionally well executed. Kanemoto made it after a moment of inspiration at this year's Comic-Con. If Frank Darabont (the director of the TV series whose past credits include The Shawshank Redemption and Frankenstein) is watching - dump your opening sequence and swap it for this one please!

For those of you who don't know what the fuss is all about, where have you been? here is the official trailer for the upcoming TV series. If you like your zombie movies, like us, the thought of a whole series (especially one based on such a brilliant comic) is enough to grab the nearest Timelord, hijack his Tardis and take it forward to October 31. OK, so here is the trailer - and it looks good.

Watch this video now:

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

AMAZING Stop Motion Shows Evolution Of Earth From Big Bang To Nuclear Apocalypse

Coincidentally enough I had a conversation with someone yesterday about space, time, the 'big bang theory', and the origins of man...


...now here with the answers is... painter/stop-motion animator Blu with his new short film "BIG BANG BIG BOOM", a 10-minute "moving" painting showing the evolution of the earth, from big bang to eventual nuclear destruction. Did I mention there were several minutes of dinosaurs? *zipping pants* Because there were. RAWR! God, I can't even imagine how much paint the whole thing required. Gallons. Somebody got approved for a Home Depot credit card! (Buy me a chainsaw)

BIG BANG BIG BOOM:
Direction and animation by BLU blublu.org
Proudction and distrbution by ARTSH.it artsh.it
Soundtrack by ANDREW MARTIGNONI

Watch the video now, and stick it to the man for 10 whole minutes.



Bonus feature:
Previous short film by Blu  
MUTO:
Again with cool wall-painted animation by BLU
Made in Buenos Aires and in Baden (fantoche)
Music by Andrea Martignoni
Produced by Mercurio Film
Assistant: Sibe

Watch this video now:

Old Spice Man responds to comments all over the net.

These are brilliant. The writing is awesome, but it's the performance that makes it. Love it! Here's a sampling:

Watch the videos now:




So, I believe what he's saying is that if I rub Old Spice Body wash all over myself, I'll get pecs and abs. I'm in.

YouTube Channel Link
Follow him on Twitter:  @oldspice

On a side note, this whole thing reminds me a bit of Strongbad emails. I think the two of them should team up. That would be... awesome.

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Click here to see related post: More Old Spice Shenanigans
Click here to see related post: Didn't think Old Spice could top "I'm on a horse"?
Click here to see related post: "I'm on a Horse" - Behind the scenes of Old Spice spot

More Old Spice Shenanigans

Keep 'em coming! This one makes me laugh everytime.

Watch the video now:

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Click here to see related post: Didn't think Old Spice could top "I'm on a horse"?
Click here to see related post: "I'm on a Horse" - Behind the scenes of Old Spice spot

Thursday, July 8, 2010

GORILLAZ: Animated Music Videos, And More!



So ever since the Gorillaz's first music video ("Clint Eastwood" 2001), I've been a big fan of both the Gorillaz animated music videos, and the London, England animation production studio that made them Passion Pictures.


Now, from the creators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's multimedia creation Gorillaz is back, bigger and higher tech than ever before. The funky blend of 2D and 3D cartoon animation that initially gave rise to the Gorillaz has now joined life-action.  Enjoy!


Journey to Plastic Beach:
Directed by Pete Candeland and Jamie Hewlett at Passion Pictures.
To kick off their UK and European tour, bass guitarist and band-leader Murdoc narrates this part-animated, part-real world film which is well worth the 15+ minute watch for fans of the band.

Watch this video now:


Stylo:
Gorillaz’ “Stylo” has a bit of awesome for everyone: the hybrid animated/live action music video features an Camaro/El Camino car chase, sprinkle donuts, the grim reaper, and Bruce Willis.

  Watch this video now:


On Melancholy Hill:
Jamie Hewlett’s video for Gorillaz hit iTunes (6/15), and not only is it a catchy tune, it’s got guns, bombs, a one-eyed octopus, a sinking ship and a sub that looks like a shark. Here’s a tease.

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Bonus feature:
Gorillaz Go Bananaz:
"Bananaz" documentary film trailer.

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Robot Footballers – extreme football, action and science fiction idents


CREATION OF THE UEFU EURO 2008s CAMPAIGN

Ok, so some of these have been around the block, as well as sitting on my list for ages, but still no less fun and impressive.  TV Network Cuatro commissioned Barcelona, Spain-based, audio-visual specialists, Kotoc to make the idents for the UEFA Euro 2008 promotional pieces,with the following inputs: robots, football and superheroes.  With these premises, the creative teams from Kotoc and Cuatro, created a campaign consisting of small sequences in which extreme football, action and science fiction merge.

Coinciding with the feature film premiere of Iron Man, after 3 months of both creative and production work, this is the result.

Nominated at PROMAX'2009.
LAUS Nomination 2009.

 
Cuatrobots - Amanecer:

Watch this video now:


Cuatrobots - CĂșpla:

Watch this video now:


Cuatrobots - Cementerio:

Watch this video now:


Cuatrobots - Ocaso:

Watch this video now:


Cuatrobots - Will Be Back:

Watch this video now:


Bonus feature:
Cuatrobots - Making Of:

Watch this video now:

Click here to see related post: "Iron Baby" 

Didn't think Old Spice could top "I'm on a horse"?

You were wrong.  This latest Old Spice spot is genius.

Watch the video now:

Love it!

Click here to see related post: "I'm on a Horse" - Behind the scenes of Old Spice spot

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Making of Patrick Boivin's AT-AT Day Afternoon


I've featured a bunch of Patrick's Boivin's videos in the past...
Click here to see related post: "AT-AT Day Afternoon"
Click here to see related post: "Some Interactive YouTube Videos"
Click here to see related post: "Stop Motion Animation Awesomeness"
Click here to see related post: "Iron Baby"
... and yesterday I posted Patrick Boivin's short film At-AT Day Afternoon with which I think Boivin may have outdone his previous shorts.

The short film, At-AT Day Afternoon, replaced a normal dog with a vintage Star Wars AT-AT toy, which with the magic of stop-motion animation and computer compositing effects, comes alive.  The video quickly went viral, and spread around the internet clocking in over a million views so far.  Now Boivin has released a "making-of" video showing how he created the short film --- Enjoy!

Watch the video now:


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pixar Film Remixes

What do you get when you mix vocals and chords recorded from a Pixar film, some extra cymbals and a sine wave bass? 'Toyz Noize' and 'Uplular' are two Pixar film remixes from electronic music Australian producer Pogo.

Enjoy!

Toyz Noize:
Based on Pixar's "Toy Story" 
Quote: "This is falling with style"

Watch this video now:


Uplular:
Based on Pixar's "Up"  

Its hard to watch these just once... the the music and visuals flow so well together, with their own little narrative story, I find myself drawn in every time, their somewhat hypnotizing, and even leave you longing to play them again once they are done (:  

Watch this video now:

http://www.pogomix.net

AT-AT Day Afternoon

LOL! This is great (:


  Another one from French Canadian autodidact director Patrick Boivin, quote, "When I was a kid, there are two things I wanted badly and never got... A real dog and a Kenner AT-AT Walker" (Alla Star Wars).  Enjoy!

Watch the video now:

Also, for more awesomeness from this director, check out these:
Click here to see related post: "Some Interactive YouTube Videos"
Click here to see related post: "Stop Motion Animation Awesomeness"
Click here to see related post: "Iron Baby"