Who doesn't love the quirky clever perspective on the world animated by PES? I know I do! It's been a long time coming but here is some new stop motion goodness from the filmmaker, titled "Fresh Guacamole" a follow up to "Western Spaghetti."
Furry, harry centipedes, underwater threaded reefs, and a beautiful eerie dance of creation and destruction from Moo Studios' director Andrew Thomas Haung. I love the beautiful tactile look of the fibers, some pieces reminding me so vividly of god's eye arts and crafts at girl scout camp.
I probably should but I can't help but mention that one of my favorite adolescent poems shares in it's subject matter, from the one and only Sylvia Plath.
I? I walk alone; The midnight street Spins itself from under my feet; When my eyes shut These dreaming houses all snuff out; Through a whim of mine Over gables the moon's celestial onion Hangs high.
I Make houses shrink And trees diminish By going far; my look's leash Dangles the puppet-people Who, unaware how they dwindle, Laugh, kiss, get drunk, Nor guess that if I choose to blink They die.
I When in good humor, Give grass its green Blazon sky blue, and endow the sun With gold; Yet, in my wintriest moods, I hold Absolute power To boycott any color and forbid any flower To be.
I Know you appear Vivid at my side, Denying you sprang out of my head, Claiming you feel Love fiery enough to prove flesh real, Though it's quite clear All you beauty, all your wit, is a gift, my dear, From me.
Brand New School has been working with Fuel TV since it's inception in 2003. Their latest wave of branding is fresh and forward thinking without completely forgetting the past. They have rethought the station ID's by remashing a number of the previous ID's from other artists resulting in a compilation of identity that is lo-fi - full of digital noise, old and new at the same time. I love it. It reminds me of some of the original MTV ID's but with a new millennium twist. And the "surrealist Dollhouse" is well - surreal.
I love everything about this world created by Grand Marnier. Can I be a silhouette on that balcony? A part of that party? Inspired by vintage french posters, the animation style is minimal and the bold colors can't help but grab your attention.
Animators at Studio 9K9 infused life into print materials of the same voice resulting in this enticing atmospheric animated spot.
I file this under i can't believe it's real. yes, it got my attention. it caught my attention because i thought the playback was skipping and proceeded to watch in horror as if watching a car crash for the next 3 minutes...unreal. what do you think? obnoxious genius? or just obnoxious?
This simple line drawn 2d animated intro is about as inspiring as it can get, in my eyes. The number of scenarios imagined out of a globe, or circle, or egg, is really impressive and entertaining - it just goes to show that a great idea really goes a long way. You can see such great title sequences as Catch Me if You Can and Anatomy of a Murder all echoing the style cues from this gem.
If you've seen Tropic Thunder you know that the Tom Cruise character Le Grossman was one of the highlights of the film, especially his celebratory dance moves that take us out of the flick. This year to help promote the MTV Movie Awards Les Grossman releases a slew of promos (word is also promoting his own approaching feature film) from director AAron Stoller of Biscuit Filmworks.
I love the mock of the famous Risky Business scene, also originally played by Cruise.
Brand New School goes old school with a low-fi stop motion sponsor reel for this year's AICP awards. The team took advantage of the rich grimy streets of New York and used them as their abstract art backgrounds to illustrate the corporate sponsor titles. I just love the peeling paint and layers of old posters and graffiti they chose to use, such rich unique images that only time and exposure on the New York streets can create.
Here's the brief on the process from the Brand New School team:
Embracing Brand New School's passions for animation, photography and filmmaking, the team first created logo animations and printed those frames on individual, brightly colored pieces of paper. Then, armed with a Canon 5D, tape, and a small fleet of bicycles for transportation, they spent 5 days traveling multiple boroughs capturing the footage. "For each company's mark, we devised animations and then scoured neighborhoods in search of locations for them that would all work together," said Adolfsen. "We tried never to repeat ourselves, each time trying to raise the bar. It was like a big game, played on the walls and streets of the city." Music and mix credits for the Sponsor Reel go to the incredible talents at Stimmüng.