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Shelley Page is Head of International Outreach at DreamWorks Animation and is a member of the 3D World Advisory Board. In our current issue she picks her favourite undergraduate student shorts and reveals how you can match their golden standard. Here is one of Shelley’s picks – A la Francaise from Director William Lorton. She says of the film: “This short film – directed by Morrigane Boyer, Julien Hazebroucq, Ren Hsien Hsu, Emmanuelle Leleu and William Lorton, graduates from Supinfocom Arles...
The town isn’t big enough for the two main pies in new student short The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete. In a classic story of redemption, Pete, the baddest pie in the yeast, is in town and looking for trouble. With the town’s citizens struck with fear and the sheriff itching for a gunfight, the fate of the town rests on the shoulders of one little tart. But can she save the day?
Platige Image prevents another case of cereal theft in its latest CG spot for Coco Pops. Coco Monkey and his gang protect their precious cereal from Crafty Croc in this new fully CG spot by Polish production studio Platige Image. Created in collaboration with Stink production house and advertising agency Leo Burnett, Platige was responsible for the environments, characters, animation, rendering and final composition of the entire project.
Robots get vocal in this Live Aid-inspired spot created for Citroën by VFX studio The Embassy. The 30-second spot, in which robots with beautiful singing voices take centre stage, came about when The Embassy was approached by Citroën’s Paris-based agency Agence H. “The Embassy has a solid history in producing high-quality photoreal visually driven work, so coupled with our previous work for Citroën, we were a natural fit for the project,” says creative director David Casey. To enable the team...
“Hi-Sim Studios directs and carries out animation projects for a variety of commercial clients. We’ve directed and produced CGI commercials for Philips, Seven Seas, Airwick and more, as well as developing our own short promo films. “We use in-house projects such as Flux as an opportunity to develop our filmmaking portfolio, exploring new techniques and themes. The film is a high-adrenaline set piece featuring big robots. It was great fun to work on, and to see it all popping out in...
Known for its hyperreal 3D architectural and product work, San Francisco-based Transparent House recently created this incredibly cool spot for Blazing Dragonfly Vodka. But this is no ordinary commercial, as Transparent House principal and co-founder Denis Krylov explains: “Blazing Dragonfly is an imaginary brand, conceived by myself, Transparent House principal and strategist Krista Mollion and our colleagues as a platform for colourfully presenting our studio’s creative and production...
“I wanted to keep it pretty simple so the focus was on the bike,” says Simon, “previously I had a simple environment but it was basically just distracting.” “I produced all the work myself apart from the music. Direction of the film, and all of the VFX work, including modelling the bike, rigging the mechanics of it, animation, shading, fx, compositing. “It took about three months on and off during the evenings and weekends, but the ideas for the project originated nearly a year ago until I...
In the new student animation Nokomi, a fresh encounter happens in the most unexpected of places. Nokomi tells the story of a house-bound Inuit girl’s Arctic adventures with a psychotic yeti in a dangerous melting ice cave. The charming short was created by four students – Caroline Collinot, Aurélie Deconinck, Guillaume Ferrachat and Rémi Prouzat – studying at French animation school ESMA (Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques).
Prepare to be blown away. This technically brilliant student film, co-directed by ArtFX School students Michael Balthazart, Raphael Gaudin, Clément Granjon de Lépiney and Quentin Sauvinet, features awesome CG aircraft, cool effects and a great mix of live-action and CG. In fact, when we first saw Voile Noir we couldn’t quite work out what was CG and what was shot, so we went in search of the answers to co-director Michael Balthazar… And we found out: Voile Noir is composed of 60 shots; 17 of...Share / Add Comment