Xiaozhu by Karma Advertising

Sing along with the bouncing karaoke ball in this jaw-dropper from director Matthias Zentner full of dubious characters and ambitious VFX for Chinese home-sharing platform Xiaozhu (Small Pig).
The spot, which was pulled just before the air date, takes the guests and conditions found in standard Chinese hotels to a comical extreme with CG via Ignyte and post from Velvet.

Filthy by Mark Romanek

Never Let Me Go director Mark Romanek has accompanied Timberlake’s return to pop music, directing JT’s Black Mirror-inspired music video for “Filthy.” This is not their first time working together either – Romanek directed the music video for “Can’t Stop This Feeling,” Timberlake’s one-off musical stint in the midst of his acting career to produce the theme song for Trolls.

Mark Romanek

Colour on Colour by FutureDeluxe

Part of an ongoing R&D project at the London studios of 3D boundary-pushers FutureDeluxe, “Colour on Colour” uses live action footage to drive intricate and beautiful procedural CG particle animations.

FutureDeluxe CD Andrew Jones: “Essentially the project is that technical and real-world combination we love. The macro video (shot with long term collaborator Davy Evans) is analyzed using Processing to extract information about the movement and color from the footage.

“This velocity and color data is then imported into Houdini and used to drive motion in a dense particle simulation in this organic and mesmerizing way.”


Fade by Kanye West

The video features Teyana Taylor and her husband, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert. The video draws inspirations from a variety of subjects including 80’s pornography, Flashdance, John Carpenter films, The Fly, Dancing with the Stars, the Olympics and the NBA championship. The video would later win the Best Choreography Award at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.


The Snowman by Dianne Jackson

The Snowman is is based on a children’s picture book without words by English author Raymond Brigg. The animation is told through pictures, action and music, scored by Howard Blake. It is wordless like the book, except for the song “Walking in the Air”.

A young boy whose dog has just died moves into the house in whose backyard the snowman was built. Finding a photograph of the snowman the boy rebuilds him, fashioning a snowdog out of the excess snow. The trio fly off in a plane to meet Santa, who gives the boy a magical dog collar which will make it the happiest Christmas ever for him. (1982)

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