The intricate, illustrative style perfected by the Tulips and Chimneys studio in Cape Town, South Africa proves a perfect match for Hendrick’s Gin’s eccentric branding.
Director Ree Treweek: “We have long been admirers of the Hendrick’s Gin aesthetic. Its Victoriana surrealism is so aligned with our style that you can imagine our delight when we were approached by agency Quaker City Mercantile to create an animated spot.”
Tulips and Chimneys
Fasten your seat bolts and gear up for a hilarious, heartwarming comedy that’s “fun for the whole family” (Clay Smith, Access Hollywood). With the help of his misfit mechanical friends, a small-town robot named Rodney embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as he heads for the big city to pursue his dreams – and ultimately proves that anyone can shine no matter what they’re made of. Featuring an all-star voice cast and a groundbreaking visual style that pushes the boundaries of animated filmmaking, Robots is a dazzling, fun-filled feast for the eyes and a riveting good time for all ages! (2005)
Blue Sky Studios
Crockery drifts across the surface of “clinamen”, and when gentle currents get these white porcelain bowls clinking, French artist Celeste Boursier-Mougenot creates a changing, chiming soundscape.
Paul Thomas Anderson is a modern master of filmmaking, and his sophomore effort Boogie Nights features one of the best opening shots of the ’90s. Smashing in with infectious disco music and a marquee of the film’s title, the sequence introduces Boogie Nights’ core cast in one three-minute shot.
A selection of shots from the C4 documentary which was directed by John Hayes Fisher. We created some highly detailed frozen moments so the viewer could explore moments of the evacuation that were never captured on film. For some of these we were required to transition from existing photographs – always a fun challenge!
Director Joe Ball and the Psyop LA crew combine streamlined design, an upscale palette, and clever light-driven transitions to put a human face on the wealth management services available thru Citibank’s Citigold product.
Pixel is an innovative dance performance conceived by French performance artists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne, known collectively as the Adrien M / Claire B Company, in collaboration with hip-hop choreographer Cie Kafig. The hour-long performance incorporates a host of digital projection mapping techniques, 11 dancers, and bills itself as “a work on illusion combining energy and poetry, fiction and technical achievement, hip hop and circus.”
Adrien M & Claire B
Cycle is a animation from art director Kouhei Nakama that uses a wide range of physics-based particle animations to explore the human form.
Bambi is a 1942 American animated film directed by David Hand (supervising a team of sequence directors), produced by Walt Disney and based on the book Bambi, a Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. The film was released by RKO Radio Pictures on August 13, 1942, and is the fifth Disney animated feature film.
This metallic sculpture resembles a clichéd portrait of an urchin, complete with ragged clothes and freckled cheeks. Its cartoonish features are warped by an aggressive grimace that simultaneously exposes the character’s distress and malice. To convey an additional layer of anguish, Wolfson has given his creation motion-sensitive eyes that track and lock onto its audience.
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.
The Belgium based company Dirty Monitor is an enthusiastic creative studio, pioneer in the field of content conception and realisation for video mapping and other audiovisual productions.
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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.
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.”