Hendrick’s Gin “Escape” by Tulips & Chimneys

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

Robots by Blue Sky Studios

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

Pixel by Adrien M & Claire B

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

Manic/Love by Jordan Wolfson

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.


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.”


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