Mite City

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Wow. This is beautiful work.

Client: Vorwerk & Co. KG, Wuppertal
Head of Marketing Vorwerk Kobold: Felix Withöft

Agency: Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg
Creatives: Thomas Knüwer, Dennis Krumbe, Stefan Wübbe
Producer: Bey-Bey Chen
Account: Jan Kowalsky, Jessica Gustafsson

Production Company: Sehsucht Berlin GmbH & Co. KG
Director/Creative Director: Mate Steinforth
Design: Mate Steinforth, Christian Zschunke, Ronny Schmidt, Jonas Littke
3D Lead: Hannes Weikert
3D Artists:
– Christian Zschunke (R&D, Environment, VFX)
– Ronny Schmidt (Modeling, Animation)
– Philipp Brömme (Animatic, Look Development, VFX)
– Helge Kiehl (Modeling, Animation, Shading, VFX)
– Chris Hoffmann (Modeling, Animation, Shading)
– Philipp Rudler (Animation)
Compositing: Sebastian Nozon, Christina Agapitou
Producer: Christian Gemeiner

Music: Supreme Music, Hamburg
Audio-Mix: Studio Funk, Hamburg

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So a few people were involved in the making of this short film. Just a few. You can see all of them below.

WEB SITE: heartburnfilm.tumblr.com/

Giulia Barelli,
Valentina Branchetti
Benedetta Cariani
Eleonora Gambula
Julie Luchsinger
Laila Sonsino
Alessandra Todaro

Valentina Branchetti
Eleonora Gambula
Laila Sonsino

Eleonora Gambula
Alessandra Todaro

Giulia Barelli
Eleonora Gambula
Alessandra Todaro

Julie Laure Helene Luchsinger
Benedetta Cariani

Eleonora Gambula

Giulia Barelli

Valentina Branchetti
Laila Sonsino

Valentina Branchetti

Julie Laure Helene Luchsinger
Laila Sonsino

Giulia Barelli
Valentina Branchetti
Benedetta Cariani
Eleonora Gambula
Julie Laure Helene Luchsinger
Laila Sonsino
Alessandra Todaro

Anja Beschi
Pamela De Lorenzi
Francesca Giovagnoni

Valerio Alessandro Sizzi

Eleonora Gambula

“I’m not a doll” by
Valerio Alessandro Sizzi

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nick losq: vfx reel

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Some sick work from VFX powerhouse Nick Losq. Hella tight, Nick!

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We Cut Corners: Pirates Life

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This entire video was hand drawn frame by frame with markers on paper. ‘As simple as it looks’ but I would imagine it was anything but simple.

If you wanna learn more about how it was done you can do that here.


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Wing It

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“This Short Film Animation Project has been created by students of The Animation School to gain vital work experience.” Well okay then. This is a pretty amazing piece for student work. It seems like there has been a lot of that going around lately. Stick around at the end to see the credits for all involved.

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My Bloody Lad

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My Bloody Lad is the work of 4 ‘animateurs’, Cyrille Chauvin, Guillaume Dousse, Thibaud Petitpas and Pierre Rutz who are all students at l’Ecole des Gobelins. To see the full credit list please visit this link.

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Here is a nice little self-initiated project by CRCR about desire titled Vésuves.

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Story of Genki

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David O Reilly does his wonderful thing for Tim and Eric who are even more wonderful in their own fantastically weird yet totally hilarious way. And those very adjectives perfectly describe what’s on display here. Awesome.

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This is the graduation short created for “Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem” by Udi Asoulin & Uriah Naeh.

Music: “Panic Ensemble”
Roy Yarkoni – keys, piano, laptop, compositions
Yael Kraus – vocals
Boris Martzinovsky – accordion
Yuri Alon – double bass
Omer Hershman – guitars
Galia Hai – viola, vocals
Dirk Kunesch – trumpet
Noa Goldanski – drums
Giori Politi – drums, percussion
Karen Alkalay Gut – lyrics
Sound effects and mix: Rafi Chen

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DYE: Fantasy

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So a bunch of kids break into a school swimming pool expecting a little above the law yet innocent fun and then…awesomeness ensues.

This is the official video for Dye’s single ‘Fantasy’ directed by animation wunderkind Jérémie Périn.

Directed by Jérémie Périn
Written by Laurent Sarfati & Jérémie Périn
Artistic Direction by Mikael Robert
Produced by Excuse My French / PH & Tigersushi
Executive Producer : Constance Guillou
Production Coordinator : Perrine Schwartz
Commissioner : Jill Caytan
“Fantasy” is taken from the DyE album TAKI 183.
Purchase via Tigersushi: tigersushi.myshopify.com/​products/​taki183
Purchase via itunes: itunes.apple.com/​fr/​album/​fantasy-remixes-special-edition/​id470893928?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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Follow the Sun

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I missed this little diddy by MK12 for FITC. It’s pretty amazing if you visit the little micro-site for the piece and watch the making of and realize that they cell animated the piece. I am always impressed and amazed by motion shops that turn the key from 3d and After Effects into full on cell animation. It’s not an easy thing to do and MK12 did it in style.

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“After running on over 100 festivals BOB finally reached Vimeo with his little running wheel. We would like to thank everyone who enjoyed the film, voted for us on festivals and gave us a laugh during the screenings. It’s an incredible feeling to make people happy.

This was the first time we created an 3d animated movie during our studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and we would have never thought that it became that successful.

There are a lot of things we would have done differently nowadays but for a small team, six months and almost no knowledge of the software, we are proud with the result and finally want to share it with everyone.”

BOB: Tom Zahner
student producer: Anna Matacz
director: Jacob Frey & Harry Fast
script: Jacob Frey & Stefanie Ren
character design: Harry Fast
lighting & rendering: Michael Lederhuber
music: Karol Obara
sounddesign: Marco Manzo

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“For years we have had an urge to create a character-driven animation piece. For us, the opportunity came knocking in the Fall of 2010 disguised in the form of a pitch for ‘Funcheez’.

We got excited and pulled out all the stops for the pitch. We designed characters and environments, drew up storyboards, colour boards, and boardomatics. The pitch was beautiful and fun, but in the end the client decided to go with another studio for the spot.

But it was too late—we had somehow fallen completely in-love with our strange little alien creatures and rather than relegating them to our salon des refusés to gather dust, decided to take the plunge and build a story around them.

Read more about the project and how it came to life on our site here.”

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An impressive demented little piece of 3D animation here from Cube Creative titled “Let’s play once upon a time”.

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Chairlift: Amanaemonesia

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I am a fan of Chairlift and this video for their latest single ‘Amanaemonesia’ doesn’t disappoint in either sound nor image.

Directed by Caroline Polachek and Tom Hines
Digital Animation and Editing: Eric Epstein
Animated Watercolor Illustrations: Rebecca Bird
Choreography: Caroline Polachek
Movement Consultant: Juri Onuki
Art Direction and Text Design: Alejandro Cardenas
Color: Michelle Leuking
Styling: Kat Typaldos
Wardrobe Fabrication: Grace Kim
Hair & Makeup: Fernando Haddad
Steadicam: Afton Grant
Assistant Editor: Matthew Chin-Quee
Assistant DP: Chris Parente
Location: Brooklyn Fireproof Studios
Produced by Molly Hawkins, Tom Hines & Caroline Polachek
Copyright Chairlift 2011

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Second Hand

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A 7 minute animated film by Isaac King that uses both stop motion and traditional animation.

“The term ‘second hand’ refers to the ticking hand on a clock; it also describes re-used items. Would you rather save time? Or save stuff? This film examines the imbalance and waste created by these modern obsessions.”


Music by Jeremy Singer
Audio design/mix by Greg Sextro

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En Agosto

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‘In August’ is a fifteen minute short film utilizing both 2D and 3D animation which took nearly two years to create. The film was written and directed by Andrés Barrientos and Carlos Andrés Reyes and produced by Daniel García. Oruga served as the Executive Producer Pedro Tosin with music composed by Sergio A. Trujillo and the band Sinapis.

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Copia A

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Trexel releases it’s latest animated short film and it’s a work of beauty. The production of the animation took a large team of people and the short film has so far been screened around the world and back. To see full credits and learn more about the film please click here.

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