Monday, January 28, 2008

Adobe Illustrator 88

Some of the art looks like it's straight out of 'Working Girl', but it's interesting how things haven't changed ALL that much over the past 20 years.

Thanks for the link, Jim G.


Mad Money Titles - Shine Studio

mad moneyDru Nget is one of my former students and a good friend. He is making a big name for himself in Hollywood. He has been working with Shine Studio and has been designing/animating titles for film and television shows (Terminator Series and Women's Murder Club titles), as well as a network identity that I posted at 'Inspirations' in July 2007.

Dru's latest film titles were for the film Mad Money and they are really cool! See for yourself.

Dru says "The title sequence was inspired by the graphical elements that already existed within the U.S. currency, intermixed with colors from foreign currency. The most interesting aspect of the project was getting to see the details of the currency. Plus, it gave us a chance to redesign the currency from our perspective which was fun."


A Conversation with Daniel Land/Dirty Trousers

Dirty Trousers

Yesterday I spoke with Daniel Land, co-director and vfx artist on the film Dirty Trousers. This is interview #1 in the series we'll be doing on the film, following it down it's post-production path.

Dan talks about the premise of the film and what obstacles they are encountering in post-production. They are using tools from Imagineer and Red Giant Software in post.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Mirrormask- a VFX treat


Designed and directed by Dave McKean, Mirrormask is stunning and chock-full of visual effects. Dave McKean is one of my favorite artists, and I was excited to see the film retained much of the look and feel of his work.

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Chicago Motion Graphics Festival Highlights/ Best of STASH

In case you missed it, here's a few of the highlights from "Best of Stash 2007" at MGFest08.

Microsoft Zune Ad by Fulltank.

Music Video: Faithless-Music Matters by Micros Image.

Coca-Cola Happiness Factory- The Movie by Psyop.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Greenpeace - Sunshine

What do you think? Good motion tracking with Trapcode Lux or they actually jammed flashlights up their bums? Awesome commercial!


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Greenpeace Theatrical Trailer

GreenpeaceBen Sever and Grey Tel Aviv have put togetherthis scary theatrical trailer for Greenpeace for The End of the World. The editing is tight and the title effects are very cool.


Monday, January 14, 2008

mgFest08 Intro Video

Lift Motion Design and Creative Chaos created this astounding intro video for the Motion Graphics Festival 2008 in Chicago, Jan 15-21st. The production process heavily integrated the motion design with the sound design by The Great Mundane.

The inspiration came from the integration of several creative practices at this year's festival, which focuses on motion design, sound design and motion programming.

Production, costuming, and makeup were done at Foundation Post and the piece was edited by Matthew Glover.

Adobe After Effects was used for almost all the animating and compositing. The final edit was done in Final Cut Pro and the audio composition was created in Ableton Live.

The final piece will play before a live audience at each of the 4 motion graphics screenings at the festival: Stash's Commercial Art screening, Lumen Eclipse's Video Art screening, the Art in Motion screening, and the Conscious Motion screening.

"It was wonderful to have the opportunity to collaborate with other motivated and talented artists. I really do not think this project would have been possible with out each individuals passion and dedication to do what they love. And that love is responsible for the drive to follow through on the never ending quest for perfection to create a positive final product." from Jeffrey Acciaioli (The Great Mundane, Composer/Sound Designer)

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Seal - Amazing

This video is AWESOME! Great song as well. It gets my groove on. I'm not sure who directed it, but if you know anything about the post production, please leave a comment.


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