For the UK’s John Lewis Christmas ad, Hornet/Blinkink directors Elliot Dear and Yves Geleyn take the two most traditional and time-honored animation processes – stop-motion and traditional hand-drawn 2D animation – and combine them to create something innovative and unique.
Film and television editorial house Spot Welders announces that it will now rep top UK editorial shop Speade in the US.
Calabash Animation partners with Saatchi & Saatchi, New York to create, Rainbow Music, for Lucky Charms.
LIA announces the ‘Of the Year’ award winners of the 28th London International Awards and Dumb Ways to Die as the winner of the Non-Traditional Grand LIA.
Syndrome joins Eminem at the YouTube Awards for the debut of his single Rap God, with the music video being created live in one take before the show’s audience.
Elastic director Andy Hall teams with agency McCann New York to create a new spot, “Get Stung,” for Jose Cuervo’s new cinnamon-flavored Cuervo Cinge.
Ntropic founder & creative director Nate Robinson receives a Special Recognition award in the Artistic and Technical Achievement category at the 2013 Flame Awards.
Framestore partners with Saatchi & Saatchi for Hans Strudel, a series of commercials and an online short film for Toaster Strudel.
The deadline for submissions to the 12th Annual VES Awards honoring the most outstanding visual effects in film, television, animation, commercials, special venue projects and video games is November 22, 2013.
The world unfolds in a brilliant animated palette in Nathan Love Director Joe Burrascano’s ‘Power for Change’ promo for energy industry up-and-comers North American Power.
MassMarket partners with Chandelier Creative and Director Roman Coppolla from The Directors Bureau to get animated in a series of new spots for Old Navy.
Brickyard VFX partners with Interrogate and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners on the new spot Big Is On for the 2013-2014 NBA season.
ILM's Chief Creative Officer and Senior Visual Effects supervisor John Knoll kicks off the VIEW Conference on October 15.
London-based commercial editorial house Alex Hagon re-launches as Circus, opening a new office in New York’s Chelsea district led by Jono Griffith; Susanne Kelly handles east coast sales and Cristina Matracia continues to serve as producer.
Brickyard VFX creates a game day fantasy for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s to promote the new Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger.
Psyop partners with Clemenger BBDO Wellington to help New Zealand drivers connect in Emoticons, a short film for New Zealand’s Transportation Authority.
Imaginary Forces partners with Ogilvy New York to create an eight-spot campaign highlighting the complex world of Jeopardy! champion computer Watson for IBM.
Alanda Ltd. announces the addition of Scout, a design and animation company launched by former Superfad NY creative directors Chace Hartman and Brian Drucker.
Taylor James partners with Saatchi & Saatchi NY and Nelly to give Honey Nut Cheerios a hip-hop makeover.
MPC LA creates a CG visual metaphor or the interconnectivity of the modern world in a new spot for Deutsche Telekom.
Revolution Pictures partners with Magnetic Dreams Animation Studio to chronicle a boy’s relationship with a robot in What If, the new music video for Five for Fighting.