CafeFX co-founder Jeff Barnes partners with Portland-based digital production and animation studio Bent Image Lab to oversee the company’s new Digital Media Group.
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Bent Image Lab gives El Tabador a Claymation makeover in a new spot for Canadian mobile carrier Koodo.
Bent Image Labs help animated “Love Story,” for Chips Ahoy, a saucy sequel to the Cookie Guys’ “Convertible.”
Bent Image Lab produces a stop-motion commercial, “Recycling Is A Beautiful Thing,” for Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water.
Bent Image Lab helps animate “Demo Monster” skit for Comedy Central’s new sketch comedy series, “Kroll Show.”
Bent Image Lab produces a behind-the scenes video featuring the company’s VFX work on the NBC hit series “Grimm.”
Bent Image Lab produces “Jingle and Bell’s Christmas Star,” the sequel to the critically acclaimed stop-motion Christmas Special “Jingle All the Way,” for the Hallmark Channel.
Football (Soccer) insanity is personified in a new 3D collaboration between Santo and Bent Image Lab for Coke “Spirit of the Euro.”
Portland, Oregon’s creative powerhouse Bent Image Lab recently welcomed award-winning director and animator Stefan Nadelman into their fold.
Bent Image Lab has teamed up with agency Borders, Perrin, Norrander to create an emotionally uplifting and visually dynamic 30 second TV spot Plywood for the Oregon Lottery.
Ray Di Carlo, executive producer at Bent Image Lab, knows climate change is the most important issue facing the planet. That's why he didn't hesitate to throw the studio's animation capabilities behind Deep Green, a stunning environmental documentary that premiered recently in Portland, Oregon.
A miniature Mexican wrestler might not be the obvious choice for a Canadian cell phone company's spokesman. But when Bent Image Lab Director Rob Shaw discovered just such a character in Toronto-based TAXI 2's script for the latest Koodo Mobile campaign, he immediately saw the connection.
Bent Image Lab's unique CG animation for "The Right Blend," TRIS3CT's spot for Scott Naturals paper products, has attracted quite a bit of attention in recent months.
Lovingly hand-crafted sets merge flawlessly with lifelike CG in Tetra Pak's latest spot, directed by Bent Image Lab's Rob Shaw in collaboration with the Philipp und Keuntje agency of Hamburg.
Press Release from Bent Image Lab
The Portland, Oregon-based production company and creative laboratory Bent Image Lab is further expanding its roster with the recent signing of veteran animator and director Ken Lidster. Known for brilliant, award-winning commercials, such as those for Brisk iced tea that feature the voices and animated likeness of such stars as Bruce Willis and Danny DeVito, Lidster has directed noteworthy spots for Energizer, Chips Ahoy!, Kellogg's, Oscar Mayer, Quaker Oats, and Target.
Press Release from NANDO@BENT
International award-winning Creative/Director Nando Costa, founder of top industry leading design and animation studio Nervo, has teamed with Portland-based Bent Image Lab to form, NANDO@BENT. Costa brings his entire Nervo shop to BENT, including creative partner Linn Olofsdotter. Costa, age 30, will become the fourth partner of BENT which includes: Co-Founder/EP Ray Di Carlo, Co-Founder/Director Chel White, and Co-Founder/Director David Daniels.
Santa may be wearing a red suit but hes got anything but a red attitude in the latest animation Bent Image Lab did for a TV Funhouse segment on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (Dec. 18, 2004). The studio did an incredible looking stop-motion five-minute 'Rudolph'-type bit (written by Robert Smigel) poking fun at racial and political bias and intolerance.
The amazingly rich production took the studio just two weeks to complete.You may view the short at www.bentimagelab.com/video/qt/SNL-04smaller.mov and find it relevant for before and after Christmas sentiments.
Director Lisa Yu, a rising talent with a unique sensibility for stop motion animation, is the latest addition to Portland-based animation/live action production studio Bent Image Lab's stable of directors. While stop motion animation is most often used in comedy or lighthearted applications, Yu's 2002 independent short, VESSEL WRESTLING, applied the technique to make a dramatic and thought-provoking film about passion and sex. The short's arresting imagery won her numerous accolades and awards, as well as the attention of the partners at Bent.
Chel White, Ray Di Carlo and David Daniels have combined strengths to form an artist-driven studio Bent Image Lab, in Portland, Oregon. "Our mission is to generate the future in 'mixed media/animation/live-action'," said partner/executive producer Di Carlo. "We are artists doing business, not businessmen trying to make art." Di Carlo however, has a successful business background and will operate Bent under a highly unique business model.