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The-Artery Adds Nick Haynes to NYC Studio

Recent Carbon NY and former MPC executive producer brings 20+ years of industry experience, having held various production and managerial positions at companies including Absolute Post and the Mill.

In Passing Headline News

Factory Fifteen Co-Founder Jonathan Gales Tragically Killed at 36

The BAFTA award-winning animation and visual effects director, who was expecting a second child with wife Claire Pepper, was struck by a drunk driver while visiting Los Angeles on business.

A Mountain of Entertainment Headline News

‘Key & Peele’ Inspired ‘Mr. Garvey's Mountain Survival Skills’ Released by Paramount+

The one-minute sketch features a delightful mix of the streamer’s live-action and animated characters, along with Keegan-Michael Key, part of its ‘A Mountain of Entertainment’ campaign.

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Nexus Mixes Stopmo and Puppetry on Black Market’s ‘Tech Reborn’ Campaign

Award-winning director Johnny Kelly delivers animated short about the endearing relationship between a young girl and a monster that highlights the company’s alternative, regenerative approach to society’s insatiable desire for the ‘new.’

Business Headline News

Technicolor Creative Studios Public Spin-Off Now Official

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 6:59am

Previous division of Technicolor SA is now an independent, publicly traded company under TCHCS on Euronext Paris, while Technicolor, comprised of the Connected Home and Vantiva Supply Chain Services divisions, will remain listed on Euronext Paris under its new name of Vantiva.

My God Such a Shower Headline News

Framestore Summons the God of the Sea for Kohler Spot

Poseidon is summoned from his hyper-realistic CG underwater kingdom to confront an unassuming man taking a shower who appears to have mastery over water in a manner reserved only for the gods.

Documentaries Headline News

‘Claydream’ Documentary Explores Will Vinton’s Claymation Heyday

Watch the trailer for director Marq Evans’ intimate portrait of the stop-motion animation pioneer’s highs and lows; the film opens in theaters today, August 5.

Get Up and Go! Headline News

ROOF Fills it Up with Whimsy for Conoco’s ‘Choose Go’ Campaign

Incorporating elements from stop-motion to classic video games, the studio created 6 3D animated spots featuring unique ‘Goer’ characters who embark on whimsical adventures that start and end after gassing up.

Commercials Headline News

Watch: Blinkink’s Singing Sour Burstin Crawlers in Trolli’s ‘Gooniverse’ Spot

Renee Zhan creates a gory, gooey, tasty CG spot with realistic stop-motion textures in a terrifying factory setting that doesn’t seem to faze the colorful, happy, edible worms.

Commercials Headline News

Peak and This Thing of Ours Take ‘Toon Blast’ Characters on the Road

Animation studio uses live-action, soft-shaded frame-by-frame animation, and 3D elements to create a promo video for the popular game; animated characters Wally, Cooper, and Bruno enter the non-animated world, taking to the streets.

People Headline News

Framestore Pictures Adds Director Ivan Bird

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:56am

Company to represent the internationally recognized filmmaker in the US and Canada; recent commercial directorial credits include the ‘zero carbon-powered’ ad for Hitachi and McDonald’s ‘Simply Timeless’ retro spot.

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The Climate Ad Project Fights for Change with Tongue-in-Cheek Animation

Longtime social activist Harold Moss has teamed his studio, FlickerLab, with NASA climate expert Peter Kalmus and a group of volunteer artists and scientists to create funny, meaningful 2D animated shorts addressing issues like Amazon deforestation, fossil fuel pollution, and rising ocean temperatures.

PSAs Headline News

Bill Nye Joins Coca Cola in Stop-Motion Short Explaining Recycling

Watch Mackinnon & Saunders’ new film, ‘The Coca-Cola Company and Bill Nye Demystify Recycling,’ which illustrates the circular journey of recycled plastic bottles; materials used in the film include trees made from Sprite labels, conveyor belts from recycled cardboard and Mr. Nye, personified by Coca-Cola bottles.

Commercials Headline News

Fancy VFX Gets All Emoji-nal on FedEx Spot

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 8, 2022 at 11:51am

Visual effects studio designs and produces a series of increasingly numerous and whimsical emojis to show how NFL star Derrick Henry’s tweeted mistyped hashtag makes a small kitchenware store’s business explode, requiring immediate ecommerce help to handle the surge.

Business Headline News

Pariah VFX and Post House Opens for Business

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 18, 2022 at 3:01pm

Visual effects supervisors Patrick Murphy and Glyn Tebbutt, and managing director Mark Tobin launch their new Santa Monica-based business with high-profile Expedia and Gatorade campaigns.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Plans to Spin-off and List Newly Re-Organized Creative Studios Group

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 2:13pm

Company will retain 35% stake in new entity that includes MPC for film and episodic VFX, The Mill for advertising, Mikros for animation, and Technicolor Games for the gaming industry; debt refinancing also planned, with deal set to conclude the latter part of Q3 2022.

It’s Groovy! Headline News

AFX Creative Channels ‘Austin Powers’ for GM’s ‘EVil is Back for Good’ Campaign

Creative studio teams up with McCann Detroit to produce a comedic, VFX-driven narrative featuring the return of Mike Myers’ Dr. Evil; created for the car maker’s Super Bowl LVI campaign, the spot paid homage to the iconic 1990’s spymaster spoof while dealing with topical issues of climate and reduced emissions.

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From Games to Series: How Entertainment Agency MOCEAN Helps Makes It Happen

Executive Creative Director Elaine Cantwell, EVP Strategy Allan Gungormez, and Creative Director Norn Jordan talk about the marketing campaigns for ‘Arcane’ and ‘Halo’ and the strategies that turn gamers into viewers.

Reach for the Stars Headline News

LOBO Tapped for ‘If I Had A Satellite’ Digital Spot

BYJU’S FutureSchool online platform collaborates with creative studio to create charming CG animated short to inspire budding young space explorers and promote its Code A Satellite educational program.

People Headline News

Taylor James Bolsters Creative Team with Key New Hires

Following a year of rapid growth, the studio gears up for 2022’s continued success by adding award-winning creative director Luciano Tapia, and CG leads Bill Mata and Fola Akinola.

People Headline News

Woodblock Names Luiza Cruz-Flade and Crystal Campbell Executive Producers

Based in London and Berlin, respectively, new hires will bolster the studio’s growth in direct-to brand offerings, build the studio’s reputation in the UK and Europe, and develop and secure new projects.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP143: How William Allinson Gets Stop-Motion Gigs in Toronto

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 1:24pm

The artist shares how he’s built his career working on animated on projects like ‘New Math,’ ‘Dad Fight,’ Canadian Tire spots, and ‘Ultra City Smiths.’

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