Nick Cross‘s short animation for Yo Gabba Gabba reminded me of why I love cartoons so much. It sparks the imagination while fitting quite nicely into a playful, adventure/music video category; something you don’t get a chance to see often.
Most Days is a music video directed by brothers Paul and Matt Layzell for the band Mazes. Paul and Matt wanted to take us back to those junior-high days of smoking too much weed, skating everyday, and puking after putting down half of your 40 ouncer, all captured on your moms handy cam! Sit back and sip on an ice cold brew whilst packing a freshy and enjoy this animated skate wizardry!
Alright Denver kiddies, I don’t necessarily condone the unpaid, anything route… But, knowing how hard it can be to get into the Denver creative community, I figured it doesn’t hurt to spread the word.
Changethethought is looking for two unpaid interns for 12 weeks. It sounds like their open to full time or part time and are looking to fill a Motion Designer position and a Producer position. For more information on what they’re looking for, jump over to the original post on CTT.
It’s been a minute since I’ve heard anything new from Flying Lotus, let alone a new artist (Blu). And although it’s a couple months old now, this collaboration between FlyLo and Blu hits the spot quite nicely.
The animation for GNG BNG, was done by Ruffmercy, independent creative studio out of London.
MTV World Design Studio recently partnered with 55DSL on a series of idents based around the five senses; sight, smell, taste, sound and touch. Each spot was created in collaboration with five separate studios from around the world and left to be interpreted in their own ways. Of the five spots, the two above—”Sight,” created by I Love Dust and “Hearing,” created by James Roper & Universal Everything—are two of my favorites.
Telephoneme is a hybrid live-action / animated piece created by MK12 in collaboration with Swedish Secrets Productions. Inspired by 1960s educational films and taking cues from one in particular The Alphabet Conspiracy. MK12′s Telephoneme uses a slightly darker remixed version of the movie’s original soundtrack as the underlying foundation for the entire animated piece. Production notes and a free type face or two are all available for those willing to do a little digging.
Our homies at Legwork have been busy dropping new work and pumping their portfolio full of glorious animations and motion pieces. Both of these spots, as well as their growing selection of creative gems on their site, have kept me fueled with motivation and anxious to see what comes next.
I just discovered this artist, Chinza Dopeness, after revisiting the Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo Lab site. He’s got a pretty interesting style to say the least and the fact that he’s got the likes of the W+K crew backing him up I look forward to seeing more things from this guy in the future. For now, cop the new release, 100% RAP
Seemingly unwound creative energy and attention to detail, both digitally and in the analog, plus the dude is super humble. Evan’s new site is full of previously unseen goodies, a new reel and does nothing short of keeping me wanting to see more.
Make sure to check out his blog for an interesting selection of this and that as well as various bits of information on his goings on.
Anthony Schepperd animated/directed this insanely colorful and intricate music video for Blockhead’s ‘The Music Scene’ which is the title track off his latest release on Ninja Tune. The label is celebrating 20 years of beats n’ pieces keep an eye on their site for details around the release of rare material, mixes, videos and other treats.
Hi-tech audio/visual production from Beeple. All audio & video by one dude, in his free time over the course of 10 months. Very impressive. He’s got loads of great video, audio, 3d and illustration work, including the beautiful & thought-provoking Subprime piece.