Friday, July 31, 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox Trailer

Based on the Roald Dahl story and directed by Wes Anderson, Fantastic Mr. Fox looks like a fun ride! It's done in a very old school stop motion style like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, which I adored as a kid.

I can definitely tell that is George Clooney doing the voice. Also featuring the voice of Jason Schwartzman, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray as the skunk and Owen Wilson.

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Flashback Friday: Birdy Nam Nam - The Parachute Ending

Normally these Flashback Fridays show videos from years past, but this week we're going to feature a crazy, trippy acid flashback video! From the comments on Vimeo, I have gleaned that the music is a remix of "The Party" from Justice. Another comment explains that Birdy Num Num is a line from the movie "The Party" with Peter Sellers from 1968, which you can bet had its share of peace and love. This animation does have a retro feel, even if it's not 30 years old.

This is a pretty amazing piece of animation.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time - Great Scott!!

Video Games | Ratchet & Clank Future: CT | E3 09: Trailer HD
XBox 360 | Playstation 3 | Nintendo Wii

Monday, July 27, 2009

Don't crash.. it might actually hurt.

Video Games | DiRT 2 | Exclusive Baja Raid Trailer HD
XBox 360 | Playstation 3 | Nintendo Wii

555 KUBIK- Facade Projection

555 KUBIK | facade projection | from urbanscreen on Vimeo.

"How it would be, if a house was dreaming." This is absolutely amazing.

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Tron Legacy Trailer

Tron Legacy Trailer:

HD Download Here:

Original Tron Trailer (1982):

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Jack Black, check! Rock, check! Video game, check! Awesome, CHECK! (NSFW because of language)

This game will be released on the PS3 and 360!

Rubbubs by DUCK

An animated short directed by Jan Chen of DUCK in Los Angeles. I wouldn't exactly say this is NSFW, but it could be. I mean, the film is full of animated condoms! Well executed and very cute, each character has its own personality.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

KiD CuDi feat. Kanye West & Common - Make Her Say

Really nice editing and cinematography. I love the simplicity of the split screen. Watch a better quality video here.


The Good Look :: Julune 2009 Edition, Bundle 2

We like to spread our influence in all sorts of places! We're sponsoring a segment on The Good Luck where I'll give Sum, the producer, a couple of links to great new motion graphics on the web. This month the Toolfarm segment is featuring Jib-Jab's awesome Barack Obama video. The show looks slick! It's new, fresh, fun.

The Good Look is a showcase of music, art, video and fashion. Part 1 of the Julune edition can be found here, where Toolfarm has another video pick (Marco Brambilia's Ascension).

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Diary Farmers of Canada stereoscopic 3D ads

3 Spots for the Dairy Farmers of Canada that were all done with stereoscopic 3D, by Toronto's Headgear Animation and Due North Communications. Read an article about their process at BoardsMag.


Kid Kong

Jump Rope

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Robogeisha Trailer

I don't even know what to say about this one.


U2 - I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

Yes, the song title sounds like a country song, but it's U2, who always has great videos. This video, no exception, is written and directed by David OReilly and designed by Jon Klassen. David OReilly also did the MIA visuals. I love MIA.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland Trailer

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Street Tests with Trapcode Particular v2

Amazing use of Trapcode Particular v2, excellent tracking.

street tests from Najork on Vimeo.

Want to give it a try? Download a free trial here!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Yellow Sticky Notes by Jeff Chiba Stearns

Director and animator Jeff Chiba Stearns was controlled by sticky notes for 9 years. He went through 2300 sticky notes and brought them to life. Wow. I love the morphing and animating of the content on the sticky notes. Amazing.

He's half Japanese (just like my daughter), and an advocate for HAPA, hence, his site HAPA is Half Asian People's Association, a worldwide organization for people of mixed Asian ethnicity.

Comments from the director:

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Franz Ferdinand - Can't Stop Feeling

Sometimes simplicity makes the best videos. No visual effects, no 3D renders, just lots and lots of wipes and clever timing. Genius.

Via @aetuts on Twitter


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Harry Potter vs. Voldemort Rap

Bill Cammack, with the dreadlock help, IM'd me this video this afternoon. Now, you probably won't get half the jokes if you don't know anything about the Harry Potter series, but I've read the first 6 and I thought it was hilarious!

It has some great visual effects, like Voldemort apparating, wand effects, and a silly ending. Love it! The rhymes are also freakin' funny! I must say, Harry does sound a bit like Mike D from the Beastie Boys.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Video Games by Musclebeaver

This is a bizarre but awesome history of video games from Pong to Pac-Man to Super Mario and to a bunch of games that came out after I stopped playing. It's pretty funny stuff and very well done. The Pong sequence is too long, in my opinion, but stick it out. It really picks up at the end of Pac-Man. Musclebeaver says:

Every game character in this prologue was reinterpreted, redrawn ( pixel at a time), and animated frame by frame. First I drew every animation step of all characters with the smallest sized (1x1) pen in Photoshop at 72 dpi. (without bicubic interpolation). Then I composed everything in AfterFX. There were a lot of issues I had to cope with to keep the detailed REAL pixel look/ratio.(e.g . scaling, camera and motion blurs...)

NSFW! Scene of Mario humping Lara Crofts leg and she's enjoying it!

Video Games from MUSCLEBEAVER on Vimeo.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

3D Video Projections by NuFormer

, a Dutch multimedia agency, created these amazing 3D video projections on transparent screens. Very impressive, especially the shattering effect that make the buildings look as though they are crumbling apart.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

District 9 Trailer - Directed by Peter Jackson

Pretty awesome robots.


SOUR - Hibi no neiro (Everyday Sounds) and Omokage no saki (Beyond your memory)

Hibi no neiro means 'everyday sounds'. One of the perks of living in a Japanese household is that I always have a translator! This video is amazing. The timing of the webcams is impressive. Very creative work! Directors: Masashi Kawamura, Hal Kirkland, Magico Nakamura and Masayoshi Nakamura.

Here's another from the band that uses Stop Motion and animated headphone cables. I am very intrigued by the originality in their videos.(

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Galactic Mail

Very nice graphical style to this piece by Jonathan Vuillemin and Douglas Lassance (aka Motraboy and Asterokid), using XSI Softimage.

Galactic Mail from Asterokid on Vimeo.

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

HP Invent by Tom and Matt

HP - invent from Tom and Matt on Vimeo.

Response to D&AD Student Awards brief set by Hewlett Packard.

"Present an idea which promotes HP Workstations ability to bring to life anything the creative mind can conceive."

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Evian Rollerskating Babies & Making of...

CGI babies have come a long way since the creepy dancing baby on Ally McBeal. My six year old wanted to know how the babies learned to dance and skate so well!

And the Making of:


Monday, July 06, 2009

Virgile by Flying V

Very entertaining and cool piece about a guy named Virgile trying to impress a girl. Flying V is Clement Soulmagnon and Gary Levesque, two classmates from the 2008 Supinfocom prom. This is their first film short.

Virgile from Flying V on Vimeo.

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Hellmann's short film (Eat Real. Eat Local)

A gorgeous infographic piece on eating local.

Hellmann's short film (Eat Real. Eat Local) from Yoho Yue on Vimeo.

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James Cameron Stereoscopic 3D camera

Very interesting!


Thursday, July 02, 2009

Glasshouse Reel 2009

I don't tend to put a lot of reels up here, but one of my former students emailed me and asked about this one. Very nice work. It flows really well. Students, please look at this one for inspiration on how to edit your reel!

glasshouse reel 2009. from glasshouse on Vimeo.


Wednesday, July 01, 2009

2012 Trailer 2

Oh, it's the end of the world! I'm sure we'll all wake up on December 22, 2012 with nothing worse than a hangover. The VFX look pretty freakin' phenomenal in this film, not to mention John Cusack, who is my celebrity crush. Via@themediamogul


Trapcode 3S Training Trailer

Is it arrogant to put our own stuff up here? Nah. The training will be out in early July. Here's a promo piece I put together for it, which uses Professional Video Templates Pictures Flow Template and features music from the band King Tut. Thought you'd like the artistic approach to the promo. I listen to a lot of electronic music, so yes, the audio is supposed to be like that. :-)

Find more videos like this on MyToolfarm

Watch it in HD at YouTube or Vimeo

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