December 27, 2009


Turntable manufacturer Panasonic will be stopping production on their universally loved Technics 1200s and Technics 1210s in February 2010, citing an increasing decline in sales as the motivation behind the line’s demise.

R.I.P. and move to Digital!

December 24, 2009

Photofont ID

Photofont ID QuickStart from Adam Twardoch (FontLab) on Vimeo.

Outline font formats such as TrueType or OpenType are limited to monochrome letterforms. Bitmap fonts can use the full color palette and transparency. So far, color bitmap fonts have been widely used in computer games as well as in TV, film and motion graphics applications. Our Photofont® technology brings that same creative power to traditional print and web applications. Photofonts allow users to break free from the traditional black-and-white lettering and use fonts that are made of real calligraphic brush strokes, everyday objects, scanned historical documents or felt pen doodles. Photofonts are not only fun but also open serious business opportunities for example in the field of personalized marketing.

Learn more at:

My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

Alain Lores Case Study

Alain Lores 3D/Motion Demo09 from Alain Lores on Vimeo.

Metempsychosis from Alain Lores on Vimeo.

Concept & Animation: Alain Lores
Audio: Armando Gonzalez
Music artist: Brian Eno
Track: The Secret Place

New Cocacola vending machine from Alain Lores on Vimeo.

Client: CocaCola Company
Agency: Sapient
3D: Alain Lores & Marlon Munoz
Motion Graphics/Compositing: Alain Lores, Fabian Garzon, Marlon Morina

Music: Chris Clark - Body Riddle - herr bar

General Electric - its your smart grid from Alain Lores on Vimeo.

Client: General Electric
Agency: Sapient
Art Direction: Noel Artiles
3D: Alain Lores, Rafael Jimenez, Fabian Garzon
Rendering/Effects: Alain Lores
Compositing: Fabian Garzon

Particular Expermient 2 from Alain Lores on Vimeo.

Inspired by Esteban Diácono who started this movement.

Dolby Pro Logic IIz from Alain Lores on Vimeo.

3D: Marlon Munoz and Alain Lores
Compositing/effects: Alain Lores
Sound FX: Casey Woods

HellGig from Alain Lores on Vimeo.

An intro created for a Reality TV show pitch. Camera was a pain :/ but it was well worth it. All created in after effects/illustrator

Alain Lores reel08 from Alain Lores on Vimeo.

Design Coding

December 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Ariane!

The final launch...Happy Birthday Ariane! from Happy Birthday Ariane! on Vimeo.

Ariane celebrates its 30th birthday this year!
Ariane fête ses 30 ans d’existence !

Go to:

On 24 December 1979 Ariane made its first flight from French Guyane marking the beginning of 30 years of success and giving Europe a guaranteed independant access to Space. With Ariane ESA could develop its own programmes in many different domains: Telecommunications, Earth Observation, Science and Exploration. With Ariane Europe was the pionneer in the civil launch space market, with the creation of Arianespace, which is now the world leading space transportation company.

Havaianas Welcomes Winter

Havaianas welcomes Winter from Havaianas Seasons on Vimeo.

Ispy Levi’s Twitter Campaign

Nokia N900 | the best unboxing ever

Issuu Mobile for Android now available!

Issuu Mobile is here! All of Issuu on the go, including millions of free magazines, books and newspapers, is now available as a free beta app on any Android-powered device.

Issuu Mobile comes with our new EasyRead technology inside. This means that you can select and enhance text for easy reading without losing the original layout of the publication.

Hurry over to to get it now, or install it directly from your Android at

Birth of an AVATAR

Birth of an AVATAR from Peter Ammentorp Lund on Vimeo.

After watching the James Cameron's movie the Avatar, Peter Ammentorp was inspired and wanted to have it's own. In this short animation you can watch the makeup of what is to become Peter's avatar. Music is from the original soundtack and can be found on iTunes.

December 22, 2009

All I Want For Christmas Is The Octopus Pie Christmas Special

All I Want For Christmas Is The Octopus Pie Christmas Special from Meredith Gran on Vimeo.

Best song to dance to in your living room? Probably. Go to for more adventures!

McDonald's | Outdoor

Honda Everything


Youtube | Cube Interactive, Cop-15, Copenhagen

MTV International by Universal Everything

MTV / International Rebrand Overview from Universal Everything on Vimeo.

Creative Direction – MTV WDS Milan & Universal Everything

Audio - Simon Pyke/Freefarm

MTV International / Basejumpers from Universal Everything on Vimeo.

Creative Direction – MTV WDS Milan / Universal Everything
Concept - Matt Pyke and Ark
Co Directed – Matt Pyke / Universal Everything and Ark
Edited and post production – Matt Pyke / Universal Everything
Production location – Sheffield, UK
Audio – Simon Pyke / Freefarm

MTV / Power x 1000% / Soundquake from Universal Everything on Vimeo.

Creative Direction – MTV WDS Milan / Universal Everything
Directed - We love our work
Studio location - Studio Umsjatka/Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Audio - Simon Pyke/FreeFarm

MTV / Wow x 1000% / Soundsystem from Universal Everything on Vimeo.

Creative Direction – MTV WDS Milan / Universal Everything
Concept - Matt Pyke
Co Directed - Matt Pyke / Universal Everything
Co Directed and live action direction - UFO LABEL
Location – Paris
Audio - Simon Pyke / Freefarm

MTV / Sexy x 1000% / Feel Me from Universal Everything on Vimeo.

Creative Direction – MTV WDS Milan / Universal Everything
Directed – Matt Pyke/Universal Everything
Concept - Matt Pyke / MTV WDS Milan
Director of photography – Johnny Carr
Character design and co direction – TADO
Animation co direction – UFO LABEL
Edited and styled – Matt Pyke / Universal Everything
Model – Sophie Roach
Studio location – Batley, UK
Audio – Simon Pyke / Freefarm

MTV / Pride x 1000% / Furry's Posse from Universal Everything on Vimeo.

Creative Direction – MTV WDS Milan / Universal Everything
Concept - Matt Pyke
Co Directed – Matt Pyke / Realise Studio
Production locations – Sheffield / London
Audio – Simon Pyke / Freefarm

MTV / Dance x 1000% / Musicbrain from Universal Everything on Vimeo.

Creative Direction – MTV WDS Milan / Universal Everything
Concept - Matt Pyke
Co Directed - Matt Pyke / Universal Everything and Realise Studio
Live action director - Jack Laurance
Edited and post production - Matt Pyke / Universal Everything
Dancer - Robert Gregg
Location - Q-Park, Sheffield UK
Audio - Simon Pyke / Freefarm

NIKE | Most Valuable Puppets | Mystery of the Missing VII


ISAORA showreel from Biwa Inc on Vimeo.

A short reel made for ISAORA clothing in Manhattan, NY.

The clothes are obviously by ISAORA
The strategic direction is by Attack
The filming/directing is by Shinichi Maruyama
The editing is by Jamie Carreiro
The music is by MNDR

Special thanks to Phil Chang at Widen-Kennedy

Mobile Mobile Installation

Experience Mobile Mobile from James Théophane Jnr on Vimeo.

Mag+ Prototype

Mag+ from Bonnier on Vimeo.

North Kingdom

North Kingdom Showreel 2009 from Designchapel on Vimeo.


Alma from Rodrigo Blaas on Vimeo.

Written and Directed by: Rodrigo Blaas
Produced by: Cecile Hokes
Music: Mastretta
Art Director: Alfonso Blaas
Lighting Supervisor: Jonatan Catalán
Character Technical Supervisor: Jaime Maestro
Character Design: Bolhem Bouchiba, Carlos Grangel,
Sergio Pablos, Santi Agustí
Animation: Daniel Peixe, ManueBover, Remi Hueso
Sound Design: Tom Myers and David Hughes
Post Production Coordinator: David Heras
Special Thanks: Keytoon, Next Limit, UserT38

Full credits:

Christmas Lights Hero: The Real Game!

December 18, 2009

Nissan | A Journey To Zero

Philips Sensual Massager | A Sexy New Gift For Couples

Fireworks | Shit happens!

Pirelli Re - Blooming Builds

Pirelli Re - Blooming Builds from abstract groove on Vimeo.

Abstract:groove directed and produced this corporate film for Pirelli Re (the real estate company of the Pirelli Group) behind the creative direction of Federico Pepe and Stefania Siani from DLV BBDO Milan.

The inspiration came from the concept of video projection onto architectural façades, but this time our challenge has been to recreate the same atmosphere mixing compositing, stop motion, time-lapse, and 2D animation techniques with the intent to create an even more obvious oneiric sub-reality sensation.

Working with NY based D.O.P. Luca Fantini, we decided to shoot the night sequences without the use of artificial lighting, using photo cameras to shoot long exposure frames (up to 40 seconds).

The film was shot in Milan, Rome and Berlin within 5 days.

Our objective, from a photographic point of view, was to capture the natural light from three different cities which are covered by three different skies.

Although, what we wanted to capture was a nocturnal light not visible to the human eye. For this reason we mainly worked with the shutter fairly closed e with longer exposures, something impossible to do with a video camera.

For us it was a way to interpret the oneiric elaboration which the human brain could have on a nocturnal panorama, to represent the memory of that natural light recomposed in our dreams.

X Box 360 | Lips

Toyota Yaris | Protection

By: Saatchi & Saatchi

Midway Car Rental | The Fast and the Furryious

Orcon Broadband & Iggy Pop | Together Incredible


Microsoft Office 2010

Coke Summer Blast Game

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adidas | poladidas

Stargate Studios Reel

Stargate Studios Reel from RAWworks on Vimeo.

Founded in 1989 by Sam Nicholson, a distinguished cinematographer and special visual effects supervisor and producer, Stargate Studios was conceived as a high tech production company offering visual effects and production services to the film and television industries.

Today, Stargate has studios in Los Angeles and Vancouver with over 150 artists, supervisors, and producers covering all areas of digital production and visual effects. Stargate Studios provides a turnkey solution to high concept film and television production and is the only independent entity which blends all the available production technologies into one fully integrated, high tech production and editorial service. (see Credit List).

In addition to film and HD production, matte painting, 3D, compositing, and editorial services, Stargate Studios offers our innovative Virtual Backlot™ utilizing VB Live (our real time compositing system) and our Virtual Backlot Library, which includes hundreds of photo-real, virtual locations covering 28 major cities from around the world (see Virtual Backlot).

To achieve the highest quality of work in an efficient and cost effective way, Stargate Studios is uniquely designed to provide online, real time networking to each artist in NTSC, HD, 2K or 4K. This allows shots to be worked on by multiple artists simultaneously and streamlines production, editorial and film output.

Stargate Studios also provides its proprietary online ShotTracker™ system to every project and client, enabling producers, directors, supervisors, and artists an easy-to-use visual tool to track and manage each shot - from pre-viz to final delivery - from any desktop, or laptop, anywhere in the world.

Franz Animation

Franz from Dan Bodenstein on Vimeo.

They used Houdini for all of the effects, Maya for modeling, Renderman Pro Server for most of the rendering, Mantra Micropoly for additional rendering, and Nuke for compositing.

The music is composed by Joseph Haydn.

B&T AWARDS 2009 - Australia

More than 600 people packed into the AJC at Royal Randwick in Sydney to see The Chasers War on Everything stars Chris Taylor and Craig Reucassel host the 2009 B&T Awards.

There were more than 240 entries from across Australasia for the 2009 B&T Awards, with more than 50 shortlisted teams and this year B&T awarded two new categories - Advertising Agency of the Decade and Media Agency of the Decade. Below is a list of all the winners.

Advertising Agency of the Decade - BMF

Media Agency of the Decade - OMD

Grand Prix - OMD

Advertising Agency of the Year - Droga5

Media Agency of the Year - OMD (Ikon Communications were highly commended)

PR Agency of the Year - PPR

NSW Agency of the Year - BMF

Victorian Agency of the Year - DDB

Queensland Agency of the Year - Cummins Nitro

Interactive Agency of the Year - Deepend (Soap Creative were highly commended)

DM Agency of the Year - MercerBell

Specialist Agency of the Year - Naked

New Zealand Agency of the Year - Colenso BBDO

Emerging Agency of the Year - One Green Bean

Experiential Agency of the Year - E2 Experiential Environments

Media Brand of the Year - SBS

Best Ad of the Year - Droga5, VB “Regulars”

Best Ad Campaign of the Year - AIM Proximity/Colenso BBDO for “The Yellow Tree House Restaurant”

Media Sales Team of the Year - JCDecaux Sydney

Marketing Team of the Year - Whirlpool

Best Digital Campaign of Year - AIM Proximity/Colenso BBDO for “The Yellow Tree House Restaurant”, Yellow Pages New Zealand

Young Achiever of the Year - Bruce Mundell, Mindshare

Best Media Planning - Naked, “Ask Richard” FBI Radio

Employer of the Year - OMD (DDB Melbourne were highly commended)

Digital Services Company of the Year - Boffswana (August were highly commended)

The B&T Awards are designed to recognise excellence in all areas of marketing, media and communications. The Awards are an all encompassing industry event showcasing excellent across 25 categories. The 2010 B&T Awards will be held at the AJC, Royal Randwick on Friday 3 December 2010.

For more information please email

December 16, 2009

MK Adagio

MK Adagio from Eaton Crous Counterstrike on Vimeo.

Redesign of on-air imaging of the alternative music channel MK. Some of SA's top bands were used as MK brand ambassadors to communicate the ethos or vibe of the channel.

Creative Director: Leon Schoeman
Producer: Rudy Senate
Art Direction/Creative Director, Design, Animation and Post Production: Eaton Crous
Sound Design: Juice.

Produced by Orijin for MK, South Africa

Maybe one Morning by Mario Brioschi

Maybe one Morning from mario brioschi on Vimeo.

VFS 3d animation and Visual Effects
mentor: Brent Greening
my reel inspired by a Eugenio Montale's poem
"Forse un mattino"

"Maybe one morning, walking in dry, glassy air,
I’ll turn, and see the miracle occur:
nothing at my back, the void
behind me, with a drunkard’s terror.

then, as if on a screen, trees houses hills
will suddenly collect for the usual illusion.
But it will be too late; and I’ll walk on silent
among the men who don’t look back, with my secret."

Location: Vancouver

Metal on Metal "BASTARD"

Metal on Metal "BASTARD" from The Glue Society on Vimeo.

Directed by The Glue Society.



ELSE | There is a time for something...

To find more about this amazing new phone, please go to:

Shakespeare Showdown by Scott Garner

Shakespeare Showdown from Scott Garner on Vimeo.

The rest of Team Shakespeare is Paul Barkshire, Jin Kong, Maré Odomo and Blake Wilton.

Spring 2009 Motion Reel by Scott Garner

Spring 2009 Motion Reel from Scott Garner on Vimeo.

TypeStar by Scott Garner

TypeStar from Scott Garner on Vimeo.

Stand-alone application versions along with source code are available here:

Pepsi to Pecsi

Pecsi Case from BBDO argentina on Vimeo.

By: BBDO Argentina

iPhone App: Knocking Live Video Sharing

Google Goggles: Search The World You See

Skype: Live Phone Box Experiment

tony hawk ride | carpet

December 15, 2009

Wytze van Mansum Bike Design

Wytze's graduation project for Cannondale from Eelke D. on Vimeo.

Student graduation project at the TU Delft for Cannondale

Design: Wytze van Mansum |

Music: Electric Sound Continuum

The Prototype was built by Wytze van Mansum with the help of: | Aluminium Constructions | Bearings | Bending | Dutch bicycle parts

Onedotzero Identity Walkthrough

onedotzero identity walkthrough from ezblaine on Vimeo.

W+K Xmas Interactive Window

W+K Xmas Interactive Window from ezblaine on Vimeo.

IKEA Free iPhone App

Google’s New QR Codes For Local Businesses

Jr.canest '09

Jr.canest '09 from Jr.canest on Vimeo.

New Google Nexus One Phone

HTC Hero

Google Chrome Features

Box Animation

Box Animation from Jordan Clarke on Vimeo.

3D animation presented as an event installation using matchmoving and compositing techniques.

Box materials were hand painted and scanned into the computer to create the materials for this project.

Special thanks to:
Brett Forsyth
Bienvenido Cruz
Josh Carpenter
Jorge Feres Jr
Mike Edel
Danny Chan
Jorge Canedo Estrada
Roger Dario

TAC | Everybody Hurts

Orange Gold Spot | Dial Harder

Drambuie | The Spirit Lives On

December 13, 2009

Philips | Squeaky Clean

American Express | Don’t Take Chances. Take Charge.

Orangina | Bloody

Playstation 3 | 15 Reasons

Sony & The Gregory Brothers | Auto-Tune the Panel

Decathlon | Artego Rollnet | Change of Playground

Starbucks Love Project

BBC World Service | Zimbabwe Confrontation

Carlsberg | The Secret

Victoria’s Secret | One Gift. A Thousand Fantasies.

December 11, 2009

Dub FX

The Wilde Ones

The Wilde Ones from SVA GDAD on Vimeo.

Thirty-five years ago, Richard Wilde launched the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department ( at the School of Visual Arts ( in New York. Today, he still is still chair running the program with enthusiasm and unparalleled leadership, recruiting the top industry talent as instructors to maintain the college’s reputation as one of the best of its kind. He is nothing less than a living icon in the world of graphic design and advertising.

Director Benita Raphan (SVA alumna and faculty member) directed "The Wilde Ones", a documentary tribute for Wilde's 40-year anniversary at the school. Raphan quickly expanded the offer to include all post production and effects for the film.

The film is built around a series of interviews with some of Wilde's most accomplished professors and industry icons, including George Lois, Paula Scher, Carin Goldberg, James Victore, Paul Sahre, and Gail Anderson, extolling the enthusiasm, professionalism, consistency and brilliance that helped Richard build the school into one of the world's preeminent graphic design and advertising institutions.

The Credits:

Film Title: The Wilde Ones
A Film Written and Produced By: Benita Raphan Written By: Richard Wilde;
Benita Raphan; and Richard Pels Commentary: George Lois; Paula Scher;
Carin Goldberg;
Paul Sahre; James Victore; Gail Anderson Director of Photography: David
Morabito Additional Cinematography: Robert Aumer Sound Mixer: David Powers
Production Assistant: Pablo Delcan, Robin Birnbaum Editorial: Crew Cuts
Editor: Catherine Gionofriddo Producer: Jessica Gonsalves Consultant:
Clayton Hemmert

Post/Effects: SUSPECT Creative Director: Hoon Chong Executive Producer:
Robert Appelblatt
Designer/Animator: Frank Lee Designer/Animator: Donnie L. Miller
Music Composer: Hayes Greenfield