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The Embassy Spring 2014

Posted April 11, 2014

Vancouver-based The Embassy has just sent out a newsletter with their latest work – which includes working with Marvel Studios on Captain America Winter Soldier. The team at The Embassy created effects for a key scene featuring stars Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. The Embassy has previously collaborated with Marvel on all three Iron Man films.

The newsletter also features advertising projects for Hyundai, EA (For FIFA World Cup) and Rogers.

View the newsletter. View their reel.

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Chris DeCristo Joins Timber

Posted April 1, 2014

Emmy-nominated flame artist Chris DeCristo joins Los Angeles-based digital production and design company Timber as Lead Flame.

DeCristo has amassed a broad body of work over his many years in production and VFX. DeCristo has freelanced for many of the top visual effects and design studios in Los Angeles before landing at Timber, including Superfad, Digital Domain, Method and Psyop. During that time he lent his talents to numerous advertising campaigns for a ton of top brands, including Sony, IBM, Hyundai, Kia, HP, Lexus, Bacardi and Nike. Many of those commercials went on to win VES awards.

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Golden PES

Posted March 28, 2014

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Nice. Some new work from PES. I love PES. And I love that this new film, commissioned by Italian designer Delfina Delettrez, is a little different from their past work, which often features everyday objects in unexpected situations.

The film, “Black Gold,” features insects that appear in Delettrez’s latest line of jewelry. You can view the collection here.

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Hey TO – This is Tonight

Posted November 12, 2013


SourceEcreative is presenting Presents tonight at the Revue Cinema in Roncesvalles. Doors open at 6:30, the screening starts at 7 and it’s licensed. Oh and it’s free and there are still about 40 tickets left – get yours here.

“Presents” compiles the very best work submitted to the SourceEcreative archive and includes films and promos from signed as well as unsigned directors. The films come from all corners of the globe – so expect to find some undiscovered gems. A sample of what to expect is packaged above.

The night is hosted by SourceEcreative’s Worldwide Editor Jamie Madge, and I’m told that it’s in two 30-minute sections with drinks before, in-between and after. “The screenings are rollercoaster rides though moving-image delights designed to inspire your creativity and entertain your socks off,” says Jamie. So maybe wear some tight socks.

See you tonight.

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We Showed You Ours…

Posted October 22, 2013

You should never mix superpowers with peer pressure.

Here’s a super cute short by Andy Martin. This is the ninth animation from his ongoing illustration project “Handymartian’s Illustrated Aliens”. You can follow the progress of this project on his tumblr, where he’s uploading a new alien illustration every day, building up to a monthly illustration of their planet.

See more vids on his vimeo channel.

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Bloody Good Short

Posted October 11, 2013

This four minute CGI short was directed MUTE and created by Jelly London repped Dutch Studio Job, AKA Joris & Marieke, with music by Happy Camper.

“Mute” premiered at the Dutch Film Festival in the Golden Calf competition and was screened at the Anim’est festival in Bucarest.

Scooped from Little Black Book.

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Freshwater Collage

Posted September 17, 2013

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The Public Assembly collaborated with WWF Canada on a collage-based webfilm for their Freshwater Health Assessment.

How healthy are Canada’s waters? You may be surprised to learn that in many cases, we simply don’t know. It’s a critical knowledge gap — one that has driven WWF to work with experts to establish a clear and consistent way of measuring fresh water health: the Freshwater Health Assessment.

To raise awareness for the initiative, The Public Assembly’s director, designer and animator Hector Herrera created a grassroots feel webfilm in the style of a digital collage.

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The Embassy’s World of Kronos

Posted August 20, 2013


Vancouver-based The Embassy creates the world of Kronos for ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ in 3D.

As the smoke clears from before the Oracle we venture through a panoply of gods, monsters and their monumental feats. The Embassy worked closely with director Thor Freudenthal and visual effects supervisor Dan Kaufman to present the film’s back-story in stylistic fashion, combining computer generated stained glass with a storybook aesthetic in stereoscopic 3D.

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Aardman’s Dark Side

Posted August 20, 2013

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Aardman Animations has produced an epic and evocative set of videos for a BBC Radio 2 play celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon album.

Dark Side, which will air on August 26, is a fantastical and psychedelic radio drama written by Tom Stoppard, based on themes from the album, and Aardman has created a three-minute promotional film as well as an extended looped film to complement the audio experience online.

According to its director Darren Dubicki, the trailer aims to encompass the underlying themes of the drama and album – greed, conflict, consumption, humanity and madness. It features images juxtaposed with lyrics and dialogue from the play.

Scooped from Creative Review’s blog, where there’s more info.

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A Love Story on a Stick

Posted July 31, 2013

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I love me a Pogo, and a good love story.

Here’s an amazing spot for Pogo by Toronto-based Blammo, illustrated by Graham Roumieu, directed by Common Good in conjunction with Graham Roumieu, and animated by Common Good.

Not to spoil the end, but it came as no surprise to me – as I’m a mustard girl myself.

Full credits.

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