Archives for category: movies

JoshCooleyHeaderJosh Cooley, a story supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios, best known for his work on  UpRatatouille and Cars, has recently tried his hand at more adult subject matter. While we might still be many years away from Pixar’s take on Silence of the Lambs, Conley has applied the same kid friendly animation style to some iconic scenes from classic R-rated movies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mexico based art director and illustrator John Raya took the 32 teams in the NFL and mixed them up with characters from the Star Wars universe to come up with a football league from a galaxy far, far away. Raya makes a fantastic effort to maintain each team’s color scheme and basic visual identity. You can see the rest of the amazing designs on is Behance page–AFC and NFC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Documentary director Jeremy Seifert’s GMO OMG takes a deep look into the quality of food in the United States. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) account for the majority of food that Americans eat daily with the long term effects on the individuals and the environment ultimately undefined. Seifert approaches the subject as a father concerned for the future of his three young children–attempting to inform viewers of the current state and ignite action for sustainability.

Thanks to JR Harris for today’s fodder.

Screen Shot 2014-01-10 at 3.37.43 PMArtist Charles Huettner frequently posts a lot of strange and colorful illustrations and animation loops. He recently took on a larger project in a pretty neat two-and-a-half minute short called The Jump. Like a charming children’s book, it’s got a lot of bold colors and fun character design, but also deals with some dark themes like death, and spirits.

The Jump from Charles Huettner on Vimeo.

FlyingMouseHeaderMalaysian-based Flying Mouse is an award winning t-shirt designer and print maker, that has made an impression with his superhero based work. In his new series, Part Time Job, he toys with the concept of popular heroes applying their super abilities to practical side jobs.  Read the rest of this entry »

JunkHead1HeaderTakahide Hori, Japanese white collar worker by day, self-taught stop motion animator by night, has spent the last four years creating the first installment of his underground opus, Junk Head 1. The dark, heavily-mechanized chapter is only the beginning of an ambitious 30 minute tale that Takahide is expecting to complete in early 2014.

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90s action movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme, best known for his martial arts skills, has teamed up with Volvo Trucks to demonstrate the stability and precision of Volvo Dynamic Steering. Also, it illustrates that even at the age of 53, JCVD is still pretty badass.

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IsTheManWhoIsTallHappy?HeaderFrench filmmaker Michel Gondry had the opportunity to record the many conversations he has had with famed linguist, philosopher and political commentator Noam Chomsky. The compiled result is the upcoming film Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?. Gondry uses his own brand of animation to visually convey Chomsky’s dense stream of ideas. The film will be out in select US theaters on Nov 22.

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The cars in famous films can sometimes be as iconic as the protagonists themselves. Take for example the DeLorean time machine from the Back to the Future saga. Nicolas Bannister, a French illustrator, has created nostalgic posters of iconic cars from both film and TV. Read the rest of this entry »

TelekineticCoffeeShopHeaderTo set the stage for the Carrie reboot, in theaters October 18th, the publicity team behind the horror film put together a hidden camera prank at a coffee shop in NYC’s West Village. Unsuspecting patrons go about their morning as an accidental spill unfolds into a startling telekinetic happening.

Thanks to Jason Thomas for today’s fodder.