Primeval vfx

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2008 VFX Oscars

The 15 films currently in the running for the 2008 Visual Effects Oscar, as announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, are:


The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Dark Knight

The Day the Earth Stood Still


Hellboy II: The Golden Army

The Incredible Hulk

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Iron Man

Journey to the Center of the Earth

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Quantum of Solace

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Jail Finds

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21-19 Finally Launch.

21-19 Launch

Melbourne based multidisciplinary studio 21-19 have finally launched their site, full of a plethora of delightful print, motion and even some interactive work.

There is a consistently thoughtful and elegant approach to the way 21-19 execute their work that I find massively appealing. A prime example is their self-promotional and award-winning short film ‘In Motion’. A visual homage to the great game of table tennis/ping pong/after work exercise, it is beautifully composed and paced, with a wonderful sequence of vignettes that reveal layers of gorgeous fluid motion behind a game that can be played with a beer in one hand. The ending – which I won’t spoil – is especially effective, almost like the piece is applauding itself for a job well done. 

I’m only disappointed that there is no direct link/download option for the motion pieces. And that I’m currently on the wrong continent to play ping-pong with the crew.

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21-19 Finally Launch.

7th Annual VES Awards

Tickets and sponsorships for the 7th Annual VES Awards are now available. The Awards are to be held on 21 February 2009 at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, Beverly Hills. Kennedy/Marshall and Phil Tippett will be honored at the event.

Variety on practical fx

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20 Typefaces of 2008

Font Shops 20 Typefaces of 2008

Behind the scenes of Coraline

Motionographer has some info about how to view behind the scenes videos at the website for Henry Selick’s Coraline.

The strange flip book world of Cult.

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Based on a music video for Dutch group Kraak & Smaak, the same directors have repurposed the flip-book-meets-real-world concept for this series of idents for Fox owned Italian channel Cult.

According the channel, the idents are “an intriguing game of perspectives in which the protagonist is the claim of the channel: TV or not TV?.”

For a channel which describes itself as “curious, nonconformist and irreverent”, this trippy collection of mildy confusing idents, and an equally strange slogan all somehow works perfectly.

Kris Moyes: Beck “Youthless”

Animator and live action director Kris Moyes never ceases to amaze me—and his latest music video for Beck’s “Youthless” is no exception.

“Youthless” is pure lo-fi, stop-action magic, packed full of details and wonderful “recycled” Beck characters. If I’m not mistaken, this is the first time Beck and Kris have worked together; I sure hope they do it again, Kris’ unique style and Beck’s music seem like a perfect match.

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Kris Moyes: Beck “Youthless”