When the Finnish mobile video game giant Supercell needed a fast and funny animated trailer to introduce a new feature in its hugely popular “Clash Royale,” the company turned to a longtime collaborator, Squeeze Animation Studios.
Tendril had not yet worked with Hublot when the Swiss luxury watchmaker got in touch about creating a launch film for its Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire limited series watch. Known for expertly blending elegance and engineering, Hublot had seen Tendril’s work and thought the Toronto, Canada-based studio was the right choice for visualizing the watch, which was 10 years in the making and has a case and bracelet made entirely from sapphire.
COVID-19 forced the world into lockdown last year, and that changed the way people work. Handshakes are out, facemasks are in, and many in-person meetings have been replaced by Zoom conferences. Even as some head back into the office, Zoom’s gridwork of postage-stamp-sized avatars of friends and colleagues remains a big part of a lot of people’s workdays.
There aren’t a lot of artists with a credits list like Emmy Award-winning Art Director Steven Messing’s. Over his long career, Messing has contributed to more than 50 film and television projects, including Avatar sequels, Avengers, Alien Covenant, Transformers, Game of Thrones and Stranger Things.
Madis Epler worked as a graphic designer for several years before realizing he was really more into animation. So he pursued that goal, digging deep into tutorials, books and everything related to 3D. Now a busy freelance creative director, animator and CGI artist, Epler runs his own studio, Banzai Animation, in Estonia where he grew up.
Flashy motion graphics pieces are the perfect way to go for some projects. But sometimes there has to be more to the visual story. That was the case recently when Bloomberg asked The Mill to create a 30-second spot for Interactive Brokers, a brokerage firm that serves customers all over the world.
Sekani Solomon’s short film, Star Wars: The Last Stand, was viewed nearly 2 million times in the first two months after he posted it on YouTube. It was a pleasant surprise, to say the least, Solomon says, particularly since the film was a personal project that started out as a gag when he was working as a motion designer at Imaginary Forces in 2016.
Electronic music producer and visual artist Edmond Huszar started putting his music out on SoundCloud in 2010 under the name, OVERWERK, and his life has never been the same.
A behind-the-scenes look at a new film about artificial intelligence by the creators of Chef’s Table. Anyone who has watched a lot of science fiction knows it’s never a good idea to get on AI’s bad side. Get snarky with Siri and Alexa, and future artificial intelligence might just make an example of you during the robot apocalypse.