When Stormtroopers Become Reviewers

Robert Hranitzky’s unboxing parody “E-11: Standard Issues – Star Wars Fan Film,” has nearly a million views on YouTube and it’s easy to see why. Written, directed and created by Hranitzky, with the help of family and friends, “E-11” is no ordinary Star Wars fan film. 

The Burrow in 3D

Patryk Urbaniak is look development lead at ScanlineVFX, an award-winning studio with seven locations around the globe. He’s also a huge Harry Potter fan who enjoys challenging himself with personal projects that involve learning new skills.

The VFX Behind A Darker Shade of Magic

Leon Film’s “A Darker Shade of Magic” is an enchanting fan film-like trailer based on V.E. Schwab’s best-selling fantasy series “Shades of Magic.”

Learn From the People Who Inspire You Most

When Dave Koss, Matt Milstead and the rest of the team at Mograph.com were planning their newly launched 24/7 streaming channel, MographTV, they knew they wanted to include many different artists who could pop on in between shows in short videos offering tips, inspiration and whatever else they dreamed up.

Creating the Titles for Season 2 of “SEE”

Emmy Award-winning Director and Motion Designer John Likens is well known for his design and animation work for TV and film. . Over the years he has created title sequences for “Deadpool 2,” HBO’s “The Night Of” and Netflix’s “Godless,” as well as holographic UI for “Iron Man 3,” “RoboCop” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”

A Flood of Plastic in 3D

Wasteminster: A Downing Street Disaster is a two-minute animated satire with a serious message about what would happen if the 1.8 million kilograms of plastic waste exported by the United Kingdom every day was dumped on Downing Street.

The Art of Stranger Things

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.

Reengineering Timekeeping

Belgian-based Studio Plankton’s team of 3D artists and animators are skilled at telling brand stories of all sorts. One of their many clients is Ressence, a modern watchmaking start-up that has relied on the studio to transform highly technical specifications into meticulously detailed visuals with clear messaging and contemporary branding since 2015.

Behind the Screens of Feature Films

Jayse Hansen remembers exactly where he was when he realized what he wanted to focus on as an artist. It was 2005 and he was at a design conference listening to fictional user interface (FUI) pioneer Mark Coleran describe how he created FUI for films like Mission Impossible, Alien vs. Predator and The Bourne Identity. Watching intently as Coleran presented his screen designs for mini spy cameras, holo tables and FBI forensic labs, he thought: “That has to be the best job ever.” Though he knew nothing about how to get started, he knew he wanted in.