Steve Baker’s new film is a real triumph. Funny, sad, heartfelt, and beautifully made.
Baker won the Tropfest title back in 2007 with one of his first shorts- An Imaginary Life- the first time an Animated film won the grand prize at the festival. He went on to win an AFI for his film- Dog with Electric Collar in 2008 and since then has been working as a director at Taxi Film.
Animator Toby Pedersen teamed up with his good mate, Johnny Pajak (who handled the illustration) and directed this great ad for Census Australia.
Great execution that successfully managed to transform a ‘boring’ topic (Census) into an entertaining and informative piece!
Agency: Leo Burnett Australia
Rubber House have just released their second installment of Very Animated People, this time following the teenage exploits of Texan rapper Riff Raff.
The series is being commissioned by online ‘media group’ Jash- A collective effort from Tim & Eric, Micheal Cera, Sarah Silverman and Reggie Watts. Unforgivably we didnt share the first installment with retired wrestler- Iron Sheik. If you missed it, now’s as good a time as any to catch up!
This is beautiful little film by Luke Saunders- 1 Minute Memories.
Luke describes the film as fragments of memories of his trip to South East Asia earlier this year. You can read more about the project and his experience diving into a passion project on his SOYA profile here- http://www.soya.com.au/entrant/luke-saunders/
Another fantastic year for MIAF 2013 with a massive 11 days of seminars, talks, special guests (including master animator Koji Yamamura and Canadian indie animator extraordinaire Patrick Jenkins) and screenings of the best animated content in the world. Programs ranged from historical retrospectives to Aussie highlights to one described as “crazy, scary, confounding, and hella-puzzling”.
Last night (Sunday) saw the MIAF13 winners announced, so without further ado here they are:
Best of the Fest: ’Oh Willy’, Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels
Australian Showcase Highly Commended: ‘Good Grief’: Fiona Dalwood
Australian Showcase Highly Commended: ‘Hamer Hall – Evolution’: Cameron Gough
Best Australian Student: ‘Apart’, Alastair Richardson & Angela V Pinilla
Best International Student: ‘Immersed’: Soledad Aguila
The incredible online success of Melbourne Metro’s safety message- Dumb Ways to Die has recently crystallized into prestigious industry recognition. In the last month alone it has won the Crystal at Annecy for best commissioned film, a Black Pencil at D&AD and an unprecedented 5 Grand Prix at Cannes.
Creating truly successful viral campaigns is a modern holy grail in ad-land and is something creatives in the field have been shooting for quite a long time. This, undoubtedly, is why the advertising’s top brass are taking so much notice of this low budget animated music video currently sitting pretty with over 50 million youtube views. It seems unfortunate, then, that Melbourne Director- Julian Frost is rarely credited by the agency (or the press) when talking about the project. I hope this is something that begins to change as the award season rolls on.