Mar 4 / Alex

True Detective Titles by Patrick Clair

HBO’s True Detective – Main Title Sequence from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

Patrick Claire and his Sydney based studio Antibody really been putting in a stellar effort with their title sequences lately. This latest number for HBO’s True Detective is an incredible example of beautiful art direction and abstract story telling. Check out more of their huge list of world class titles here on there website.

Jan 22 / Paul Paul

XYZ FOR BANK OF MELBOURNE

XYZ director Stephen Watkins has recently wrapped production on this incredibly charming spot for Bank of Melbourne through Ogilvy Melbourne. The ad was created to promote the bank’s new initiative encouraging young savers, which gives kids the opportunity to sponsor a real Phillip Island Little Penguin. The ad hit cinema screens on Boxing Day, so Victorians – keep an eye out!

Jan 9 / Paul Paul

Breeder for TEDxSouthBankWomen

The super talented Breeder team really know how to impress and audience !

Shown during her first Tedtalk late last year and narrated by her mum, Joyce Ho directed this creative rendition of the story of Hong Kong’s 1997 Handover.

Dec 18 / Phil

Be a Man: David Blumenstein shows us how

David Blumenstein has just released the first episode of his animated series Be A Man.

There are eight more animated shorts in the pipeline addressing important Aussie, blokey issues such as sitting down to pee, avoiding going to the doctor and what to look for in a pub burger.

Association is a satire about levels of police corruption in Victoria, but its message is so clear it wouldn’t surprise me if police forces around the country actually start using it in their training.

Blumenstein is no stranger to throwing bricks and causing controversy. Andrew Bolt recently took offence at his award-winning cartoon that mocked the right-wing blogger.

As to his motivation to release his series online:

“There has never been an adult animated series about Australian things. Think about that. I’m just sick of pitching and want to make something, regardless of the final distribution platform.” — David Blumenstein

If you haven’t already seen Blumenstein’s thoughts on the pitching process, check it out – it’s worth a read.

To see more of David’s work, you can visit the Nakedfella website.

Nov 12 / Paul Paul

Bingle TVC by Engine

Sydney production house, Engine recently won a competitive pitch to do the latest Bingle TVC.

We decided from an early stage that we wanted to go back to Bingle’s core values of  engineering excellence. So we decided to move away from creating the spot in 3D  and instead utilise one flowing live action shot.

Similar to a well oiled engine (excuse the bad pun), this type of shooting requires careful planning, team coordination and precise choreography.

Check out the making of breakdown on Engine’s blog.

Sep 24 / Phil

Sydney International Animation Festival 2013

The 2013 Sydney International Animation Festival is upon us once again and this year: it’s all free!

The University of Technology Sydney is hosting the event which contains lots of practical workshops and panel discussions.

For fans of MTV’s experimental Liquid Television series, there are sessions with John Andrews – former VP of Animation at MTV during the 1990′s. He was instrumental in bringing shows to life like Beavis and Butthead, Aeon Flux, Daria, The Maxx and The Head.

Plus there is a host of local and international animation to watch.

As a special treat for gamers and the people who make them, there is a screening of the award-winning documentary Indie Game: The Movie, followed by a panel of indie game developers.

UTS has hosted SIAF for a number of years now, and festival director Deb Szapiro was excited about the program:

“This year we’re really focussed on content creators and the practical “how-to” of animation. We want people to come along and get their hands dirty and their minds blown.” — Deb Szapiro, Festival director

The 2013 Sydney International Animation Festival runs from Sept 25th to 28th. For more information, visit the SIAF website.

Sep 20 / Alex

Bundles from Mighty Nice

Since their rebrand in 2011 Telstra has commissioned a bunch of great animated spots. And while occasionally working with US industry giants- Psyop and BUCK, the Telco has more often than not been commissioning local to help bring life to their brand. Sydney’s Mighty Nice has been a key part of this process, and this week they return with these great spots.



Sep 20 / Alex

Lovely New Work from Dirty Puppet

Melbourne’s Dirty Puppet have had a busy winter and have just updated their website with really lovely new work.