It’s a dungeon crawler with a difference: your friends get to play the monsters and if they kill you, they take your place as the adventurer. But only one hero can emerge.
The 8-bit look brings to mind old coin-operated arcade games, but even with the aesthetic limitations, designer David Lloyd and animator Barney Cumming have come up with some impressive animation and effects.
If you want to learn more about the project, you can visit the Powerhoof website.
Another fantastic piece by Mighty Nice to support the future of Australian Universities. Beautiful mix of watercolours and subtle character animation that will surely please all of your senses. (Well, Perhaps not the smell sense but it’s so good you could almost touch it).
Director: Darren Price
Producer: Fi Patterson
Designer: Pete Yong
Animation Director: Alex Grigg
Animator: Mike Singca
Animator: Ben Ommundson
Animator: Aaron McDonald
Compositor: Denis Bouyer
Artworker: Ling Sui
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.
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!
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.
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.