Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ricardo Villavicencio, New York

Ricardo Villavicencio states in his ABOUT section, "Images are what i do". He is a Chilean Designer, illustrator, Art / Creative Director based out of New York who focuses on images for Brands, Agencies, Studios, Organizations, Music, Friends, and for people… The 2 videos below are his design concepts coming to life via Brand New School in NY. Our own Art Director, Jeremy Garrett, sent this link to us a while back showcasing the amazing flow of these spots. Here is the link to Ricardo's illustration / Designs for this Jack Daniels campaign.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Beeple Revisited!, Wisconsin

After some contemplation, I needed to revisit the work of Mike Winkelmann, AKA, Beeple. He is a graphic designer from Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. His short films have screened at onedotzero, Prix Ars Electronica, the Sydney Biennale, Ann Arbor Film Festival and many others. He has also released a series of Creative Commons live visuals that have been used by electronic acts such as deadmau5, Taio Cruz, Tiƫsto, Amon Tobin, Wolfgang Gartner, Flying Lotus and many others. He currently releases work on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint. Here is his vimeo page (223 videos to check out). He definitely has a prolific amount of work, as well as many free C4D files to download. For this post, I wanted to focus on some of the clips he creates for VJs, which he is widely known for in the underground electronic EDM music scene. Here are 4 examples of his VJ content which he released as C4D projects within the past few months.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Blackmeal, Paris

Founded by Andrew Ruhemann, Blackmeal is a creative production company developing and producing video projects for a wide array of supports, spanning from television and cinema to web and multiplatform productions. Blackmeal co-founders' shared experiences in communication agencies, motion design, post-production and animation movies enable our clients and potential partners to develop their projects in a unique environment. Blackmeal offers a wide range of skills from concept development, pre-production through production management and final delivery.

An homage to Marvel, which created most of the superheros who entertained generations of children and adults for more than 80 years.

Blackmeal Showreel 2013

Passion Pictures, London-Paris-New York

Founded by Andrew Ruhemann, Passion Pictures is a multiple Oscar winning independent Production company with offices and animation studios in London, Paris and New York. Between Passion and sister companies Passion Raw and Strange Beast they represent over 60 directors and create both animation and live action content across a multitude of platforms, including commercials, shorts, features, promos, computer games, websites and live events. Their 10 year collaboration with Gorillaz founders Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn have created world renowned results and their work for Compare the Market has created arguably one of advertising’s most memorable characters.

The Butterfly Effect is a short CG animated film Passion Pictures has made in partnership with Unity, the games engine developers using the new Unity 4.0 3D software. The film was written and directed by Dan Sumich and is a homage to the classic action films from the 1970s through to the 1990s, with a soundtrack by the legendary heavy metal vocalist Steve Grimmett.

Strange Beast, London

Strange Beast is a London based multi media production company that brings together an exciting international roster of emerging talent including Encyclopedia Pictura, Shy The Sun, Andy Martin, Greg Barth, Transistor, United Fakes, Piccadilly Curtains, Sam Mason & Jordan Bruner. Strange Beast is committed to developing creative opportunities for these artists across all media platforms including commercials, web based media, music videos, short films and art exhibitions. The company is based at Passion Picture's London offices and is run by Sam O'Keefe.

This is a Mazda commercial showcasing some amazing 3D environments.

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I am currently a designer / animator for the ABC Design Department specializing in creating motion graphics, 3D and visual effects for ABC / Disney. I have successfully branded, designed, and animated campaign packages for various primetime shows for 9+ years. My work can be viewed on television, print, and the web. View more work on vimeo. I founded Afrobeat Down, Los Angeles premier Afrobeat Ensemble in 2002. I write, conduct, sing, play guitar and percussion for the group. Afrobeat Down on FACEBOOK. I create electronic music / DJ under the Moniker, "Sir Pele" on SOUNDCLOUD.