The Lyon-based motion design agency Cumulus, which I wrote an interview some years ago (read it here) just released their new 2013 showreel. An opportunity to have a look at their last works for clients like Orangina, Footmercato, Région Rhône-Alpes or the electronic music festival in Lyon Les Nuits Sonores.
For the season greetings of Twixl Media, Belgian agency Coming Soon realised a stop motion video showing a chalkboard typographic creation. Two designers create frame by frame several compositions playing with characters, shapes and proportions in order to communicate the company's wishes.
You may have notice that the blog's activity has slowed these last weeks and I'm sorry about it, but the launch of my communication studio takes me a lot of time and energy. So I'll try to take advantage of the calm of August to share with you some of my recent discoveries.
It's not already a hot news here in France, but I think that a really great documentary film is about to be launched at the end of the month trough the world. This film, called Samsara, directed by Ron Fricke and produced by Mark Magidson, is the result of 5 years of work through 25 countries. An interactive map, on the film website, shows all the locations with some photographs. Entirely shot in 70mm, the movie is conceived as a kind of guided meditation, a unique audiovisual experience in which only music and images lead the viewer's mind.
This video is not very new, it was realeased in 2010, but when I found it some days ago I immediately thought that it has its place on this blog. Directed by american video studio Legs Media, it gives the track Dog Days Are Over of Florence and The Machine a really great visual interpretation. Each instrument is embodied in one or more characters who progressively come into the video. The costumes, the plays of lights, the editing create a very original universe mixing up a lot of varied influences which reflects the originality and the richness of the music.
Robot is an australian visual effects agency, mostly working for commercial videos. Their productions are very impressive, both by the great technique and the very strange scenarios. The videos are fun but often weird and sometimes a bit disturbing. The teaser of their upcoming production, Fugu & Tako, is a good example : it tells the story of a japanese salaryman with a fish head. In addition, the agency has a partnership with the great french production agency ChezEddy, which produced several videos you can watch on this blog.
The french motion design studio Cumulus, located in Lyon, just launched his last production for E-magineurs and the Seb group. This video tells the history of Tefal brand, since its creation in 1956 until today. The history is seen through the flipping pages of a book. The whole is very fluid and the motion design effects are very well animated and integrated.
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