Elby

https://vimeo.com/251964628

A man enters a gigantic room whose walls are filled with drawers. In one of them, we can see that a woman (ELBY) is inside of it, submerged in a strange liquid. Elby is an animated Graduation movie made at l’Ecole Emile Cohl (Lyon, France)


The Postman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=45&v=GZjve6jaLRg

The Postman in this animated short made for Renault electric cars done by NKI Studio.


Kims: Why can´t we be friends?

https://youtu.be/KUGicnkPHkg

Produced and directed by Gimpville, a Norvegian VFX & Animation Studio.


Joy & Heron

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LatpPzf8qjk


Day One Sunshine

https://vimeo.com/255418635

Sunshine, a branded short film for Day One, a NYC-based nonprofit working to prevent dating abuse and domestic violence among youth, directed by Guilherme Marcondes.


Lucas the Spider - Musical Spider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGEY8IulWiA

 

Lucas the Spider is Back!

 

Lucas online store!

Proceeds benefit a non-profit which provides no-cost legal services for survivors of domestic violence.

It'll also help fund the planning and development of future Lucas the Spider projects.


7TH AEON // ANIMATED SHORT FILM

https://vimeo.com/247166151

"Racing to the red light, only to find themselves wanting to go further. They have ripped the natural world apart and surrendered their freedom to a joyless gratification."

Direction, Animation: Mads Broni
Illustration, Character Animation: Salla Lehmus
Music, Sound Design: Echoic Audio
Narration: Gillian Burke
Special thanks to: Amber Parson, Simon Trotz, Veronica Moray

enquiries at hello@bndl.tv


One More Hat !

https://youtu.be/ly2x68Xap-c

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In a headgear, a difficult client, accompanied by her dog, as contemptuous as she is, is looking for the ideal hat. The conscientious salesman tries to do well but the dog in love with jealousy will make it difficult for him. In a hat shop, a difficult lady customer, with her dog, as scornful as her, is looking for the perfect hat. The seller, conscientious, tries to do well, but the jealous dog is going to make it difficult. Directors / Directors: Prunelle Bry, Corentin Barcelo, Arthur Depoire, Alexandre Melquiond, Margaux Revol Musics: Frédéric Abrial Voices: Véronique Augereau, Philippe Peythieu, Jérôme Bresset Sound: José Vicente - Studio des aviateurs (Promo 2014) Animated films produced as part of the ESMA 3D animation training from the school. The productions here are the projects for students graduating. Every year, their creations are awarded and awarded in major national and international festivals of its kind. An animated film produced as part of the 3D animation film training of ESMA school. The productions you discover here are the end of study projects of our students. Each year, their creations are selected and awarded at the most important national and international festivals of its kind. © ESMA - School of Arts and Crafts their creations are selected and awarded at the biggest national and international festivals of its kind. © ESMA - School of Arts and Crafts their creations are selected and awarded at the biggest national and international festivals of its kind. © ESMA - School of Arts and Crafts


Masterclass Big Bad Fox

https://vimeo.com/244466485

Masterclass made at Walt Disney Toons Studio on the 20th of October 2017 by Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert


The Jungle (Adult Swim | Off the Air : Paradise)

https://vimeo.com/248899410

Short film about a vacation in virtual reality. Created for the Paradise episode of Off the Air.

The Episode was aired on Adult Swim for 5 nights in December 2017.

Animated + Directed by me
All sounds and music by Seamus Mallagh (AKA IGLOOGHOST)

Infinite thanks to:

Kristel Brinshot
Ghosting TV
Cody Dematteis
Seamus Mallagh

For all the help, and getting me involved!


Wacom Plume

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5lLpwUe9LU

A surreal and experimental arts piece combining woman and bird to tell a beautiful visual story within an imaginary world of intricate colour and detail.

See the full project here - futuredeluxe.co.uk/work/wacom
See the process film here - vimeo.com/229544853

Designed & directed by FutureDeluxe.
Art Direction & Lead CG Artist – Twistedpoly
Model/Movement Artist – Paleta
Audio – Resonate
3D Scanning – FBFX
Additional CG & FX – Thom Haig & Simon Fiedler
Character Rigging & Animation – Alex Bootz


360 Google Spotlight Story : Son of Jaguar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=77&v=e5_EE7Hpr6I

Apologies for being so behind on this posting. My good friend Jorge's - Son of A Jaguar - Google Spotlight Story!


Wayne Unten Test for Weeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Unten Shows his process to create the performance for a shot on the new animated short - Weeds directed by Kevin Hudson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BINGO!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=44&v=HPQ1zHmLqgE


The Wingfeather Saga Short Film

https://youtu.be/1iaIAii9gdE

Based on the best-selling novels. For twelve-year-old Janner Igiby, life in Glipwood is anything but adventurous. His only escape is the stories he reads at Books and Crannies. Janner’s dream of adventure becomes a perilous reality when his sister, Leeli, stumbles into a Fang of Dang and his little brother, Kalmar, finds a mysterious map that may lead to the powerful Jewels of Anniera.

Thousands of Kickstarter backers helped us get this far. You can help us make the whole series by sharing this everywhere!

With the humor and heart of The Princess Bride and the epic scope of The Lord of the Rings, The Wingfeather Saga is the story of one family on the run from a terrible evil — and the making of a hero.

Produced in Nashville, TN with an innovative CG/2D paint textured technique that we can't wait to make more of!

Created by Andrew Peterson
Directed by: Tom Owens
Produced by: J. Chris Wall
Director of CGI/Animation Director: Keith Lango
Production Designer: Nicholas Kole
Score Produced by: Kurt Heinecke
Score Composed by: Kurt Heinecke with Isaac Horn, Lincoln Mick, Sarah Wood of The Arcadian Wild
Character Animation and CG Production by: Magnetic Dreams, Inc.


The Postcard

https://vimeo.com/239414688

2037. What a great year. It was the year when I travelled to Southeast Asia and I experienced things I will never forget. Luckily, postcards will be always there to remind us that the past, sometimes, is not so different from the future. Or is it?

Direction: Device
Art Direction: Device
Illustration: Device & Toni Sala
Animation: David Feliu, Device, Javi Vaquero, Juan Nadalino, Pere Hernández & Sebastian Garcia
Clean up: Rafael Andrade & Toni Sala
Original Idea: Device & Carlos Serra
Script: Carlos Serra
Script English Translation: Shaina Machlus.

Music y Sound Design: Device
Voice Over: Amanda Goldsmith

Special thanks:
BlackBox, Idea Sonora & Shaina Machlus

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Mr. Carefree Butterfly

https://vimeo.com/214444491

A carefree millennial helps his friend to move to the suburbs.

Music: Daniel Markovich

Sound Design: Florian Clamer

Actors: Caleb Fietsam, Ryan Masson, Henita Telo

Graduate Film From CalArts by Yonatan Tal


Remote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j-aHR8E1e0

Background on the film:

The film started out as a little personal project between Andrew Lavery and Mathew Rees, with the original intention being to make a short 15-second gag. As is always the case though it grew just a little bit and even though it's still just a simple gag, we padded it out to 2 minutes. The story is based on real-life events that happened on Christmas Day in 1978.........not really.

The credit list is,

Directed by - Andrew Lavery, Mathew Rees

Character Designers - Adam Cootes, Andrew Lavery, Mathew Rees

Concept Art by - Adam Cootes, James Grant

Animation by - Mathew Rees

Modelling by - Andrew Lavery, Mathew Rees

Lighting, Texturing and Compositing by - Andrew Lavery

Rigging by - Mathew Rees, Dorota Sikorska

Foley by - Paul Ackerman

Sound Design by - Laura Izzard, Will Norie

Voices by - Noa Rees, Jac Rees, Mathew Rees

Executive Producer - Jess McKillop


Automat

https://vimeo.com/146111639

 

by Oliver Abbott

http://www.oliverabbott.com
otabbott@gmail.com
Rendered with Pixar's Cancerous RenderMan®

 


Bernie

https://vimeo.com/223916346


Lucas the Spider - It's Cold Outside

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_50sPyfgVA4

Lucas the Spider, a.k.a. the cutest animated spider you’ll ever see, is back. In a new short from Joshua Slice, Lucas is stuck outside on a frigid night. He looks in the window of a warm house and admires the fireplace, pointing out how he could warm all eight of his legs if he was allowed in. The animator, who works for Blue Sky Studios, originally posted the video on YouTube and shared it to his personal Facebook page.

 


Imaginary Friend Society Helps Sick Kids

https://vimeo.com/235575278

https://vimeo.com/235840058

https://vimeo.com/235369673

https://vimeo.com/236586553

Shorts created by various studios to help sick children deal with the struggles of overcoming their illness.


The Bloop Troop

https://vimeo.com/182980061

Winner of Best Animated Short Film 24FPS International Animation Festival 2016
Nominated for Suzanne Awards Best Short 2016
Official Selection at International Motion Festival Cyprus 2016
Official Selection at Big Muddy Film Festival 2017
Official Selection at Beeston Film Festival 2017

A ruthless barbarian, a hair-splitting master archer and a knight in shining armor are brought together in the battlefield by a common enemy- a formidable fly. What ensues in this battle of epic proportions tests everyone’s skills and takes an age-old war that every human has wanted to win, to a whole new level.

http://www.TheBloopTroop.com
http://www.Pencillati.com

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CREDITS:

Directed By : Ram Singh

Produced by : Vivek Singh Sidhu

Character Design : Kshiraj Telang, Ram Singh

Storyboard : Sonny Santos

Pre Production Design : Ram Singh

3D Layouts : Ankit Rawat

3D Previz : Rahul Gupta

Technical Lead : Sagar Karwa, Aarchish Jain

Rigging : Aarchish Jain

Animators : Rahul Gupta, Dishi Arora, Rajesh Gupta, Pinki Naskar

3D Modleing : Ankit Rawat

3D Texturing : Ankit Rawat, Anoop Ramdey

Lighting and 3D Visual Development : Sagar Karwa

Production Cordinator : Pooja Dogra

Sound And Music : Orange Byte Studios

Typography Design : Deepak Dogra

IT Support : Pradeep Dabas

Public Relations : Agnishekhar Chakraborty

Copywriters : Vivek Mangipudi, Srishti Jain

Created Using : Blender 3D


Cradle by Devon Manney

After winning the 2017 Student Academy Award, one of my USC students - Devon Manney is aiming for Oscar gold with his short following a veteran as he returns home from the Iraq War after losing both of his arms. From Hollywood Reporter - The 23-year-old made Cradle as his senior-year thesis film at USC's animation program.

https://vimeo.com/220083389

https://www.facebook.com/cradle2017/videos/218024858737125/


Ticking Away

https://vimeo.com/246940787


THE RETURN OF THE MONSTER

https://vimeo.com/244830270

Will you wake up from this nightmare ? ...HUIIIIIH !

A short film by MegaComputeur.

Our facebook page : facebook.com/MegaComputeurAnimation

Directed by Corentin Yvergniaux, Camille Jalabert, Quentin Camus
Music and Mixing by Pierre-François Renouf (Le Refuge)


Tabook

https://vimeo.com/237533910

While browsing the bookstore 19-year-old Gwen is unexpectedly drawn to a volume of kinky erotica, earning her disapproving glares from the other customers. Will Gwen follow her deepest desires or will she let her embarrassment restrain her?

‘Tabook’ looks at the subject of sex in a fun loving way, highlighting the taboo that exists in society around embracing sexuality. It was crafted through digital 2D character animation (TVPaint) with paper art backgrounds, and a little bit of CG for the books.

Wishing you a happy International Face Your Fears Day (October 10th)!

More info: tabook.nl
© Studio Pupil 2016 studiopupil.com

Crew:
Director: Dario van Vree
Producer: Tünde Vollenbroek
Production coordinator: Iris Frankhuizen
Creative consultant: Johan Klungel
Animation studio: Studio Pupil
Screenplay, storyboard: Dario van Vree
Design: Bonnie Mier, Dario van Vree
Paper art: Vera van Wolferen
Background photography: Dario van Vree
Typography: DB Creative Works
Animation: Tom Mourik, Michael Sewnarain, Bonnie Mier
Clean-up: Myrthe Raasveld
Coloring: Daniel Visscher
Compositing: Studio Plumeau
Technical research: Colin Dassen
Lead voice (Gwen): Reineke Jonker
Additional voices: Annegeer Konijn, Oscar van der Heiden, Dario van Vree
Music: Nik Phelps
Foley, sound design, mix: Jeroen Nadorp
Foley recording engineer: Robin van der Heiden
Sound studio: Bob Kommer Studios
Festival distribution: Ursula van den Heuvel (KLIK! Distribution Service)
Production consultant: Jantiene de Kroon


Dead Friends

https://vimeo.com/202694512

Decades after a mysterious incurable zombie virus spreads throughout the world mankind is in danger of going extinct.
Among the infected there is an old zombie and a dog that remains loyal to his master and hopes he will become human again one day.

"Dead Friends" is my graduation film created for Sheridan College Animation in Oakville, Canada. Within the course of a year it has been screened at over 30 film festivals all over the world and now I have decided to share my film with you. I hope you enjoy. Special thanks to everyone who helped create this film.
Changsik Lee
Homepage: https://www.artstation.com/artist/changsiklee
Email: coshic2@gmail.com

A more detailed list of all the festival awards:

1.MCNY Film Festival- Winner 2016
2.FRESHFLIX 2016 - Best of 2016- Narrative Animation (Canada) 2016
3.CINECAFEST Central American Short Film Festival – Best Animation 2016
4.LOS ANGELES CineFest Best Animation 2016
5.LOS ANGELES CineFest Best of Audience 2016
6.Roselle Park Loves Shorts – Best Student Animated 2016
7.International Animated Short Film Festival AJAYU – Finalist Short Film
8.Best Short Fest – Short Film – Semi-final nominated 2016
9.Comicpalooza Film Festival - Semi-final nominated 2016
10.Nelvana: Best 3D Computer Animation Award
11.DHXcellence Award in 3D Animation
12.HP People’s choice Award
13.OFFA OAKVILLE FESTIVALS OF FILM&ART - Animated Short 2015
14.Montreal International Animation Film Festival – ANIMAZE - Canada Wide Student Film. 2016
15.The Dead Walk Festival - Short Film 2016
16.MINIKINO FILM- Short Animation – Official Selection 2016
17.Toronto Korean Film Festival - selected works of Korean Canadian directors 2016
18.Anim!Arte - Official selection
19.Kraken Con Animation - Best Student Animated Short 2016
20.Trash – International Fantastic Film Festival – Official selection
21.IndieWise FREE Virtual Festival – Official Selection
22.Pixelatl – Animated Short- Official Selection
23.ICARO – International Animation – Official Selection
24.NuKhu – Official Selection 2016
25.SABC Ekurhuleni International Film Festival - Best International Film Award Official Selection 2016
26.Torremolinos International Fantastic Film Festival – official selection
27.TIF Video Challenge - Short Film – Official Selection 2016
28.IndieFlicks International - Short Shorts – Official Selection 2016
29.The 60 Seconds or Less Video Festival - Short Film – Official Selection 2016
30.TMC London Film Festival – Best Animated Short Film – Official Selection
31.PUSH Film Festival - Short Films – Official Selection 2016
32.The Drunken Film Fest - Short Film - Honourable Mentions
33.Kinematifest festival - International Animation 2016
34.THEMODCON London Film Festival - Best Animated Short Film 2016
35.El Festival - Animated Short 2016
36.Chennai International Short Film Festival-Official Seletion
37. PSIAF 2017-Official Selection


Kittykat96

https://vimeo.com/237139393

sound: josh yeung
music: dean pattinson
https://soundcloud.com/dean-pattinson


Dust Buddies

https://youtu.be/xOQDFsrCJRQ

Dust Buddies is a story about the friendship between two dust bunnies, Fuzz and Lint, who live peacefully under a couch. When an evil maid comes to clean the house and sucks Fuzz into her vacuum, Lint must overcome his fears and set out to rescue his friend.


Tinder × The Most Right Swiped Jobs

https://vimeo.com/229539234

Collaboration with Tinder illustrating and animating 35 different characters for their "Most right-swiped jobs" campaign.

 


God-Mother

https://vimeo.com/229516124

Gimme that old time religion.

Music: Kalimankou Denkou
(Godmother Denkou)
Bulgarian folk song, arranged by Krassimir Kyurkchiysky
Performed by the Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir

This is the intro/prologue to my feature film Seder-Masochism. Uploaded at 1080p instead of 4K because I'm sure I'll fuss with it still. Animated in Moho Pro.


PLAY-OFF

https://vimeo.com/230594644

Our facebook page : facebook.com/MegaComputeurAnimation

Director : MegaComputeur
Production: Passion Animation Studio
Soundtrack: clearcut sound
Grading : RUSHES

Short film made in 4 weeks at Passion Animation Studio London, during our summer internship.
A special thanks to Erika, Nina, Kate, Jason, Nia and Colin.


Square Peg

https://vimeo.com/226101308

 

Sprinklr is a social media management platform with offices across the globe. Approaching Nexus and Mighty Nice, the brief from Sprinklr was to explain in a whimsical and emotive way how Sprinklr can help manage and evolve your business. They required a brand story that was not only informative, but also visually spectacular, engaging and non-verbal to ensure communication across all types of business, industries, countries and languages.

CREDITS

Directed by Darren Price
Design: Robin Davey, Jason Pamment, Thibaut Scalesse
Storyboard: Bonnie Taylor, Victoria Dinh, Jeremy Carlen
Model: Tristan Lock, Simon Linge, Isaac Turier, Cosmo Park
Rigging: Vincent E Sousa
3D Animation: Duncan MacLaren, Mike Singca, Guy Jamieson, Tessa Eden, Oscar Torres, Darragh White, Murray Gardner
2D Animation: Bonnie Taylor, Christine Wilson, Ryley Miller
Lighting: Simon Linge, Isaac Turier, Rowan Karrer
Compositing: Chris Angelius, Matt Brunner, Fiona Lu, Gerad Gray, Marco Sgubin, Jeremy Carlen
Editor: Oscar Torres
Head of Studio: Jeremy Howdin
Senior Producer: Tina Braham
Production Coordinator: Diana Angelius
Executive Producer: Jackie Archer


Overwatch Portraits

https://vimeo.com/226721882

Direction/Design/Animation: Chris Guyot
Additional Sound Design: John Poon

From Chris: This piece is a homage to a game that I love. It’s also an exercise in expressing character personality within a strict set of constraints. My goal was to keep the design as simple as possible, while still communicating the unique qualities of the various characters. Additionally, I wanted to limit myself to just using the characters’ heads in the portraits. No guns allowed!...Minus the exception of DVa’s suit...and Bastion’s gun is technically apart of his body.

 


It Should Be Easy

https://vimeo.com/153011731


Tomorrow Animated Short Film - Cycles

https://vimeo.com/228698424

https://badstache.com/

Story

"Tomorrow" is a 14 minute 3D animated short film currently in production at BadStache Studio, about a ten years old thief and a stray dog. The boy steals from an antique shop every day, until one day...

"We wanted to tell a story with a deeper concept and explore the ambiguity of human morality while keeping the audiences enganged."

-Aryasb Feiz, Director

Animation/Cloth test for one of the characters from Tomorrow short film. For more artwork visit http://www.Badstache.com

Animation by Farzad Nojoumi
Cloth by Aryasb Feiz
Groom by Payam Memar

Dog Animation Test from Badstache Animation Studio on Vimeo.

 

Animation/Fur test for one of the characters from Tomorrow short film. For more artwork visit http://www.Badstache.com

Animation by Aryasb Feiz
Fur by Payam Memar


FERN - Trailer

https://vimeo.com/227051711

A woman loses her husband, and finds a potted plant.

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A six-minute short film commissioned by Channel 4. Written and directed by Johnny Kelly, produced by Nexus Studios and starring Monica Dolan.

Visit: fernthefilm.com

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Cast:
Monica Dolan as the woman
Frank Bourke as the man
Helena Jinx Jones as the old woman

Crew:
Writer / Director: Johnny Kelly
Producer: Greet Kallikorm
Executive Producers: Isobel Conroy, Christopher O'Reilly, Charlotte Bavasso
Development Producer: Claire Cook
Production Manager: Caroline Milsom
Production Company: Nexus Studios
Director of Photography: Matthew Day
Editor: Charlie Fawcett

Production Design: The Joy of Sets
Art Directors: Jess Linares, Alex Grant Said
1st Assistant Director: George Cassavetti
Gaffer: Max Halstead
Focus Puller: Toby Goodyear
Puppet Maker: Rose Popham
Puppeteer: Kim Scopes
Costume Designer: Nat Turner
Hair and Make Up: Siobhan Harper Ryan
Horticulturist at Worm: Terri Chandler
Title Design: Simon Sweeney
Runner: Iris Abols
Catering: Floyd's Catering
Lighting and Camera Equipment: Clapham Road Studios

Sound Post Production Services: Factory
Supervising Sound Designer: Jon Clarke
Sound Design Assistant: James Utting
Audio Producer: Lou Allen
Original Music: Antfood
On Set Sound Recordist: Filipe Pinheiro
Colour Grade: Time Based Arts
Colourist: Simone Grattarola
Post Production: Nexus Studios
Digital Compositing Supervisor: Ken Hau
Additional Digital Animation: Bin Liu
Offline Editor: Dave Slade


The Last Bastion

https://youtu.be/to8yh83jlXg


ROLLIN' WILD

https://vimeo.com/222541843

Remember Rollin Safari?

This is Rollin Wild!

'Rollin' Wild' la serie à succès de Kyra & Constantin s'invite sur France 3.
Les réalisateurs créent l'habillage été de la chaîne pour un résultat hilarant.
passion-paris.com/kyra-and-constantin

Credits
CLIENT : France Télévisions
PRODUCTION : Passion Paris & NMC Productions
DIRECTOR : Kyra & Constantin


Despicable Me - Top-Grossing Animated Film Franchise Ever Worldwide

Illumination’s Despicable Me series of films has surpassed the Shrek movies to become the highest-grossing animated franchise of all time worldwide. A $21.2M international weekend on Despicable Me 3 has pushed the franchise to a $3.528B global total for Gru and theMinions. That tops the Shrek stable of five pics (including Puss In Boots) at $3.51B global.

Read more @ Deadline

  1. Despicable Me (4 films): $3.55 billion
  2. Shrek (5 films): $3.51 billion
  3. Ice Age (5 films): $3.21 billion
  4. Madagascar (4 films): $2.25 billion
  5. Toy Story (3 films): $1.97 billion
  6. Finding Nemo (2 films): $1.96 billion
  7. Kung Fu Panda (3 films): $1.81 billion
  8. Cars (5 films, includes Planes): $1.70 billion
  9. Monsters, Inc. (2): $1.32 billion
  10. How to Train Your Dragon (2): $1.11 billion

More

https://vimeo.com/206295140

This is some quality film making... wait for it.


Big Chicken Small Movie to Life for KFC

https://youtu.be/RA0hHVK2DvM

I grew up in Marietta, GA and know the big Chicken Landmark well... so, I had to post this.


The Big Chicken, landmark extraordinaire and the pride of Marietta, Georgia, reopened on May 11, 2017. To honor the Big Chicken's return, we made a movie. Now, without further ado, KFC Films presents Big Chicken. Small Movie.

A new animated short, Big Chicken Small Movie, pays homage to Marietta, GA’s beloved 56-foot-tall steel fowl. In the film, a young boy who’s a bit of an outcast finds a friend in the gigantic steel chicken, and they go on an adventure in North Georgia.

For KFC franchisee owner and VP of marketing for KBP Foods Anthony Gianino, the film marks the culmination of an exciting project. The beloved “Big Chicken” KFC restaurant reopened to the public May 11 following a $2.2 million renovation.

“The Big Chicken has been a local pop culture icon since 1963. There was a board game in the 70s and for years the Marietta History Museum’s most popular souvenirs have been Big Chicken shirts, ornaments and even bird houses. On New Year’s Eve, Marietta doesn’t drop a disco ball, they drop a Big Chicken,” said Gianino. “And, now, there’s Big Chicken Small Movie -- a sweet celebration of a Georgia town and a giant steel chicken.”

From the beginning, the intention was to make this film as Atlanta-focused as possible. The creative team from Wieden+Kennedy Portland, KFC’s creative agency, is from the Atlanta-area, and Atlanta-based animation studio Awesome Inc was tapped to bring the short film to life.

“We were so excited when W+K reached out to us about the Big Chicken project,” said Awesome Inc founder/EP Ashley Kohler. “As a native Atlantan, I’ve grown up knowing and loving the giant KFC icon. Having this opportunity to work with a world-class agency on a local symbol, something dear to our hearts, was like winning the lottery. We can’t say enough about how collaborative, kind, and supportive W+K has been, how incredible the people we’ve met from KFC were, or how beautiful the renovation is at the franchise. We hope everyone gets a chance to see it at some point!”

For Awesome Inc, known for its TV and commercial work, Big Chicken Small Movie was the perfect blend of interests and the opportunity to honor the local monument in a charming, design-driven tale of friendship that launched on Sunday, August 6: National Friendship Day.

“I remember the first time I saw the big chicken. I was driving around Marietta doing errands and wham! There it was. I thought it was so amazing that I stopped to take a photo and post to my Instagram,” Awesome’s design director, Craig Sheldon, shared. “It’s been really fun and an honor to work on a short revolving around this iconic piece of Atlanta history. Wieden+Kennedy had a really inspiring vision for the project and it’s been a joy collaborating with them throughout the process.”


The Story of Zero - Getting Something from Nothing

What is zero? How did it come about? Hannah Fry tells the story of how zero went from nothing to something.

Once upon a time, zero wasn’t really a number. Its journey to the fully fledged number we know and love today was a meandering one. Today, zero is both a placeholder, and tool, within our number system signifying an absence of a value, and as a number in its own right.

But it wasn’t always seen as that, and it still doesn’t act quite like other numbers. Can you divide by zero, for example? Hannah Fry explains how zero came about, from its origins in ancient civilisations, through the resistance it faced from the Roman numeral system, to being the cornerstone of calculus.

Animated by Andrew Khosravani - vimeo.com/andykhosravani