2016 Vega Digital Awards Centauri Winner: 188 Days by Vancouver Film School, Canada

2016 Vega Digital Awards Centauri Winner: 188 Days by Vancouver Film School, Canada

Company : Vancouver Film School

Project Title : 188 Days

Category : Online Video | Animation

Country : Canada

A man faces the mundane routines of daily life in the city, empowered by his desire to get more out of life he spontaneously quits his job to travel the world. The title sequence was inspired by “The Dolphin’s Tooth”, written by a very captivating author, adventurer and motivational speaker – Bruce Kirkby.

2016 Vega Digital Awards Centauri Winner: 188 Days by Vancouver Film School, Canada

2016 Vega Digital Awards Centauri Winner: 188 Days by Vancouver Film School, Canada

2016 Vega Digital Awards Centauri Winner: 188 Days by Vancouver Film School, Canada

2016 Vega Digital Awards Centauri Winner: 188 Days by Vancouver Film School, Canada

2016 Vega Digital Awards Centauri Winner: 188 Days by Vancouver Film School, Canada

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Creative Pick: 2017 Muse Creative Awards Platinum Winner: Verner Panton Panthella Mini by Frame.dk, Denmark

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Company : Frame.dk

Client: Louis Poulsen

Project Title : Verner Panton Panthella Mini

Category : Video

Country : Denmark

When we were asked by Louis Poulsen to create a spot for a lamp designed by Verner Panton, we couldn’t contain our excitement! We are big fans of Panton’s style, so it was a great pleasure to work with one of his designs. The “Panetella Mini” lamp is a smaller version of the original Panthella lamp, launched in 1971. The Panthella Mini features a metal shade and comes in 11 delicious colours.

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The legendary Danish designer Verner Panton is known for his use of powerful colours, organic shapes and unconventional materials – designing everything from furniture to full art installations that looked, and probably felt, like an acid trip. Unsurprising, when you think that he completed a lot of his work in the 60’s. As a starting point, we investigated Panton’s aesthetic universe and commenced designing a tour de force of lamps, eye popping colours and abstract shapes, inspired by the man himself. We were also encouraged by Louis Poulsen to give it our own personal touch so we had the freedom to interpret the unique style of Verner Panton with a unique twist and establish a lighter, more contemporary tone.

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In the end, it was all about creating something warm, happy, alive, intelligent and playful – just like Panton himself. To create a setting for the lamps to shine (no pun intended) and allow the focus to remain on these beautifully designed objects.

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Creative Pick: 2017 Muse Creative Awards Platinum Winner: League of Legends by Jumbla, Australia

Company : Jumbla

Project Title : League of Legends

Client: Riot Games

Category : Video

Country : Australia

An amazing piece of work in collaboration with the Riot Games team for the character reveal of League of Legends character Ivern.

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2016 Vega Digital Awards Canopus Winner: La Mer Part 2 by Psyop, United States

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Company : Psyop

Project Title : La Mer Part 2

Client: Estee Lauder

Category : Online Video | Animation

Country : United States

La Mer Part 2 is inspired by light and the transforming effect it has to surfaces. This element of change is magical to us, from the spectacular colorful displays of a sunrise, to the northern lights, to the illumination of light on the surface of water or ice and even beyond the surface. Inspired by Dr. Max Huber, we tell a story of one traveler who represents us all.

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“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein

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Director Marie Hyon on creating for Estee Lauder:

“In the spirit of Albert Einstein, we wanted to create a film that will challenge our imagination. We love the story of Dr. Max Huber and the myth behind his journey to find the cure to heal his burnt skin. We believe the myth is more powerful than the reality. Our film focuses on the poetic legendary tale rather than the reality and its facts. Besides, reality leaves nothing to the imagination. For the first La Mer film, we focused on introducing Dr. Max Huber and telling his story. For the follow up film, we focus mainly on the fascination of exploring the unknown.

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Curiosity is the key to staying young. And the wonders of nature inspire the curious ones to seek out its secrets, and question what is beyond or beneath the surface. La Mer Part 2 is inspired by light and the transforming effect it has to surfaces. This element of change is magical to us, from the spectacular colorful displays of a sunrise, to the northern lights, to the illumination of light on the surface of water or ice and even beyond the surface. Inspired by Dr. Max Huber, we will tell a story of one traveler who represents us all.”

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2016 Vega Digital Awards Centauri Winner: Mix Master Mike’s Magma Chamber 360 VR by Copeland Entertainment, United States

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Company : Copeland Entertainment

Project Title : Mix Master Mike’s Magma Chamber 360 VR

Category : Online Video | Visual Effects / Motion Graphics

Country : United States

Magma Chamber VR is a 360 VR + Live DJ Experience like no other. After the hit release full length album Magma Chamber, from Mix Master Mike, Mike wanted to take the album to the next level and combined his audio arsenal with the visual onslaught.

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2016 Vega Digital Awards Centauri Winner: Yizheng Brand Video by United Design Practice, China

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Company : United Design Practice

Client : Yizheng Stationery

Project Title : Yizheng Brand Video

Category : Online Video | Writing / Story

Country : China

This video featuring Yizheng’s children erasers is meant to be shown via B2B channels.

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Rather than focusing on manufacturing prowess, we want to demonstrate the emotional connection the product forms with end users, by speaking to gatekeepers, in this case – the parents. With an empowering message to erase discomfort with courage, as part of growth during childhood.

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Credits

Director: Aspirin / Seenvision

Art Director: Young / Seenvision

Animator: Liff / Seenvision

Music Composer: Tze Toh

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2016 Vega Digital Awards Canopus Winner: Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit Reveal by Tendril, Canada

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Company : Tendril

Client: Nike

Project Title : Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit Reveal

Category : Online Video | Visual Effects / Motion Graphics

Country : Canada

Rising from the surreal landscape of an incredible alien world, Nike’s reinvented running shoe, the Lunar Epic Flyknit, was a product launch of galactic proportions. The visuals (created entirely in CG) for the launch were meant to further elevate the innovative, weightless, futuristic technology of the revolutionary running shoe.

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Credits

Director: Chris Bahry of Tendril

Director: Tom Crate of Frame

Executive Producer: Kate Bate of Tendril

Executive Producer: Thomas Bay of Frame

Production Company: Blacklist NY

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2016 Vega Digital Awards Centauri Winner: KOBO AURA ONE – 3D Launch Video by Asterisk Media Group LTD., Canada

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Company : Asterisk Media Group LTD.

Client: Rakuten Kobo Inc.

Project Title : KOBO AURA ONE – 3D Launch Video

Category : Online Video | Visual Effects / Motion Graphics

Country : Canada

We worked to create a video for Kobo’s latest e-reader, the Aura One. The idea was to create a visual portal into an easy to use device that would take you to far away places, unheard of adventures and beautiful worlds.

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Credits

Director: Peter Julian Lee
Art Director: Jeff Briant
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2016 Vega Digital Awards Canopus Winner: The Deckhouses at Grand Cayman by GRAFF3D, United States

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Company : GRAFF3D

Client: The Ritz-Carlton Residences Grand Cayman

Project Title : The Deckhouses at Grand Cayman

Category : Online Video | Visual Effects / Motion Graphics

Country : United States

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Credits

Art Director: Juan Luque
Executive Producer: Pablo Luna
Creative Coordinator: Diego Esterlizi

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Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Platinum Winner: Shakti Bhog Brand Film: Celebrating The Spirit Of Philately by Passion Film, India

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Company :  Passion Film

Project Title : Shakti Bhog Brand Film: Celebrating The Spirit Of Philately

Category : Corporate Image

Country : India

Shakti Bhog Foods Limited, is a company that was born out of the deep concern to provide hygienic staple food to the people. Its main business lies in the production of Wheat and Rice. After all before gaining independence in 1947 from the British, India was a land of princely states and kingdoms without a proper national identity. Even after independence, India is culturally diverse in terms of its people, languages and traditions.

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POSTAGE STAMPS with its wide usage came as a solution to be used as communication tools across the length and breadth of the nation. Issued by Post & Telegraphic Office nationally, STAMPS through their engraved imagery successfully communicated the Planning Commission’s initiatives with respect to food and agricultural policies.

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Building on this historical and cultural legacy, Postage Stamps have been adopted in the telling the story of Shakti Bhog in this film. The film tells this journey in an innovative way celebrating the spirit of ‘Philately- the study of stamps and postal cards’.

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Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Gold Winner: The Human Rights Zoetrope by Sophia Kyriacou, United Kingdom

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Company : Sophia Kyriacou

Project Title : The Human Rights Zoetrope

Category : Motion Graphics

Country : United Kingdom

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I was commissioned by Noon Visual Creatives to design a television programme brand on the various aspects of human rights, simply called, Human Rights.

To express the various aspects of human rights I turned to the concept of the Zoetrope. The Greek word, Zoe, means life and tropos, wheel, so created a “wheel of life” scenario with a Ying and Yang approach.

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The Zoetrope is grounded by water, without it; there simply is no life. As the viewer is taken above the tiers, the imprisoned dove flying free contrasts the negative scenario of the prisoner. Above a Syrian child wearing a life jacket suggests to have travelled across the Mediterranean Sea to find hope and is contrasted by a young girl oblivious, happily playing with a spinning top.

An essential part of the brief was the opening title sequence had to withstand repeated viewing, packed with stories and deliver both English and Arabic end frame typographical versions but with identical visuals.

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Creative Pick: Nike ~ Air Max 2017

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Go Lighter, Go Longer.

A metaphorical exploration of air and the negative space it occupies.

The Air Max 2017’s ultralight support and maximum comfort are portrayed through a series of visual metaphors inspired by scenarios encountered on an everyday run.

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See full project here: mvsm.com/project/air-max-2017

Watch Video here: https://vimeo.com/192130017

CREDITS —
Concept, Design & Direction:
ManvsMachine

Client:
Nike Europe

Audio:
Zelig

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Creative Pick: 2016 Muse Creative Awards Platinum Winner: Be Sexy, Be Smart by PlusOne Amsterdam​, Netherlands.

Company : PlusOne

Project Title : Be Sexy, Be Smart

Category : Motion Graphics

Country : Netherlands

Soa Aids Nederland asked us to help raise awareness about sexually transmitted infections and HIV among people living in the Netherlands from sub-Saharan Africa, Suriname, the Dutch Antilles and Aruba.

To have an impact on this audience, we developed an approach which would resonate culturally. The film needed to balance clarity with playfulness to open minds and engage with a very serious message. It had to be sensitive to boundaries, yet direct enough to provoke action. We therefore set about writing a script with an authentic and powerful tone-of-voice, which avoided being patronizing.

Mostly inspired by African art we’ve crafted expressive hand-drawn graphics and fluent transitions to impart a personal touch and create a powerful visual language, which is easy to relate to for the target audience.

It is accompanied by an evocative sound track which intertwines with the narrative, creating a piece that will hopefully resonate with its audience and be very memorable. We hope you like it!

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