Designing WandaVision’s Future Tech

Vancouver, Canada-based motion graphics artist Robyn Haddow has specialized in creating fantasy user interfaces (FUI) for years. Vancouver, Canada-based motion graphics artist Robyn Haddow has specialized in creating fantasy user interfaces (FUI) for years. And the future tech, screen graphics and holograms she has designed have been featured in a long list of high-profile films, including The Suicide Squad, Black Widow, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man Homecoming, Thor Ragnarok, Mile 22 and Bumblebee.

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Wearable Works of Art

Tendril had not yet worked with Hublot when the Swiss luxury watchmaker got in touch about creating a launch film for its Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Full Sapphire limited series watch. Known for expertly blending elegance and engineering, Hublot had seen Tendril’s work and thought the Toronto, Canada-based studio was the right choice for visualizing the watch, which was 10 years in the making and has a case and bracelet made entirely from sapphire.

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Digital Diversity

COVID-19 forced the world into lockdown last year, and that changed the way people work. Handshakes are out, facemasks are in, and many in-person meetings have been replaced by Zoom conferences. Even as some head back into the office, Zoom’s gridwork of postage-stamp-sized avatars of friends and colleagues remains a big part of a lot of people’s workdays.

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The Art of Stranger Things

There aren’t a lot of artists with a credits list like Emmy Award-winning Art Director Steven Messing’s. Over his long career, Messing has contributed to more than 50 film and television projects, including Avatar sequels, Avengers, Alien Covenant, Transformers, Game of Thrones and Stranger Things.

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Reengineering Timekeeping

Belgian-based Studio Plankton’s team of 3D artists and animators are skilled at telling brand stories of all sorts. One of their many clients is Ressence, a modern watchmaking start-up that has relied on the studio to transform highly technical specifications into meticulously detailed visuals with clear messaging and contemporary branding since 2015.

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Making Science Fun

Madis Epler worked as a graphic designer for several years before realizing he was really more into animation. So he pursued that goal, digging deep into tutorials, books and everything related to 3D. Now a busy freelance creative director, animator and CGI artist, Epler runs his own studio, Banzai Animation, in Estonia where he grew up.

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Bringing Science to Life

Sarner is known for being a creative agency that specializes in immersive visitor experiences, so when they were asked to head up a new exhibition for the Biotech Room at the King Salman Science Oasis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, they assembled the perfect team to get the job done. One Small Pixel served as the creative and production company coordinating the content in three main rooms, and they partnered with London-based Ink and Giants to create and direct experiential films as part of the installation.

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Who Says Finance Can’t be Visually Interesting?

Flashy motion graphics pieces are the perfect way to go for some projects. But sometimes there has to be more to the visual story. That was the case recently when Bloomberg asked The Mill to create a 30-second spot for Interactive Brokers, a brokerage firm that serves customers all over the world.

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What Heartbreak Looks Like

When COVID-19 shut down live-action production last year, unforeseen opportunities opened up for many 3D artists, including Los Angeles-based motion designer Jan Sladecko

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Using 3D to Set Renaissance Art in Motion

New York City-based director Saad Moosajee has always found Renaissance art interesting because “it evokes God and seems to have a holy quality whether there are literally angels or just dark, moody figures,” he explains. Even so, it’s an aesthetic he hasn’t found much use for until recently, when Japanese singer-songwriter, Joji, contacted him about directing a music video for “777”, a track from the artist’s latest album, Nectar.

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From CG Experiment to Short Film

Freelance art director/motion designer Takayuki Sato is currently living in Japan, where he was born and got his start in the industry. But his career was meaningfully shaped years earlier when he moved to the US to study motion graphics and English.

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