DISNEY PIXAR NEW “BLUE UMBRELLA” SHORT!!!

So I went to see MONSTERS UNIVERSITY this weekend, and was excited to see PIXAR’S new short like they have before every new movie.  They called it BLUE UMBRELLA.  The style was quite different from their usual look, taking a much more photo realistic approach.  At some points I couldn’t tell if it was real footage composited with the 3D characters.  The music (by Sarah Jaffe) and the story worked perfectly, and it looked absolutely gorgeous.  Check out the trailer below!

DISNEY PIXAR BLUE UMBELLA SHORTScreen Shot 2013-06-23 at 10.57.10 PM

BRAND NEW SCHOOL creates 5000 Years for SONICARE

The first 3/4 of this spot is really well done with a great concept.  The subtle and not-so-subtle changes around the main character are great, and the evolution through time reads extremely well.  For such a strong spot at the top, I did think the end could have been a bit stronger rather than throwing the brush up into the sun and having it transform.  All in all, some great inspiration here.  Check it out below!

NATHAN LOVE creates “CARL THE KIND CRAB” for KELLOGS

I’m sure you have seen this floating around the commercial breaks.  NATHAN LOVE creates “Carl the kind crab” for Kellogs.  Thought I’d share this, brings back memories from those crazy cereal commercials growing up, glad it still carries on somewhere.

1ST AVE MACHINE shares BTS for new PANERA “LIVE CONSCIOUSLY / EAT DELICIOUSLY”

An awesome look at the making of Panera’s new “Live Consciously / Eat Deliciously by 1st Ave Machine!  It’s always a breath of fresh air to see things done practically once in a while, even if it can be done just as easily in 3D.

SEE ORIGINAL SPOT HERE:

STARGATE STUDIOS shares compilation: “I bet you never know that these were filmed with green screen!”

Check out this compilation of shows and movies that you may not have realized used green screen.  Nowadays in our industry, if done well you can save a ton on your budget by using green screen properly, like creating an entire film that takes place in Alaska…in Massachusetts.  Hope this gets you thinking. (Thanks John for the post)