1. David Blaine approached us to make an animated intro for his latest magic special, a palette cleanser to get people excited for a bumpy night ahead. Inspired by David’s mind-bending magic and the Paul Auster penned script which was voiced by Christopher Walken in the style of a side-show barker, we crafted a hero’s journey of sorts, a psychedelic trip into the spectacle of the real.

    Directed by Buck
    For full credits visit buck.tv

    # vimeo.com/191998961 Uploaded 118K Plays 78 Comments
  2. hodgsonfilms.tumblr.com

    Original format: 16mm
    Year of production: 1983
    Duration; 6mins 2secs

    Made while studying Film and TV dept at the RCA. Based on sketches made in Liverpool drinking clubs.
    The film observes human behaviour in a social situation, hinting at the loneliness felt by the individual lost in the crowd.

    KEY CREDITS:
    Director: Jonathan Hodgson
    Production Company: Royal College of Art
    1983

    # vimeo.com/33634918 Uploaded 12.8K Plays 38 Comments
  3. An animation based on the magazine cover, co-produced by The New Yorker and “This American Life.” Created by Chris Ware and John Kuramoto, with interviews and narration by Ira Glass and music by Nico Muhly.

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    Watch more videos at newyorker.com/video

    # vimeo.com/154206876 Uploaded 90K Plays 24 Comments
  4. UNICEF is launching a new animated series meant to bring attention to the youngest victims of the Syrian refugee crisis, Unfairy Tales. Created by ad agency 180LA, the videos chronicle real children’s journeys from Syria by juxtaposing stunning animation with terrifying narrations of the terrible events wrought by this globally impactful humanitarian disaster.

    The campaign will officially launch with the first story, Malak and the Boat, which will premiere at the Supporting Syria & The Region donor conference in London on February 4. The event is co-hosted by world leaders of the U.K., Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Nations. More than 70 countries, international organizations, NGOs, civil society and private sector attendees are expected.

    Malak and the Boat tells seven-year-old Malak’s harrowing story of her journey across the Mediterranean seeking shelter from the Syrian conflict.

    # vimeo.com/156213632 Uploaded 56.3K Plays 21 Comments
  5. After miraculously surviving a stabbing attack, Hananel David is faced with overcoming his PTSD to become a paramedic and pass along the gift of life that has been given to him.

    As violence sadly continues to rage on in the Middle East and throughout the world I hope that people are able to turn their heads to the helpers risking their lives and putting others before themselves. Rather than focusing on the hate, I believe it's this kind of selfless kindness that we need to focus on spreading in order to begin to heal this world.

    Featuring: Hananel David
    Directed by: Jake Oleson
    Director of Photography: Todd Martin
    Animation: Casey Drogin
    Executive Producer: Matt McLaughlin
    Producer: Alon Simcha
    Producer: Christian Silberbauer
    Israel Producer: Ronny Merdinger
    Production Assistant: Rony Cohen
    Sound: Ronen Geva
    Original Score: Matthew Kidd- slowmeadow.bandcamp.com/
    Sound Design: One Thousand Birds- otbirds.com/
    Color: Carlos Flores- carlosfloresfilms.com/

    MDA: Robert Rosenthal, Leah Breevoort

    Special Thanks: Yoni Yagodovsky, Eden Weinberg, Owen Schumacher, Jared Rosenthal, Magen David Adom, Charles Frank, Ien Chi

    To learn more about MDA: afmda.org/

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