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El Vez

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Archival footage and VFX combine in the History Channel’s ‘The Great Martian War’

On its 100th anniversary, The Great Martian War tells the story of the catastrophic events and unimaginable horrors of 1913-17, when Humankind was pitted against a savage Alien invasion. With powerful and detailed First World War parallels, The Great Martian War fuses sci-fi fantasy with specialist factual history to explore the real-world tragedies and unique horror of World War One.

Dugan O’Neal enlists the help of Haim & Jon Heder for funk-filled Chromeo promo.

A conveyor belt of prospective suitors attempt to woo a beautiful woman in Dugan O’Neal’s funk-filled promo for Chromeo track ‘Old 45′s’ – keep an eye out for cameo’s from Haim and Jon Heder.

Stripping Science-Fiction Down to its Essentials with ‘Burnt Grass’ Director Ray Wong

Recently selected for Vimeo’s curation of Toronto International Film Festival shorts, we speak to director Ray Wong about his science-fiction short film ‘Burnt Grass’

RCA 2014: Sophie Koko Gate – ‘Half Wet’

“When we are born, we are about as wet as a banana” – Sophie Koko Gate explains how a friend’s revelation on how she thought she would age inspired her RCA animated short ‘Half Wet’

RCA 2014: Nicolas Ménard – ‘Loop Ring Chop Drink’

Graduating RCA Animator Nicolas Ménard talks to Directors Notes about his approach to storytelling & the importance of collaboration when making latest short film ‘Loop Ring Chop Drink’

RCA 2014: Joe Bichard – ‘The Waldgeist & Me’

Graduating RCA animator Joe Bichard gives us an insight into how collaboration became the most enjoyable and rewarding part of making his animated short film ‘The Waldgeist & Me’.

RCA 2014: Isaac Holland – ‘La Petite Maison’

Described by the filmmaker as “by the far the most challenging thing I’ve ever had to make”, we caught up with graduating RCA animator Isaac Holland to discuss the concept and production of his latest animated short ‘La Petite Maison’.

RCA 2014: Marcus Armitage – ‘My Dad’

The first in our series of interviews with Royal College of Art animators, we speak to Marcus Armitage about his graduation film ‘My Dad’ – a short that depicts a Dad’s influence on a young boy’s life

Martin Stirling directs this powerful message to LEGO in Greenpeace promo ‘LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome’

Sending out a powerful message to family-favourites LEGO, Don’t Panic’s Martin Stirling directs this powerful promo for Greenpeace. Building an Arctic entirely of LEGO and flooding it with oil to highlight the toy company’s affiliation with Shell, we spoke to Director Stirling about working on such a high profile video.

An Introduction to Stalker Photography in MP Cunningham’s Documentary Short ‘The Observer’

Bringing this controversial art form to the small screen, The Observer takes us on a brief journey through Alex’s chosen craft, as she explains why she’s decided to explore this particular route of photography.