Michael Medoway is an American director and photographer. His work fluctuates between slice-of-life, documentary-style realism to polished, cinematic narrative. He has collaborated with major brands including Lexus, Foot Locker, Visa, Asics and Toyota to bring stories to the screen that resonate with the brand’s community.
’A New Hope' is a challenging metaphor for everyone affected by the tech age that still considers some developments today as normal in our culture, traditions and society. We are not programmed well enough to foresee what the exponential technology can do to our society. How much are we going to pay for all bad decisions that we are making today? ‘A New Hope’ digs deep into our worst nightmares and what could happen if we loose control over those exponential tech advances. This video depicts how popularity mixed with power can easily transform our society into unpleasant and dangerous place. We have a high hope that our collective consciousness will drive us to a much brighter, safer, happier, inclusive and prosperous place.
Directed by Loop
Creative Directors: Alex Mikhaylov, Max Chelyadnikov
Art Director: Alex Mikhaylov
CG Supervisor: Max Chelyadnikov
Concept Artists: Daniel Hahn, Dmitriy Rabochiy, Evgeniy Kashin, Evgeny Park, Heavy Unit, Daniel Solovev, Dmitry Tsmokh, Maxim Romantsov
Modelling, Texturing Artists: E.D. Satan, Dmitriy Paukov, Valentine Sorokin, Roman Senko, Filipp Gorbachev, Pavel Burylov, Valerii Sendetskyi
Animators: Dmitriy Paukov, Sergey Nezhentsev, Artemy Perevertin
Rendering Artists: Max Chelyadnikov, Filipp Gorbachev
2D Artists: Denis Khramov, Eugene Pylinsky
Compositing: Max Chelyadnikov
Soundtrack: Zelig Sound
“Alice, 12 year-old girl, is homeless and works as a courier. One day she receives a request - to deliver a big teddy bear to the boss of a criminal gang. Along the way, unexpectedly, the teddy bear comes alive and becomes Alice's only friend. She decides to cancel the delivery and keep a teddy bear. What she doesn’t suspect is that it is stuffed with cocaine and now she is being hunted.”
Written and Directed by Lado Kvataniya
Cinematography by Andrey Krauzov
Starring: Masha Lobanova, Vladimir Voronov
Composer: Niko Cartosio
Producers: Ilya Stewart, Murad Osmann, Ilya Dzhincharadze
Executive Producer: Olga Mitina
Production Designer: Dmitriy Onishenko
Edit: Vlad Yakunin
Casting: Margo Sayapina
Colour: Jamie O'Bradovich, Artem Leonov
Hype Production /// RUSSIA
Back in to 2018, it was the most challenging year for the world leading visual effect and stage design studio Sila Sveta, based in Moscow. Through a set of life changing events and creative director Willo Perron they landed with a project for Drake’s tour “Scorpion” - a huge challenge led to 15.6Tb of material and a panic half year of work to release 7 consecutive shows in NYC.
Gentle Monster eyewear released an epic promo campaign by imagining Earth lost its sense of anxiety or hope, leaving the human race to resort to its most basic instincts of survival.
People believing in the power and strength of collective groups join together on what is the only way of transportation in this lost world. Witness the confident thoughts of self-conscious displayed in “Collective behavior”.
Gentle Monster’s ‘13’ Campaign sets place in a world where the moon shifts out of place and axis, slowly floating away from Earth creating the 13th month, Undecember. Animals start to act differently and people develop a dependency on either religion or technology. The changes in climate spark a split between anxiety and hope. Gentle Monster illustrates a message of hope brought from the insight and imagination spawned from the new world.
Designed by Frederik Heyman
The story happened in Kyoto, 1872. The geisha Kobayashi and Hideyoshi fell in love with each other, and he became her lover. However, due to the war, they were separated from eachother forever.
This titles video is a prelude to a self-initiated animation short sequence “KIYOMI KOBAYASHI — Sword and fire” created and directed by Yi Le
Italian CG artist Simone Vezzani creates perfect illusion in phygital world
A rising star - new media artist Eugene Pylinsky made a tribute to one of his digital art idol - Max Cooper whom we have been following for a decade. The further collaboration of two strong parties released a project called “Identity” where Eugene reflected on the informational field that shapes both their personalities and creativity.
As a small tradition we share the most beautiful New Year Countdown Firework that’s taking place in London every year. “London is Open” is a new campaign for this multi-cultural melting pot went as a red line during the show last night.
Full recording from BBC Live
Cognition is the media art installation by Radugadesign at Stockholm City Hall. Created and produced in collaboration with composer and pianist Nikola Melnikov, for Asko Appliances AB.
In 2017 Radugadesign presented the audiovisual performance "Cognition" (for Asko brand) in Stockholm City Hall developed in the collaboration with composer and pianist Nikola Melnikov.. The installation of "Cognition" is an expression of striving for the perfect shape. Everything can be perfect–whether it is a geometric figure or a person.
Influenced by Japanese film genre Kaiju that features giant monsters, mainly attacking major cities. In that way, music artists attack Kyiv reproduced in their own fancy way. It reflects a motto of the music platform “Become Bigger. Not Mature”
Directed by Yevhen Krasulia
Producer: Anastasia Kovalova
DOP: Yura Bakun
Post Production: Dmitriy Suhodol
FICK - BoneSystem is the first part of a double-video project made by Nacho Velasco during the last year. It talks about the birth of this sneakers, a full CGI video based on procedural techniques and particles effects inside a dark, techonologic and elegant ambience.
Direction: Nacho Velasco
3D Artists: Nacho Velasco, Ruye, Nachei, Mutoff
Music and sound design: Jan Raydan
From September 28 through October 6 vibrant three-dimensional projections on the facade of Walt Disney Concert Hall are launched by artist Refik Anadol and his team (baked by Google Arts&Culture) to celebrate the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 100th anniversary.
This public art installation projects transformed archival materials onto the exterior of Walt Disney Concert Hall in animated, data-driven patterns, seeming to give consciousness to the architectural landmark. The result is a radical visualization of the organization’s first century. The images are abstract representations of more than 45 terabytes of information from the L.A. Phil’s archives, including photos, videos, audio recordings, posters, and more.
The files were parsed into millions of data points that were then categorized by hundreds of attributes, by deep neural networks with the capacity to both remember the totality of the LA Phil’s “memories” and create new connections between them. The show is accompanied by the soundtrack that was created from the LA Phil’s archival recordings. Sound designers augmented these selections by using machine-learning algorithms to find similar performances recorded throughout the LA Phil’s history.
Minimalist design, scenographic sculptures and constantly changing typography circulate around the song mayfly.
For Alice Rose & Moniko‘s record label and music video debut designer and scenographer Lenny Grade and Catrin Mackowski used the song’s lyrics of a fragile ending love and it’s spiritual hope of rebirth to translate it into scenes of delicate balance, objects that transform, circulate or flow and a lead singer that is arranged in a state of absence while being present.