This lovely spot includes stop-motion, illustration, special effects and a lot of carpentry. Discover how it was made.
Michael Burns is a freelance writer with almost 20 years experience of covering the creative industries.
As well as writing for Digital Arts and a variety of major trade publications, he has been involved in conference production and has written a number of books on digital content creation.
He also provides freelance advisory, writing and production services for companies in the film, TV, design and interactive media sectors.
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Integrated CG and complex filming techniques deliver visually stunning spot for RSA and W+K's Honda Civic campaign
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Rebekka Dunlap is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York.
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Morphing particle VFX used to create a chaotic, menacing mechanical CG character
Behance, Color CC and Creative Cloud iPhone apps now able to interact with Apple Watch
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Latest version of Adobe digital photo tool offers GPU accelerated performance, new features and closer mobile and camera integration
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