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28. July 2017

The camera pans slowly over the skyline of a Japanese metropolis. The overcast sky makes the urban buildings appear somewhat unspectacular; that is, until we see them start to twist and bend like knots, swinging and stretching out into infinity like materials pressed out of an extruder or, even better, like the tentacles of starfish. The structures sway to trance music as if caught in a balmy wind or an ocean’s current, and we, the viewers, appear to float silently by as if we hopped a ride on a Zeppelin.

14. June 2017

We’re always happy to see „old“ faces repeatedly at animago. That’s why we are even more thrilled to welcome Vogelsänger to this year’s animago AWARD & CONFERENCE as an event sponsor for the second time. And they will have a special treat in store for all the animago visitors…

09. June 2017

Wide-open mouths, goose bumps and eyes staring in astonishment; when a game cinematic manages to cause this reaction in everyone in the room – and not just die-hard fans of the game – then you can be pretty sure someone has done their job really well and created something truly amazing. Last year, our readers chose the “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations” Trailer created by Digic Pictures for the best animago contribution from 20 years.

24. May 2017

Am I raising my children the right way? Parents all over the world ask themselves this question every day, among them Daniel Martínez Lara and Rafael Cano Méndez from Spain. The two men spent five years working in Blender on the 8-minute film “Alike”, which explores precisely this question.

18. May 2017

In 2015, the short film “Shave It” from the Argentinean studio 3dar was one of many projects in competition for that year’s animago AWARDS. In 2016, not only did the team at 3dar receive another nomination – this time for their short film “Uncanny Valley” – they also went home with the prize for Best Short Film! The animago jury gave the award to this almost ten-minute work in recognition of its strong storytelling with a touch of documentary flavour. The jury was also impressed with the film’s effects, which were made on a zero budget, seeing as the project was a private 3dar endeavour.