Searchlight: Kenny Frankland

Freelance animator Kenny Frankland’s blend of murky inventiveness and grimy cartoons have been a hit on the short film festival circuit – not bad for someone who started out making cartoons on a Commodore Amiga (vintage gaming bonus points). We tracked down the Manchester-based filmmaker to chat grafitti, technology and why animation is a bit […]

Sign me up: Marie Dvorakova, winner of Porsche Student Advertising Film Award

We caught up with Marie Dvorakova, currently finishing her Masters degree in film at Tisch School of the Arts in New York, who scooped up the top prize of 3,911 euros for her filmic piece, Steenback Story at this year’s Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award held in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Do you know yet how […]

Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award

Some years are good, some years are not so hot, but this year was certainly up there as a cracking good year for student directing talent at the Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award held in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Out of such a brilliant shortlist how do you choose a handful of winners? For the jury […]

YDA Catchup: Cam McHarg

Cameron McHarg earned a softspot in our heart after his Fed Ex commercial (featuring a comedy kick in quite a different soft spot) made it onto the 2009 YDA shortlist. Since then he’s been building up his reel and has seen his short film Kicking Sand In Your Face picked up by international cable networks. […]

How on earth did you do that? Batelco

YDA award winners in 2005 Alex & Steffen talk us through the 3D intricacies of shooting Batelco. Here we gooooo… What 3D modeling program do you use? All our visual effects we do here at Unexpected in Stuttgart is done with Autodesk 3D Studio MAX. We started with 3D Studio MAX eleven years ago when […]

Searchlight: Alex & Steffen

Ok we’re going to boast here. Even gloat a bit. In fact we’re so proud we’re going to spin this over two posts. Take a look at what our YDA award winning students and winners of our special prize in 2005 have just created for Batelco in Bahrain. We asked Alex & Steffen to talk […]