At CICLOPE Festival 2021, Skrillex's "Butterflies" (directed by Ben Strebel, produced by Biscuit Filmworks, VFX by Electric Theatre Collective) won the Gold for Best Visual Effects in Music Videos. In this Q&A, Tobin Brett, 3D Lead on the project, shares some insights on this haunting film.
Show Yanagisawa is a film director based in Tokyo, Japan. He began his creative career as an oil painter and live graffiti artist, studying under the prominent contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. His signature abstract approach to filmmaking has earned him a number of the industry’s most prestigious awards.
Another Grand Prix, another extraordinary piece of film craft. Check this conversation with director Steve Rogers, creative director Jason Kreher (Wieden+Kennedy) and production designer Steven Jones-Evans, on their collaborative work for Brawl Stars - “Starr Park”.
In April 2021, Shelflife’s “Stüssy x Nike” won the Grand Prix at CICLOPE Africa. The stunning film, that revolves around the story of a weird dream (really weird…), gave director Marc Sidelsky (Massif / Little League Films) the chance to grow something from scratch and share his original view on how fashion could be communicated.
Vellas is an award winning cinematographer working at the forefront of the film and advertising spaces in Brazil. He is the recipient of dozens of awards and he currently runs his own production company Saigon Films, based in São Paulo. We talked to the longtime Ciclope friend about the production opportunities throughout South America, the pros and cons of shooting in Brazil, and the top three things that keep him inspired.
If passion, creativity, open-mindedness, and ambition to push boundaries were bottled up as a scent, it would be called Eau du Pepe Marais. Pepe is a co-founder and Group Chief Creative Officer of Joe Public United, a purpose-driven brand and communications group in South Africa, whose clients include Chicken Licken, NedBank, Converse and more.