Category Archives: Films

Amazing Robotic Moves from Poppin’ John and the Robotboys


It’s been a while since we’ve had a solid bit of dancing here on Colossal. There are several inspired moments of choreography in this clip featuring Nick Nitro and Jeppe Long of the Copenhagen-based Robotboys joined by Poppin John out of El Paso, Texas. Insert obligatory thoughts about inhuman abilities and cyborg appendages.


Light Goes On: A New Light Painting Stop Motion Video About a Skateboarding Skeleton by Darren Pearson


Light painter Darren Pearson (previously here and here) is back with a new stop motion short that follows the adventures of a skateboarding skeleton. In the making for nearly a year, the video involves over 700 individual photographs that were painted in camera using a small flashlight.

Credit Suisse animation summons the spirit of pop art


Check out this new Roy Lichtenstein-inspired animation by creative studio Mill+ for financial services company Credit Suisse.


This cool animation, inspired by American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, was recently created by creative studio Mill+ for global financial services company Credit Suisse.

Directed by Mill+’s Carl Addy, the ad references the relationship between Credit Suisse and Brookfield Asset Management told here as a boxer and trainer. The Mill+ team comment online: “A tricky aspect of the job was taking this iconic style of painting and converting it into moving animation. It was important to obey the rules of traditional Lichtenstein painting, all motion needed to feel as though it could have been hand painted.”

In order to fully achieve this, a combination of tools in Flash and After Effects were used. Illustrations were handled by Mill+’s Simon Landrein and the innovative animation transitions led by Ivo Sousa.

Director Carl Addy comments: “It was a complex analogy between highbrow business and a gritty sport told in an iconic style. It required sensitivity to the balance between a strong narrative and dynamic animation transitions. I think the animation team did a great job of delivering this whilst not getting in the way of the story.”

Sony Playstation: The power of Playstation


Advertising Agency: Hitparade, Stuttgart, Germany
Copywriter: Bernd Faass
Photographer: Markus Gebhart
Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Director / Creative: Bernd Faass
Producers: Michael Güntner, Nathalie Kraft
Camera: Markus Gebhart