Yule Log 2.0 is a collection of short films and animations from various artists all over the world. Described as the "animation community's gift to the internet" its a project that also raises funds for the Camp Interactive in New York, where they help kids learn code and canoe. Over 100 applications, whittled down to 50 unique pieces with Christmas Yule Log as the focus. It's a great project with a good cause. Check our favourites below and the whole project here.
The studio that brought us Box Trolls and Paranorman; LAIKA films have done it again! Kubo and the Two Strings is a stop motion animated feature film about the adventures of Japanese boy who is armed with a magical instrument which allows him bring origami characters to life. This behind the scenes time lapse is completely mesmerising. Also watch the trailer below too. Enjoy
If you're driving on the M4 anytime soon, keep your eyes peeled for the Fantastic Beasts and where to find them bespoke billboard we designed on the Alfa Lava building.
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My name is Melissa Gelman. My British alter ego is Mel, at least that’s what they call me here. I grew up in New Jersey (also known as ‘Jur-zee’), but now live in Boston pursuing a degree in advertising — because disappointing my doctor parents is just too damn easy. I’m here, in London, continuing my studies and interning at WTF.
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Unlike the typical existential college student constantly questioning, yet perpetually slothful, I always had a clear vision of my future. At five I was going to be a ballerina, practicing pirouettes until I was dizzy. At ten, a fashion designer, cutting up clothes and sewing them back together. Now, a copywriter, joining every possible advertising club on campus. Alright, so maybe my tenacious life plan changes every few years, but at least I have some sort of direction.
My direction has yet again shifted as I crossed the pond to London for my life-changing, eye-opening, insert another over-dramatic phrase study abroad experience. For the Nth time, I ask myself “WTF am I doing?”
Interning at WTF Creative has given me some insight on this colossal question. So far I have learned these to be the requirements of my potential profession. Singing out loud in the office should not only be allowed, but expected. The bathroom should not be an arm’s length away from the workspace — it should be out the door and around the corner. And most imperative, creativity must be at the epicentre of my career. I thrive (yes I said it, thrive) on creativity.
So maybe I’m still not entirely sure where I fit in, but I am annoyingly optimistic that I will figure it out and — get ready for it — have fun on the way.