“American Gods” Animation by Tendril

If you haven’t checked out the latest episode of “American Gods” on Starz yet, you are missing out on something huge.”American Gods”, based on a novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman just aired it’s fifth episode, “Lemon Scented You” Sunday night featuring some stunning animation from our friends at Tendril. If you are behind an episode, please be aware of spoilers below!

Kimberly Roots of TVLine.com says, “the hour begins with an incredibly cool-looking Coming to America vignette about Atsula, whose people crossed the land bridge from Siberia waaaaay back in the day. (Is this stop-motion? CGI? I know very little about animation, but I know this just looks so awesome.) Atsula eventually comes face-to-face with the buffalo we’ve seen in Shadow’s visions; she pays the ultimate price, but her people wind up thriving afterwards.”

Caralynn Lippo of TVFanatic.com says, “I’ve so far loved all of the series’ opening sequences depicting various gods in America, but the animated sequence opening ‘Lemon Scented You’ was particularly unique and visually compelling. It was so different from anything we’ve seen before, and I just loved it. I doubt we’ll see or hear from Nunyunnini, the mammoth god, again, but it was still an excellent sequence.”

If you have been watching, on the other hand and would like a peek behind the scenes, we hope this interview with EP Michael Green by Entertainment Weekly’s Marc Snetiker scratches that itch.

You can check out the full short by Tendril here.

Trizz Studio Wins a Bronze Cube at ADC New York!

Congratulations to our friends at Trizz on their win!

Check out their awesome work for Hyundai here:

http://trizz.tv/Genesis

Wolfies win “Best New Studio” at the Motionographer 2016 Motion Awards!

Congratulations to the whole pack over at Golden Wolf for winning “Best New Studio” at the Motionographer 2016 Motion Awards!!

2017 Recap!

We’ve been a little quiet on here for the last … 3 months … but we’re back!! Here’s a quick recap of some of our 2017 work highlights so far:

MLB The Show 17 – “Love Fest”

Director: Golden Wolf
Agency: Mutt Industries
Client: Sony

What do you love about The Show? We’re talking about pro baseball, of course–the most exciting show on Earth–but also about Sony’s biggest PlayStation baseball title yet, MLB The Show 17. To capture the massive scope of their new game, Sony came to none other than Blacklist and Golden Wolf, where we helped them create a new trailer that expresses just how huge of an experience this new edition really is. By combining exciting moments and features from the game with Golden Wolf’s bombastic animation, it’s only fair to call this spot a home run.

GANT – Social Campaign

Director: Terry Hall
VFX and Edit: Tendril
Agency: Highfield

In this new campaign for men’s fashion brand GANT, Blacklist director Terry Hall and VFX pros Tendril went vertical, utilizing the emerging video format for a series that would truly speak the language of social media. In each of the new spots, viewers are greeted with an artfully composed (and physics-defying) looping GIF, only to see our stylish lead character take control of the scene and escape unscathed. Luckily, the attention-grabbing 15-second spots are short and sweet, giving you the chance to re-watch while you ask yourself “how did they do that?!”

Redd’s Apple Ale – “Together We Beer”

Director: Golden Wolf
Client: MillerCoors
Agency: Mekanism

Live-action and hand-drawn animation combine in this deliciously refreshing new campaign for Redd’s Apple Ale. For a brand whose appeal is a unique combination of flavors, it made perfect sense to pair two distinct visual styles to best tell the Redd’s story.

 

League of Legends – “God Fist Lee Sin”

Director: Golden Wolf
Client: Riot Games

Hit game League of Legends has just introduced a new Legendary look for their in-game kung-fu fighting character, Lee Sin, with the release of an original video that has already racked up over a million views online in just a few days. For the new cinematic clip, Riot Games partnered with production company Blacklist and director Golden Wolf, harnessing Golden Wolf’s signature kinetic, high-intensity animated style to capture Lee Sin’s flying fists and roundhouse kicks. In the short film, warrior monk Lee Sin takes a break from meditation to test his strength against an army of giant stone creatures. As part of his unique skill set, his fists glow with flames as he makes quick work of all who dare step up.