Psyop Continues the Awards Sweep!
As exciting new projects continue to keep Team Psyop busier than ever, it is our past work that has really been catching the awards circuit buzz lately! Animation director Jean-Dominique Fievet recently took two Psyop spots to the 23rd International TrickFilm Festival where a handful of honors were snagged for Man and Dog along with The Letter. When he wasn’t accepting Gold in both Jury and Audience categories, Fievet immersed himself in the animation-loving community, giving keynote speeches on Psyop’s work as well as a spotlight talk on our long-running creative relationship with Clash of Clans. If like us you were unable to attend the fest, see him stop for a chat with Game Zone by clicking on the link and hear what he had to say on all questions Clash!
If you thought the awards madness stopped at Stuttgart, think again. From Hollywood shindigs to online spotlights, the visions of Psyop have been cast on big and small screens alike. In March the 2016 ADDY Awards took place where EPs Amanda Miller and Luisa Murray accepted quite the collection of honors ranging from Animated Advertising, to Branded Online Film to Television Content. As always, we loved seeing Coca-Cola's Man and Dog and Otto’s The Letter spots continue to receive some love; but it was the additional honors for Microsoft Xbox's ReCore E3 Trailer and Clash of Clan’s Magnificent 25 that really rounded out the evening on a diverse note.
Keeping in line with our tendency to produce creative content for the internet in addition to the silver screen, it was only fitting that Psyop had a presence in the online awards circuit as well. Our recent spot for Estee Lauder's La Mer snagged a Gold Animation Award from the Creativepool Annuals - an online magazine featuring boundary-pushing work that challenges the standards of the creative process.
Similarly to the Creativepool Annuals, the 2016 CommArts Illustration Annuals released their compilation of favorites; featuring two Psyop spots: Explore for British Gas and The Letter for Otto. Spotlighting a total of seven projects in the Motion/Animation section this year, we were thrilled to receive our hard copy and see both works gracing two pages of the gorgeous printed annual.
Continuing to race forward with imagination and excitement for what’s to come, we can’t wait to continue sharing all that we do with you and hope you enjoy staying on board for the ride!