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Beavers! (and CG)
December 20, 2006 5:26 PM   Subscribe

From extra sheep and mountains in Brokeback Mountain, to flipping around shops and removing a leg in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Buzz Image provides an extensive portfolio of their CG and FX work. And plenty of beavers.
posted by divabat (23 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
OH MY GOD THOSE FUCKING BEAVERS.

Every goddamn day on the TTC I am forced to see them everywhere when I change trains at Yonge & Bloor. I want to find whatever dipshit at Cossette pitched that idea, and force her/him to watch endless reruns of Sabrina The Teenage Witch until their eyes melt.


Ahem.

Buzz really does do some fantastically good work.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 5:46 PM on December 20, 2006


What? WHAT? YOU DON'T LIKE THE BEAVERS? What are you, UnCanadian or something?!!

Actually I think they're kind of stupid too.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 5:49 PM on December 20, 2006


I was hoping for a different variety of beaver.
posted by IronLizard at 5:50 PM on December 20, 2006


It's been about 20 minutes and the brokeback mountain clip is almost loaded. *sigh*
posted by bob sarabia at 5:52 PM on December 20, 2006


I think their server could do with a bit of 'enhancement', if you know what I mean.
posted by Luddite at 6:00 PM on December 20, 2006


bob sarabia: just play it anyway, it loads while you're watching. (At least for me it was quick, and I don't have the best Internet connection.)
posted by divabat at 6:15 PM on December 20, 2006


Frank and Gordon are an obvious rip-off of Norbert and Daggett (who are much more beautiful - warning: shaved beavers).
posted by wendell at 6:21 PM on December 20, 2006


The beavers are a rip-off of Ray and Carl in the Blockbuster adds, except their fur isn't nearly as well done and makes them look kind of sickly.
posted by disgruntled at 6:24 PM on December 20, 2006


via?
posted by fire&wings at 6:37 PM on December 20, 2006


via?

I would say it's via the website of the VFX firm that made the shots, unless I'm missing something.
posted by GriffX at 7:59 PM on December 20, 2006


disgruntled writes "The beavers are a rip-off of Ray and Carl in the Blockbuster adds, except their fur isn't nearly as well done and makes them look kind of sickly."

And they suck even harder than the Blockbuster guys. Seriously. How bad does an ad campaign have to be in order to be worse than Blockbuster?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 8:54 PM on December 20, 2006


I never noticed that her leg was missing in the movie scene - was that really how it showed up? I completely didn't notice.
posted by odinsdream at 9:13 PM on December 20, 2006


I missed the same thing odinsdream. That scene is even more creepy now.
posted by Popular Ethics at 9:35 PM on December 20, 2006


Clever stuff, but the music evokes a sense of "self satisfaction" which is a bit yucky.

Also Meta.
posted by econous at 10:23 PM on December 20, 2006


fire&wings: the ESotSM clip was referenced in a kottke post about Michel Gondry's Rubik's-cube-feet thing.
posted by divabat at 11:28 PM on December 20, 2006


Damn. I just watched that Brokeback Mountain video, and... yeah. I'm trying to self-educate in digital compositing, and that made me realize how far I have to go. Great work by those folks....

Damn.
posted by brundlefly at 11:48 PM on December 20, 2006


I really liked the ESotSM clip. Thanks for posting.
posted by wiggles at 6:24 AM on December 21, 2006


You have my vote for the best post of the month, divabat.
posted by micayetoca at 7:02 AM on December 21, 2006


Oh wow that leg thing is so bizarre. I have no idea what the effect was supposed to be, but it blew my mind.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:25 AM on December 21, 2006


gramefruitmoon, all of the special effects shots were supposed to be the memories of Jim Carrey's character being erased from his mind, and he was remembering them during the process - so we see them coming apart as each one goes on. There's a lot of others that are also quite interesting from a technical view.

The movie is entirely worth seeing - I really enjoyed it.
posted by evilangela at 3:52 PM on December 21, 2006


The beavers are all over the place in Montreal too, hawking Bell products. Mind you those ads are pretty imaginative and entertaining.
posted by clevershark at 5:56 PM on December 21, 2006


I hate those stupid beavers. When I moved up here, my family were like "oh you haven't seen the beavers? they're so funny!"

Not true.
posted by SassHat at 9:09 PM on December 21, 2006


evilangela: Oh, I've seen the movie. A squijillion times. It's about my absolute favoritest ever. I had just never noticed the disappearance of Kate Winslet's left leg.

This gives me the perfect excuse to watch it AGAIN - several times more - to try and find other alterations I hadn't noticed.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:32 PM on December 21, 2006


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