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Dark omens descend upon an old Viking chieftain as he lives through his final night. Nordic mythology, Sagas and real life tragedies mix in this tale of devotion, regret and renewal.

Ragnarok-end of gods – Trailer 1 from Magnuzaki Studio on Vimeo.

Finally after almost 5 years in the making my 11 minute epic stop-motion short film is finally out. I am very excited and think it ended up being really good. I hope that some of you will catch it on the big screen when it reaches a festival close to you.

Medium: Stop-motion animation, mixed media.
Director: Hlynur Magnusson.

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The epic and rocking video We have a Situation with The Damned Things just hit the internet. It’s great since I made all the special effects for that video. Yeah, the LAZERS!!!

It’s a rock band with the guitar player Scott and Rob from Anthrax and Andy from Fall out Boy. And yeah while shooting the video I also ran into Will Smith. Guess this is me entering the Hollywood scene with style!

-Hlynur

The second installment of the stopmo video we made for Rob Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders has been released! Check it out! A lot more action, and a longer sequence for everyone’s favorite dog: Meaty. Music composed by our own Hlynur.

Party at Yo Gabba Gabba!

January 28th, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba! threw an art party last night and it was a blast! Complete with characters made out of cupcakes, yummm!

We had a few prints for sale from Tae’s (a.k.a. Joice) new Naughty but Nice series. Here’s a preview:

Unfortunately, we are all sold out. We are considering doing a second run, so if you are interested please let us know ($15 for each, $35 for whole set).

Rob Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders

January 25th, 2010

Here’s the first installment of two promos we made for Rob Dyrdek’s new toyline Wild Grinders as seen on MTV’s Fantasy Factory (http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/356884/the-wild-grinders.jhtml). Produced by Moonscoop, directed by Hlynur Magnusson.

We used the real toys in the streets of LA… almost got mugged twice. And yeah skates don’t do that in real life, it’s all wires removed frame by frame.

Here are some photos from the process:

Wild Grinders - Wild in the StreetsWild Grinders - Wild in the Streets

Heart of Spades

January 22nd, 2010

Another music video for Sometime (http://www.myspace.com/sometimegroup) this time directed by Joice Ozaki. Everything was made using hand drawn paper cutout puppets which were then animated in After Effects, some footage also include hand processed 16mm film.

A dark Alice in Wonderland journey through the fears and insecurities of a young girl. Enjoy!

In Shadows

January 20th, 2010

Directed by Hlynur Magnússon, music video for Icelandic band Sometime: http://www.myspace.com/sometimegroup

A corrupt metropolis infused with lust, madness and murder. Moody, cool, and dark.

Studio logo and mascot

January 10th, 2010

Here’s what we’ve done for our business card and mascot, The Chimera. Our lovely creature is a mix of the Viking Dragon and the Japanese Three Tailed Fox. We like to think that it appears to those that live their lives in creative ways.

Click on images for a larger view:

Next is a sneak peak at our reel intro. We’ve hand made this cutout puppet and animated it under a downshooter, also our magnificent stage:

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