Lullaby Theories, Episode Four: Babies & Babies & Babies

What could we learn if we discovered a parallel universe–a sister Earth? Would our twin universe exist in the same state as ours? What could we glean from it?

Prozone: External Comms Video

Lots of plexusy goodness in this techy, data driven animation for Prozone by Rich Hinchcliffe.

Nasdaq Rewrite Tomorrow – Coffee

Some really nice technical/data driven motion graphics from We Are Royal about coffee!

JessicaJones

Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Main Title

Using a live action plate of paint and incorporating it onto photographs and other filmed elements, the director created a moody, painterly rendition of Jessica Jones’ New York for this Netflix series.

Project Blue Book

A great title sequence by The Other House for ‘Project Blue Book’

Data Trails: Jer Thorp

Some nice visualization of data from Peprally

Emmy winning series, BBCs How We Got To Now

These are the original sequences animated by Robert Grieves.

The series won Outstanding Motion Design at the 2015 Emmys.

Saucony Geometry of Strong

Some great technical tracking work in this piece for Saucony.

Bentley University – By The Numbers

Lots of numbers and data in this animation for Bentley University by Toil.
Studio: Toil
Design: Michael Frederick
Animation:Joey Korenman, Conor Collier, ME

Supplies – Justin Timberlake

Rodeo FX delivered over 100 visual effects shots for Dave Meyers dystopian vision of Justin Timberlakes Supplies”.
Art Directed by Erik Gagnon.

Synthetic Biology

A visual essay exploring the future technology of synthetic biology.
By Vasil Hnatiuk

Beauty in Numbers – Pi

This film explains the simplicity and the complexity of pi/3.14 in quite a beautiful way.
Director/animator: Rebecka Taule
Music: Jim Zamerski

Blade Runner 2049 UI Screen graphics

Nice work from Territory Studios. Working across 15 sets, Territory delivered over 100 assets for onset playback

Swiss Fin Lab

Explainer video for Swiss Fin Lab, that promotes their ZOA service. By Explain Ninja.

Taboo VFX

Great work from BlueBolt bringing the Thames River in the Georgian period back to life.

AT&T Threat Manager

Lots of complex data, globes and graphs in this one. Great work from Animagic Studios.

Panda Brand Video

Brand video made for Panda’s rebranding by Saffron Brand Consultants

Etereas / Animation Shortfilm

One dancer and a hula hoop.
Director: Daniela Villanueva, Mara Soler, Dancers: Brecken Rivara, Tiana Zoumer, Production: Csar Moheno Pl,Camera: Pamela Albarran, Music: Julian Placencia / Teen Flirt, Animation: Daniela Villanueva, Mara Soler, Alejandro Caballero, Marco Garfias, Fernando Sica, Luis Nez

Bitcoin Explained

This video explains how Bitcoin works in 3 minutes. Animated by Duncan Elms

CNN Biometrics Opening Sequence

Opening sequence for a CNN mini-documentary about biometrics created by Ignacio Osorio

Our digital world is being shaped by our physical bodies. Biometrics are fast becoming the new way to identify ourselves and the industry is booming.

Icarus – Animation montage

Some great motion graphics from a documentary on the discovery of the scale of the Russian doping program.
Director: Bryan Fogel, Animations: Office of Development & Design

HEAD Kore Skis

Some great 3D motion graphics from Feed Me Light
Creative Direction : Feed Me Light
Lead Creatives: Denis Bodart / Olivier Pirard
Supervisor: Olivier Pirard
Storyboarding: Denis Bodart
Previz: Ricardo David
3D Modeling, Animation, Lighting: Olivier Pirard
Mograph: Kris Cook
Compositing: Olivier Pirard
Sound/Music: Stelian Derenne

Captimax Alstrom

Microfibre technology told through CGI animation

Architecture of the future – Intel

Lovely mix of live action and superimposed CGI for Intel.

Apparat

Interesting animation promoting Russian online magazine about technology, science & culture.
Motion Alexey Frukta, Design Ooli Mos, Alexey Frukta, Producer Artem Ignatyev & Audio Vasiliy Filatov

Magnitude Rituals

Split screen of graphics and imagery to convey the message.
Colourful and dynamic motion graphics by Donghyun Lee.

Consumer Segmentation Project

Really ecletic mix of styles in these series of animations from Dutch firm PlusOne.
The names of the consumer brands have been removed but all the more intriging.

Audi A5

It’s just a trapcode trip of particles and CGI. Amazing. Creative Director: Ian Heartfield. Creatives: Adrian Merz, Mark Bushnell. Agency: Nexus

Google: Project Fi – Design Reel

Dots go wild. Artistic but still technical, with colour and energy. Agency: B-Reel. Creative Director: Chris Kelly Art Director: Colin Trenter

The Kitchen

Paris VFX powerhouse Unit Image, Partizan director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet and agency BETC combine forces for a VFX rampage through a French kitchen to make the case for the quality of TV channels available on Canal+.
And just as good, the making of the commercial is here.

Spectacle of the Real

A suberb animated promo from Buck for David Blaine’s magic series in the US. Animated forms morph effortlessly from one thing to the next. With VO by Christopher Walken.

Unleash your Fingers

It’s at least 5 years old now but still amazes. Performance by JayFunk.
Agency : Heaven
Production : LABANDEORIGINALE

Reeps One – VR video

I’m guessing this would sound amazing with a VR headset on but it is certainly an interesting view even without one. Use the navigation to explore while the beatboxer performs.
Production: The Mill, Aurelia Soundworks
Directors: Gawain Liddiard, John Hendicott

Coldplay 'Up & Up'

A great montage juxapositioning unusual images using a lot of old archive footage. Directed by: Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia

Organic Machines

Beautifully crafted  title sequence by Beijing visual designer Zaoeyo (aka Xiaolin Zeng, aka Mike Zeng) detailing insects constructed with glassy, organic materials.

William Hill

Often seen as part bumpers during football matches these William Hill adverts combine live action and lots of different styles but it’s the comic strip overlays that appeal most to me.

South Wales Metro

South Wales is getting a new metro system and Bomper studio have animated it’s proposed route through a white minimalist environment. Nice subtle animations and smooth camera moves make a technical subject a visually pleasing watch.

The New Promised Land

Series of animated documents  made for a web documentary that tells the story of 5 young Syrian refugees who risked it all for a chance to start over. Treated stills and documents manage to sustain the long sequences.

Samsung 837 Installation – Tech NYC

Analytical, diagrammatic video in a 3D space by Jonathan Kim.  Blueprints, lines and tech overlays provide a hi-res feel for this square installation.

Ultimate Fighter

One of a series of promos for Ultimate Fighter on Fox using rapid editing and splashes of hand-drawn type and scratched elements. By State Design.

Tiger Beer – Wok

A great piece of work using many visual/shooting styles. Great voice-over script and sound design.
Production Company – The Sweet Shop
Director – SEGA

Prophets of Science Fiction

Ridley Scott’s promo for “Prophets of Science Fiction” has been brought to life by Prologue by tracking the graphics to the table top, transitioning to the CGI versions of his notes, in a techy intricate manner.

Spectre: UI Interface

Rushes create intricate detailed UI graphics for Bond’s computer in Spectre.

Hide

Motion designer Christian Stangl has put this music video together for Strange Freedom´s track “Hide“ by means of thousands of single microscopic photographies, merged together, creating a dramatic timelapse scenario.

Ministry of Sound Headphones

Headphone systems might seem pretty simple to you and I but not if you look at this excellent animation from Paul Clements.

American Express: Your Business

Mixtape Club create an advert for American Express involving those little airfix kit style sets, popping each one up in to a nice conclusion for the scenes.

Lumbre

Well that’s one way to get noticed. This Argentinian branding & entertainment studio seems to have a lot to shout about.

Lincoln Continental Concept

Artistic brush strokes combined with precision lines give an impressive creative feel to this car advert. Made by Block and Tackle with a good “how it was done” interview on Motionographer.

Unilever idents

From ‘Not to Scale’ and ‘Mirari’, these really nice short animations were commissioned by Ogilvy London showcasing Unilever’s messaging around sustainability.

Inmobi – Trajectory

Monstro redefine the heavily saturated tech video with an epic galactic painted feel. Data has never felt so orange.

HBO The Heist

MK12’s programme graphics for the Heist. Using a blueprint plan and “Catch Me If You Can” style text transitions.

Particle Fever

MK12’s work on Particle Fever, a documentary about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the Higgs boson, and people much smarter than ourselves. It involves numerous graphics throughout the film of differing techniques.

The editor

A well crafted piece of animation and sound design.
Direction, Design, Animation – Dave Penn
Sound Design – James Locke-Hart
Script – Paddy Bird & Dave Penn

IBM PartnerWorld 2014

Complex messages from Sorin for IBM conference.

Telit "Internet of things"

Great little bit of motiongraphics, cgi & matchmoving by Sorin.

ANA "Service"

William Russell directs animated spots for ANA, using lines very cleverly and beautifully constructed. Another lines and dots style film like “Designed by Apple”, it uses flight paths as a concept to make the connections.

Manhunt

Opening Title sequence of HBOs Documentary; MANHUNT. The show documented the two decade hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Lots of documents and ink bleeds.

Creative Directed & Designed by Manija Emran.
Produced by The Mill+

FITC Toyko 2015 Titles

Techno-glitchy title sequence for the Tokyo FITC conference. The making-of process reel found here is another interesting watch as it mixes a variety of 3D, code and web processes to create the unusual opener.

Because I am a girl

A film shot in Malawi by Wired Video for Plan International in association with their documentary video unit, and the amazing local production company TIMVENI, with the participation of children and young people from the local community.

Turkish mobile numbers

Nice infographic film from Özgür Atmaca which shows how even graphs and charts can look quite dynamic if well animated.

Person of Interest

Essentially, spy stuff. Lots of overlays and tracking footage and data gives it that high-tech espionage look. By Imaginary Forces

Live tennis data

For this year’s US Open Tennis tournament, IBM and Ogilvy & Mather invited ‘Buck’ out to Arthur Ashe Stadium to create live video animations using data from the tournament, delivered via Instagram. Using live data meant designing and deploying a custom toolkit and workflow that could shift with the on-court action, delivering responsive data-based animations, rendered and uploaded in minutes.

Tom Clancy's The Division trailer

More excellent motion graphics from Antibody. Directed by Patrick Claire

Walking city

Matt Pyke and Universal Everything invite you to spend seven hypnotic minutes with their “slowly evolving video sculpture” called Walking City, a fusion of architecture, evolution and movement.

Access Prepaid

Lovely animated film from Radley Yeldar and winner of IVCA 2014 awards for best animated film.

Beauty

Lots of rotoscoping, puppet-pinning, distortions and lots of other clever time-consuming tricks in this great piece of work from Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

Crossroads

Looks like Rubicon but with a figure orchestrating. Another animation from Marcus Eckert.

Eva Film titles

Titles by Dvein, fromthe Spanish film director Kike Maíllo’s retro-futuristic sci-fi thriller.

Salt

Great work based on the uses of salt by Gentleman Scholar and commissioned by Grey SF.

Free the grid

Communicating the complex system of solar energy feeding into the grid.

EDP energy

A world in red & white espousing the benefits of good (renewable) energy.

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Rainbow colours in 3D forms characterise this animation by Production Studio: Ars Thanea, Director: Karol Kolodzinski & 3D Artist: Patryk Habryn.

CCTV ink

Ink dropped into water like you’ve never seen before. Produced by Troublemakers.tv

Bless you

Short animated film by Philip Watts combining ’tilt shift’ cityscapes, traditional animation and some great little visual effects. Beware of the little green monster.

CHERIE 25 Habillage

A great hybrid of traditional animation and live action from ‘Les Telecreateurs design’. One can only imagine that this was quite a complex piece of work to composite as successfully as this.

Crave

Charles de Lauzirika’s psychological noir is the subject of this end sequence where wind-driven, humanoid whirligigs are torn apart and re-purposed into disturbing wooden mechanisms.
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ABC of Architects

Very much has the feeling of an old 50’s animation. Concept and Animation: Andrea Stinga, Federico Gonzalez.

Flux

A Short Animation Inspired by the Works of İlhan Koman with video and sound design by Candas Sisman. Its quite hypnotic once it gets going.

British Council

Nice little infographic animation from Binalogue on the launch of the British Council’s social media strategy pack.

OFFF 2013 Cincinatti

Beautiful abstract film celebrating the OFFF festival of design, photography and motion

Wide Sky

A lesson in transitions here, using 2D motion graphics composited and interacting with 3D elements for a trailer for an arcade game app.

Don't Worry, Drive On: Fossil Fuels & Fracking Lies

An info-graphic film but holds very little statistics in terms of text and numbers, mostly relying on transition graphic imagery to convey the details.

To this day

To This Day is a project based on a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan called “To This Day”, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual. Animators and motion artists brought their unique styles to 20 second segments that will thread into one fluid voice.

Skoda on paper

Quite a complex piece of animation built around a paper-folded world.

NCB Naturalis

An interesting mix of styles combining the foundations of a studio shoot with lots of overlaid graphics informing the viewer about the collections and work of this Dutch centre for biodiversity studies. Agency – PlusOne

Understand Music

Simple, in style and colour animation but with clever technicalities and expertly executed.

Enemy of the State

An old title sequence now but still quite memorable. By yU+co

La Poste

Another use of 3D unfolding card, getting more and more complex. A small world is unraveled in a small fresh colour scheme with wonderful camera movements.

War on type

This is an amazing piece of work. The camera movement, depth of field, modelling and explosions work really well.

Iron Man: End Titles

Mixing hi-tech juxtaposed with an old film effect gives a interesting outcome.

Elementry title

Prologue piece together a clever device shooting close-ups with a muted palette and short depth of field. The series is a modern take on Sherlock Holmes by CBS starring Lucy Liu as Watson. I know, right.

Royksopp – Remind Me

Another video looking like a 70s instructional manual, but nicely packaged and expertly done. I always like anything isometric.

Zinio Reader

Nice combination of 2D and 3D to create a hi-tech styled commercial for a magazine app.

Air Canada's costume change

As far as i can make out most of this promo was achieved in camera with very little apparent past-production.