Build a Bigger Business – Shopify / Tony Robbins

Some very nice 2D motion graphics mixed with live action to make for a pretty dynamic piece for Shopify

Digit

Lovely animation over live action from Digit & Ben Collier-Marsh

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.

British Gas – Smart Vision

Directed by Ian Cross and Stuart Hilton, this film combines a live action performance with 2D and 3D animation.
Commissioned by Outside Line, with additional 3D animation by Pedro Panetta.

The Fourth Estate – Titles

Large headline type edges along US landscapes and GV’s from the show. Nice tracking and compositing job from Elastic.

There will be haters – Adidas

A great rant using big named players shot on greenscreen and collaged with lots of GFX.

Japan Football title

Looks to me like a football title for Japanese or Korean channel.

Audi – Speed of Light

Film on the history and future of Audi’s light technology. Lots of motion graphics and trapcode plugins.

Nova Sport – Tennis

Lovely work from Jan Sladecko for Nova Sport

Jones Dairy Farm – How do you know who makes your food

RocketPanda worked alongside long time friends NY based Aggressive, to create two spots for Jones Dairy Farm, by bringing to life an animated rural setting on a real kitchen counter.

Natwest – Tomorrow Starts Today

Some nice hand drawn kinetic typography from Simon Tibbs

Client: RBS
Agency: Sapient Razorfish
Role: Animation & Illustration
Sound: OBR Studios

Bonobo : Cirrus

The music video for Bonobo’s song, “Cirrus,” is a beautifully surreal video collage created by British animator Cyriak.

You Asked For It

Quirky and fun cell animation over taking heads

Honda “Dream Makers”

First-time directors James Allen and Mike Skrgatic at East Londons Time Based Arts combine a full compliment of their studios VFX, animation, and illustration talents into this spectacular 90-second opus for Honda thru Wieden+Kennedy.

The new Audi TV advert: React

New advert for Audi with tracking and strong atmosphere.

Artist: Faultline.

Lennox – Air Con

Interesting mix of 3D projected, at least appearing to be projected onto live action.

Production Company: Pecubu Productions, Inc.
Director: Andy Hall

Nike – Webelieveinthepoweroflove

Chaotic spot for Tiscis sportswear collaboration with Nike called NikeLab x RT.

Directed by JN director Luca Finotti

BBC Education – Every Element of Wonder

BBC Education has got a beautiful promo for 2017. It mixes live action with 3d, animation… all around the periodic element table. Directed by weareflink.

4 mois 1/2 – Teaser

Nice french documentary with animated faces to keep the anonymity.

From Tabass

Audi A5

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

This Panda is Dancing

Sander van Dijk animates the poetry of Max Stossel. A simple concept of tracking UI and iconography to a phone done neatly.

The Daily Show GFX

TV Graphics from Troika, branding specialists.

History of our town

Nice short film, mixing animation to the live action. Love the idea of the postal card.

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.

Unleash your Fingers

It’s at least 5 years old now but still amazes. Performance by JayFunk.

Agency : Heaven
Production : LABANDEORIGINALE

Humaine Society – Puppy Mills

This Buck video should come with a saccharine warning, as the music and small american kids talking about puppies does verge on the nauseating, but it’s a nice animation which manages to slickly combine multiple animation looks and live action in the blink of an eye.

Syracuse: Yield

Dress Code create this montage video for Syracuse university, using cut up photos and video in a collage look.  The recruitment video goes past the general sunny campus video and montages voice and archive stills to create a unique video.

The Somme Centenary

Very interesting and poignant sequence on BBC screens. The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme: The Vigil Trailer – BBC Two

Creatives TBC

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

BMW Ultimate Racetrack

This commercial was completed 2 years ago but now “the making of” film has been produced which gives us a fascinating glimpse into the whole process of shooting, animating, rotoscoping and compositing of the final commercial. Look at the original first and then check out “the making of“.

Directed by Ozan Biron
Production by The Embassy

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.

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.

W Idents

Art & Graft produce a series of idents for the newly Branded W freeview TV station (formerly UKTV). Using a constant camera speed they’ve created an infinite tunnel, with a diamond matte opening between each and tracked letterforms.

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.

NBA March Madness 2015

Golden Media introduced a nice film mixing footage and animation.

D&AD – 2014 Title Sequence

The Mill create another machine driven title sequence, this time for the D&AD awards. Photorealistic CGI models based around their pencil motif, animate in a variety of mouse-trap style movements to reveal logos of  the awards supporters.

Cymatics

No post production or VFX apparently, it’s all real. There’s an accompanying making of if you don’t believe me. Interesting results by Nigel Stanford.

Superfast Broadband

Nicely shot and conceived advert for the UK Goverment’s promotion of the latest broadband services coming our way.

Marco Polo titles

Mill+ co-director Ben Smith and co-director Bryce Wymer teamed up with Netflix to create the title sequence for Marco Polo and most appears to be achieved on camera but with a lot of planning.

Goldfish Grahams

Nice work from Shilo, based on simple handdrawn animations tracked to a breakfast scene.

Warwick Uni – Funding explainer

Hand-held camera shots from the life or a student in Warwick University provide the backdrop to this explainer video. Ancillary animated elements provide extra energy to this piece.

Tiny Worlds

Nice short by Rushes, experimenting with mixing live action with animation. Very cleverly and professionally done. Check out the others in the series on vimeo.

Augmented reality – Bus Shelter

Pepsi Max surprised commuters in London with a series of augmented reality screenings and then putting this film together after their recording live reactions

True Detectice titles

Antibody created the main title sequence for HBO’s critically acclaimed drama series True Detective. Working through our LA-based production partners, Elastic, and with compositing support from the talented crew at Breeder.

Access Prepaid

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

Stuck in the Sound – Pursuit

Music video, using CGI and tracking to image map the singer’s face on to famous film clips.

Samsung Galaxy

Hand drawn cartoon elements tracked on to nicely shot footage of Paris, gives a friendly upbeat feeling to an urban landscape.

Salt

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

Watercolour Shell performance

lots of watercolour washes bring in the video which itself has been treated with the watercolour look.

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.

The Grand National

John Allison and Chris Bovill, Creative Directors of 4creative where the drivers behind the 45 hours of footage, shot over two days using 44 cameras and a cast and crew of almost 300 people, including race and stunt horses and jockeys to achieve the ambitious final film.

Cutty Sark returns

Really well captured insight into the Greenwich community and the return of the Cutty Sark after it has been restored after the fire which almost destroyed it some years ago. Apparently the work is from Armoury London and the compositing was done by Rogue Collie in Wales.

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

A History of the title sequence

A nicely shot and animated homage to the individuals who have produced landmark titles for features in the past.

Enemy of the State

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

Planet IFE

A great little promotional video from Binalogue, relating the pleasures of Planet IFE an inflight entertainment & advertising company.

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.

4seven idents

More difficult than you would imagine to make. Rotating landscape cube.

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.

Cracker Barrel

Clever use of super-imposing and tracking for this advert. Using boxes to separate action and have elements interact between them in a rustic setting.

Les Bleus De Ramville

Nice title sequence using interesting motion on hockey notation and jump cut editing

John Baldessari

A short history of this artist told by Tom Waits in a quite comical montaged manner

Tennis Types

The new 2012 trailer for Wimbledon from Red Bee Media. Still trying to work out whether this this could have been achieved without painstaking attention to detail.

The carpenter

Nice bit of tracking and great cinematography but still slightly tongue in cheek – I think?

directed / edited / vfx – Dimitris Ladopoulos, Spiros Rasidakis

Intel’s chase

A lot of work has gone into this intel commercial Smith & Foulkes (nexus productions).

Rotor Panorama

Attaching a camera to a helicopter blade,  with surprisingly interesting effects.

The Boy with the Incredible Brain

Graphics from the documentary, focusing on light and refraction.

Move

I guess these guys got in before airmiles added their fees & taxes. Great little sequence which must have been months in the planning.

The playground fight

What appears to be a great piece of motion capture was actually created using stills which were then applied to 3D models of human heads to create the idea of cameras moving around frozen action.

Stunt poetry

A study in high speed photography or clever morphing of stills using twixter plugin for After Effects.

AT&T retinking possibilities

This is just a great, heart warming advert combining kids drawings by means of camera tracking and clever compositing.

Dustin Hoffman – Sky Atlantic

Just lovely simple advert with actor, one camera and the sunlight. Like the brashness of the jump cuts.

Stranger Than Fiction

Titles using tracking to display data in a scientific and graphic manner.

Dexter

Dexter’s titles include extreme close-ups to get a dramatic feeling of intensity.

2009 offf titles

Beautiful camera work, interesting fashion and left-field additions to the landscape.

Poland’s Heritage

Presenting an exhibition in an exciting way, this Flash website brings life to old manuscripts.

Link to this website here.

Robin Hood opening sequence

Titles for Robin hood mixing traditional painterly techniques with a modern twist.

Jose Gonzales: Crosses

Music video using one static shot and layering in other VT throughout.

Honda Civic Split Screen

Cut up video and many split screens create this Honda advert

Sherlock Holmes end titles

End credits rotoscoping frames in a hand-drawn ink style over video footage.

Crescendo by Mothership

Promotional video using extreme close-ups and camera angles with VFX to produce an moving journey through music.

True Blood titles

Classic Title sequence for True Blood. Using a mixture of archive and shot footage with a edgy heavily graded look. Thanks, Bolex.

IBM: Data Baby

Technological looking advert mixing live action with footage by Motion Theory.

Pokerstars

Yes everyone has gone gaming made in the UK since they relaxed the rules but this promo from ‘The Mill’ is a quite a good use of the video being tracked and added overlays to increase the tension.

Bacardi – Manifesto

Colourful mix of live action and flat shaded 3D animation in a faux-educational style.

Street Summer: Channel 4

Channel 4 promo using Google Street View as a basis for inserting video into a static street scene.

Star Guitar – Chemical Brothers

Clever and subtle use of repeated computer animation in to synchronise to a rhythm.

WWF Commercial – Threads

WWF advert using CGI rope to create shapes and figures, showing how everything is simply connected.

Battlefields as a prop

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The Snows carry around their portfolio of battlefields together with some clever camera tracking and CGI work and a bit of ad libing and some hand waving.

Moving Stills

An interesting technique using animated gif’s within a larger image to give the effect of realism. I guess its all about getting the loop to work. Check out the site ‘From me to You‘.

Kino

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Titles for an old BBC Knowledge slot on Non-English language cinema. Shot in and around London and projections were composited later.