Practicus – Another way

Beautiful abstract animation that fits the concept perfectly from Golden Wolf!

VH1: Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Minimal and abstract Op-Art patterns work together with large typography creating a dramatic result.

Strava – Year in Sport

Stink Studio’s minimal animation based on Stava’s sporting app features.

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Hope For Tomorrow

A gambler, who is trapped in a life-threatening mindstate, confesses the dark story of his life on how much he lost by chasing his losses.

Written and Directed by Mantas Gr
Illustration and Animation: Mantas Gr
Music and Sound Design: Zing Audio
Audio Mastering: Dan Solovitz
Script Editor: James Nixon

Philosophy Feuds: Freud vs Jung

Sex, religion and envy how Freud and Jungs frenetic friendship tore itself apart. Directed and animated by Andrew Khosravani. Produced by Kellen Quinn.

APC /// economic, social, cultural and cultural rights

A quirky animation about human rights, featuring zebras.
Credits:
Story (based on an original script by APC): Frdric Dubois
Illustration/Animation: Macaia Studio
Sound design: Hannes Schulze
Voice: Thaddea Tsering

#MoveWithHeart

This video was created to be released and shared during American Heart Month (February) to help bring awareness to heart disease and encourage Americans to move more.

Carlsberg Pie

A great animation for Carlsberg with lots of cutouts. By Assembly.

Elspeth Beard – Riding into History

Youre 23, your hearts been broken and theres a long, hard slog of study stretching out in front of you. What do you do? For Elspeth Beard, a round-the-world trip on the back of her 1974 BMW R60/6 flat-twin motorbike proved the ultimate remedy for a wounded heart and weary head.
Animated by Joe Brooks.

Man Meets Woman

A personal project from Terrence Ginja Martinho based on the book “Man Meets Woman.”

World of Motion

Beautiful & minimal animation featuring the history of our forms of transport by Colin Hesterly.

Vibrato

Fantastic and beautiful animation by Sebastien Laudenbach for l’Opera National de Paris.

Primavera Sound James Rhodes

Animation from Bungalow revealing Rhodes a very personal musical memory from a room in a psychiatric hospital.

CNN Colorscope: Green

Nice animation. What kind of green are you?
Produced by Sarah-Grace Mankarious and design by Rafael Mayani. Commissioned by CNN International.

The Trolley Problem

Very cute animated film using lots of different techniques & styles. A thought experiment in ethics. Vid for TED Ed & DIRECTED BY Eoin Duffy

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

Unleash your Fingers

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

Don't blink

Apple launches their iPhone 7 and new watch with a short 107 second summary of their conference in this video. It’s as simplistic as you’d expect from an Apple video, but always done very well. You can find out more about it’s cleverness here.

Memorial Sloan Kettering – Less

Beautiful interplay of 2D and 3D elements in this brand promo for Memorial Sloan Kettering directed by Ege Souyer. The impeccably elegant animations create a sense of confidence and control befitting a cancer treatment center.

Vodafone Foundation

It’s got a similar feel to the famous Apple commercial but this is a very elegant and well crafted piece about the recent cyclone that hit Fiji.
By Vincent London.

Organic Machines

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

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.

My Cambridge

Nice bit of tracking with some choice icons and trapcode work.

Race for The White House

Dave Penn directed this animation (along with Jellyfish and Sixfingers) for a six-part CNN documentary series concerned with what went on behind the scenes during key presidential campaigns in U.S. history. Sponge paint mattes provide nice transitions for cleverly laid out photographs.

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.

BBC KNOWLEDGE 60

Nice animation from simple circles for BBC.
 

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

Dissidentia Brand Strategy

Cyril Calgaro animates another infographic of sorts with a very simple structure. Similar to the apple film Designed in Apple by California the film uses dots and lines animated in a physical way along with a serif font to create a simple but stylish film.

Peditro Store

Cyril Calgrao directs a simple animated infographic with a nice colour scheme and subtle but thought-out animation to create a cost-effect and pleasant infographic.

The Persuit of Brilliance

Oliver Sin returns with sounds recorded from an evening arranged by the popular online blog ‘It’s Nice That’ in collaboration with HTC. The animations are simple but nicely coloured with a hand drawn edge effect adding interest to the basic shapes.

Hola!

Impressive animated sequence by young Swiss graduate Guillaume Mégroz, in search of his internship. Flat infographic styles, but with a new colour palette and hand-drawn edge with well-thought out animation give it a fresh approach.

Into the Woods

Another nice animation from the New York times series on Modern Love by Stuart Langfield. Simple animated elements connect to a narrative voiceover by pinpointing individual phrases or words to animate. Works well as a simple serious alternative to the infographic.

Manhattan – Main Title

Simple idea of diagrams on paper done very well in true Imaginary Forces style, similar in fashion to their popular Rubicon title.

Mobext

Nice idea to frame a simple infographic by Animade. Mainly character based, but the divided blocks allow a mix of results.

Cystic Fibrosis

Film about the medical condition of Cystic Fibrosis. Using just yellow, black and white in a a hand-drawn way the film transitions throughout different scenarios people and text to describe how the condition affects it’s sufferers.

Sparkle

Animated sequence which is a very stripped down and almost abstract infographic, with echoes of Apple’s “Designed in California” animation. Other versions available to view on Vimeo.

Down with Love

Retro style graphics in a 2D graphic style contributes a swinging soundtrack. A fifties style animation similar to Catch Me if You Can.

Crazy Enough

Great study in moving objects by Jr.canest.

Anchor – Great Escape

We’re just about to embark on a project involving use of fuzzy felt and came upon this directed by Tony Mines for Tandem Films in Homage to the Steve McQueen motorbike sequence from ‘The Great Escape’.

Meet our Airline

More infographics from Binalogue presenting the airline’s demographics.

British Council

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

Understand Music

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

The Real Bears

Nice mix of 2D animation with 3D to give a flawless subtle look. Simple and subdued it warns of the health issues with certain fizzy drinks.

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Quintessentially British film from the Royal College, animating line drawn illustrations.

4seven idents

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

Where things come from

My weakspot, flat coloured isometric graphics. A couple nice transitions and I’m sold. Graphics, people, graphics.

Nokia: Traffic

Nice simple animation for a Nokia video by Punga. Using bold colours and simple flat isometric animation, allow plenty of space for text.

Dancing wireframe

I was more impressed with this when I watched it mute but it’s still an impressive piece by Colin Rozee with the soundtrack.

Kerala advert

Very slow pensive advert but some of the photographic shots are superb.

Bausch & Lomb – BioTrue

Commercial animating with a CGI card texture to create origami style movement, folding into/from the box packaging.

Stunt poetry

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

Drawing In Space

Test into a simple pen line which can then be rotated into three dimensions.
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Dustin Hoffman – Sky Atlantic

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

De Montford University

Jimmy Choo describes a shoe using trapcode light graphics.

A Brief Introduction to Genetics

A nicely designed graphic presentation using a mixture of flat shaded 3D and 2D animation.

Number 23

Static titles using close-ups of paper and documents with subtle animation to create a coded typographical sequence.

Catch Me If You Can

Film title sequence using flat colouring with subtle 3D to create a retro graphic feel

Six Feet Under

Classic title sequence using live action footage placed carefully with credit typography

Ask Away Campaign

Series of quick and simple videos using cut out animation on a plain background to convey a message by Digital Kitchen.

Bacardi – Manifesto

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

Introducing the Chromebook

Animation using simple block colours, shapes and typography.

Google Chrome – Features

Quirky videos using homemade machines to create technological solutions.

TWS Pitch

Pitched idea, coming from a reflective idea, emitting the images of sport off the dark black emerging cubes. By placing the sports footage in different 3D spaces the images reflected and combined on different surfaces.

Introducing Google eBooks

eBooks are introduced by using CGI to look like stop frame animation in a colourful and playful way.

Sky Idents

2009 Refraction idents by MoveMakeShake.

AOL. Ident

Simple ident using coloured spheres on a white background to reveal a logo.

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‘.

Bubble

Colourful animation using nothing but a sphere and colours.

Toca Boca

Toca Boca is a Swedish app creation studio, but I prefer to think of them as traditional digital toy makers. Continue Reading →