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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.

Hidden Figures, Katherine Johnsons 98th Birthday

A nice piece of motion graphics from Moving Colour detailing highlights from the life of Katherine Johnson realised in a quirky cutout style.

Synthetic Biology

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

Earn The Fern

Earn the Fern by Assembly Studios.

The Endless Scare

Great title sequence from “The Drawing Room” apparently about the U.S. government’s systematic persecution of gay and lesbian State Department employees during the Cold War.

CocoaVia Winter

Lively animation from Laundry, using black and white photographic collage elements, with overlaid colours and annotations.

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.

In Plain Sight titles

A surprisingly effective sequence considering that our brains seem to suggest that there’s more there than there is.  Not sure who the creative is but will update this post when we find out.

The New Old World

Not so keen on the CGI steam-punk book opening, but the photo manipulation using a camera mapping technique on 3D surfaces by Alexey Zakharov is interesting. More of a breakdown can be found on his behance page here.

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.

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.

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.

Sky HD "Fragments"

Parallax used to the highest degree to create these idents by Brothers & Sisters. Although looking like slowed down footage, stills were placed within a 3D environment, composited with animated details and moved with a virtual camera.

True Detective 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.

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.

Historia branding

Idents and branding for the French History channel. Very subtle but with some very nice clever features to it, especially with the show times towards the end.

Parallaxing

A test by us to showing parallaxing a an old photograph celebrating the queens jubilee in Bethnal Green. The photo is split into layers, digitally repainted and then placed into a frame with a 3D virtual camera.
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Syria: The Real Mr & Mrs Assad

We created a large canvas here for Dispatches in order to connect all the different members in a complex system. The animation is made up of moves highlighting the important individuals. The styling is rough and ready conveying the underground espionage within Syria.
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Secrets of the Taxman

We used quirky animation and a mixed paper layout to roam across individuals and details in for Dispatches’ investigation into HMRC. Elements are drawn appear with marker pens to direct the viewer to different areas.
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Short Depth of Field

A simple technique to use on photographs, some with poorer resolution to add a little more mystery to a rostrum move.
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Amalgamation

Amalgamation

Winner of the best use of displacement map/compound blur ever – Micaël Reynaud, with portraits by Michael Jang. Stay with it, kids.

Kerala advert

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

John Carpenter's The Ward

Titles incoporating archive stills by placing them against a plane of breaking glass. Not for the very squeamish…

Randolph Churchill

Mapping Test, creating a 3D model of Mr. Churchill and wrapping his image around it, to create an extreme parallaxed dimension on to an ordinary archive still.
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Cinema Philips Film

Some serious time-freeze action going on here. My guess is a mixture of parallax, 3D mapping, plenty of wire and mannequins. (..too many people in masks..)

Archive stills

Avery nice blend of old photographs but mapped onto simple 3D models.

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.

Bleeding Images

We’ve experimenting with techniques to bleed through images, either from one to another to fade in an image, giving it a natural, organic introduction.
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Stills Move

Very simple move on stills, replicating a rostrum move, but we’ve added a more complex 3D virtual camera, a tighter depth of field, a table setting with lighting and a glossy reflection to the photographs.
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World War I Shooting Sequence

Mapping Test, creating a 3D model of Mr. Churchill and wrapping his image around it, to create an extreme parallaxed dimension on to an ordinary archive still.
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Blue Valentine

Title sequence using lights as a matte to reveal photography. Simple yet effective.

Edward VII: Prince of Pleasure

Montage of our Timewatch special using canvases decorated with photos and memorabilia to create rostrum style moves matching the narrative.
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Rohm and Haas

Rohm and Haas – company history

You have a massive archive and a story to tell – this is one way to do it.
Link to this here.

Matko Stankovic

Matko Stankovic Photographer

Interesting interactive website, which initially is a bit like driving a car when you are unfamiliar with the controls.
Try it yourself – click here.

Ubersuper

Übersuper

Inspiration log, link-dump, moodboard resource, interweb thingy…
Visit Stefan’s site here.

Street Summer: Channel 4

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

David Salaices: Clock DJ

Split screen stop frame / pixilation animation of a clock.

Edwardian Britain: Suffragette

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We are most proud of managing to create an absorbing sequence which lasted well over a minute of tv time using just one photograph.

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.

Unknown Warrior

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A very rough & ready ‘parallax sequence’ sequence mainly due to the fact that as this promo was not transmitted, the small source images came from ‘google’ but still it proves quite poignant.