ADAA – Anxiety

This piece was made to promote awareness about a very serious psychological issue, Anxiety.

My Brother

Some stunning transitions in this piece by Audrey Yeo about migrant workers.

WordPress Media Meditation

Some lovely line art and transitions in this film for wordpress by Caresse Haaser.

A Christmas message from Ashford’s Dementia Peer Support Group

Having a dementia-friendly Christmas This year, our Alzheimer’s Society Christmas message comes in the form of an animated poem, written by members of Ashford’s Dementia Support Group, who are all living with dementia.

Anonymous

The following is an anonymous survivor’s story from the Me Too movement

Terry

This is Terry Crews’ sexual assault survivor story.

To Do List

A very nice personal project from Yanic Fridman, combining 3D and 2D motion graphics.

The Depths of the Barely Visible

An ancient letter, written at a time when beauty and hope were difficult to see in the world.

Motion Plus Design Paris 2018

Titles created by Niels Prayer
Character animation by Quentin Laville
Visuals & Music by Niels Prayer

Bo Burnham – The Me Generation

A personal project from Qais Sarhan featuring Bo Burnham’s poetic rant about our obsession with constantly sharing our lives on social media.

The Mouse

“The Mouse” by Slurpy Studios
An animation supporting the IICSA’s Truth Project.
by Voicing CSA with Slurpy Studios and Collage Arts
Story – Katie Steed and Phillip Lafferty, Animation – Fern Bailey, Animation Producer – Aaron Wood, Animation Director – Katie Steed, Produced by Chris Harper

Maagalim – Jane Bordeaux

Official music video for Jane Bordeaux’s ‘Maagalim’. In a forgotten old penny arcade, a wooden doll is stuck in place and time.
Producers: Uri Lotan & Yoav Shtibelman, Art Director: Ovadia Benishu

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.

The Night Manager

A fab mix of luxury items and warfare which has elements of James Bond titles.
Elastic
Director | Patrick Clair
Client | The Ink Factory

The Alienist

Title sequence showing the deconstruction of Manhatten.
Design Studio: Elastic, Executive Creative Director: Angus Wall, Creative Director: Lisa Bolan, Art Director: Heidi Berg, Designer: Felix Soletic, Composite and Animation: Yongsub Song, Charles Khoury, Piero Desopo, Alex Silver, Rachel Brickel, Editor: Lauren Dellara

Blue – CNN

“Blue is the world’s favourite colour”

Moth worked with CNN and Dr. James Fox to produce a film for their Colour Scope series.

Flattr Plus

Flattr Plus will let users directly and sustainably fund content they love without reliance on ads, paywalls or paying for single articles. Simple and effective animation by Sebastianbap

At least what I think

A personal project from Nas Alhusain detailing her observations on creativity.

Man Meets Woman

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

Water Stewardship – WWF

WWF has created a water stewardship report to help businesses assess their risks and use water stewardship steps to tackle them.
From Nice & Serious, Creative Director: Tom Tapper, Producer: Segolene Meheust, Animation Director: Luke Marsh, Design & Animation: Luke Marsh, Kirstin Smith, Sound Design: Serafima Serafimova / Audionetwork

British Army – "Emotions"

We Are Royale animate a series of five groundbreaking ads designed to expand recruitment for the British Army by directly confronting the concerns of women, gays, Muslims, and those who fear they are too emotional or physically unfit to serve.

Ta-Nehisi Coates: The First White President

Designed and animated by Tynesha Foreman from an interview with Coates about his article in The Atlantic where he cites Gallup research to explain how tribalism and white supremacy paved the way for Trump.
Client: The Atlantic
Director/animator: Tynesha Foreman
Producer: Nicholas Pollock
Production Mangager Brian Jimenez
Senior producer: Ashley Bloom Kenny
Executive producer: Kasia Ceiplak-Mayr von Baldegg

Rooms

A great short film by Andrew D. Zimbelman
Based on the poem by Billy Collins.

Mailchimp // Google Ads

We had the most fun ever on this fast turn around spot for Mailchimp, introducing their Google Retargeting Ads integration! On what could have been a UI tour, they let us tell the story using Pearl, a short attention spanned feline wandering the internet in search of yarn.
Very nice animation. by Giant ant.

Project Ellis

Your rights in the US using the 4th & 5th Amendment. Produced and Directed by: Dress Code. Lead Animator: Wes Ebelhar


Primavera Sound James Rhodes

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

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

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.

What if Santa Forgot?

A clever idea and nice animation from Aardman for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

The Leftovers – Titles

Titles using silhouettes cut out from stills.
From Elastic and directed by Angus Wall

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.

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.

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

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.

Coldplay 'Up & Up'

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

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.

Infinate Doom

GoldenWolf design”Infinite Doom” as an ident for Adult Swim’s Venture Bros show. An infinate zoom, simply using a series of illustrations with a straight camera pan. Nice illustrations from clever angles add interest to very straight-forward animation.

The Americans – Titles

Been meaning to post this one for a while. It’s from Elastic TV. A great mix of the banal and the political.

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.

A Kiss, Deferred

Beautiful simple animation for the New York Times by the Moth Collective.

Save antarctica

What seems to be a fine piece for a hypothetical project by Yu Hyeji using low poly 3D forms. Greenpeace awareness film.

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.

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.

A Good Wife

Interesting tale with limited animation but with great visuals and lighting directed by W. Scott Forbes.

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.

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.

I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up

Dave Fothergill experiments with the Maya plugin “Miarmy” used in many an action film. Animations, collisions and rag-doll effects make for oddly soothing viewing.

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

The Wiki Man

Hand drawn simple animation, with ink and paper depict a cut-down TED talk, by Moth Collective.

The Scarecrow

The team behind the hugely successful Chipotle film (watch it here) are back with a new film in shiny CGI. All big budget stuff here.

Don't Fail Idaho

Charming infographic using alot of animation to state of the pressures of education in Idaho. A nice mixture of hand drawn animation and transitions give the film a very different look.

Slavery Free

Yes slavery is still with us in some parts and this film questions our role in that trade. From Daniel Stewart working with Epipheo studios and Kasey Lum.

Is that a fish in your ear?

A short animation made for Penguin Books to help promote ‘Is That A Fish In Your Ear?’ by David Bellos. Animation by Matthew Young.

OFFF 2013 Cincinatti

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

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.

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.

Disney Recycling

Disney Recycle

A charming film by Grant Orchard using papier mache and lo-fi props to make this hand-made cardboard video on recycling.

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.

The Girl Effect

Infographic about the risk of AIDS/HIV in the third world. The film uses typography and simple graphics to tell the story.

Ending Overfishing

Infographic about environmentalism. Stylized CGI and clever transitional animation create a clear yet lovely backdrop for the information by Uli Henrik Streckenbach.

John Baldessari

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

Kerala advert

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

Montage: What is Motion Design

A montage here of lots of clips, useful for a bit of inspiration. Starting with adapting photos and moving in to all sorts of idents and motion graphics. Useful credit list of all the featured films at the end too.

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.

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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Jose Gonzales: Crosses

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

Pop up book – JP Morgan Chase

Superb use of the pop up book to animate this tale.
Directed by Psyop.

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.

American Voices

A title we shot some years ago in my house in Wandsworth doubling as a US government office in the 30’s. We used a boroscope lens which was about a foot in length attached to a DigiBeta camera to get in to see that dust.
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