Natwest – Tomorrow Starts Today

Some nice hand drawn kinetic typography from Simon Tibbs

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

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

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

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

Amazon Prime – Electric Dreams

Beautiful 3D animated teaser for “Electric Dreams” coming soon on Amazon Prime. By We Are Royale.

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.

The Last Kingdom – Titles

Loved all the series and these titles & music are really great.

Direction: Paul McDonnell
Art Direction: Hugo Moss
Design and animation: Ben Hanbury and Tamsin McGee, Illustration: Nathan McKenna, Composer: John Lunn, Client: Carnival

ICYMI: Lucky Holidays

Another stop-mo-foam monster with foxes and squirrels and a hopelessly naive snowman. Great work from the team
at Parabella.

The Game for Fame

A glitzy, quirky animation advertising ‘The Game For Fame’ by Simon Tibbs.

Animator: Simon Tibbs
Client: The Game for Fame
Role: Pre-production, Art Direction, Illustration, Animation
Music: Morgan Samuel

GTA Vice City- Pet Stuffers

A personal project from Simon Tibbs paying homage to his all time favourite GTA radio advert, featured on Vice City.

Underlying Calm – Headspace

In this quirky animation, Headspace’s co-founder, Andy Puddicombe, describes the stillness that’s present in all our minds.

CNN Colorscope | Orange

Colorscope is an award-winning series exploring our perception of color and its use across cultures one shade at a time. Orange is the colour of sunsets, budget airlines, traffic cones and protestants, but it can also be toxic!

Credits
Writer and Narrator: Dr. James Fox
Producer: Sarah-Grace Mankarious
Production Company: Nexus Studios
Director: Emmanuelle Walker
Producer: Greet Kallikorm
Production Assistant: Islay Leefe-Griffiths
Executive Producer: Chris OReilly, Charlotte Bavasso
Production Company: Nexus Studios

BBC One Christmas 2017 | The Supporting Act

BBC One’s Christmas short film – a story that illustrates the joy of a shared moment.

Stand Up To Cancer

3D animated commercial directed by Smith & Foulkes

Their world is in the grip of a lethal outbreak. A mysterious blue substance is leading to catastrophic destruction. Who is behind it all?

Its Payback Time was launched for 4Creatives campaign to promote Stand Up To Cancer.

Ant and Dec are #Feelingnuts

Lot’s of animation styles combined to create this quirky animation to raise awareness for testicular cancer. Great work from StudioAKA

Remember Its Waterproof – Dont Assume

One of 6 short films by Slurpy Studios for RIW (Remember It’s Waterproof).

Each film was created to explore a common mistake in the waterproofing process, and to show architects and builders the potential consequences of not doing it properly. They are a funny and tongue in cheek way of talking about quite a serious and technical problem.

They are designed in a 1950’s ‘UPA’ style, with strong character profiles, no straight lines and a carefully designed colour palette. The animation is fun and cartoony, with ‘rubber-hose’ limbs.

Comic Relief #FundEducation

Commissioned by Harvest Digital on behalf of Comic Relief and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Slurpy Studios worked with Who Are They Productions to produce a short animated film piece to promote the GPE Education Campaign at the UN General Assembly.

Run The Jewels – Meowpurrdy

In conjunction with Adult Swim, Run The Jewels released a mind-altering video by esteemed cult video artist Cyriak for the albums lead track Meowpurrdy, a remix by El-P that deposits his and Killer Mikes vocal performances in the midst of a rhythmic vapor of meows, purrs, and hisses. Cyriaks visual treatment is an LSD-nightmare miasma of cat limbs and teeth fractalizing into feline Cthulu-esque monstrosities.

Bonobo : Cirrus

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

Hot House

Working closely with Hot House and Duncan Elms, Robert Grieves designed and animated this exciting animated journey, showcasing what Sydney’s top online marketing agency can offer, mixing a vintage aesthetic into an info graphics environment.

TRAILER | The Great British Bake Off | Channel 4

Amazing work from Parabella and Blinkink on the trailer for The Great British Bake Off.

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.

Blood Road

Lovely work from these guys below following the infamous HO Chi Ming trail on mountain bikes.

Production: Red Bull Media House
Director: Nicholas Schrunk
Producer: Sandra Kuhn
Art Director : John Likens
Design + Animation: John Likens, Wesley Ebelhar
Reel music: Remains by Shlohmo

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.

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.

Captimax Alstrom

Microfibre technology told through CGI animation

Project Ellis

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


World of Motion

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

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

Facebook – Intellectual Rights Infringement

Buenos Aires animation and CG studio KASANA add life to the dry, intricate, but important matter of how Facebook handles intellectual property infringement on their platform.

You Asked For It

Quirky and fun cell animation over taking heads

Vibrato

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

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.

Primavera Sound James Rhodes

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

The Blend Is Near

Really good character animation with nice poses and attitudes according to emotions. Big fan!

Directed by Oddfellows

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.

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

Geffen Towers

Playful retail spot of architectural visualization for a residential tower in Tel Aviv.
3D & VFX: Yambo Studio & Yaniv Gorali.

MediaMolecule

Animated intro video for MediaMolecule’s Twitch stream combining live action with playful animation.

Animation/Direction: Dan Castro
Illustration: Rex Crowle

The Voice (Siri)

Now this is just a clever idea.
Job well done! Yonatan Tal.

Magnitude Rituals

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

Hate for Sale

Stylish watercolour overlays of colour in a stop-motion animated film about the world we live in.

Created for the Visible Poetry Project 2017 visiblepoetryproject.com/
Animated by Anna Eijsbouts

Pinky Toe

Joyful little animation from Mathieu Libman – which showcase a wide range of styles and techniques.

Kean Fruits

Really nice set of collaged animations from Ogilvy Pandora. Animation & production by Yell.

Nike – Webelieveinthepoweroflove

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

Directed by JN director Luca Finotti

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.

Bridging the gap

Nice little experimental animation based on posters by Ross Gunter. Animated & produced by Tiny Dog Creative using Newton Dynamics in After Effects.

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

Google – How OnHub keeps your Wi-Fi fast

Easy to understand Google animation, with a very stylish look.
Directed by Gunner
Illustration: Ian Sigmon Nick Forshee
Animation: Marcus Bakke, Ian Sigmon, Nick Forshee

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

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

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.

McDonalds Hungary

No its not a typo.

Hungarian advert for the new McD’s Cheese burger looks great. The animation, not the burger. Cooked & served Nerdo.

The Leftovers – Titles

Titles using silhouettes cut out from stills.

From Elastic and directed by Angus Wall

Wilfred – Station idents

Really cool idents from Impactist, based in Portland Oregan

MTV awards 2015

Elastic produced these idents for the annual awards, directed by Patrick Clair. Lots of anarchic looped animations.

The Daily Show GFX

TV Graphics from Troika, branding specialists.

Logo branding

Rebrand of Logo channel for LBGT community by Gretel.

History of our town

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

Soa Aids Nederland

Film for Soa Aids Nederland. Part of the campaign to raise awareness about sexually transmitted infections and HIV among people living in the Netherlands from sub-Saharan Africa, Suriname, the Dutch Antilles and Aruba.

By PlusOne

One plus One

Celebrating the demise of the smoker. Lovely animation for the Center for Disease ControlAgency: ICF International . Directed by: Melanie Dorn & Sean McClintock

SGCH – Homelessness

Director Stefan Wernik and the crew at Sydney animation studio The Magnificent Itch, produced this painterly animated film showcasing the true story of a homeless man reconnected with his family and the world thru Australian affordable housing non-profit SGCH.

Casse-croute

2D or 3D? I can’t quiet decide. A new, interesting look and shading gives a flat but intricately lit environment. Directed and animated by Bercu & Geoffrey.

Vans: 50th Anniversary

Paper cutouts, hand-drawn animation and 3D boxes all in a stop-frame slower frame rate, combine seamlessly for this black and white promotion for 50 years of Vans shoes.

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.

Unsatisfying

Parallel Studio set off an animation challenge to create the most annoying, disappointing and unsatisfying short segments. A nice use of gradients, texture and two-tone lighting add a modern twist to simple flat animations.

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.

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.

Disney Classics

2viente recreate Disney with classic geometric shapes. Each classic film is recognisable through the animation of simple geography, and matches with a modern colour palette and nice transitions add a unusual twist to a Disney channel advert.

Thor: The Dark World

A very simple and elegant painterly end sequence from Blur Studio.

50 years of Dior Eau Sauvage

This stylish promo for Dior’s “Eau Savage” takes us back to the early 2000s, when flat-shaded CG and negative space transitions were all the rage.

Directed directed by French duo David & Oerd.

Nautilus

An inspiring piece of animation for anyone interested in a career in astrophysics. The story behind France A. Cordova’s big break into a world normally populated by men. Produced by ‘Not to Scale and directed by Colin Hesterly.

Child Marriage

The American World Jewish Service work with Gunner to produce this infographic. An illustrative approach mixed with traditional original ideas create a Buck-like feel.

The Road to Rio

Art and Graft produce another carefully design short promoting the Olympics in collaboration with the Lottery and ITV. A pleasant mix of 2D and 3D rendered seamlessly in a coherent design style.

Costa Sunglasses

Giant Ant return with another video for Costa Sunglasses, in a sunny florida setting. One simple pan, transitioning with passing elements shows a whole journey in one beautifully crafted move.

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.

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.

Facebook at Work

Clim from Sebas & Clim fame has now gone solo and produced this nice infographic for Facebook. It’s wonderfully designed as ever but it’s the seamless integration with CGI and shot photography which sets this infographic away from the others.

San Pellegrino ‘Dining By Starlight’

Blacklist and Studio AKA create this short for San Pellegrino. A fully 3D film but with a 3D style creates a charmingly lit environment.

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

The Jack Garratt Story

Great animation and great story about the rise to fame of Garratt. BBC Music commissioned ‘Contra‘ to tell the tale.

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.

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

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.

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