American Dynasties: The Kennedys

The six-part CNN docuseries has a title sequence directed, designed and animated by David Penn.

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

Change Makers

Commissioned by the Dutch NGO RNW Media, Change Makers is an animation film about those young women and men who live in fragile or repressive states, usually going through civil unrest and conflict.
These young people often represent the majority of their countrys population, yet they’re ignored and denied crucial information and services.

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.

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

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.

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.

White Out

Hand drawn, inked and painted frame-by-frame, there is no digital cheating here. Over 2000 rotoscoped paintings on a variety of paper surfaces make Jeff Sher’s winter animation.

British Library – What is Magna Carta?

First film of two commissioned by the British Library, and narrated by Monty Python’s Terry Jones, this small animation investigates how the document came to be under the rule of Bad King John. Animated by Gergely Wootsch.
 

Manhunt

Opening Title sequence of HBOs Documentary; MANHUNT. The show documented the two decade hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Lots of documents and ink bleeds.

Creative Directed & Designed by Manija Emran.
Produced by The Mill+

We are the Giant

Lots of layers of political and social upheaval over the centuries are organised through what looks like a burning paper effect for the titles and graphics for director Greg Barker’s documentary, We Are The Giant, a Passion Pictures & Motto Pictures Production.

Creative Directed & Designed by Manija Emran. Produced by Mill Plus themillplus.com

MPs: Are the still at it?

Quirky puppet style animation added a comical twist to the outrageous expenses scandal. Illustrative styling and cut out photos allowed a mix real people without being too liable for Channel 4.
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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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Pentagram

“The Forty story” is a short film which documents the work of Pentagram. Its carried by a clever audio track to accompany their history of print.

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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The Kingdom

Graphic titles combined with sand tinted archive to produce a brief history of Saudi Arabia.

John Carpenter's The Ward

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

Pinterest

Pinterest personal virtual pinboard

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the cool things you find on the web. Like things your find on sketchpad…
Start here.

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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Archive stills

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

Undercover Cruises

3D schematics are layouts of the cruise ships give an investigative look to the Dispatches look at Cruise ship employment
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Mercedes-Benz Oil

Animation morphing CG oil to create shapes and settings for animation and archive footage.

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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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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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.

Lady Randy

Programme graphics using parallaxing techniques to add movement to stills.
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