The Power of Like

This film explores and meditates on the impact of a “like”. The good, the ugly, and all the conflict in between. Directed by: Andrew Vucko
Original Music & Sound Design: Cypheraudio

Asana // Do Great Things Together

Asana’s got a whole new wardrobe! Giant Ant worked with them to help launch their sexy new look with a gradienty swoopy motiony extravaganza.

Client: Asana
Agency: Giant Ant
Creative Direction: Jorge Canedo Estrada & Jay Grandin
Producer: Liam Hogan
Concept Art: Jay Grandin, Jorge Canedo Estrada, Rafael Mayani & Shawn Hight
Design: Rafael Mayani
Additional Design: Jorge Canedo Estrada
Animation: Jorge Canedo Estrada, Nicholas Ferreira & Matt James
Music: CypherAudio

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.

The LooseKeys Creative Process

A fun animation from LooseKeys on their creative process utilizing a fun line art style.

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.

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.”

Travel Channel Travellers Etiquette 1/5 – Interaction

A series of interstitials on the do’s and definitely do nots of travelling the world. Some quirky 2d character animation from Picnic studios

Oreo – Creation Contest – Directors Cut

Some playful hand drawn animations over live action from Gentleman Scholar.

Sophie Has a Biopsy

Created by Simon Tibbs
Client: Sandoz
Produced: Media Nerd
Sound: Media Nerd

Smart Save

A characterful explainer from Simon Tibbs integrating dynamic 3d coins into a quirky 2d world.

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.

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

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.

TRAILER | The Great British Bake Off | Channel 4

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

Liptons Tea from Cirque du Soleil

Swimming in tea from cirque du Soleil and the Mill.

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.

CocoaVia Winter

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

Vibrato

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

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.

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.

Pinky Toe

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

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.

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

MTV awards 2015

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hyper-Reality

A scary futuristic vision of how augmented reality could influence our lives perhaps? Created by Keiichi Matsuda.

Nespresso Mobile app

Another great piece from Quentin Baillieux (Parallel) with animation from Florent Remize. There’s a very continental retro styling here similar to the Pernod advert also on Sketchpad.

Ronda: Fox 10 Anni

Here is another animated film with lovely characters on a simple story by Gabriel H Fermanelli.

FORMS IN NATURE: Understanding Our Universe

Nice animation using the shape of a circle in all other different scene, by Chromosphere.

Tiger Beer – Wok

A great piece of work using many visual/shooting styles. Great voice-over script and sound design.
Production Company – The Sweet Shop
Director – SEGA

2015 Women’s World Cup

STATE Design‘s promo for the FOX Sports coverage of the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada featuring largely still images but animated into a superb mix with sketched lines and ink splashes and ooddles of humour.

Unilever idents

From ‘Not to Scale’ and ‘Mirari’, these really nice short animations were commissioned by Ogilvy London showcasing Unilever’s messaging around sustainability.

California Inspires Me: Rashida Jones

Nexus animator Jacking Cunningham animates the story of Rashida Jones, the actress growing up in California. The film uses flat, front, also isometric angle animation with simple pencil lines and block sun-tinted colours.

The Idea Machine

CGI model of an imaginary machine creating ideas. Bright colours and cute extras add a light charm to a heavy metal object.

BBC KNOWLEDGE 60

Nice animation from simple circles for BBC.
 

Telit "Internet of things"

Great little bit of motiongraphics, cgi & matchmoving by Sorin.

Fears

Nata Metlukh creates a hand-drawn short, morphing through different perspectives in colourful city environments.
 

The Prophet Official Trailer

Inspired by the classic book by Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet is an animated feature film written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), with animated “chapters” from award-winning animation directors from around the world, and featuring world-class musicians, singers, and composers.

Kinder Chocolate

Passion Pictures works with the popular children’s book illustrator Oliver Jeffers to create animated advert’s for Kinder Bueno. A charming style with naive text recreate the excellence found in his stories.

Soilconsweb

A very square geometric take on an infographic with a evening summers light cast over the film. A different perspective on a common film theme by Uli Henrik Streckenbach, the german animator responsible for this fishing film.

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.

Martini Racing

Using flat colours to create a mix of 3D and 2D with transitions separating it out from a crowded genre of similar films. Screen print texture added to give it that old racing poster feel too.

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.
 

FITC Toyko 2015 Titles

Techno-glitchy title sequence for the Tokyo FITC conference. The making-of process reel found here is another interesting watch as it mixes a variety of 3D, code and web processes to create the unusual opener.

A Good Wife

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

NPR – Brains on Play

A playful informative film by the talented Xaver Xylophon for the National Public Radio. It mixes graphics with comedy in a digital painted style much like his other film “For Hire Bangalore Rickshaw

The Lego Movie

Stop motion title sequence for the ending of the Lego Movie. Nice layout, positioning and camera movement give a childish subject a mature look.

Superfast Broadband

Nicely shot and conceived advert for the UK Goverment’s promotion of the latest broadband services coming our way.

Goldfish Grahams

Nice work from Shilo, based on simple handdrawn animations tracked to a breakfast scene.

Calu Journey

Watercolour-like animation using 3D characters but rendered in a very painterly fashion. By Little Fluffy Clouds.

Running the Gammatar

Short Movie with an interested mixed of techniques… directed by Kris Hofmann.

Phantom Power

Little clip with nice character design and animation by Persistent Peril

Lost in the train station

Nice animation and characters by Yago Busquets

The missing Scarf

Interesting animation, mixing 2d and 3d.

Going the Distance

Map title sequence, simple idea nicely executed in a fun, crafted way by Imaginary Forces.

TSB-Surprise

Here a beautiful animation, with watercolor and hand drawn animation.

LA-GAR-TO

Beautiful colorful animation by Miguel Jiron

Habitus

Nice transition movement and animation by Timor Barshtman.

In the Air is Christophe Gray

Nice hand-drawn colorful animation with a mixture of techniques by Felix Massie

Apache

Music video for the band Danger Beach by Ned Wenlock. 2D paper cut out strips are virtually curved around cylindrically to create a moving landscape. From here the video mixes textures and styles to create an engaging and narrative video.

Irritable Bowl Syndrome

A short essay by Bill Maher on why American Football owes so much to Socialism; no doubt much to the distress of many patriotic fans.
Directed and Animated by Fraser Davidson

Fight for Everyone – The Leisure Society

Music promo for The Leisure Society by Persistent Peril. Simple idea beautifully crafted, getting more complex and quirkier as the track builds.

Work Inspired

An explainer video for Mindjet. A typical infographic script, but a character centred twist and clever transitions give it a different feel.

Live tennis data

For this year’s US Open Tennis tournament, IBM and Ogilvy & Mather invited ‘Buck’ out to Arthur Ashe Stadium to create live video animations using data from the tournament, delivered via Instagram. Using live data meant designing and deploying a custom toolkit and workflow that could shift with the on-court action, delivering responsive data-based animations, rendered and uploaded in minutes.

BBC – My City

Short sting for the “Havana” section, using flat colours in 3D with wonderful camera movement to transition.

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.

Go Green with your Blue Bin

Sebas & Clim create an informative film for Hackney council. The infographic is simple and uncluttered, but with subtle careful animation create a visually appealing video.

Oscar Health Insurance

Flat coloured 2D animation but cleverly animated to give a 3D feel. A warm colour scheme and soft shapes give it a welcoming feel.

Nokia Smart Data

Infographic about the data, done in a flat geometric style.

Samsung Galaxy

Hand drawn cartoon elements tracked on to nicely shot footage of Paris, gives a friendly upbeat feeling to an urban landscape.

Up Titles

Title design for Pixar’s Up by Janice Ahn. Colourful and playful with quantised colouring to give it a modern graphic feel.

Coffee

An isometric style animated short film with glossy plastic texturing which has character moments and infographic moments. Lovely colours and lighting.

Ikea – Stills

Model mock ups by Rural Lee for a film for IKEA. The film would have revealed a mini world inside each area of storage.