This trailer from Oscar nominated short animation by Theodore Ushev, uses an encaustic technique where the paint is mixed with beeswax.
Baltic CG master Rimantas Lukavicius makes the case for Nike’s “Move to Zero” sustainability plan.
Parallaxing or 2.5D taken to new levels by Alexey Terehoff.
Beautiful title graphics to the Netflix series The Spy set in the 60ies.
Nice use of 3D stroke amongst other techniques to communicate this message.
Follow a 3D stroke as it draws on shapes and objects. Nice work from Buck.tv.
This is the tale of Nomex & Kevlar.
Some really nice 3D popup animations integrated into live action shots here, from Martijn Hogenkamp.
Method Studios’ New York team recently designed the intricate opening titles for “El Chapo,” a new series from Univision and Netflix that retells the story of notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Some great work here from ATK PLN – utilizing a variety of techniques to raise awareness of drunk driving.
Examine the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.
This is the third of 3 animation videos I’ve made for a web documentary that tells the story of 5 young Syrian refugees who risked it all for a chance to start over. Animated by Mira Ruido
Video for A Pearl by Mitski from the album Be The Cowboy.
A very friendly, crafted aesthetic achieved here in this animation for Engage Foundation by combining hand-drawn elements with 3D animation. By Rich Hinchcliffe.
Obviously relating to a pretty small audience of Cinema 4D users but lovely nevertheless.
Here’s the second of the 2 films: https://vimeo.com/286146331
These are the original sequences animated by Robert Grieves.
The series won Outstanding Motion Design at the 2015 Emmys.
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
A fab mix of luxury items and warfare which has elements of James Bond titles.
Director | Patrick Clair
Client | The Ink Factory
Great animation from Tulip’s and Chimney’s, taking something painfully ordinary like a commute to work, and giving it that extraordinary Hendricks sense of wonder.
Earn the Fern by Assembly Studios.
Great work from BlueBolt bringing the Thames River in the Georgian period back to life.
A great animation for Carlsberg with lots of cutouts. By Assembly.
Beautiful animation created by Han Del Eugene.
London design/vfx studio Blue Spill design title sequence for Alison Klayman’s Netflix original, Take Your Pills. More of their work @ bluespill.co.uk
Design director: Allison Brownmoore
Flame Artist: Anthony Brownmoore
Designers: Joe Nowacki, Oliver Weinfeld, Sylvain Doussa
Post Production Assistant: Anna Maros
A personal project from Niklas Arthurson outlining his year.
Opening sequence for a CNN mini-documentary about biometrics created by Ignacio Osorio
Our digital world is being shaped by our physical bodies. Biometrics are fast becoming the new way to identify ourselves and the industry is booming.
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.
Some playful, characterful cutout animation from Blink my Brain.
Some nice hand drawn kinetic typography from Simon Tibbs
Agency: Sapient Razorfish
Role: Animation & Illustration
Sound: OBR Studios
Amazing work from Parabella and Blinkink on the trailer for The Great British Bake Off.
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.
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
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.
It’s at least 5 years old now but still amazes. Performance by JayFunk.
Agency : Heaven
Production : LABANDEORIGINALE
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.
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.
A scary futuristic vision of how augmented reality could influence our lives perhaps? Created by Keiichi Matsuda.
Not the newest of films here, but the designers at Parallel managed to combine actual products with collage and simple figures within a cleverly lit scene to create a unique short commercial.
Painted transitions and frames create artistic transitions for Underground, the new WGN America series. Done by Imaginary Forces.
Commercial for New York appartment blocks by Art & Graft. This strong graphic look with bright lens flares, realistic shadows and reflections and a painterly finish was created by Art and Graft and has a rare quality of equally impressive animation. Pre-Production work by Art & Graft can be found here.
Motion designer Christian Stangl has put this music video together for Strange Freedom´s track “Hide“ by means of thousands of single microscopic photographies, merged together, creating a dramatic timelapse scenario.
From ‘Not to Scale’ and ‘Mirari’, these really nice short animations were commissioned by Ogilvy London showcasing Unilever’s messaging around sustainability.
Monstro redefine the heavily saturated tech video with an epic galactic painted feel. Data has never felt so orange.
A mixture of 3D & 2D on this nice little animation from ‘First 10’.
Nata Metlukh creates a hand-drawn short, morphing through different perspectives in colourful city environments.
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.
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.
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.
Assaf Benharroch illustrates a painterly animated piece, with an imaginative use of lighting and painterly textures.
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.
The Mill create another machine driven title sequence, this time for the D&AD awards. Photorealistic CGI models based around their pencil motif, animate in a variety of mouse-trap style movements to reveal logos of the awards supporters.
Stop motion title sequence for the ending of the Lego Movie. Nice layout, positioning and camera movement give a childish subject a mature look.
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.
Mill+ co-director Ben Smith and co-director Bryce Wymer teamed up with Netflix to create the title sequence for Marco Polo and most appears to be achieved on camera but with a lot of planning.
A cut paper style often seen in still graphics, but rarely animated this way. Technically well made by CHRLX, with a bigger budget than you might imagine. The action is fast and engaging and the duration is to the point.
Map title sequence, simple idea nicely executed in a fun, crafted way by Imaginary Forces.
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.
WWF Canada and The Public Assembly, address the subject of clean water in Canada. Directed and designed by Hector Herrera.
A great montage of victorian illustration, watercolour textures and vector elements.
Hand drawn simple animation, with ink and paper depict a cut-down TED talk, by Moth Collective.
Chalk board style animation by Art & Graft, describing one boy’s experience using animation of chalk lines and clever transitions.
Model mock ups by Rural Lee for a film for IKEA. The film would have revealed a mini world inside each area of storage.
A Big mixture of CGI, stop motion, animation and live action seemless mix in this crafted advert for the Sun.
An 80’s themed ident, using painterly effects and smooth animation, give it modern reworking of an 80s style ident.
We’re just about to embark on a project involving use of fuzzy felt and came upon this directed by Tony Mines for Tandem Films in Homage to the Steve McQueen motorbike sequence from ‘The Great Escape’.
A charming film by Grant Orchard using papier mache and lo-fi props to make this hand-made cardboard video on recycling.
A nicely shot and animated homage to the individuals who have produced landmark titles for features in the past.
Quirky German animation with George Melieres overtones. Direction and animation: Jeroen Houben & Jurjen Versteeg.
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.
Another use of 3D unfolding card, getting more and more complex. A small world is unraveled in a small fresh colour scheme with wonderful camera movements.
Telling the story of a Toyota, the “open book” idea is used again, but with ink and more of a travel guide. The apply a variety of techniques on a standard theme as the video progresses.
Quintessentially British film from the Royal College, animating line drawn illustrations.
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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Animation for the opening of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang starring Robert Downey Jnr. The titles use simple mattes and strokes to create an old painted effect, with more focus on the style rather than the animation.
Infographic about the risk of AIDS/HIV in the third world. The film uses typography and simple graphics to tell the story.
As far as i can make out most of this promo was achieved in camera with very little apparent past-production.
A cardboard diorama. Always nice. A simple model, with the softness of cardboard makes a industrial production process seem friendly.
Simple animated lego characters sit on an environment of an animated moleskin background. Fun and quirky with simple but sophisticated animation.
The White Stripes’ video made of lego bricks.
Nice short film about the expansion to Oslo Airport. The film was made using small models of wood and cardboard to give it that handmade finish which is an interesting combination for a film about an airport expansion.
“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.
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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Quayola (aka ‘dQ’) and Memo Akten through digital production outfit Nexus Interactive Arts, have created ‘Forms’, a multiscreen digital artwork commissioned by the National Media Museum for the exhibition In the Blink of an Eye: Media and Movement, which is part of the Cultural Olympiad programme.
An animated sequence, made to look like paper origami stop-frame animation.
Commercial animating with a CGI card texture to create origami style movement, folding into/from the box packaging.
Mixture of stop-motion and CGI to create a 3D children’s diorama as a playful setting for the car.
Commercial using card colour swatches to create a whole CGI environment.
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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A nicely designed graphic presentation using a mixture of flat shaded 3D and 2D animation.
Pop-Up Book animation but adding live action to the pages for added interest.
Title sequence using minatures and macro lenses to create space with tiny figures.
Series of quick and simple videos using cut out animation on a plain background to convey a message by Digital Kitchen.