Social (Media) Distancing

Funny and original animation to describe social media distancing without the use of digital associated elements. 

Not My Job: How Trump Failed Us

Nice work on this passion project from AlterEgo, who felt pressed into making this by the lack of leadership in their country.

Jack Ryan Titles

Nice work juxtaposing US cultural icons with military hardware.

Operation Infektion

-Director’s cut version of the opening sequence Operation Infektion: a series uncovering the unknown history of disinformation. You’ll never watch the news the same way. nytimes.com/2018/11/12/opinion/russia-meddling-disinformation-fake-news-elections.html

Okavango Blue diamond

An ethereal post production journey with this piece to encapsulate the essence and beauty of one of the rarest and expensive diamonds known to man.

Gun Shop

Director Patrick Smith’s short film shows 2,328 firearms in rapid succession, to highlight and question America’s love of guns.

The Physics of Sorrow

This trailer from Oscar nominated short animation by Theodore Ushev, uses an encaustic technique where the paint is mixed with beeswax.

Under the Gun – Title Sequence

Main title sequence for the Stephanie Soechtig-directed, Katie Couric-produced documentary about gun control and the history of the NRA.

Paths of Hate

Short animation directed by Damian Nenow, produced by Platige Image.

Rutger Bregman on Taxes

“Rutger Bregman on Taxes” is personal project made in collaboration with Cypher.

Squarepusher “Terminal Slam” by Daito Manabe

Japanese digital artist and director Daito Manabe’s latest collaboration with UK electro-master Squarepusher

Casus Boloss – Animation Collection

Casus Boloss (Stories of Conflicts in english) is a web-documentary which is dealing with geo-political issues.

The world got game

Lots of painting onto stills and live action. Directed in collaboration with Ruff Mercy for the basketball world cup 2019 for DAZN creative

The Spy titles

Beautiful title graphics to the Netflix series The Spy set in the 60ies.

Signs of a stroke

Nice use of 3D stroke amongst other techniques to communicate this message.

The Meth Project

A great series of short animations about Meth addiction from Studio AKA.

American Dynasties: The Kennedys

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

“The Widowmaker” Documentary title sequence.

Dave Penn was invited to conceive and produce a title sequence for an Oxford Films feature documentary.

El Chapo – Main Title Sequence

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.

Vinyl

Manages to look low-tech and true to the retro however lots of CGI used. The story of vinyl records, designed & produced by Imaginary Forces.

An SPMS Story – Im Still Kenny

Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis sucks! One mans journey with the disease echoes—”I’m still here.”

VOICES: Living with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental illness that changes the way you think, feel, and act — and with the right treatment, it can be managed. Michelle Hammer tells her story.

The New Promised Land. Chapter 3.

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

History – Lost Gold of WWII

Some very nice maps and transitions in this teaser for the lost gold of WW2 by Roger.TV

Uncovered

Interesting mix of glitches and dots on the weekly facebook news format from C4.

JessicaJones

Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Main Title

Using a live action plate of paint and incorporating it onto photographs and other filmed elements, the director created a moody, painterly rendition of Jessica Jones’ New York for this Netflix series.

Shut Up & Dribble Main Title Sequence

Some really nice grungy, hand drawn retro treatment to basketball footage in this main title for “Shut up and dribble”

CIVIL 80 // Opening Titles

Opening titles for “CIVIL 80”, a documentary TV series about the Spanish civil war. Created by Antoni Sendra AKA PODENCO – a spanish freelance director specializing in mixed media driven projects.

Mark of a Free Society

In todays Gig Economy, workers rights feel like a thing of the past. But 300 years ago, conditions in Britain were so extreme that death at work was commonplace. This sparked the worlds first trade unions that still fight for workers today.

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

The Fourth Estate – Titles

Large headline type edges along US landscapes and GV’s from the show. Nice tracking and compositing job from Elastic.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Multiple recorded voices from AA meetings explored through hand-drawn animation.
By Buck

The Punisher – Titles

Yest another great title from Patrick Claire and his colleagues at Elastic for the Netflix TV series.

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

Dirty Money

Nice title using lots of type and texture from Elastic.
Design: Elastic, Design Director: Duncan Elms, Designers: Nadia Tzuo, Felix Soletic, Erika Bird, Luca Ionescu, Henry DeLeon, Animators: Jeffrey Jeong, Yongsub Song, Vincent Wang, EJ Kang, Peter Murphy, Steven Do, Hal Heah

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

Netflixs Take Your Pills Title Sequence 2018

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

Man Meets Woman

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Nike – Webelieveinthepoweroflove

Chaotic spot for Tiscis sportswear collaboration with Nike called NikeLab x RT.
Directed by JN director Luca Finotti

Wilfred – Station idents

Really cool idents from Impactist, based in Portland Oregan

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

Thor: The Dark World

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

The Jack Garratt Story

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

The New Promised Land

Series of animated documents  made for a web documentary that tells the story of 5 young Syrian refugees who risked it all for a chance to start over. Treated stills and documents manage to sustain the long sequences.

Pernod Ricard TV

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.

Nike – Huarache V Creator

Excellent promo for Nike by ECD Jonathan Notaro and the Brand New School. It mixes drawn animation with CG elements to produce this gritty animation with a limited colour palette.

Ultimate Fighter

One of a series of promos for Ultimate Fighter on Fox using rapid editing and splashes of hand-drawn type and scratched elements. By State Design.

Winter on Fire

This title gets us up to speed quickly with the recent history of Ukriane, well at least how the story goes in the West. It’s another excellent piece of work from Patrick Claire

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.

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.

Hide

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.

HIAS: For Refugees

Beautiful animated film highlighting the work done by HIAS. Guided by the Jewish historical experience this organisation looks out for the plight of refugees.
Directed and Designed by Moth Collective
Produced by Sovev Media

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

Person of Interest

Essentially, spy stuff. Lots of overlays and tracking footage and data gives it that high-tech espionage look. By Imaginary Forces

Crossbones Main Title (Director's Cut)

Slight alteration to the aired version as the cross was taken off. Short and simple but nice idea with the flag transition. By Imaginary Forces.

Tom Clancy's The Division trailer

More excellent motion graphics from Antibody. Directed by Patrick Claire

True Detective titles

Antibody created the main title sequence for HBO’s critically acclaimed drama series True Detective. Working through our LA-based production partners, Elastic, and with compositing support from the talented crew at Breeder.

Přpad (The Case)

Textured and strongly lit animation bring a certain eastern european feel to this animation by Martin Zivocky.

Crossroads

Looks like Rubicon but with a figure orchestrating. Another animation from Marcus Eckert.

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.

Crave

Charles de Lauzirika’s psychological noir is the subject of this end sequence where wind-driven, humanoid whirligigs are torn apart and re-purposed into disturbing wooden mechanisms.
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The Grand National

John Allison and Chris Bovill, Creative Directors of 4creative where the drivers behind the 45 hours of footage, shot over two days using 44 cameras and a cast and crew of almost 300 people, including race and stunt horses and jockeys to achieve the ambitious final film.

Enemy of the State

An old title sequence now but still quite memorable. By yU+co

War on type

This is an amazing piece of work. The camera movement, depth of field, modelling and explosions work really well.

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.

Cracker Barrel

Clever use of super-imposing and tracking for this advert. Using boxes to separate action and have elements interact between them in a rustic setting.

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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The carpenter

Nice bit of tracking and great cinematography but still slightly tongue in cheek – I think?
directed / edited / vfx – Dimitris Ladopoulos, Spiros Rasidakis

John Carpenter's The Ward

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

Rubicon Title

Title animation using purely motion graphics and clever transitions with a small colour pallete to great effect. Lots of documents.

Archive stills

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

The playground fight

What appears to be a great piece of motion capture was actually created using stills which were then applied to 3D models of human heads to create the idea of cameras moving around frozen action.

Number 23

Static titles using close-ups of paper and documents with subtle animation to create a coded typographical sequence.

Elektra Luxx (NSFW)

This sequence block shades the live action and adds it together with animation to create a very bold graphicly styled sequence.

Dexter

Dexter’s titles include extreme close-ups to get a dramatic feeling of intensity.

Six Feet Under

Classic title sequence using live action footage placed carefully with credit typography

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.