The New Old World

Not so keen on the CGI steam-punk book opening, but the photo manipulation using a camera mapping technique on 3D surfaces by Alexey Zakharov is interesting. More of a breakdown can be found on his behance page here.

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.

W Idents

Art & Graft produce a series of idents for the newly Branded W freeview TV station (formerly UKTV). Using a constant camera speed they’ve created an infinite tunnel, with a diamond matte opening between each and tracked letterforms.

SBS Documentary

Different, almost unnoticeable take on the pop-up book idea. Nice tracking of a plane with complex CGI makes for a nice mix.

Mobext

Nice idea to frame a simple infographic by Animade. Mainly character based, but the divided blocks allow a mix of results.

Sky HD "Fragments"

Parallax used to the highest degree to create these idents by Brothers & Sisters. Although looking like slowed down footage, stills were placed within a 3D environment, composited with animated details and moved with a virtual camera.

Beauty

Lots of rotoscoping, puppet-pinning, distortions and lots of other clever time-consuming tricks in this great piece of work from Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

Stuck in the Sound – Pursuit

Music video, using CGI and tracking to image map the singer’s face on to famous film clips.

Samsung Galaxy

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

The Sun – An Ode to Telly

A Big mixture of CGI, stop motion, animation and live action seemless mix in this crafted advert for the Sun.

Mini – Rocketman Concept

Plenty of ideas in this one from pop up books to 3D tracking, all explaining the new mini, all as a model on an inventor’s desk.

Disney Recycling

Disney Recycle

A charming film by Grant Orchard using papier mache and lo-fi props to make this hand-made cardboard video on recycling.

Historia branding

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.

4seven idents

More difficult than you would imagine to make. Rotating landscape cube.

Hyper Geography

Hyper Geography

A short film compositing footage, tracking photography and including 3D elements across a variety of landscapes.

Amalgamation

Amalgamation

Winner of the best use of displacement map/compound blur ever – Micaël Reynaud, with portraits by Michael Jang. Stay with it, kids.

Montage: What is Motion Design

A montage here of lots of clips, useful for a bit of inspiration. Starting with adapting photos and moving in to all sorts of idents and motion graphics. Useful credit list of all the featured films at the end too.

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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Captain America

Title sequence using image mapping of 2D paintings on to 3D objects.

Mercedes-Benz Oil

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

Skoda – Value Written All Over It

Car Commercial using pencil sketching mapped on to a 3D service to create a graphical feel and advertise craftmanship

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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Map / Territory by Timo

Plane tracking is used effectively with overlayed graphics.

Renaissance Remastered

By mapping a painting in extremely high photographic detail, stitching the images and using a proxy-morphing technique, we were able to create incredibly large zooms to square centimetre sections, all in HD for Renaissance Remastered on BBC2.
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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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Street Summer: Channel 4

Channel 4 promo using Google Street View as a basis for inserting video into a static street scene.

Star Guitar – Chemical Brothers

Clever and subtle use of repeated computer animation in to synchronise to a rhythm.