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.

#ForewarnedIsForearmed

One in four women experience domestic violence in their lifetime, but bruises and broken bones are not the only signs. #ForewarnedIsForearmed creates a new language to get girls talking about what to look out for.

Sausage – Animated Short Film

This is SAUSAGE, the multi award winning and Oscar long-listed animated short film, directed by Robert Grieves.

Supplies – Justin Timberlake

Rodeo FX delivered over 100 visual effects shots for Dave Meyers dystopian vision of Justin Timberlakes Supplies”.
Art Directed by Erik Gagnon.

Etereas / Animation Shortfilm

One dancer and a hula hoop.
Director: Daniela Villanueva, Mara Soler, Dancers: Brecken Rivara, Tiana Zoumer, Production: Csar Moheno Pl,Camera: Pamela Albarran, Music: Julian Placencia / Teen Flirt, Animation: Daniela Villanueva, Mara Soler, Alejandro Caballero, Marco Garfias, Fernando Sica, Luis Nez

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

Bonobo : Cirrus

The music video for Bonobo’s song, “Cirrus,” is a beautifully surreal video collage created by British animator Cyriak.

Primavera Sound James Rhodes

Animation from Bungalow revealing Rhodes a very personal musical memory from a room in a psychiatric hospital.

MTV awards 2015

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

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.

The Jack Garratt Story

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

Reeps One – VR video

I’m guessing this would sound amazing with a VR headset on but it is certainly an interesting view even without one. Use the navigation to explore while the beatboxer performs.
Production: The Mill, Aurelia Soundworks
Directors: Gawain Liddiard, John Hendicott

Coldplay 'Up & Up'

A great montage juxapositioning unusual images using a lot of old archive footage. Directed by: Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia

Charles X – Can You Do it

A mix of 2D and 3D animation in this stylish music video. Animation by Brunch & amazing Cinematography.

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.

Cymatics

No post production or VFX apparently, it’s all real. There’s an accompanying making of if you don’t believe me. Interesting results by Nigel Stanford.

Phantom Power

Little clip with nice character design and animation by Persistent Peril

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.

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.

CHERIE 25 Habillage

A great hybrid of traditional animation and live action from ‘Les Telecreateurs design’. One can only imagine that this was quite a complex piece of work to composite as successfully as this.

Crazy Enough

Great study in moving objects by Jr.canest.

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.

Understand Music

Simple, in style and colour animation but with clever technicalities and expertly executed.

Royksopp – Remind Me

Another video looking like a 70s instructional manual, but nicely packaged and expertly done. I always like anything isometric.

Fell in Love with a Girl

The White Stripes’ video made of lego bricks.

Dancing wireframe

I was more impressed with this when I watched it mute but it’s still an impressive piece by Colin Rozee with the soundtrack.

Jose Gonzales: Crosses

Music video using one static shot and layering in other VT throughout.

Crescendo by Mothership

Promotional video using extreme close-ups and camera angles with VFX to produce an moving journey through music.

OK Go – All is Not Lost

Clever use of Google Chrome. (Browser needed) OK Go mini-site

David Salaices: Clock DJ

Split screen stop frame / pixilation animation of a clock.

Star Guitar – Chemical Brothers

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

BUCK 65 'Superstars Don't Love'

Retro styled music video comprised of over 60 fictional movie title cards.

Fujiya & Miyagi – Ankle Injuries

Music video using dominos to create the animation, in a kind of modern day pointilism.

Is Tropical

Music video mixing live action children with composited cartoon animation for a fun and playful outcome.