The bands tour behind the Iron Curtain secretly involved the U.S. State Department, the Nixon White House, the governments of Yugoslavia, Romania and Poland.
The main title for Candy sets the table for an 80’s housewife who is turning up the heat.
Agitated, rough charcoal strokes reveal pieces of the image, whether it is something based in reality or one of his dreamy visions.
Lots of nice kinetic typography here.
Heavily inspired by Ansel Adams, Andrew Wythe, and William Kentridge, it is as rich in allegory as it is bold in tone and texture.
Love stories that were kept in the closet for a long time reflecting the history, legislation and norms of the time.
Inspired by graphical posters from the 60’s with minimalist design, strong perspectives and a reduced color palette borrowed from the Roland Garros branding.
Antibody titles featuring double imagery with Mahershala Ali as the lead.
The Danish Chair is an educational project exploring mid-20th-century Danish design through chairs.
Serafima motion study inspired by the upcoming Winter Olympics.
Short animation directed by Damian Nenow, produced by Platige Image.
Different animated clips and loops for Anxiety Empire magazine’s 2020 Kickstarter campaign.
Nice edgy promo from Daniel Romero.
After 70 years, the Volkswagen Beetle is retiring. Say goodbye with Ren McCormack, Kevin Bacon, Andy Warhol, and Andy Cohen as the little bug drives its last mile. #TheLastMile
Cool blue treatment of testimony from an paramedic in Doddridge County, West Virginia.
Nice use of 3D stroke amongst other techniques to communicate this message.
Lovely abstract animation by toast.tv.
Beautiful colours and lightness of animation touches.
Studio AKA Director, Steve Small designed an array of notable characters, including our hero ‘Tone’ – who, although not yet fully developed – is encouraged to join in with the melody of his peers..
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.
Animation promoting Square’s new business debit card.
Stink Studio’s minimal animation based on Stava’s sporting app features.
Black & white disruptive video effects from Elastic.
Your rights in the US using the 4th & 5th Amendment. Produced and Directed by: Dress Code. Lead Animator: Wes Ebelhar
Nice animation. What kind of green are you?
Produced by Sarah-Grace Mankarious and design by Rafael Mayani. Commissioned by CNN International.
TV Graphics from Troika, branding specialists.
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.
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.
It’s got a similar feel to the famous Apple commercial but this is a very elegant and well crafted piece about the recent cyclone that hit Fiji.
By Vincent London.
Beautifully crafted title sequence by Beijing visual designer Zaoeyo (aka Xiaolin Zeng, aka Mike Zeng) detailing insects constructed with glassy, organic materials.
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.
A mix of 2D and 3D animation in this stylish music video. Animation by Brunch & amazing Cinematography.
So this is how they make Swiss/Italian watches! A really nice animation playing on scale from Parallel. Also a great piece of sound design from Alexandre Poirier which really adds to the whole atmosphere.
South Wales is getting a new metro system and Bomper studio have animated it’s proposed route through a white minimalist environment. Nice subtle animations and smooth camera moves make a technical subject a visually pleasing watch.
GoldenWolf design”Infinite Doom” as an ident for Adult Swim’s Venture Bros show. An infinate zoom, simply using a series of illustrations with a straight camera pan. Nice illustrations from clever angles add interest to very straight-forward animation.
Nice bit of tracking with some choice icons and trapcode work.
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.
Analytical, diagrammatic video in a 3D space by Jonathan Kim. Blueprints, lines and tech overlays provide a hi-res feel for this square installation.
Painted transitions and frames create artistic transitions for Underground, the new WGN America series. Done by Imaginary Forces.
Animated by Daniel Bruson repainting every frame in watercolour and then compositing it digitally. The Animation Breakdown on vimeo illustrates his process. Deep, rich and heavily textured.
Artistic brush strokes combined with precision lines give an impressive creative feel to this car advert. Made by Block and Tackle with a good “how it was done” interview on Motionographer.
Not to Scale, New York produced these tasty idents for Skoda’s sponsorship of the race. Directed by Colin Hesterly
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.
MK12’s programme graphics for the Heist. Using a blueprint plan and “Catch Me If You Can” style text transitions.
William Russell directs animated spots for ANA, using lines very cleverly and beautifully constructed. Another lines and dots style film like “Designed by Apple”, it uses flight paths as a concept to make the connections.
Cyril Calgaro animates another infographic of sorts with a very simple structure. Similar to the apple film Designed in Apple by California the film uses dots and lines animated in a physical way along with a serif font to create a simple but stylish film.
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.
Another nice animation from the New York times series on Modern Love by Stuart Langfield. Simple animated elements connect to a narrative voiceover by pinpointing individual phrases or words to animate. Works well as a simple serious alternative to the infographic.
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.
Watercolour-like animation using 3D characters but rendered in a very painterly fashion. By Little Fluffy Clouds.
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.
Textured and strongly lit animation bring a certain eastern european feel to this animation by Martin Zivocky.
Title design for Pixar’s Up by Janice Ahn. Colourful and playful with quantised colouring to give it a modern graphic feel.
An 80’s themed ident, using painterly effects and smooth animation, give it modern reworking of an 80s style ident.
A world in red & white espousing the benefits of good (renewable) energy.
lots of watercolour washes bring in the video which itself has been treated with the watercolour look.
Ink dropped into water like you’ve never seen before. Produced by Troublemakers.tv
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.
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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Designed, animated and written by Chris Harmon to highlight the massive oil spill in the Gulf which so quickly left the news and we largely forgot about.
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.
Branding idents for the tv channel with a high female demographic. Shiny things, lipsticks, handbags, all that stuff girls like.
A find by Mr. Rob Edmonds about rail saftey using quirky block coloured 3D animation to give a graphic flat traditional styling.
Mixing hi-tech juxtaposed with an old film effect gives a interesting outcome.
A test by us to showing parallaxing a an old photograph celebrating the queens jubilee in Bethnal Green. The photo is split into layers, digitally repainted and then placed into a frame with a 3D virtual camera.
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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.
In store graphics animating words in intricate and stylish versions.
Nice simple animation for a Nokia video by Punga. Using bold colours and simple flat isometric animation, allow plenty of space for text.
Very clever and atmospheric short film with very high production values directed by Carl E. Rinsch.
Commercial animating with a CGI card texture to create origami style movement, folding into/from the box packaging.
Graphic titles combined with sand tinted archive to produce a brief history of Saudi Arabia.
These documents have been treated in a 3D program to suggest they have been shot with short depth of field and textured and graded to give that warm elegantly lit appearance.
Avery nice blend of old photographs but mapped onto simple 3D models.
Animation morphing CG oil to create shapes and settings for animation and archive footage.
Jimmy Choo describes a shoe using trapcode light graphics.
A nicely designed graphic presentation using a mixture of flat shaded 3D and 2D animation.
Kaleidoscopic 3D imagery creating graphics around a vodka bottle by Film Tecknarna.
Advert for Wacom software, mixing hand drawn animation with live action
Beautiful camera work, interesting fashion and left-field additions to the landscape.
End credits rotoscoping frames in a hand-drawn ink style over video footage.
Animation displaying only typography, using a 3D camera move to scroll over a large canvas of text.
Very short animation tests, all one second logo, showing a variety of simple looks using minimal colouring.
Simple ident using coloured spheres on a white background to reveal a logo.
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Titles for an old BBC Knowledge slot on Non-English language cinema. Shot in and around London and projections were composited later.
A title we shot some years ago in my house in Wandsworth doubling as a US government office in the 30’s. We used a boroscope lens which was about a foot in length attached to a DigiBeta camera to get in to see that dust.
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Sometimes descriptions don’t do projects justice – and anyone hearing about a collaborative stop motion sculpture might be forgiven for switching off a bit. But wait – Möbius by Eness is a real humdinger, taking over Melbourne’s main square with beguiling, playful, gently-limegreen loveliness.