Tales from Shift Work – WebMD

Cool blue treatment of testimony from an paramedic in Doddridge County, West Virginia.

Signs of a stroke

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

MSK – Cancer – Less

Lovely abstract animation by toast.tv.

Beautiful colours and lightness of animation touches.

Sing Up

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..

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.

Strava – Year in Sport

Stink Studio’s minimal animation based on Stava’s sporting app features.

Project Ellis

Your rights in the US using the 4th & 5th Amendment. Produced and Directed by: Dress Code. Lead Animator: Wes Ebelhar


CNN Colorscope: Green

Nice animation. What kind of green are you?
Produced by Sarah-Grace Mankarious and design by Rafael Mayani. Commissioned by CNN International.

The Daily Show GFX

TV Graphics from Troika, branding specialists.

Casse-croute

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.

Costa Sunglasses

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.

Vodafone Foundation

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.

Organic Machines

Beautifully crafted  title sequence by Beijing visual designer Zaoeyo (aka Xiaolin Zeng, aka Mike Zeng) detailing insects constructed with glassy, organic materials.

Nespresso Mobile app

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.

Charles X – Can You Do it

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

Anonimo

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 Metro

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.

Infinate Doom

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.

My Cambridge

Nice bit of tracking with some choice icons and trapcode work.

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.

Samsung 837 Installation – Tech NYC

Analytical, diagrammatic video in a 3D space by Jonathan Kim.  Blueprints, lines and tech overlays provide a hi-res feel for this square installation.

Underground

Painted transitions and frames create artistic transitions for Underground, the new WGN America series. Done by Imaginary Forces.

NSPCC : Pete's Story

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.

Lincoln Continental Concept

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.

Tour de France

Not to Scale, New York produced these tasty idents for Skoda’s sponsorship of the race. Directed by Colin Hesterly

California Inspires Me: Rashida Jones

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.

HBO The Heist

MK12’s programme graphics for the Heist. Using a blueprint plan and “Catch Me If You Can” style text transitions.

ANA "Service"

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.

Dissidentia Brand Strategy

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.

Martini Racing

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.

Into the Woods

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.

Marco Polo titles

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.

Calu Journey

Watercolour-like animation using 3D characters but rendered in a very painterly fashion. By Little Fluffy Clouds.

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.

Přpad (The Case)

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

Up Titles

Title design for Pixar’s Up by Janice Ahn. Colourful and playful with quantised colouring to give it a modern graphic feel.

National Geographic – 80's

An 80’s themed ident, using painterly effects and smooth animation, give it modern reworking of an 80s style ident.

EDP energy

A world in red & white espousing the benefits of good (renewable) energy.

Watercolour Shell performance

lots of watercolour washes bring in the video which itself has been treated with the watercolour look.

CCTV ink

Ink dropped into water like you’ve never seen before. Produced by Troublemakers.tv

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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Oil'd

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.

Toyota: Stories of Better

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.

StarWorld

Branding idents for the tv channel with a high female demographic. Shiny things, lipsticks, handbags, all that stuff girls like.

Dumb Ways to Die

A find by Mr. Rob Edmonds about rail saftey using quirky block coloured 3D animation to give a graphic flat traditional styling.

Iron Man: End Titles

Mixing hi-tech juxtaposed with an old film effect gives a interesting outcome.

Parallaxing

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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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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.

Pull & Bear graphics

In store graphics animating words in intricate and stylish versions.

Nokia: Traffic

Nice simple animation for a Nokia video by Punga. Using bold colours and simple flat isometric animation, allow plenty of space for text.

The gift – CGI stylish short film

Very clever and atmospheric short film with very high production values directed by Carl E. Rinsch.

Bausch & Lomb – BioTrue

Commercial animating with a CGI card texture to create origami style movement, folding into/from the box packaging.

The Kingdom

Graphic titles combined with sand tinted archive to produce a brief history of Saudi Arabia.

Documents with short DOF

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.

Archive stills

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

Mercedes-Benz Oil

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

De Montford University

Jimmy Choo describes a shoe using trapcode light graphics.

A Brief Introduction to Genetics

A nicely designed graphic presentation using a mixture of flat shaded 3D and 2D animation.

Absolut Apeach

Kaleidoscopic 3D imagery creating graphics around a vodka bottle by Film Tecknarna.

Wacom: Inkling

Advert for Wacom software, mixing hand drawn animation with live action

2009 offf titles

Beautiful camera work, interesting fashion and left-field additions to the landscape.

Sherlock Holmes end titles

End credits rotoscoping frames in a hand-drawn ink style over video footage.

Kinetic Typography

Animation displaying only typography, using a 3D camera move to scroll over a large canvas of text.

AOL. Ident

Simple ident using coloured spheres on a white background to reveal a logo.

Kino

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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.

American Voices

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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Eness: Möbius

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.