Introducing Square Card

Animation promoting Square’s new business debit card.

St Juju

In Rivers Solomon’s animated short story “St. Juju,” a young woman must choose between her secure enclave and the one she loves.

Directed by: Allen Laseter

Creative Direction: The Verge

UKTVA Lifetime of Stories

Animade’s latest project in collaboration with UKTV intricately traverses a lifetime of stories.

Vibrato

Fantastic and beautiful animation by Sebastien Laudenbach for l’Opera National de Paris.

The Blend Is Near

Really good character animation with nice poses and attitudes according to emotions. Big fan!
Directed by Oddfellows

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.

MediaMolecule

Animated intro video for MediaMolecule’s Twitch stream combining live action with playful animation.
Animation/Direction: Dan Castro
Illustration: Rex Crowle

The Voice (Siri)

Now this is just a clever idea.
Job well done! Yonatan Tal.

History of our town

Nice short film, mixing animation to the live action. Love the idea of the postal card.

The Road to Rio

Art and Graft produce another carefully design short promoting the Olympics in collaboration with the Lottery and ITV. A pleasant mix of 2D and 3D rendered seamlessly in a coherent design style.

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.

Ronda: Fox 10 Anni

Here is another animated film with lovely characters on a simple story by Gabriel H Fermanelli.

The Flynn

Commercial for New York appartment blocks by Art & Graft. This strong graphic look with bright lens flares, realistic shadows and reflections and a painterly finish was created by Art and Graft and has a rare quality of equally impressive animation. Pre-Production work by Art & Graft can be found here.

The Wire

This is really great transitions, and nice animation.  Short film by Elliot Lim.

BBC KNOWLEDGE 60

Nice animation from simple circles for BBC.
 

Přpad (The Case)

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

Sparkle

Animated sequence which is a very stripped down and almost abstract infographic, with echoes of Apple’s “Designed in California” animation. Other versions available to view on Vimeo.

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.

Don't Fail Idaho

Charming infographic using alot of animation to state of the pressures of education in Idaho. A nice mixture of hand drawn animation and transitions give the film a very different look.

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Another infographic but with a slightly more illustrative linear feel to it, with lovely transitions. The Voice over provides the facts and the visual is much more abstract.

ParaNorman

A subtle mix of 3D into the retro spooky styling by using painted textures on the 3D models. The look is spooky with an old film feel.

Down with Love

Retro style graphics in a 2D graphic style contributes a swinging soundtrack. A fifties style animation similar to Catch Me if You Can.

To this day

To This Day is a project based on a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan called “To This Day”, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual. Animators and motion artists brought their unique styles to 20 second segments that will thread into one fluid voice.

The Real Bears

Nice mix of 2D animation with 3D to give a flawless subtle look. Simple and subdued it warns of the health issues with certain fizzy drinks.

Pull & Bear graphics

In store graphics animating words in intricate and stylish versions.

Tennis Types

The new 2012 trailer for Wimbledon from Red Bee Media. Still trying to work out whether this this could have been achieved without painstaking attention to detail.

Where things come from

My weakspot, flat coloured isometric graphics. A couple nice transitions and I’m sold. Graphics, people, graphics.

Chipotle: Back to the start

John Kelly’s film advertising for Chipotle. Using simple character animation and flat colouring turns a narrative quite graphic look for a stop-frame film.

Sherwin Williams – River

Commercial using card colour swatches to create a whole CGI environment.

Gettysburg Address

Text and animation added together to form the speech without any photos or footage.