This trailer from Oscar nominated short animation by Theodore Ushev, uses an encaustic technique where the paint is mixed with beeswax.
This Buck video should come with a saccharine warning, as the music and small american kids talking about puppies does verge on the nauseating, but it’s a nice animation which manages to slickly combine multiple animation looks and live action in the blink of an eye.
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.
Ridley Scott’s promo for “Prophets of Science Fiction” has been brought to life by Prologue by tracking the graphics to the table top, transitioning to the CGI versions of his notes, in a techy intricate manner.
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.
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.
Assaf Benharroch illustrates a painterly animated piece, with an imaginative use of lighting and painterly textures.
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.
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.
Mixing hi-tech juxtaposed with an old film effect gives a interesting outcome.
Prologue piece together a clever device shooting close-ups with a muted palette and short depth of field. The series is a modern take on Sherlock Holmes by CBS starring Lucy Liu as Watson. I know, right.
Graphics from the documentary, focusing on light and refraction.
Titles incoporating archive stills by placing them against a plane of breaking glass. Not for the very squeamish…
Classic title sequence using live action footage placed carefully with credit typography