BBC Education – Every Element of Wonder

BBC Education has got a beautiful promo for 2017. It mixes live action with 3d, animation… all around the periodic element table. Directed by weareflink.

4 mois 1/2 – Teaser

Nice french documentary with animated faces to keep the anonymity.

From Tabass

Google – How OnHub keeps your Wi-Fi fast

Easy to understand Google animation, with a very stylish look.
Directed by Gunner
Illustration: Ian Sigmon Nick Forshee
Animation: Marcus Bakke, Ian Sigmon, Nick Forshee

The Trolley Problem

Very cute animated film using lots of different techniques & styles. A thought experiment in ethics. Vid for TED Ed & DIRECTED BY Eoin Duffy

Audi A5

It’s just a trapcode trip of particles and CGI. Amazing. Creative Director: Ian Heartfield. Creatives: Adrian Merz, Mark Bushnell. Agency: Nexus

Google: Project Fi – Design Reel

Dots go wild. Artistic but still technical, with colour and energy. Agency: B-Reel. Creative Director: Chris Kelly Art Director: Colin Trenter

This Panda is Dancing

Sander van Dijk animates the poetry of Max Stossel. A simple concept of tracking UI and iconography to a phone done neatly.

What if Santa Forgot?

A clever idea and nice animation from Aardman for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

McDonalds Hungary

No its not a typo.

Hungarian advert for the new McD’s Cheese burger looks great. The animation, not the burger. Cooked & served Nerdo.

The Leftovers – Titles

Titles using silhouettes cut out from stills.

From Elastic and directed by Angus Wall

Wilfred – Station idents

Really cool idents from Impactist, based in Portland Oregan

MTV awards 2015

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

The Daily Show GFX

TV Graphics from Troika, branding specialists.

Logo branding

Rebrand of Logo channel for LBGT community by Gretel.

History of our town

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

Soa Aids Nederland

Film for Soa Aids Nederland. Part of the campaign to raise awareness about sexually transmitted infections and HIV among people living in the Netherlands from sub-Saharan Africa, Suriname, the Dutch Antilles and Aruba.

By PlusOne

One plus One

Celebrating the demise of the smoker. Lovely animation for the Center for Disease ControlAgency: ICF International . Directed by: Melanie Dorn & Sean McClintock

SGCH – Homelessness

Director Stefan Wernik and the crew at Sydney animation studio The Magnificent Itch, produced this painterly animated film showcasing the true story of a homeless man reconnected with his family and the world thru Australian affordable housing non-profit SGCH.

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.

Vans: 50th Anniversary

Paper cutouts, hand-drawn animation and 3D boxes all in a stop-frame slower frame rate, combine seamlessly for this black and white promotion for 50 years of Vans shoes.

The Kitchen

Paris VFX powerhouse Unit Image, Partizan director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet and agency BETC combine forces for a VFX rampage through a French kitchen to make the case for the quality of TV channels available on Canal+.

And just as good, the making of the commercial is here.

Spectacle of the Real

A suberb animated promo from Buck for David Blaine’s magic series in the US. Animated forms morph effortlessly from one thing to the next. With VO by Christopher Walken.

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.

Unleash your Fingers

It’s at least 5 years old now but still amazes. Performance by JayFunk.

Agency : Heaven
Production : LABANDEORIGINALE

Don’t blink

Apple launches their iPhone 7 and new watch with a short 107 second summary of their conference in this video. It’s as simplistic as you’d expect from an Apple video, but always done very well. You can find out more about it’s cleverness here.

Humaine Society – Puppy Mills

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.

Disney Classics

2viente recreate Disney with classic geometric shapes. Each classic film is recognisable through the animation of simple geography, and matches with a modern colour palette and nice transitions add a unusual twist to a Disney channel advert.

Thor: The Dark World

A very simple and elegant painterly end sequence from Blur Studio.