Child Marriage

Child Marriage

The American World Jewish Service work with Gunner to produce this infographic. An illustrative approach mixed with traditional original ideas create a Buck-like feel.

The Road to Rio

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

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.

Syracuse: Yield

Syracuse: Yield

Dress Code create this montage video for Syracuse university, using cut up photos and video in a collage look.  The recruitment video goes past the general sunny campus video and montages voice and archive stills to create a unique video.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering – Less

Beautiful interplay of 2D and 3D elements in this brand promo for Memorial Sloan Kettering directed by Ege Souyer. The impeccably elegant animations create a sense of confidence and control befitting a cancer treatment center.

Facebook at Work

Facebook at Work

Clim from Sebas & Clim fame has now gone solo and produced this nice infographic for Facebook. It’s wonderfully designed as ever but it’s the seamless integration with CGI and shot photography which sets this infographic away from the others.

San Pellegrino ‘Dining By Starlight’

San Pellegrino ‘Dining By Starlight’

Blacklist and Studio AKA create this short for San Pellegrino. A fully 3D film but with a 3D style creates a charmingly lit environment.

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The Somme Centenary

Very interesting and poignant sequence on BBC screens. The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme: The Vigil Trailer – BBC Two

Creatives TBC

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The Jack Garratt Story

Great animation and great story about the rise to fame of Garratt. BBC Music commissioned ‘Contra‘ to tell the tale.

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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.

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Reeps One – VR video

I’m guessing this would sound amazing with a VR headset on but it is certainly an interesting view even without one. Use the navigation to explore while the beatboxer performs.

Production: The Mill, Aurelia Soundworks
Directors: Gawain Liddiard, John Hendicott

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In Plain Sight titles

A surprisingly effective sequence considering that our brains seem to suggest that there’s more there than there is.  Not sure who the creative is but will update this post when we find out.

BMW - Ultimate Racetrack

BMW Ultimate Racetrack

This commercial was completed 2 years ago but now “the making of” film has been produced which gives us a fascinating glimpse into the whole process of shooting, animating, rotoscoping and compositing of the final commercial. Look at the original first and then check out “the making of“.

Directed by Ozan Biron
Production by The Embassy

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La Effe Rebrand 2016 – Idents

The broadcast channel La Effe is not only a TV station. It’s an eclectic, multifaceted, plural and versatile way of thinking.

branded by NERDO

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Ayrton Senna Institute

A brilliantly animated tale of F1 driver Senna, from Sao Paulo studio Le Cube. The film is meant as a piece of encouragement for fellow Brazillian athletes competing in this years Olympics.

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Hyper-Reality

A scary futuristic vision of how augmented reality could influence our lives perhaps? Created by Keiichi Matsuda.

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Coldplay ‘Up & Up’

A great montage juxapositioning unusual images using a lot of old archive footage. Directed by: Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia

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Organic Machines

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

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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.

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Charles X – Can You Do it

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

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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.

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William Hill

Often seen as part bumpers during football matches these William Hill adverts combine live action and lots of different styles but it’s the comic strip overlays that appeal most to me.

South Wales Metro

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.

The New Old World

The New Old World

Not so keen on the CGI steam-punk book opening, but the photo manipulation using a camera mapping technique on 3D surfaces by Alexey Zakharov is interesting. More of a breakdown can be found on his behance page here.

Infinate Doom

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.

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My Cambridge

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

Race for The White House

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.

The New Promised Land

The New Promised Land

Series of animated documents  made for a web documentary that tells the story of 5 young Syrian refugees who risked it all for a chance to start over. Treated stills and documents manage to sustain the long sequences.

Pernod Ricard TV

Pernod Ricard TV

Not the newest of films here, but the designers at Parallel managed to combine actual products with collage and simple figures within a cleverly lit scene to create a unique short commercial.

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Nike “Huarache V Creator”

Excellent promo for Nike by ECD Jonathan Notaro and the Brand New School. It mixes drawn animation with CG elements to produce this gritty animation with a limited colour palette.