Daniel Coutinho's Posts
The Podium Waltz
Daniel Bruson directed this marvellous animation for the opening scene for “The Podium Waltz”, a short film about visually impaired brazilian runner Terezinha Guilhermina.
This scene follows the way her guide described the opening ceremony of the Paralympics to her, as they walked through the Olympic Stadium. For that I created about 1400 black and white watercolors, that were photographed and then composed and colored digitally. I tried to create this atmosphere where shapes and sounds emerge as they come to the character’s attention, and also to bring some of the joy and wonder of the moment.
Daniel was also responsible for this rather emotional animated scene for the film:
Giant Ant’s 2013 Motion Reel
What an inspiring reel by Giant Ant!
TSB – The Story by Studio AKA
Studio AKA (London) tells the history behind the building of the TSB bank through this beautiful piece.
Combining the hand crafted artistry of 2D character animation within a stunningly integrated use of 3D CGI sets, the journey through time is reflected in the film’s opening shot; an unbroken take which lasts a whopping 95 seconds.
Check out some of the process below. Plus, there’s a 2-part interview on the D&AD website.
Outstanding piece by Tokyo-based Masanobu Hiraoka, one of the creatives from Je Regarde.
Brad Tucker & Darren Jaffe have just teamed up as Flavor (Los Angeles) and this is their reel!
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 | Comments Off
Lumbre: Sol Música
Lumbre brands Sol Música Channel with some good traditional animation.
Plenty Reel 2013
Sweet new reel by Plenty!
Monday, June 24th, 2013 | Comments Off
Onesize: FITC Amsterdam
Stunning main titles for FITC Amsterdam 2013 by Onesize. The design is by Bradley G Munkowitz (aka GMUNK), who also did the whole design package for the festival. More info on the project and collateral pieces here (and a process video below).
The main inspiration for the creative came from the DMT-Delicious moments in the super-favorite film Enter the Void… Munko has been on a tunnel infinite-void kick for some years now and wanted to build a practical, LED installation driven by graphic sequencing, utilizing the techniques learned from the FOTB Titles and applying them into a more densely packed setup called the PYRADICAL… Once the Pyrad was constructed, the aim was to capture the visuals with both high-resolution Film and Still cameras, which would generate a vast library of content to pull from to produce the artwork for the Conference Package.
New Work by Buck
Characters, cel animation & pop retro: Buck keeps on rocking with great new spots for Fruit Snacks, McDonald’s and MTV. Credits on the projects’ pages.
We Are 17: Kiss TV & BBC India
It seems like the guys over at London-based We Are 17 have been nice and busy lately, judging by these two amazing projects launched fresh on their site. On the Kiss TV ID’s (above) they comment:
Each ident explores a specific expression of the attitude and fresh confidence that the Kiss brand embodies and their viewers aspire to.
It’s worth checking out the project’s page, with process info and images.
For the BBC Entertainment India brand idents, the studio took a stunning abstract direction:
All follow a simple theme of darkness becoming light, building to a crescendo of colour, movement and excitement.
Watch ID 2 and ID 3. More about the project here.
Sound and music for all these was handled beautifully by Zelig Sound.
Saturday, November 10th, 2012 | Comments Off
Graphic Design—Now in Production
If you’re in LA, don’t miss the Graphic Design—Now in Production exhibition at the Hammer, showcasing the evolution of Graphic Design over the past decade. Title sequences curated by Art Of The Title (watch the montage).
Diogo Kalil Updates
Check out Diogo Kalil‘s top-notch updated portfolio!
Make it Rad!
Make it Rad, the neat portfolio of Director Brad Tucker!
Monday, July 16th, 2012 | Comments Off
Gentleman Scholar: Everything’s Better
Gentleman Scholar created ‘Everything’s Better‘, a fluid spot for Salt Institute that’s all about bright transitions, impressive particle animation and… salt! Directors Will Campbell and Will Johnson:
This is one of those rare spots that completely fulfills you as a creative person, and at the same time you are still going to work. Projects like this are why we love doing what we do.
Breakdown + boards here!
ManvsMachine for Science Network
London-based ManvsMachine creates a series of first-class ID’s for Discovery’s Science Network under the concept: “Question Everything”. Credits on the site.
Eat My Dear for ATV
Eat My Dear: ID’s for ATV.
Monday, June 18th, 2012 | Comments Off
Much Better Now
The studio Salon Alpin (Portugal) has recently released this fantastic in-house piece called Much Better Now. In their words:
Much Better Now is an independent mixed-media short film. It combines live-action, stop-motion, 3D animation and tells the story of a bookmark, stuck in a forgotten book, in a life marked by standstill in a deserted room.
Not only the video’s fine visual quality deserves all possible recognition, but also the strong narrative beneath it.
To work on this stop-motion project had the same creative impulse on us, as the wind has on our little character. We tell a universal story of evolution in a inspiring new way by using surfing as a metaphor, and no-one knows what future books will bring.
Don’t miss the project’s special website that has making of videos, galleries, credits and so on.
IdN Opening – 2veinte
2veinte for IdN (credits on the Vimeo page).
Monday, June 11th, 2012 | Comments Off
Onesize Anno 2012
Dutch studio Onesize has been around since 2001, constantly delivering outstanding Motion Graphics work ever since. Now they’ve just wrapped up this electric 2012 Reel, precisely edited (as usual) and with quite a powerful intro. The dead-on soundtrack is from Echolab.