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Plenty for Fox Life Spring

Colorful fun Spring package by Plenty for Fox Life!

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

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:

Update: Check out this nice making of as well.


Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 | 2 Comments »

Giant Ant’s 2013 Motion Reel

What an inspiring reel by Giant Ant!

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 | 8 Comments »

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.


Friday, September 27th, 2013 | 8 Comments »


Outstanding piece by Tokyo-based Masanobu Hiraoka, one of the creatives from Je Regarde.

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 | 3 Comments »



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.

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

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.


Monday, February 25th, 2013 | 9 Comments »

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.

Sunday, February 17th, 2013 | 7 Comments »

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).

Monday, October 1st, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Diogo Kalil Updates

Check out Diogo Kalil‘s top-notch updated portfolio!

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

Tendril for Globosat

Tendril rebrands Bis Multishow HD for Globosat (sound by White Noise Lab).

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

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!


Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 | 3 Comments »

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.

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 | 1 Comment »

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.

Saturday, June 16th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

IdN Opening – 2veinte

2veinte for IdN (credits on the Vimeo page).

Monday, June 11th, 2012 | Comments Off

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