From animator to app developer: Practical insights from James Bartley, maker of “Melody Jams”
From mastering sprite sheets to managing coders, James Bartley dove head first into app development after freelance animating in the NYC motion graphics scene for… Read more
Psyop jumps in the VR game with “Kismet”
Targeted at higher end VR systems like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Psyop's "Kismet" is a real-time VR experience that leverages the studio's long-standing… Read more
The design process behind Toca Boca’s infectious apps
Since 2010, Toca Boca has created over 30 apps that have been downloaded more than 100 million times in 215 countries. Their digital "toys" are… Read more
Blending the physical and the digital in “Building a Rocket”
While the painstaking stop-motion of “Building a Rocket” is charming in itself, it’s the beautiful compositing of digital characters and elements that imbues the spot with a special magic.… Read more
Making an “unfairy” tale: Malak and The Boat
Learn about the process behind "Malak and the Boat," a powerful CG short about a 7 year-old Syrian refugee. Says the film's director: "We are… Read more
The Last Job on Earth
"The Last Job on Earth" portrays a dystopian future populated by robot cats, malfunctioning medical machines and a profound unemployment problem. But is it inevitable?
Process: The Feel Good Bakery
weareseventeen's adorable spot for The Feel Good Bakery is a break from the conceptual CG work for which they're known. The spot's director explains why… Read more
Aiko is a haunting tale of struggle and loss set in a world very much like our own... but with monsters.
Making cute 1950s-style animations for a cruel, post-apocalyptic world
"The only thing we knew is we wanted to have at least one violent Vault Boy death per episode." We interview the co-owners of Rubber… Read more
Gentleman Scholar animates with techniques from A to Z for Bleacher Report
For the Bleacher Report, not only did Blackalicious rewrite “Alphabet Aerobics” as “Sports Alphabet” — but then Gentleman Scholar went and animated the whole damn thing.… Read more
NYC Gifathon, 30 days of animated GIFs by James Curran
[Interview] NYC Gifathon, 30 days of animated GIFs by James Curran
Aardman Nathan Love is born
If you’ve been following the infectious teasers released earlier this month from Nathan Love, you know that they’ve been holding back some news. Today, the news… Read more
ANL #1 and ANL #2
Nathan Love creates a wacky and charming teaser video, hinting of big news to come.
Ronda's Fernán Graziano directed and co-wrote clever animated vignettes that teach the principles of color combination.
Buck for Nike Hypervenom
Nike’s Hypervenom line has been the subject of some fiercely sexy CG work, but these two spots from Buck take things an entirely different direction.… Read more
Ronda does “Banda Valentia” for Boomerang Latina America
This incredibly cute promo campaign from Ronda (co-directed by the prolific Gabriel Fermanelli) for Boomerang Latin America’s works within the network’s tight brand guidelines while still… Read more
Lucky Charms “Diamond Dancers”
Channeling the charming wackiness of Adventure Time, 2veinte has released the first in a series of three rollicking spots for Lucky Charms brand cereal. Says 2veinte:… Read more
The long journey to “Lostopolis,” an interview with PandaPanther
While many commercial animation shops dream of developing feature length films — and building valuable intellectual property in the process — very few actually get… Read more
LOOPIMAL, the latest app from Lucas Zanotto’s YATATOY brand has launched in iTunes for iPhone and iPad. Featuring the same adorable character animation found in the… Read more
Working backwards: From rig to character to story with Andrew Vucko
Editor’s note: This animation features cartoon-style nudity and sex, and therefore might be NSFW for some office environments. As any experienced animator will tell you, character animation… Read more
Perfect Houseguest by Tiny Inventions
Sweet little spring cleaning animation from Tiny Inventions.
Robert Rugan releases “Danny and The Wild Bunch”
“Danny and The Wild Bunch,” is Rob Rugan’s captivating and award winning new short. It’s a surreal and twisted tale about a children’s book author… Read more