“My Brother,” a meditation on migrant workers
My Brother is a powerful visual essay about society and immigration, written and directed by Audrey Yeo for her SCAD Senior BFA Project.
Circles vs squares: An ode to living in nature
This promo for the new season of History Channel's "Mountain Men" from Roger starts off strong and then builds breathlessly from there.
A tour of Hannah Jacobs’ work
Hannah Jacobs' work captures the best qualities of animation: Each of her films feel human, emotional and made with intent.
Making “The Wisdom of Pessimism”
For his directorial debut, Claudio Salas took on an ambitious challenge: a 2-minute visual essay for the philosopher Alain de Botton’s School of Life project. What began as… Read more
Understanding Perception: How We Experience the Meaning We Create
According to neuroscientist Beau Lotto, our brains don't differentiate between imagined stimuli and real stimuli. And that might be the best path towards world peace.
From the candy coated palette to its cheery metaphors of rainbows and confetti, the manifesto video for the upcoming Blend conference is bubbling over with the… Read more
How a husband and wife team took a startup from brand to product launch
What makes “IMANDRA” a fascinating case study in the world of explainer videos is not its intricately detailed but elegant animation (although that’s very nice),… Read more
The Fermi Paradox
One of motion design’s greatest powers is its capacity for presenting complex information in compelling, informative ways. But without clear thinking — and clear writing —… Read more
Q&A: Gergely Wootsch demystifies the Magna Carta
For the British Library’s “Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy” exhibition, director Gergely Wootsch explains the history and importance of the document with his trademark wit and style.… Read more
The 7 Steps to Animation
No more clueless clients, please. Thanks to Cub Studio’s “7 Steps to Animation,” the process from brief to delivery can be understood by all. Finally, we won’t… Read more
Buck builds a “Factory” of hand-made type for Facebook
Buck’s “Factory” for Facbeook is a masterclass in live action motion design and typography. After cleaning out their local art supply store, the team got… Read more
What it takes to be “Original”
What is originality? Does it even exist? If so, how can we be original? Those are the questions that haunted Toronto-based designer Andrew Vucko as… Read more
Bullies, opera and typography: Sounds like a job for Giant Ant
The Vancouver Opera and librettist Shane Koyczan invited Giant Ant to collaborate on “Stickboy”, a new opera that tackles the psychological effects of bullying. We had… Read more
Men’s Health “How a Bean Becomes a Fart”
Giant Ant strikes again for Men’s Health, this time explaining how a bean becomes a gaseous expulsion of malodorous intent (i.e. a fart). Check out… Read more
The Story of a Story
Brikk created this poetic encapsulation of the process behind creating an animation, from pitch to delivery. Credits Brikk Daniel Isedal Edward Moulder Calle Wachtmeister Dencity… Read more
It’s a Plastic World
This depressing but educational visual essay explains the ubiquity of plastic in our oceans using an interesting low-poly microverse contained in a cube. After you’ve… Read more
Pearson English: “One”
Although the script is a bit on the dry side, this explainer video from Territory kept my attention with its whimsical cel work and cheerful… Read more