Designing for Animation | Part III

We’re adding yet another part to our Designing for Animation series: animation software, principles, and tips. If you’re a designer and have ever wanted to try animation, or maybe you’ve animated a few times and want to take your skills to the next level, then this post is for you! Be sure to also catch up on Part I and…

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Designing for Animation | Part II

We’re continuing our “Designing for Animation” series on digging into the more “nitty-gritty” details of tips and techniques for creating designs for animation. Be sure to catch up on Part I  of this series where we go over some impressive video statistics as well as a few examples from our own portfolio. In this post, the software we’re going to…

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Designing for Animation | Part I

This is part 1 of a new series of posts for designers who are not animators about how to design for animation. If you are a web designer who is looking to add some new skills to your repertoire or an illustrator who has been asked to create assets for an animated video, we hope this guide will be helpful….

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Top 5 Animated Films to Watch on Earth Day

Celebrating this year’s Earth Day is more important than ever. Today, thousands of people are expected to join the March for Science in DC and other cities all over the country. Whether or not you’re out planting a tree, campaigning for Green Peace, or just simply making an effort to be more conscious about recycling… here’s a list of our favorite…

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Friday Faves – April 21, 2017

This week, we present another wide sample from the animation community. Some are rather…odd. Most are perfectly normal. All, however, are strikingly beautiful in their own unique way.   Ferrofluid – Magnetic pattern I Who would have thought you could animate with chemistry and physics? This macro-scale view of a ferrofluid in action demonstrates how beautiful science can be.  …

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Friday Faves – March 24, 2017

This week, we’ve gathered an eclectic mix of animation and live action work that features a wide range of talented animators! Sit back and enjoy this playlist filled with nostalgia, unique storytelling, and education about learning disorders.   Frances – Grow This beautiful and sophisticated music video, created by Le Cube, follows a woman who is slowly fading away while she…

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2017 Studio Reel

[pexvimeo pex_attr_src=”https://vimeo.com/209247587″ pex_attr_width=”500″][/pexvimeo] Music: “Little Lily Swing” by Tri-Tachyon (soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon) List of projects (in order of appearance): – National Trust for Historic Preservation (vimeo.com/64261807) – YMCA Basketball (vimeo.com/147455275) – Atlantic, “Fired Up” Obama Speech (vimeo.com/199940193) – Volkswagen, Agency: iStrategy Labs (dukeduck.com/portfolio/vw-social-video-mashup/) – Stages Smart Headphones (indiegogo.com/projects/stages-audio-change-how-you-listen-to-the-world-music-headphones#/) – Mobile Year in Review (vimeo.com/114273958) – CIT – Invest Americas – Funk Parade…

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Friday Favorites – March 17, 2017

Welcome to Friday Favorites, our new weekly blog post that highlights some of our favorite animation, film, and motion graphics work that we’ve recently stumbled upon. It’s a short and sweet curated collection with the goal of inspiring others to get their creative juices flowing. Enjoy! 1. PowerPuff Girls “Arm Rasslin” Kicking off this week’s playlist is Benjy Brooke’s TV spot for the 2017…

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You’re Not Helpless (Anti-Bullying PSA)

  [pexvimeo pex_attr_src=”https://vimeo.com/206166097″ pex_attr_width=”500″][/pexvimeo] Most of us have some experience with bullying either as a victim, a bystander, or a perpetrator. The National Academies of Science conducted the most comprehensive scientific review of the evidence behind why bullying happens and how to effectively intervene or prevent it. They put all that into an impressive report but they wanted to do more…

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Inspiring women in animation, 2017 edition

Happy International Women’s Day! All around the world people are celebrating the achievements of women, as well as bringing attention to issues still present. In film and animation, women make up only a small percentage of the industry. In film, only 17% of women filled the roles of directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers (source). Animation is slightly…

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