2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Submissions are now open for the 2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. The Awards celebrate student achievement at the intersection of technology and creativity.
The Rookies 2018
The 2018 Rookies will open for submissions March 7th. The annual Awards celebrates the year's most talented student designers, illustrators, film makers, animators, developers, photographers, and digital artists.
Communication Arts' 2018 Illustration Competition
Submissions are still open for the Communication Arts magazine's 59th annual Illustration Competition. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and illustrators, the winning entries will be featured in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual, in print and digital editions.
FITC Amsterdam 2018
The 2018 FITC Amsterdam will be held February 19-20 at the Pakhuis De Zwijger. Now in its 11th year, FITC features the world's most innovative, technical and creative talks that will inspire you to pursue your dreams and create your very best work.
RSA Student Design Awards 2017/18
The Royal Society of Arts has announced the briefs for the 2017/18 RSA Student Design Awards. The leading global design competition provides students and new graduates with an invaluable network and platform to develop their careers.
Cardiff Animation Festival 2018
A brand new dedicated animation festival is coming to Cardiff next year. Cardiff Animation Festival will be held at Chapter and other venues across Cardiff on the 20th, 21st and 22nd April 2018.
Nice Shoes Creative Studio Wins AICE Award for Motion Design & Graphics for Project Arachnid
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection's Project Arachnid is a groundbreaking tool that detects and helps remove images of child sexual abuse on the Internet.
Mia and Morton: A Story of Canadian Cheese
Gentleman Scholar recently teamed-up with DDB Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) to produce the beautifully animated, 3.5-minute short film at the heart of a new integrated campaign to help elevate the quality perception of Canadian cheese.
2017 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
The 2017 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) is now open for submissions. With 14 categories, the ADAA is a competition for creative students of all disciplines.
The Rookies 2017
Submissions are now open for the 2017 The Rookies, an annual event which showcases and discovers the best new talent graduating from courses in creative fields.
SCAD Named Best Motion Graphics School 2017
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has been named "Best Motion Graphics School" by The Rookies in the 2017 official rankings of The Best Creative Schools in the World.
2017 Siggraph Conference: Call for Submissions
2017 Siggraph, set for July 30 through August 3 in Los Angeles, has announced a call for submissions.
Animated Logos Celebrate Movement
"Movement can a powerful part of any brand. Just like Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Madonna, John Travolta and Fred Astaire made motion an integral part of their brands and careers, everyday brands can also use motion as a powerful tool for differentiation and meaning," states brand identity specialist David Brier.
Sundance Cinemas Launches New Brand Strategy & Identity
Sundance Cinemas has launched a new brand strategy and identity designed in partnership with Troika.
AGDA Design Awards 2016
The 2016 AGDA Design Awards are now open for submissions. The Awards recognize and document the best work in Australia across a wide range of disciplines.
Cirkus Pops and Twists with Paddle Pop
Mullen Lowe Indonesia recently approached Cirkus to be involved in Unilever's brand new global campaign for Paddle Pop.
UNICEF Releases Unfairy Tales Animated Series
Together with 180LA, UNICEF has released "Unfairy Tales," an animated film series to promote their global initiative #actofhumanity.
Ben Jennings Creates Animated Trailer for BOY
Ben Jennings, the award-winning cartoonist and the youngest ever winner of the Political Cartoon of the Year Award has unveiled his new work, a dark animated trailer for BOY, a new play at London's Almeida Theatre which explores how young people are being effected by austerity.
2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
The 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) is now open for entries. Each year the ADAA competition aims to launch the next generation of student careers.
Houses in Motion Teams with Nick Jr. for a Warm & Fuzzy Stop-motion Package
Houses in Motion was called upon by Nick Jr. to produce a playful broadcast package that brightens its young viewers' winter with a 'Warm & Fuzzy' feeling.
Aardman Nathan Love Animates Revved Up Intro for New Camaro App
To help unveil a new app that touts the aesthetic beauty of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, Aardman Nathan Love has infused its trademark flourish in an all-digital intro film that showcases the multi-hued models in the mysterious confines of a hangar space.
MPR: Class Notes Series by Crash+Sues
About three years ago, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) began a program called Class Notes, designed to teach children about the different aspects of music based on standards set by the MN Department of Education.
Special Delivery from Aardman Animations and Google ATAP Spotlight Stories
Aardman Animations and Google ATAP's Spotlight Stories have debuted their first original short to YouTube, a holiday film called "Special Delivery," viewable on the YouTube app on many Android devices.
Kdan Mobile is calling for entries for its 2015 iAniMagic animation contest.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Debuts New Flight Safety Film Featuring Delftware Animation
KLM debuted its new innovative and unique flight safety film, inspired by Delftware decoration techniques, which will be screened on all intercontinental flights effective November 1, 2015.
DBLG Creates New Brand Identity for Channel 4
DBLG has created a new look for Channel 4, the first brand overhaul for the broadcaster in 10 years.
Leftchannel Provides Animated Adventure for Rise & Sci
Leftchannel has completed animation for a vibrant open for Discovery Science, as well as a new logo/bug for the morning block of programming entitled "Rise & Sci."
Wildlife Creates Viral Social Marketing Campaign and Broadcast Spot for The Walking Dead: Road to Survival
Wildlife created an innovative viral marketing campaign across multiple social platforms to launch The Walking Dead: Road to Survival mobile game.
New York City 2050 by Arvind Palep
1stAveMachine founder/director Arvind Palep has created a new short film that depicts a vision of New York City in the year 2050.
Dusty Film & Animation Festival 2015
The 26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival will be held in New York City, Saturday, May 9 through Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The four-day event will showcase more than 100 films and animations from students graduating this spring.
SpecialGuest + Sagmeister & Walsh Deliver Vibrant Stop-Motion for Frooti
Sagmeister & Walsh has been tasked with a full rebrand of Frooti and invited SpecialGuest to produce a vibrant and surreal stop-motion piece at the center of the campaign.
NYT Illustrator Lends His Talent To Showcase Non-Profit's Impact
NYT illustrator Brian Rea and world-renowned musical group Noah and the Whale brought to life the mission of Building Tomorrow, a not-for-profit dedicated to giving educational opportunities to children in rural East Africa.
Spotify and Talenthouse Issue Open Brief to Creatives
Spotify has teamed up with Talenthouse to issue an open brief, inviting artists, filmmakers, designers and animators to create a piece of work that conveys how music makes them feel.
The Hilda Stories
Herman Miller has released four animated videos called "The Hilda Stories" as part of its WHY digital platform.
Samahope: The Crowd
Visual Creatures worked with the non-profit organization Samahope to create an animated anthem showcasing the outreach of the company, which crowdfunds resources to give directly to doctors providing medical treatments to women and children who cannot afford them in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America.
HBO's Holiday Card Revisits Network's Original 1983 Intro
Working directly for HBO, Shilo director Anthony Furlong and his colleagues recently created a :44 holiday card for HBO.
Aardman Celebrates 15th Anniversary of The Gruffalo with New Interactive Online Experience
To mark the 15th anniversary of Macmillian Children's Books beloved children's classic The Gruffalo, Aardman Animations collaborated with digital agency Distinction to design a new interactive online experience of The Gruffalo's world.
MTh Duo AKAMA Directs Animated Game Trailer for Rayman Legends
Motion Theory (MTh) directorial team Akama recently created a short animated trailer for the upcoming platform game Rayman Legends.
Atelier Bruckner and Shilo Bring Viking to Life for National Museums in Denmark, London and Berlin
The National Museum in Copenhagen recently opened its doors for the largest Viking exhibition in more than 20 years, featuring a fantastic cinematic centerpiece conceived and brought to life by Atelier Bruckner and Shilo.
Rdio Launches New Music Weekly Campaign
Rdio's New Music Weekly series is a cutting-edge campaign that brings together the best in independent art and music with a series of original video pieces from visual artists around the world inspired by new music.
Autodesk FBX Review: Free App for Reviewing 3D Entertainment Assets
Autodesk has unveiled FBX Review at SIGGRAPH 2013. The new, free app allows professional artists and animators to review 3D entertainment assets on Windows devices.
WHY: Herman Miller
Herman Miller has launched a new digital platform, WHY, that features exclusive content including designer interviews and never-before-seen archival content.
Tooned 50: McLaren and Framestore Celebrate F1 Brand's 50th Birthday Anniversary
Framestore, the creative solutions partner of McLaren, has created a second series for Tooned to celebrated the F1 brand's 50th anniversary.
Nathan Love Steps Into the Ring for Battroborgs
Battroborgs, TOMY's motion-controlled battling robot toys, leap to vivid life in a CG spot from the animation pros at Nathan Love.
Together Design Creates Branding for Personalized Muesli Concept Yoosli
Together Design has designed the brand identity and e-commerce site for muesli start-up Yoosli.
Gentleman Scholar Puts Toyota RAV4 in Starring Role at LA Live
Visitors to the LA Live entertainment district have been hitting their brakes to look up at a vibrant, animated Toyota RAV4 display produced by Gentleman Scholar via Saatchi LA.
Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014 Now Available
Smith Micro has today released Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014, the newest versions of its 3D animation creation software.
Yves Geleyn for BBC
Yves Geleyn of Hornet, known for his tactile aesthetic backed by an endless cache of animation techniques, created a luminescent and mysterious world for BBC Radio 6 Music's latest promo.
LOGAN and Conscious Minds Animate Nike Fuel Missions
LOGAN plunges Nike+ users into a spectacular post-apocalyptic ice storm of a world with two 6:00, fully CG, stylized character-animated games featuring a cast of top athletes and promoting a new line of weather-resistant clothing.
Safeway Trades Paper for Elastic
Elastic Director and Annecy International Film Festival winner Andy Hall has teamed with DDB Chicago to create "Paper," a whimsical new :30 for Safeway's "just for U" app.
Conversations at the Edge: Spring 2013
Conversations at the Edge, the screening and visiting artist series organized by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA), returns to the big screen on February 14, with Chicago-based filmmaker Fern Silva.
Elastic's Andy Hall Returns for the Red Cross
After scoring top honors at the Annecy International Film Festival for "Stuff," an eye-catching Claymation spot that encouraged viewers to give charitably during the holiday season, Elastic Director Andy Hall has brought his inimitable skills to the Red Cross yet again for a second round of Holiday giving.
DUCK Brings Healthy McDonald's Kids Cast to Life for Leo Burnett
Leo Burnett created a cast of animal characters to promote the healthy additions to McDonald's iconic Happy Meals. They have hired DUCK to bring the menagerie to life on screen.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2012
SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 will be held from November 28 to December 1, 2012 at the Singapore EXPO. The event will bring together leading names in the animation, graphics, digital art and technology industries from around the world.
Tomi Dieguez Joins 1stAveMachine
1stAveMachine has added Tomi Dieguez to its expanding team. Dieguez is also the creative mind behind Buenos Aires-based animation studio Punga with partner, Patricio Verdi Brusati.
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Find Your Own Beach: Stardust's New Animated Corona Campaign
Stardust recently completed a 10-spot campaign for Corona, animated in a contemporary, hand-drawn comic style.
Autodesk Unveils New Extensions for Autodesk Maya 2013 and Autodesk 3ds Max 2013
Autodesk has unveiled new extensions for Autodesk Maya 2013 and Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 3D. The extensions will help artists create more sophisticated physical simulations, and move data more easily through complex pipelines.
Meat Without Drugs: BigStar Animates Eye-Opening Short Film
BigStar recently partnered with Kenner Films to create a provocative and informative short film about the abundance of antibiotics in today's meat products and the effect it has in the daily lives of consumers.
McLaren Animation Powered by Framestore
Framestore has partnered with McLaren Group to launch a brand new media company called McLaren Animation. The joint venture will focus on creating high-end CGI-led content as part a new content-driven marketing strategy for McLaren.
Clockwork VFX Created Complex Character Animation Star Wars Fighter Pods Campaign
Clockwork VFX brought Jedi-like focus to Hasbro's Star Wars Fighter Pods campaign that introduces the new toy line with a cinematic ad and a series of five humorous webisodes featuring the Star Wars characters.
Second Teaser for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Video Game by Mothership and Digital Domain
Digital Domain and Mothership Director Neil Huxley created the new teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Transformers: Fall of Cybertron video game.
Elastic's Andy Hall Takes Annecy with Red Cross Holiday Campaign
Elastic Director Andy Hall emerged from a field of 2,500 entries from 80 countries to take top honors in the Advertising/Promotional Film category at the Annecy International Film Festival, the world's premier authority on animated films.
Autodesk Introduces New Animation Store for 3ds Max Software Products
Autodesk has introduced a new animation store for 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design 2013, which began shipping today.
Pixomondo Drives New Faster Than Disaster Spot for MINI China
Pixomondo recently joined forces with Interone Beijing to create a quirky viral spot, Faster Than Disaster, for MINI China.
Film Club Wins Best 2D Commercial at British Animation Awards
Film Club Productions, London-based animation production company, has won best 2D commercial at the British Animation Awards for its commercial Tempo Bike.
Motion504 Unfolds the Impact of Giving with Animated Short
Minneapolis-based ad agency Carmichael Lynch recently tapped motion504 to help create an inspirational animated short for Fueling Good, a charitable giving program by CITGO.
UPS My Choice Launches a New Era with Compelling Stop Motion Animation from Charged Studios for Ogilvy/NY
Ogilvy/NY looked to Charged Studios and director Adam Pierce to usher in a new age of package delivery for UPS.
Poems Come to Life in Artful Interpretations from motion504
Following its successful participation in Motionpoems last year, motion504 was, once again, invited to create original animated pieces for the 3rd annual event, which showcases visual explorations of previously published poetry.
MentalCore: Breakthrough Solution for Optimizing the Maya and mental ray Workflow
MentalCore is a cross-platform, standalone plugin designed to help artists achieve maximum creativity and efficiency while using NVIDIA mental ray with Autodesk Maya.
Feeding America Cinema Spot by Brand New School and Hill Holliday
In a major effort to fight hunger this year, for every $1 given through the Gift for Opportunity fund before January 9, 2012, Bank of America is giving $2 to Feeding America.
Digital Domain Creates an Emotional Story for Powerful Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Teaser
Activision Publishing and High Moon Studios tapped Digital Domain and Mothership Director Neil Huxley to create the unexpected teaser for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron that premiered during the 2011 Video Game Awards show on Spike TV.
Zombies Get the motion504 Treatment in New Chiller Promo for Remains Thriller
motion504 recently teamed with NBC-owned network, Chiller, to create a comic-book-influenced promo for the upcoming movie, "Remains," based on the graphic novel of the same name by Steven Niles.
Bill Gates G20 Summit Speech: Illustrated by Gentleman Scholar
Gentleman Scholar teamed with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in this spot for the G20 Summit in Cannes.
Superfad Crafts Animation for New Hertz Campaign
For the new campaign for Hertz's Gold Plus Rewards membership, Superfad bathed cities, cars, flowers, and Hertz's new mascot Horatio in the gilded hue.
Diane Von Furstenberg's The Bearable Lightness of Packing
The art of packing as told by the world traveler herself, Diane Von Furstenberg.
House of Moves Develops Eye Tracking Process for Film and Game Animation
House of Moves (HOM) has developed a proprietary process using electrooculraphy (EOG) to capture accurate eye movement for facial animation in films and video games.
PandaPanther Soars with Activision's Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Promotion
PandaPanther husband and wife duo Jonathan Garin and Naomi Nishimura, in conjunction with 72andSunny, directed a 2:00 minute promo spot for Activision's new entertainment property "Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure," which was released on Oct. 16th in North America.
Northern Lights and Graham Elliott Set New York in Motion
New York-based post production boutique Northern Lights teamed up with director Graham Elliott to uncover the passion and innovation that fuels the New York City Motion Graphics Industry in the illustrative documentary New York in Motion.
Cosmos: Superfad Creates Alternate Animated Universe for Cartoon Network Toonix
If you've ever wished the world behaved like it does in cartoons, you'll love Superfad's new promo for Cartoon Network's "Toonix." Directed by Nando Costa, the promo opens with a boy who transforms into a colorful animated character, and then shrinks down to the scale of an action figure.
Siggraph Selects ShapeShifter to Show in Vancouver and Hong Kong
Charlex announced that its ground-breaking ShapeShifter CG film has shown at SIGGRAPH Vancouver and is scheduled to screen at SIGGRAPH Asia in Hong Kong.
Shaderlight Gets Animated with the Launch of v2
ArtVPS today unveiled Shaderlight v2 with a host of unique and innovative new features for architects and designers.
Superfad Creates 3D Animation for Upcoming Chapman Feature Release A Liar's Autobiography
Monty Python fans will rejoice in the upcoming release A Liar's Autobiography (EPIX) an animated 3D stereoscopic film based on the memoir by Monty Python member Graham Chapman.
Only The Brave Foundation Film by Antidote & Brand New School
Last year, Antidote was approached by Diesel founder Renzo Rosso to create a call-to-arms to inspire and mobilize the world's youth to join the fight to help end extreme poverty in Africa and around the world.
Vicon Introduces Mobile Mocap at 2011 SIGGRAPH
Vicon, developer of motion capture systems for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, will introduce a future technology, "Mobile Mocap" at SIGGRAPH 2011.
Three of Change Designs Main Title and In-show Animation for Alaskan Monster Hunt
Three of Change has made a name for itself by consistently creating dynamic broadcast media and animation.
MTV: Close and Caring
Furry monsters cuddling, welcoming the viewer to a brand new series of MTV indents.
Sagmeister and BNS Energize EDP
Brand New School collaborated with international graphic design icon Stefan Sagmeister for EDP Renovaveis, the renewable energy subsidiary of Energias de Portugal (EDP) and one of the world's largest and fastest growing wind energy companies.
Stardust Director Brad Tucker Illustrates Bright Futures for Nemours
Stardust recently collaborated with ad agency Fry Hammond Barr on a multi-spot campaign for Nemours, a network of children's hospitals in Florida and the mid-Atlantic.
Sylvain Chomet Creates an Animated Cartoon Advert for Lake District Cheddar
th1ng director Sylvain Chomet, best known for his Oscar-nominated feature films The Illusionist and The Triplets of Belleville, has directed a series of animated commercials for Lake District Cheese Company, which screen in cinemas across England and Scotland for the next four months.
Imaginary Forces Rebrands Science Channel
Meet Morph. The evolution of Science Channel. Morph is fun, original and always unexpected.
VICON House of Moves Creates Brand Identity Package for EA's Origin
VICON House of Moves (HOM), a leading motion capture and animation service company, was recently contracted by EA to create identity elements and promotional content for the launch of EA's new entertainment platform and online store, Origin.
LEGOmania: A New Spot by Guilherme Marcondes for Lego
"LEGO men, women, robots: the day we were built for has finally come!" proclaims a tiny King to his people.
McDonald's Taps Kompost and DUCK for Unique Campaign
What does an advertising legend such as McDonald's do when it decides to shift (at least temporarily) from the live-action world to a rendered wonderland to promote its famous Happy Meals?
Zoic Studios Helps Create Groundbreaking Fringe Episode
Friday night's Fringe episode entitled "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" is one of the most unique and compelling productions to air on television.
yU+co Teams With Ubisoft To Craft Gritty CG Trailer for Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Looking to imbue the just-released trailer for Call of Juarez: The Cartel - the next chapter in their popular western themed shooter franchise - with a modern look and a powerful "Hollywood blockbuster" feel, game developer Ubisoft again tapped the multi-disciplined creative design/visual effects studio yU+co to execute the project's complex motion capture, design, 3D animation and visual effects.
Motion504 Teams with Savage on New Greenpeace Campaign; Asking Facebook to Unfriend Coal
With the growing popularity of Facebook comes an ever-expanding need for energy.
The Core Teams with Agency Goodness and Lucas Arts for New Lego Star Wars 3 Video Game Campaign
Creative production company The Core's stylized visual effects chops are on full display in a series of humorous spots for the latest Lego Star Wars III video game creation from Lucas Arts.
22nd Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival
The 22nd Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival kicks-off May 6 and continues through May 10 highlighting over 100 films by students graduating from the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA).
Stardust's Holographic Worlds for Blackberry & BBDO Moscow
Stardust has been tapped by BBDO Moscow to create eye-popping holographic video content for client Blackberry MTS that will be shown on a unique, new mixed-reality "presentation station."