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How to choose an animation studio

Hiring the best team to bring your animation projects to life is not an easy task. Animation projects require extensive production, and the proper studio needs to deliver the desired visual output while also guaranteeing a smooth experience...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Why is animation so effective for emotional storytelling?

Karl Doran, founder and creative director of Flow Creative - the Manchester based agency behind BBC Children in Need’s 2022 animated video campaign - discusses why video animation is so effective for communicating emotive yet positive and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The magical world of animation: 15 different styles - Part 1

This article stemmed from a conversation in the studio, where we were looking at the multitude of ways we could tackle a project. As you’ll see from our site, we rarely have two projects the same. So, here we go with a three part blog, looking...

Posted by: Mighty Giant
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Countdown to a Killer Animation: An Animation from Script to Screen

Your client just dropped a bomb - they want a medical animation or MOA for a conference in four months. Let’s say, for the sake of argument, you have to produce an animation for the 2021 ASH Conference at the end of November. ASH is still four...

Posted by: MadMicrobe Studios
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3 beautiful and inspiring trends for the future of animation

As technology progresses, the beautiful craft of animation becomes more and more advanced. We have now reached a level of detail close to photorealism, with Disney and Pixar leading the way in terms of production value in feature films. Raya and the...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

From Magic Lanterns to ToonBoom: The Outstanding History of Animation

When I was a kid, I used to consume a whole lot of animation. Disney was my favoured choice to fill a boring evening, but I would not disdain Looney Tunes, Pingu (big one for me) or the occasional Matt Groening stuff. To me, animation was a given....

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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The magic of award-winning animation with Ambassadors - #AnnualSpotlight

Ambassadors is a creative production studio driven by the belief that craft makes all the difference. It is a testimony to Ambassadors's love for the industry and craft of animation that they were able to become our very first Creative Services...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Running a small animation studio through a pandemic - #CompanySpotlight

Young, cosy, born and developed through hardship and great creative passion - animation studio Kino Bino has just the perfect story of what is hopefully set to be a successful animation studio in the United Kingdom. Kino Bino was founded in 2019...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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23 Moons of Animation - #CompanySpotlight

How do you succeed in a challenging animation market? Creative animation studio 23lunes might have a few stories to tell about that. Operating in what CEO and Director Jordi García defined a pretty limited Spanish market, 23lunes works daily to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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The Animation Trends to watch out for in 2021

2020 was... interesting. An interesting time for all of us, from artists to writers and everything in between. It was also an interesting year for animation, and who knows what will happen in 2021 with that? With people still stuck at home for the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Animation meets live action in McDonald’s Christmas spot

Fast food chain McDonald’s has unveiled its Christmas campaign for 2019, which is based on a young girl with a big imagination and tells the story of Archie the Reindeer. Created by Leo Burnett London, Passion Animation and Outsider, the film...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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An insider's guide to the 3D animation pipeline

The process of creating a 3D animation is much more complex than most people think. The number of steps to produce a 3D animated video can vary a great deal, depending on the animation studio involved and the scale of the project itself. But...

Posted by: Dream Farm Studios
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Leaders

Nice Biscuits Bolsters Business with Brand New Animation Studio

Nice Biscuits has continued its 2016 expansion plans by strengthening its animation offering with a merger between its London HQ and Lumiere Studios new Essex-based CG studio. After working closely together for the past two years, Lumiere are set to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Information Animation from Nucco Brain

Member Agency and storytelling studio Nucco Brain created an animation-led internal comms campaign for John Lewis, to educate partners about a new pension scheme. We spoke to Managing Director, Stefano Morrone, about how the agency approached the...

Posted by: Nucco
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Leaders

The Revamp of Classical Animation: is 2D really the cool factor?

The Coke Ad looks cool, uh? The new Coke campaign, featuring a lively dog and its not-so-lively owner is a celebration of the most Disneyesque style of animation (with an hint of the golden-age of Dreamworks too) by the amazing guys at Psyop. In...

Posted by: Nucco
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Inspiration

Linda Dong made an animation using only Keynote... and it's great

Think you have skills on your Apple Mac? Think again. UI designer Linda Dong has won. This cool little animation was made on Apple Keynote. Yup. We wish we could put something like this together, but alas we're stuck with are simple fade-to-black...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Learn animation at jelly’s Motion Academy

This May, jelly London will be launching a series of exciting, interactive animation workshops aimed to inspire, educate and motivate the next generation of producers. Motion Academy will take place at jelly's HQ in the heart of Fitzrovia, giving...

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Bazillion Pictures Showcases Its ‘Strong Roots’ In Animation

‘Strong roots. Endless possibilities’ is the central message of Woodruff Sweitzer’s award-winning broadcast campaign for Boone County National Bank (BCNB). Bazillion Pictures’ fresh style and compelling visual storytelling...

Posted by: Bazillion Pictures
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3D and animation

From our October Newsletter comes a grest selection of Creativepool freelancers. Steve Jenkinson 3d animations, illustration, and video "I produce 3d animations, illustration, and video for a wide variety of clients. I am Mac based and use...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Industry

2023 Digital Marketing Trends | #PredictionsMonth

Worldwide, global content marketing revenue is expected to hit $137 billion by 2026. That’s no doubt down to its proven effectiveness: targeted content, relevant to the reader’s position in the purchase process, yields 72% higher...

Posted by: We Are Amnet
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How much should I charge as a freelance motion graphics designer?

As creative filmmakers and video producers expand both their imaginations and their budgets for impressive technology and design, skilled motion graphics designers are essential. Motion graphics designers, sometimes just called motion designers,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Mapping the (in)equity of space in New York | #BehindTheIdea

Last year, BUCK worked with Transportation Alternatives to bring attention to Spatial Equity NYC, a new tool created with MIT's Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism to map the (in)equity of space and how it impacts our health,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Top 10 most exciting 2D animators on Creativepool

Sometimes, the world needs to be seen in two dimensions to underline just how absurd and surprisingly simple everything really is at its core. This is particularly true in today’s perpetual clown world existence. So, this week we thought...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Top 10 most exciting motion graphics designers on Creativepool

Motion graphics design, also known as just motion design or "MoGraph" if you’re of a certain persuasion, can be considered a major growth area of graphic design. Improvements in technology and software combined with a massive increase in the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Are robots replacing us?

This is a question those in the creative industry have probably asked themselves in the past few years. Hugo Evans, senior designer at We Are Tilt has a decade-long career spanning branding, print and digital. The arrival of artificial intelligence...

Posted by: We Are Tilt
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What it takes to be a Hollywood animator

Until recently, Max Tyrie was working for Sony Pictures Imageworks at their studios in Los Angeles and Vancouver, supervising animation teams on more than 25 major motion pictures, including “The Amazing Spider Man 1 & 2”, “Alice in...

Posted by: We Are Tilt
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How to hire a great motion graphics designer

The profession of motion graphics design is relatively new on the design front. Technology-enabled design professions are growing. And there are so many different types of designers out there, it’s tricky to keep them all straight! There are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Sabrina Dridje on keeping our Tellys in tune | #GettingToKnow

The week, we’re getting to know Sabrina Dridje, Executive Director of The Telly Awards, the world’s largest award honouring excellence in video. Sabrina is a leading voice that infuses a bold spirit of change into an ever-evolving...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Zero to virtual production hero in 14 steps

Virtual production has arrived with a bang. Big name producers - most famously for The Mandalorian - are filming with huge state-of-the-art LED walls as virtual backdrops, instead of going out on location. But you don't have to be Disney to create...

Posted by: We Are Tilt
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10 FREE recession-proof creative tools you didn’t know you needed

Everyone likes a freebie and with the news this morning that we are potentially heading into one of the worst recessions in history, the concept of getting something genuinely useful for nothing has never seemed more enticing. With that in mind, I...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns

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