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#CompanySpotlight on animation specialists Stormy Studio

Stormy Studio is an award-winning business-focused animation studio in the UK that produces high-quality 2D and 3D business explainers and marketing animation for global brands and businesses. To learn more, we spoke to company founder and creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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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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...

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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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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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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...

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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...

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Anything Goes for Deliveroo this Christmas #BehindTheIdea #HolidaysMonth

Deliveroo’s 2023 Christmas campaign, ‘Anything Goes' celebrates how our behaviour around food changes this time of year as we enjoy our own unique festival rituals. The campaign is built off the insight that in the run up to Christmas, we...

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A new branding strategy for golf’s oldest championship #BehindTheBrand

The R&A has launched its first significant rebrand for The Open, golf’s original major championship, in eight years with independent consultancy Zag. The rebrand coincided with the 151st Open at Royal Liverpool, which was played from 16th-23rd...

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The Definitive Game Art Outsourcing Guide 2023

Game art outsourcing is an efficient way to flexibly increase the size and skills of your game development team. However, it’s a decision not to be taken lightly. Finding a partner who is both reliable and passionate about your game is essential...

Posted by: MLC (Magna Ludum Creatives)
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#MemberSpotlight on Graphic Novelists Ritwick Roy & Riddhi Trivedi

How did you get into the industry? As children, we used to watch animated shows and read a series of comics that fascinated us. Our inclination towards art and ideation developed over time and became our passion, which we then turned into our...

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Indeed make the world work better #BehindTheIdea 

Indeed, the global matching and hiring platform, recently unveiled its new “The World Can Work Better” brand vision with an international advertising campaign amplifying how better work leads to better lives. The campaign is the first...

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Features

Global creative calendar: November 2023

A commitment to lifelong learning promises many prolific returns. Expanding knowledge allows us to better understand the world and our fellow humans while advancing our skills. In a constantly changing world, innovation enhances professional...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Growing unicorns with Mulenga Agley | #GettingToKnow

Mulenga Agley is on a mission to grow unicorns. As founder and CEO of growth marketing agency Growthcurve, Mulenga and his team employ the latest marketing techniques to help VC-backed startups grow exponentially. After nearly a decade in the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why are the world's most famous cats so un-cat-like?

Dr Rebecca Rose Stanton, author of ‘The Disneyfication of Animals’ and a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, discusses the vilification and celebration of cats in the media and asks why so many of these cats are very...

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Features

Global creative calendar: October 2023

Each year, the Cannes Lions score the global branded communications and marketing industry on Reach, Communication, Craft, Experience, Innovation, Impact, Good, Health, and Entertainment. The latest Global creative calendar edition is designed to...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Cooking up tasty noises with The Soundery | #CompanySpotlight

This week we spoke to Luke Brown, Composer & Sound Designer at The Soundery, a music and sound design studio that specialises in cooking up "tasty noises for visual media." How was your company born and where are you based? The Soundery is a duo,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Kia find the beauty in loneliness with a CGI firefly | #BehindTheIdea

Creative comms agency Innocean UK worked with long time client Kia on its most recent ad. The agency showcased the enticing design and class leading features of the Kia Sportage, with the help of a CGI firefly. In collaboration with director Lee J...

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#MemberSpotlight on LUCIDO Studios CD Martin Ferdkin

How did you get into the industry? The truth is that I took a reverse path, as I started by doing traditional Editorial Design and Branding, to the point of becoming an Art Director and Creative in different Publishing companies and design studios....

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Features

Global creative calendar: September 2023

Finding so many extraordinary offerings to showcase in this creative calendar edition is a wonderful feeling. You are sure to recognize many of the social engagements taking pop culture’s center stage. Even if you can't hit the road to learn new...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency

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