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Inspiration

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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Inspiration

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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Inspiration

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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Inspiration

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...

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Workshop

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...

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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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Inspiration

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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Inspiration

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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Inspiration

You are not designers

A call to arms to the creative industry Terminology of job roles is a surprisingly potent thing. For years we at SomeOne shunned them, refusing to enter into the argy bargy of ‘my job is bigger than your job’. But it soon became clear...

Posted by: Simon Manchipp
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Leaders

Why craft matters - With the ECD of Name & Name - #JudgeSpotlight

When entering a craft-focused category, how do you make your project shine? What are those truly amazing projects that catch the eye and leave a lasting impression on the industry? Ian Perkins is the Executive Creative Director at Name & Name, a...

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Industry

Black Minds Matter UK and the 21K donor challenge - #BehindTheIdea

With the stigma around mental health issues and vulnerability still alive here in the UK, we can only imagine how bad it can be as a member of an underrepresented community. Black Minds Matter UK set out to change that. With a campaign/challenge...

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Inspiration

Churning through lockdowns with UKTV and Peter Allinson - #AnnualSpotlight

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." It is with these immortal words by Billy Ocean that Head of Design at UKTV Peter Allinson recounts his own experience with the past year of lockdowns and restrictions, moments of doubt and anxiety for...

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Features

Global creative calendar: June 2021

According to BCH Henderson Institute’s Chairman Martin Reeves and Rhodes Scholar Jack Fuller, imagination is crucial for “seizing and creating new opportunities, and finding new paths to growth.” Their forthcoming book “The Imagination...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Industry

Annual 2021 FAQ: The 10 ‘Most’ Asked Questions About the Awards

This is it! With the Annual 2021 standard submissions deadline out of the way, you only have until midnight PT on 10th June to enter the awards. I'm sure some of you will still be working on their entries. It’s all good. We all love to leave...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Features

Exclusive Judges Insight: How to Craft a Perfect Annual 2021 Entry

The Annual 2021 deadline is now little more than a week away. Like every year, entries have been flowing in from all over the industry, and if you are thinking about putting the finishing touches on your entries, you are probably not alone in...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Looking back on Annual 2020

Shiny covers have started to flood our social channels, as the trophies for last year’s Annual 2020 reach our winners this week. Looking back on the year that’s just been, it’s hard to say this wasn’t somewhat of an...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

Riding on a dream with Anastasia Beltyukova - #AnnualSpotlight

We can't help but love everything that Anastasia Beltyukova (aka Tribambuka) creates for the world to see. With a beautiful dreamlike style and wondrous little creatures populating her art, Anastasia is an incredibly talented illustrator with true...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

The past present and future glories of Shutterstock - #BehindTheBrand

Shutterstock is a name that has slowly but surely become almost as ubiquitous as Google and Wikipedia. The fact it's managed to do so in under 20 years is a testament to not only the flexibility of the platform, but the power of the brand. In our...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Between typography, graphic design and perseverance - #MemberSpotlight

Iain Smith Dwight has a mind buzzing with energy and a creative spirit that never rests. From music to fashion, film and even more, Iain can easily find inspiration in any kind of creative industry that interests him, never afraid to take an extra...

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Inspiration

The evocative video artistry of Andrea Pierri - #MemberSpotlight

Andrea Pierri thinks of himself as a creative video maker, and if there is one thing that certainly isn't missing from his videos, that is creativity indeed. From poetry to visual arts and communications, Andrea can gain inspiration from almost...

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Inspiration

The many friends of Friend + Johnson - #CompanySpotlight

It isn't often that we feature artist agents around these shores. Every time we do, incredibly inspiring companies such as Friend + Johnson remind us why we should never stop. Every artist represented by Friend + Jonhson works differently, but the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Global creative calendar: April 2021

Among this month's slate of alluring virtual events, everyone who's open to new experiences has much to gain. Future and current leaders from vital industry sectors are going all in, curtains are set to draw back, and stages will illuminate. As...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency
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Industry

The Best Unbox Ever - #BehindTheIdea

Ready for the Best Unbox Ever with little Cayden? Then you should sit tight, for the video campaign from Chelsea Pictures for States United to Prevent Gun Violence is unlike anything you've seen before. Using the trend of online unboxings as...

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Inspiration

The multicolour travels of an Art Director - #MemberSpotlight

From Cape Town to London, Illustrator & Art Director Justin Poulter has never given up on his ambitions and dreams of becoming an established artist in the creative industry. Some designers find inspiration by being exposed to a number of creative...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Take a deep breath - #MemberSpotlight

Mariano Gabriel Vidal is an animation artist. He is also the character designer behind the 2018 International Emmy Kids Awards Nominee show Mini Beat Power Rockers. The best part is that, by his own admission, Mariano also got into the industry by...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Job Description: Chief Creative Officer

The dream weavers at the centre of every creative enterprise, chief creative officers are a unique combination of managerial flair and creative talent. They offer a necessary balance between the CEO and CFO and need to realise that creativity is the...

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Workshop

How much should I charge as a Freelance Animator?

A guide to animation rates, with tips and advice from an experienced professional in the industry Animators are extremely fascinating professionals, often with a broad skillset and a full range of incredible ideas. They work with static images to...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo

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