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Inspiration

10 awesome stop motion videos

Stop-motion clips seem to popping up all over the place at the moment. With the popularity soaring for this fantastic technique, the bar has really been raised for the standard of clips. From individual projects to all the way to company adverts,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Workshop

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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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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Inspiration

Creativepool City Guides: First stop, Berlin

Our new City Guides feature is the guidebook you never asked for but always wanted. Conventional travel guides are all good, but they don't really offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a city's creative heart. We're changing all that, by...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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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

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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Leaders

When Stop Motion met 3D Printing

Whilst 3D printing technology is a relatively modern concept, stop motion animation has been around for decades. Who would have thought then, that the two would fit together so effortlessly? Of course, when you look at it logistically, it's obvious...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

STOP THINKING!

This article is 2238 words. If you don't expect to zone out for at least 40% of them, I want you to stop reading now because you are probably not in a creative field, so this is not meant for you. Ironically, this article is for the few who have...

Posted by: Matt Batten
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Features

Stop saying TV and print are dead

For some curious reason, we humans tend to get excited with novelty pretty quickly. We struggle to see past the innovation, and the most progressive of us (a lot of creative people are, to be fair) get carried away with some doomsday comments aimed...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Workshop

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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Inspiration

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

Why you should stop accepting free pitches right now

Just the other day I saw a freelance job ad looking for a freelancer who would rewrite 10 articles of 3,000 words each… at the price of $25. $25, for about 30,000 words. It is over half of a medium-sized novel - which are usually paid by...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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Inspiration

We’re over the rainbow: It’s time to stop Pinkwashing

Horrendous rainbow suits are on sale, brands have momentarily added some multicoloured pizzazz to their logos and, if you’re lucky, you might get a mumbled “Happy Pride” as the barista hands you your flat white. It can only mean one...

Posted by: Engine
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Workshop

Stop caring about the job title - you should focus on the company

Have you ever seen a job ad for the perfect job role? I’m not talking about the role that makes you consider whether leaving your current position would be a good idea. I’m talking about the one that makes your eyes glimmer, and your...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
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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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Inspiration

Designers are not a one-stop-shop

Many designers like to think of a specialty - in fact, that's how things should be. However, way too many employers overestimate the simply human capabilities of a single designer. In other words, it is not uncommon for an employer to hire a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Abusers Always Work from Home, and Wunderman Thompson wants to stop them

We've heard it, we've seen it around - reports of domestic abuse have gone up tremendously during the UK lockdown. The victims are stuck with perpetrators with little to no chance of escaping the loop, a problem which is very much alive as we...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Let's Stop BSing In Advertising

We're all at least a little bit guilty of at some point BSing our way through a presentation, from talking about industry-changing trends that still aren't completely defined (like 5G) as if we're experts, or throwing a skill on our résumé that...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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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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Leaders

Stop by the Brexit Halloween horror show

The countdown to Brexit is on and while MPs in Parliament continue to dither over the decision to leave the EU, for others the debacle is proving an opportunity to get creative. As the UK hurtles towards 31 October, Boris Johnson’s prospects...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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

Paddy Power confirms shirt hoax, calls on brands to stop sponsorship

Paddy Power has announced that its controversial ‘sash’ sponsorship of Huddersfield Town was just a prank and revealed the actual shirt the team will wear this season. Earlier this week, the bookie unveiled a shirt featuring oversized...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Leaders

Dream Pack print ads say Stop the Killing

After a group of Game of Thrones stars recreated a SodaStream ad to raise awareness about the damage being caused by single-use plastic this week, a new print campaign from Ecquador echoes the message. Paradais DDB is the agency behind the work, for...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Rimmel and BETC encourage us to stop 'getting' and start 'living'

Rimmel London has announced an evolution of their now iconic brand identity; “Get The London Look.” Created in collaboration with BETC London (the agency's first collaboration with Rimmel, having won the brand’s global advertising account last...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Is 'Stop Funding Hate' a force for good?

In 2016, the lines between many progressive and intolerant ideals are beginning to blur at an unprecedented rate. Consider the marches currently taking place up and down the (somewhat ironically-named at this point) United States right now. These are...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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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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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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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Leaders

Freelancers, stop ignoring customer retention!

Most freelancers think that 'customer retention' and 'brand loyalty' are just terms that get thrown around by marketers and don't apply to them. But no matter how small the business in question may be, customer retention is always relevant. In fact,...

Posted by: Copywriting Is Art

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