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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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Leaders

Bazillion reach outside their comfort zone

The boldly named 3D animation and VFX studio Bazillion Pictures, is being reborn, with owner and creative director Jeff Beith embarking on a campaign to introduce its creative services to a wider audience. The studio is based out of a facility in...

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

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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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

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...

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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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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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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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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...

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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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Inspiration

Slices of Creativity - #MemberSpotlight

Whoever has been in the industry for a long time knows that there is no fixed way to perform tasks or achieve effective results. The story and creative process of Motion Graphics Designer Jonathan Chen demonstrate that quite well. No matter the kind...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Daria Pankeeva's Unstoppable Dynamism

Have your country's borders ever stopped you from pursuing your dream? We believe there is always a way to find your own way, so to speak. And when we have a chance to catch up with creative professionals such as Daria Pankeeva, we realise there are...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Platform for success: A history of video game art

If you're a fan of video game art, then you're in the right place. Today’s innovations and improvements in game art design and development have been shaped by the first steps that were taken in the past. Today, video games are considered more...

Posted by: Dream Farm Studios
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners CHI&Partners has hired Dave Bedwood, creative founder of Lean Mean Fighting Machine, as a Creative Partner – bringing him on board to help build on the agency’s reputation as a leader in integrated, innovative creativity. Starting...

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Leaders

Top 10 Ads of the Week: Hodor holds the door at KFC and other stories

BBH - KFC With the new series of Game Of Thrones just a couple of weeks away, MindsEye director Ben Taylor steps forward to help you relive one of the most heartbreaking scenes from the show. Working through BBH London, the spot sees Hodor (played...

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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

KHWS KHWS, the Brand Commerce agency, has appointed Gary Brooks as its Creative Director to strategically develop the agency’s proposition and support its ambitious growth targets. Brooks brings over 20 years of varied industry experience to...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Mastering 3D artistry with Peter Nowacki

Peter Nowacki spent five years working as the lead 3D artist at Warsaw-based CGI production studio, ArsThanea, before deciding to go it alone, securing clients such as HBO Asia, Oppo, Facebook, Microsoft and few more in the process. With the world of...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Berlin Dispatch: This year's winners at The CICLOPE Festival of Craft

Unlike advertising festivals, CICLOPE Festival focuses on the art of execution, rather than of the ideas. Whether it’s a TV commercial, a mobile app or an interactive installation, CICLOPE believes a the finished result is as important as the...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Top 10 Hires of the Week

MEC Wavemaker MEC Wavemaker has boosted its senior team with a series of promotions, including Ben Bradley as its new Head of Sports & Entertainment Partnerships. Bradley, previously a Business Director, will now lead Sport and Entertainment...

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Leaders

Creative Breakdown: Johnny Kelly's five beautiful Apple Health films

Johnny Kelly, a director and animator working for Nexus Productions, has created five beautiful films for Apple Health promoting Apple’s new app released this September. Each film highlights a different aspect of health; eating, sleeping,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Academy Class's next creative event for designers and developers

Academy Class, the UK’s finest new media training provider, is pleased to bring a plethora of experts to their annual event, specifically tailored to meet the needs of designers and developers. Taking place in one of London’s most...

Posted by: Academy Class
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Leaders

Berlin Dispatch: Ciclope International Festival of Craft

For the last two years Berlin has been the home of CICLOPE Festival, the only international event fully dedicated to the craft of moving image. Since moving to the heart of Berlin’s über cool Mitte district in 2012, it has become THE place...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Inspiration

British Airways go 3D for latest advertising campaign

Commissioned by BBH, Jelly London worked with Mr. Kaplin to create a “high-end 3D animation” for British Airways’ latest online and social campaign. The campaign focusses on BA’s “On Business” rewards scheme, a...

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Leaders

The Award Roundup (Sans Cannes)

Bazillion Pictures sweep the ADDYs Union Station Comes Alive - Quixotic, Bazillion Pictures and BIC Media Bazillion Pictures won a Gold National ADDY at The American Advertising Federation (AAF) 2015 Award Show earlier this week for its work on the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

5 Minutes with... Jon Humphreys - The Neighbourhood

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? Creative Director and Co-founder of Neighbourhood. How did you get started in the industry? Degree in architecture, decided I didn't want to go into that industry, free-lanced as a graphic...

Posted by: Creativepool

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