Primary, by Gavin Kosko

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“Primary” is the abstract representation of going back to basics and embracing one’s strengths. Through repetition you will eventually find success, this is all based on the following quote by Jim Rohn:
“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”

With those ideas in mind I set out to design something with the utmost simplicity that relied heavily on animation to bring it life. I thought, “What is more simple than a circle?” and so I challenged myself to see what kind of emotions and story I could tell with just a couple circles. I made “Primary” with the intention to prove that just because you think you are on the right path for one reason or another some things don’t always work out. If you don’t give up and consistently apply yourself in what ever it is you are doing you will find your way while learning new things. Sometimes you will need to strip everything down to the only the necessities in order to regain your focus and find new direction.

I believe this is a great life lesson that we all can use and one that should be revisited when times are tough. I have learned so much throughout this process and with that I hope you enjoy and find the message relatable!

Design & Animation by Gavin Kosko
Music & Sound Design by Sono Sanctus

Primary by Gavin Kosko

MTV Ident – Happy, by AJ Jefferies

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The lovely people at MTV WCS asked me to create an animated ident that embodied the emotion ‘Happy’. This is what I made!

Concept, direction, execution & audio – AJ Jefferies
MTV WCS – Camila González Navedo, Ismael Picardi & Carlos Mendez

MTV Ident – Happy by AJ Jefferies

MJCOLE – Pictures in my head, by Nikilldesign

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When MJ Cole reached out looking for a music video for his new track, I naturally jumped at the chance! Having been a fan of MJ Cole’s music for years it was an amazing opportunity to pour a lot of passion in to a project. Having heard the track, it was clear to me that the piece had to be fun, vibrant and a bit surreal. I wanted to stay true to MJ Cole’s roots but align the visual style to work for todays market.

The inspiration for the video stemmed from the music itself. Sometimes a piece of music makes you see a certain thing, or a collection of things. When listening to Pictures in my Head it instantly triggered images of a colourful world made up of random visual metaphors. The more I dissected the lyrics of the track it felt like it was all about the idea of love and the emotional experiences that go with it.

In the video we venture in to the mind of the female vocalist, exploring visually what the lyrics may represent. The overall vibe is random and dream like. There are sexual undertones in the lyrics (or at least that’s what I got from it) so I tried to capture some of this naughtiness and portray it in a way that wasn’t crude but still fun and visually appealing. ‘Where the magic happens’ and ‘Breakfast in bed’ were just a couple of ideas behind some of the visuals in the chorus.

Once I knew MJCole was on board with the idea I set about building a team to help execute the vision. In this instance I had the help from 3 wonderful female 3D artists each from different corners of the globe. Mexico, Canada and London via France. Electra, Lauren and Grace all brought another layer of unique interpretation to the project. This collaborative effort helped enrich the overall visual and take it up a notch. Once we had all the scenes built I set about animating, texturing and rendering in C4D and Octane.

Credits

Music – MJ Cole – Pictures in my head

Directed by – Nik Hill
3D artists – Electra, Lauren Galloway, Grace Barth
Production company – Twenty Third C

Special thanks – Denzyl at Platoon & Tom Street

MJCOLE – Pictures in my head by Nikilldesign

Logitech ~ G433, by ManvsMachine

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A series of films portraying a player’s experience using the G433 gaming headset and the Powerplay wireless charging system, that delve deep into the intricacies of sound, feeling and form.

Our intention was to bridge the gap between product and experience and to create a series of films that appealed to the modern gamer.

See full project here: http://ift.tt/2AsvJDQ

CREDITS —
Concept, Design & Direction:
ManvsMachine

Client:
Logitech

Audio:
Zelig

Logitech ~ G433 by ManvsMachine

FREITAG – The Picking, by Burcu & Geoffrey

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Freitag asked us to tell a story around their bag fabrication process, From Truck Till Bag.
We were given a carte blanche, this was so much fun to work on.

Client : Freitag
Direction, design, animation : Burcu & Geoffrey

Special thanks to Oliver Brunschwiler and Tanita Bohny.
Thanks to Troublemakers.tv for letting us use their workstation for the rendering.

FREITAG – The Picking by Burcu & Geoffrey

Google – Smart Sound, by Gunner

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Google asked us to visualize one of the super smart features inside Google Home Max. A speaker that tunes itself to your room.

Directed By: Gunner
3D Animation: Marcus Bakke, Nick Forshee
Sound: Ambrose Yu

Google – Smart Sound by Gunner

Mailchimp // Google Ads, by Giant Ant

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We had the most fun ever on this fast turn around spot for Mailchimp, introducing their Google Retargeting Ads integration! On what could have been a UI tour, they let us tell the story using Pearl, a short attention spanned feline wandering the internet in search of yarn.

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CREDITS
Client: Mailchimp
Directed by Giant Ant
Producer: Liam Hogan
Creative Direction: Jay Grandin
Script: Jay Grandin & Mailchimp
Storyboard: Rafael Mayani, Jay Grandin
Art Direction & Design: Rafael Mayani
Animation Direction: Henrique Barone
Cel Animation: Henrique Barone, Chris Anderson, Alex Grigg
Cleanup: Chris Anderson, Henrique Barone, Junyi Xiao, Fernanda Ribeiro, Taylor Peters
2D Animation & Compositing: Matt James
Original Music: Sonos Sanctus

Mailchimp // Google Ads by Giant Ant

The Simpsons 600 Montage, by BLOCK & TACKLE

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Directed by Block & Tackle
Creative Directors: Adam Gault & Ted Kotsaftis
Executive Producer: Michael Neithardt
Producer: Michael Neithardt/Megan Anderson
Lead Design: Gung-Kai Koo
Design: Timothy Haldeen, Alex Mariscal
Animation: Ted Kotsaftis, Adam Gault, Gung-Kai Koo, James Bartley, I-Cheng Lee

Music: The Simpsons Theme Song Trap Remix by CG5

The Simpsons 600 Montage by BLOCK & TACKLE

Launching Robot / Breakdown (After Effects and Cinema 4D) 99frames, by Jan Sladecko

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This is a personal project, where I wanted to combine different skills and techniques. And do a project which I will enjoy to work on.

Behance: http://ift.tt/2ww7rXr

Cinema4D: VRAY, TurbulenceFD
After Effects: RSMB, Trapcode: Particular, Form, Starglow, Diggieffects Damage.
Sound Library: MotionPulse
3D Model and User Interface is designed by me.

Launching Robot / Breakdown (After Effects and Cinema 4D) 99frames by Jan Sladecko

Silly Robots, by YLLW

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Silly Robots, our first studio project, started off as a joke and quickly became a passion project that grew into 50 looping gifs that we shared across our different social media channels daily.
See all of them here: http://ift.tt/2v1ZYLD

Directed by YLLW
Illustration • Chris Lloyd
Animation • Chris Lloyd
Sound Design • Sono Sanctus & Trevor Richardson
Music • Ambrose Yu

Silly Robots by YLLW

A Tip for Writing on Notes / Blend 2017, by Vucko

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It was just a short moment a couple months ago, but I was honored to be able to share the stage with some very talented speakers and artist at this years Blend Festival. This talk and animation was part of a short insight I was able to share regarding the importance of writing by hand. Once again a big thanks to the team that makes this happens every other year, and another huuuuge TY to John Black of Cypheraudio and Tobias Norberg for the lovely track under this animation. Looking forward till the next one.

A Tip for Writing on Notes / Blend 2017 by Vucko

State of The Planet, by BRIKK

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Follow along as we explore the major milestones that have shaped the world as Earth moves farther into the Anthropocene – the latest geologic epoch named for humanity’s influence on the globe.

State of The Planet by BRIKK

Bricktop’s Café, by Rafael Luna

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Those animations were produced for the opening of the Bricktop’s Coffee shop in João Pessoa-PB, Brazil.
Animações produzidas para divulgação no instagram da inauguração do Bricktop’s Café em João Pessoa/PB, Brasil.

Client: Bricktop’s Café
Direction and animation: Rafael Luna
Design: Leandro Luna

Further info at:
http://ift.tt/2p5noBB

Bricktop’s Café by Rafael Luna