Legwork

“Legwork” is a stylish study of human motion and musically-inspired editing. Directors Alex Robinson and Daniel Boyle created this small self-initiated project as a love… Read more

Pearson English: “One”

Although the script is a bit on the dry side, this explainer video from Territory kept my attention with its whimsical cel work and cheerful… Read more

Adobe CMO Stats

The bevy of elegant and sometimes surprising transitions that pepper this explainer video for Adobe never upstage the real star of the video: the red… Read more

This Land Is Mine

Against the current backdrop of continuing attacks on Gaza, Nina Paley’s “This Land Is Mine” is the sort of acerbic satire that leaves a mark… Read more

Cuphead E3 2014 Trailer

In a upcoming game developed by Studio MDHR, Cuphead is stylized like a legit 1930s cartoon. Talk about retrogaming!

Digital Kitchen 3D Reel 2014

There’s a good chance that many of your favorite spots over the years have been created over at Digital Kitchen. They deliver yet again with… Read more

Stas Santimov: The Collector

Described as “an experimental hybrid of animation and illustration,” Stas Santimov’s “The Collector” uses looping vignettes of a creepy character to tell its surreal story.… Read more

Yuya Yamaguchi: Montage 2014

Yuya Yamaguchi’s reel is worth watching for the editing alone. Tightly choreographed to the soundtrack from the frolicfon, the montage bubbles with energy.

Nvidia Grid VCA: “Wherever Life Takes You”

This buttery smooth explainer video for Nvidia gracefully oscillates between representational and abstract illustrations to communicate its highly technical material. Co-directed by Bureau Hardy Seiler… Read more

Elements of Design

Matt Greenwood’s buttery smooth “Elements of Design” is a high-speed buffet of some key concepts behind motion graphic design. I’d love to try it as… Read more

Imaginary Forces: The Bridge

Imaginary Forces’ Grant Lau directed this elegantly unexpected promo for FX’s second season of The Bridge.

Canal+ Spain Rebrand

Building on the off-air visual branding system created by Erretres, Argentina-based Plenty crafted the Canal+ on-air rebrand for agency D3. Everything moves to the rhythm… Read more

Mike Edel: “The Closer”

“The Closer” is a new song by Mike Edel and a music video created out of collaboration with Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Thanat… Read more

Animade: Queue The Cowboy

Animade has released another charming short to promote “Ready Steady Play,” the follow up mobile title to their equally charming “Ready Steady Draw.” Currently available… Read more

Colin Hesterly: Lovaganza 2015

Director Colin Hesterly (recently added to The Academy’s roster) blends geometric illustrations with vintage textures to promote the interesting Lovaganza 2015 event coming this September.… Read more

CRCR: Lendemain de cuite

CRCR’s short and insane “Lendemain de cuite” features excellent sound design from Kouz. (The spot was created for an undisclosed client.) Submitted by Jrcanest via… Read more

Glen Keane: Duet

Disney animator Glen Keane creates a moving short film for Google's Spotlight Stories project.

CONNECTION: MADinSpain Title Sequence

Full of unexpected moments and playful imagery, “CONNECTION” is a fresh take on conference title sequences created by the immensely talented Sebas & Clim (Hornet)… Read more

Steve Scott: Time’s the Charm

The talented Steve Scott returns with this elegantly crafted film for John Lobb via Not To Scale.¬† Steve’s charming illustrations capture the subtle tones of… Read more

Gretel: IFC Rebrand

We dive deep with Gretel's Ryan Moore into the process behind the IFC rebrand.