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Glen Keane – Step into the Page

Glen Keane – Step into the Page

Over nearly four decades at Disney, Glen Keane animated some the most compelling characters of our time: Ariel from The Little Mermaid, the titular beast in Beauty and the Beast, and Disney’s Tarzan, to name just a few. The son of cartoonist Bil Keane (The Family Circus), Glen learned early on the importance of holding onto your childhood creativity—and how art can powerfully convey emotion. Keane has spent his career embracing new tools, from digital environments to 3D animation to today’s virtual reality, which finally enables him to step into his drawings and wander freely through his imagination. At FoST, he'll explore how to tap into your own creativity, connecting to emotion and character more directly than ever before. Glen Keane – Step into the Page from Future Of StoryTelling on Vimeo. For more information check out http://futureofstorytelling.org/

Animated Paintings of René Magritte

Animated Paintings of René Magritte

German artist Raphaëlle Martin created a tribute to René Magritte by animating some of his most famous pieces. It is pretty interesting to see surrealism in motion, check it out! René François Ghislain Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images that fall under the umbrella of surrealism. His work is known for challenging observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality. LA CONDITION HUMAINE - 1935 LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES - 1936 LE FILS DE L'HOMME - 1964 GOLCONDE - 1953 LA DÉCALCOMANIE - 1966

Cool Animations by ARM Sattavorn

Cool Animations by ARM Sattavorn

Nothing beats the feeling of surprise and amazement that is when you see a piece of design or animation that stands out from the rest. I tend to look at so many images during the day and there's always a few designs that really catch my attention and imagination. The work of Thanat Sattavorn (ARM)is one of them. I won't talk much, just check out after the break. For more information check out http://armmotion.com/

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Google Doodle

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Google Doodle

Leo Natsume is a talented designer, illustrator, UX designer and animator from my hometown Porto Alegre, Brazil. He's a multitalented individual and we have featured his work here a couple of times. Today, we are happy to share a beautiful project he did for Google. It consists of illustrations and animations for Doodles for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This project includes some illustrations and animations for Google, concept of doodles mobile games of Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/leonatsume

Xbox Branding Animation

Xbox Branding Animation

For todays post we bring a super smooth and beautiful animation created by Simon Holmedal for the Xbox Branding. I love the simplicity of this project with simple lines creating the Xbox logo. Everything looks top notch, check it out and for our American friends, Happy Memorial Day. For more information about Simon and his full portfolio check out http://www.simonholmedal.com/ Video I was working as part of the in-house team at ManvsMachine, I did various tasks including rigg, rnd, animation. Stills Credits Client: Microsoft Concept, Design & Direction: ManvsMachine Creative Director for Xbox: Ramiro Torres

Arctic Album Teaser

Arctic Album Teaser

Motion design is still an area that I am a complete newbie but I am learning to admire and understand some of the subtleties that make this field so incredible for me. For this post I want to share a beautiful project created by Martijn Hogenkamp a Creative Director from Amsterdam, Netherlands. The simplicity and the style of the work makes each frame worth of a poster, check it out. For our good friends Leadsmen, a Dutch electronic outfit, we’ve created a teaser for their album Arctic, which was released the 21st of April 2015. When listening to the pre-release we immediately were inspired by the dark, pulsating soundscapes layered with bubbling synths and pounding percussion. We decided to jump the gun and created this moody teaser in a turnaround of just two days. Leadsmen | Arctic from PlusOne on Vimeo. For more information check out http://www.plusoneamsterdam.com/work/show/arctic

3D Animations of 90's Electronics

3D Animations of 90's Electronics

French designer Guillaume Kurkdjian designed some really cool vintage electronics and also animated them to show how it works. The work was created in C4D and animated in After Effects. Enjoy! For more from Guillaume Kurkdjian visit guillaumekurkdjian.com. handycam minitel r/c 4x4 matrix printer bontempi boat sonar helena stirrer portable cd player

Verizon Fiber - Stop Motion

Verizon Fiber - Stop Motion

Motion design, and animation in general, is something I wouldn't consider to be one of my strengths. Not only due to technical knowledge, but there's something else more related with timing and natural motion that is pretty hard for me to translate into any digital format. Seeing the work that Tom Alex Buch did for Verizon Fiber makes me acknowledge that and admire people that are able to execute with precision. Especially when we are talking about stop motion animation. Check it out, it's simply amazing. The Brief: Design and figure out how to create animated hand made feeling wire sculpture stop motion for Verizon fiber optics. At Psyop I visualized these motion tests and styleframes within the challenging timeframe of 3 days. For more information about Tom Alex check out his incredible work at http://www.tomalexbuch.com/ Motion test 1 Motion test 2

Entertaining End Credits: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

Entertaining End Credits: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

We've featured the talented animator Pete Oswald here on Abduzeedo before and are excited to share some of his recent collaborative work we stumbled upon. Enter the comedic end titles to the hilarious and highly entertaining Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The spirited sequence is a combo platter of stop motion and Flash directed by Craig Kellman and Pete and animated by Screen Novelties. Enjoy the subtle humor in this fun-filled culmination to a most entertaining film. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 End credits from Screen Novelties on Vimeo. Stills For more information check out http://peteoswald.tumblr.com/

Greatest Rides by Ido Yehimovitz

The Greatest Rides by Ido Yehimovitz

Ido Yehimovitz is an illustrator from Tel Aviv, Israel and he created an awesome collection of vehicles from movies and TV shows that he used to like in his childhood to present day. He will keep adding more cars but the set that he put together already is quite impressive and I have to say, I love the style of these illustrations. For more information about Ido visit https://www.behance.net/IdoYehimovitz

Animated GIFs by Moran Goldstein

Animated GIFs by Moran Goldstein

Animated GIFs are awesome since the 90s. I remember when I started using the web I used to see them around and it seems that they haven't lost their cool. Moran Goldstein, a designer, developer and 3D generalist from Israel put together a series of super cool animated GIF's with 3D renders. The animations are very smooth and definitely deserved a feature here on Abduzeedo. For more information about Moran's work visit http://www.rapidflux.com/ Via Behance

Alphabetic Type Animation

Alphabetic Type Animation

We featured Marcelo Baldin's project titled Cinematics a couple of days ago. It was awesome and his work is so inspiring that we have another one to share. This one is titled Alphabetic and it's type animation experiment. The style, animation and soundtrack are top notch. Check it out!. I used the font CHUNK FIVE, wich is a really cool and free font created by Meredith Mandel (http://work.meredithmandel.com). I had a lot of fun doing this piece! Can't hardly wait for the next one... Made by Ariel Costa (blinkmybrain") - Sound by Marcelo Baldin (combustion) -Special thanks to Studio Nitro (studionitro.tv) Thanks for all support guys! Stills Via Behance

Canon infographic

Canon infographic

Last year Jing Zhang and the animator James Wignall worked together on an animated infographic project for Canon in Canada. The project features 6 top reasons why small business would benefit from Canon printers. The coolest thing about this project in my opinion is the subtle animations for each one of the reasons. Simple, modern and inspiring this project totally deserved a feature on Abduzeedo. For more information visit: http://www.mazakii.com and http://www.mutanthands.com/

Beautiful Character Design and Animations by Mother Volcano and AIM

Beautiful Character Design and Animations by Mother Volcano and AIM

Character design and simple animations together are a powerful way to create engaging and delightful experiences for the viewer. A great example is the work that Mother Volcano and AIM | Animation for Mixedmedia put together for a commissioned work to Sony. The vector style and quirky animations are not only beautiful but carry so much personality. They definitely deserve to be shared here on Abduzeedo. For more information visit the Behance page of this project at: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Sony-Xperia-Z-Ultra-The-Big-Show/12932977 Commissioned by the Paris based agency Uzful, Mother Volcano created these 9 allegoric characters that have been brought to life by AIM in this fun and informative campaign for Sony Mobile introducing the new Xperia™ Z Ultra We would love to hear your opinion, share with us via comments, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or even email.

Motion Design - Think with Google 2013

Motion Design - Think with Google 2013

Daniel Rodrigues is a Brazilian student of Design and motion designer, he has put together a set of videos for the event Think with Google 2013. He created more than 40 short videos made to present various speakers and the topics of their lectures exploring Google style. The result is really nice and makes me want to learn even more motion design. Credits Design / Animation: Daniel Rodrigues and Vitor Kanamura Soundtrack / Sound Design: Matheus Leston Icons Despite the limitations of representation in solid colors and simple design elements, were developed animation styles that allowed to join the dynamic and flow to the compositions, strengthening the identity. Support elements such as circles, strips and sparks were added to develop elements. In entry or exit moments of the main objects were added other color layers. Final

Motion Design by Metin Akcakoca

Motion Design by Metin Akcakoca

Metin Akcakoca is an 3D Artist and Generalist based in Turkey with a background in graphic design and always interested in everything about CG. We selected some of his work mixing animation, 3D and mad motion design skills. Metin's work is really inspiring, especially for those looking for motion design inspiration. For more information about Metin visit http://www.metinakcakoca.com/ Shapes Shapes from Metin Akcakoca on Vimeo. Mtv -01 Mtv from Metin Akcakoca on Vimeo. Spline Typo Mtv / 2 Mtv / 2 from Metin Akcakoca on Vimeo. Mtv - 03 Mtv / 3 from Metin Akcakoca on Vimeo.

Paper Craft Animations by Cris Wiegandt

Paper Craft Animations by Cris Wiegandt

We have been posting about paper craft artworks quite ofter here on Abduzeedo. Perhaps, these kind of work might bring us back childhood memories, who never created paper objects? The work that Cris Wiegandt does goes beyond that. The animations, the details and the cuteness on some of her work is simply awesome. Today we want to share some examples of that and also a little case study of the Nickelodeon Kindernet work she did. The Brazilian-born artist Cris Wiegandt who has lived in Hamburg and Barcelona and now lives in Berlin calls herself a craft queen. She creates worlds out of colored paper, in which a space shuttle arise, catamarans glide through the see or Lady Darth Vader fights against a platform shoe - and sometimes this crafts are in motion. Nickelodeon Kindernet - Case Study Kindernet is a Dutch television channel owned by MTV Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom International. Direction and Production: dyrdee Media GmbH & Co.KG - http://www.dyrdee.com Creative Director: Ole Keune, Ljubisa Djukic Art Direction: Jochen Weidner Stopmotion Artists: Cris Wiegandt, Robert Loebel Compositing: Johann Volkmer Producer: Sven Henrichs Technical Director: Mesut Can Internship: Alvaro Caminero Sound design: Sebastian Müller Flower & butterfly - paper craft IN LOVE WITH EVERY FRAME PITCH / Commerzbank Others For more information visit http://www.criswiegandt.net/