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Video Top 5: Corporate Stories

It’s Monday again! That means a new Video Top 5! This edition we focus on corporate storytelling. Using storytelling techniques, a company communicates its identity and brand. A unique way of connecting with the consumer. We collected a few inspiring examples!

Video top 5: Corporate stories

Stage van Lorenzo Angelone

Als student van de opleiding Communication & multimedia design kreeg ik de kans om bij in60seconds stage te lopen. Tijdens mijn stage heb ik mij mogen ontwikkelen op vele verschillende gebieden. Van in60seconds mocht ik werken aan diverse grote opdrachten voor verschillende opdrachtgevers.

Stage van Manique Schilder

Wanneer je CMD studeert kan je heel veel kanten op qua stage. Ik wilde heel graag stage lopen bij een animatiebureau, en ik was heel blij toen ik de kans kreeg om bij in60seconds mee te lopen! Het leuke aan deze stage is dat je naast de werkzaamheden die je uitvoert voor in60seconds, de helft van je tijd mag besteden aan je eigen project. Met dit project komen alle stappen waarin in60seconds werkt uitgebreid aan bod.

Stage van Frank Kobes

Vanuit de opleiding ‘Mediavormgever’ was ik op zoek naar een goede stageplek om verder te groeien in de productie van 2D animaties, hetgeen wat mij al van jongs af aan aanspreekt. Bij in60seconds was ik aan het juiste adres. Ik heb de afgelopen tijd veel nieuwe dingen geleerd. Niet alleen op gebied van animatie, maar ook op het gebied van communicatie en samenwerking.

Stage van Isabelle Oud

Ik heb de afgelopen 5 maanden stage gelopen bij in60seconds. Ik ben derdejaars illustratiestudent aan de Willem de Kooning in Rotterdam. Bij in60seconds word je tijd eigelijk een beetje door tweeën gedeeld. De ene helft ben je bezig met opdrachten voor in60seconds, zoals visual design en infographics. Waarbij je leert hoe het eraan toe gaat binnen een creatief bedrijf en proces. De andere helft van de tijd ben je bezig met een eigen geformuleerde opdracht, die aansluit bij in60seconds.

Isabelle Oud stageverslag

Video Top 5: Games

Today’s games are made with glorious visual effects. To ensure that a game actually sells, game trailers are made as a teaser for the public. Trailers that show magnificent visuals and give you a hint of what’s in store for you. This week we selected five of the most beautiful game trailers for you to watch.

Video top 5: Games

Video Top 5: Let’s Dance!

Let’s dance! This Video Top 5 is about dancing. It’s quite hard to make a good walk cycle and even harder to make a good dancing character! You need to understand the body of your character completely, and have to know how a dancer moves. We found 5 nicely animated examples. Enjoy!

Video top 5: Top 5 dance

Video Top 5: Fonts

in60seconds is font of Fonts! This Weekly Top 5 is all about the art of typography. If an animation contains only some illustration, but a lot of text, it can quickly become boring. By using an interesting font and adding some motion, you can create a nice image with just text. Illustrated fonts can bring a twist to your animation. This way, boring text becomes fun to watch!

Video top 5: Fonts

Video Top 5: Character Rigs

A new week, a new Weekly Top 5! This time we are going to take a look at character rigs. Character rigging is widely used in 3D animations. The 3D character is a static mesh at first, but the character rig ensures that it has joints and bones, just like our own skeleton. These joints act as a “handle” that animatiors can use to bend the character into the desired pose. This principle is also useful for 2D characters. We collected a few animations which use character rigs. Check these out and try some character rigging yourself, because a well put together rig is not only fun, it saves a lot of time!

Video top 5: Character rigs

Video Top 5: Back in the days

This time we go ‘back in the days’ with our Weekly Top 5. We’ve always been curious about our past. History is a recurrent theme in books, films and art. No wonder, since history is a great means to tell stories. Who didn’t read books about knights and princesses, or saw films and series about the past? It is not surprising that there are many wonderful animations about history; our never ending source of inspiration.

Video top 5: Back in the days

Video Top 5: Nature

Great things happen when animation meets nature. This Weekly Top 5 shows you how. There are infinite ways to illustrate and animate the beauty of mother nature. Those animations that contain elements of nature will feel more ‘real’ or ‘alive’. We collected 5 inspiring animations for you, filled with earthly elements. Enjoy!

Video top 5: nature 01

Video Top 5: Loops

This weeks theme is loops! Loops are short films in which end and beginning fits together like a glove. The animation could repeat itself forever. A good loop makes you look not once, but over.. and over.. and over.. Often they are used as a gif image and spread all over the internet. Curious about these video’s? We’ll keep you in the loop!

Video top 5: Loops

Video Top 5: Explanimations

This Weekly Top 5 is about ‘explanimations’, a term we introduced. We collected some ‘explanimations’ that uses beautiful illustrations and animations to clarify, explain or promote. Enjoy!

Video top 5: Explanimations

Video Top 5: Paper

Paper, we use it every day. But you can use paper in so much more ways than just in print or writing. Paper is a very diverse material. You can use it in endless ways, which goes for both 2D and 3D animation aswell. Cut, tear, paint or wrinkle your paper. Make a stop-motion out of it or move the paper in front of the camera. Or combine it with other types of animation to make a hybrid. This weeks top five is all about animation and paper, see for yourself how these animators make the most of this technique.

Video top 5: Paper

Video Top 5: Geometry

This Weekly Top 5 is about animations with a geometric design. Although you may have been tormented by geometry in school, this mathematical system has its purposes in graphic and motion graphic design. When geometry is used correctly, the lines, curves, rectangles, circles and triangles are well measured. They begin to ‘feel right’. It is a tricky technique to use in an animation, but well worth it if you do it right. We collected some examples of geometry used in a right way. Have a look!

Video top 5: Geometry

Video Top 5: Animals

This weekly top 5 is about animals! For centuries animals have been used to tell stories. A good example is the fable. In a fable an animal plays the lead role and it possesses human characteristics. This gives the story a different meaning or point of view.

Video top 5: Animals

Video Top 5: Funny Characters

There are several things that can be funny about a character. Such as its appearance, facial expressions, motion and sound effects. Funny characters can be very useful to brighten up your animation and help telling your (maybe not so bright?) story. But you need to know when you can or can’t use them. For example: using funny characters in an animation about a serious subject can be big turnoff for the viewer. We collected five animations that give a good example on how to use funny characters. Enjoy!

Video top 5: Funny characters

Infographics Congres 2015

Ook dit jaar produceerde in60seconds de introanimatie voor het jaarlijkse Infographics Congres. Het thema voor de editie van 2015 was “Infographics are here”. Hiervoor zijn we ‘out of space’ gegaan, om zo door een sterrenstelsel vol planeten en objecten te vliegen die het werk of verhaal van de sprekers uitbeelden.

Infographics congres 2015

Video Top 5: Mixed Media

This week we talk about Mixed Media. Mixing different types of media and animation styles can bring fresh, new and surprising results. A well-known example is the television series “The Amazing World of Gumball” by French-British animator Ben Bocquelet. In this series, Bocquelet blends different techniques and styles which make for a refreshing outcome.

Video top 5: Mixed Media

Video Top 5: Outlines

Another Monday, another Weekly Top 5! This week, we take a look at animations using graphics with outlines. If this style is used correctly, outlines can clarify the appearance of objects and characters in your animation. It also makes your animation much more interesting for the eye of the beholder. We collected five inspiring videos filled with objects and characters in an outline style. Enjoy!

Video top 5: Outlines

Video Top 5: Handmade Textures

This week it’s all about giving your vector based animation an old school look by using hand made textures and details. Textures can give a vector based animation a whole new dimension and a different feeling. Using handmade details like leaves or little ornaments, your animation can look more alive.

Video top 5: Handmade textures

Video Top 5: Flat 3D Elements

This Weekly Top 5 is about animations with flat 3D elements, a popular style these days. The 3D style is often used in combination with 2D elements. The animated objects have very little detail, which makes them easy for the eye to look at. The elements move in 3D space, but still have a 2D feel. This gives your animation a surprising and energetic look and feel. We collected a few animations which uses this 3D technique. Enjoy!

Video top 5: flat 3D elements

Video Top 5: Power of Repetition

This Video Top 5 is about the power of repetition. Repetition can be powerful. With repetition comes recognition, which makes things easier for you to remember. Repetition in animation can occur in form or color, but also in sound or storyline.

Video top 5: Power of repetition

Video Top 5: New Title Sequences

A title sequence can often be the most important part of a movie or tv-show. They set the mood for what is coming. It is the first impression the audience gets, so it better be a good one. We collected 5 inspiring title sequences. See for yourself and enjoy!

Video top 5: Title Sequences

Video Top 5: Colorful

This Video Top 5 is about colorful animations. Colors are one of the most important things of an animation and there are many ways to use them. We collected 5 colorful videos. Enjoy!

Video top 5: Colourful

Video Top 5: Cheerful

A new Video Top 5 just got in! There are these videos you see, you just start to smile. Sometimes it’s because of funny characters, comical movements or amusing music. We collected a few videos to cheer up your day!

Video top 5: Cheerful

Video Top 5: Stop motion

This weeks theme is stop-motion video’s. Stop-motion is a frame by frame technique. This means that each movement is made frame by frame. The technique is almost as old as film itself, but is far from old-fashioned! We collected five stop-motion video’s which all differ in technique or used material. Enjoy!

Video top 5: Stop motion

Video Top 5: Christmas Greetings

The holidays are knocking on the door…are your christmas cards ready? Prepare them in the old-fashioned way using stationary and handwriting, or take it up a notch and animate your seasonal greetings! Hence the theme of the week: Christmas greetings.

Video top 5: Christmas greetings

Grenzen en wensen

Siriz organiseert interactieve klassengesprekken die zich concentreren op keuzes rond een onbedoelde zwangerschap. Zij benaderden ons met de vraag animaties te maken om leerlingen aan te zetten tot een dialoog over grenzen en wensen op het gebied van relaties en seksualiteit.

Grenzen en wensen

Video Top 5: Grainy Textures

This week’s theme is grainy textures. Grainy textures give an old, dirty or damaged feel to a video, suggesting it to be old-fashioned or hand-made. The combination of grainy textures with minimalistic design is a popular one these days.

Video top 5: Grainy textures

Video Top 5: New Corporate Stories

A new Video Top 5 just got in! It’s all about corporate storytelling. Using storytelling techniques, a company communicates its identity and brand. A unique way of connecting with the consumer. We collected a few inspiring examples!

Video top 5: Corporate stories