Our very good friends at Flatworld Knowledge commissioned us to help them concept and create a video for the White House sponsored Why Open Ed Matters contest and we were happy to oblige. Take a look and vote for our video here in the public category.
Flatworld Knowledge is back at it with a terrific new character named President Millard who is at his wits end running State U. Aside from raising money in an economic downturn, he has to keep students enrolled and make sure they graduate in order to maintain his level of federal funding. Add to this toxic mix the coffee he spilled on his suit and an angry mob of students protesting the price of textbooks – Occupy Style! Could a giant “Golden Ticket” called the Digital Seal License be the salve to his soothe all his academic ailments?
Take a peek below to find out. This is a project we are really proud of. From the unique character creation to the wonderfully subtle sound design flourishes – it all came together seamlessly. I especially like the CNBC “student loan groan” chatter coming out of the TV at the beginning .
Pearson contacted us after seeing some of our other work and asked us to create a Bluedeeno video for them. This time we used vector graphics instead of our usual hand drawn illustrations. They loved the final product and we do too. We like to do things a little different and used the “screenshot” style that is popular today but added a little twist by using depth and angles. The music and sound design really brought this alive. If you feel like nerding-out give a close watch and listen to fully enjoy this as a whole. There are a lot of nice details along the way.
We created a new series of five videos for the online college textbook provider Flatworld Knowledge. MIYO is a magical being that allows professors to personalize textbooks using Flatworld Knowledge’s proprietary web app. You can see the full scope of her super powers here. But in this series of videos we wanted to show a different side of MIYO; a more human, fallible and relatable side. She’s not perfect and just like the rest of us:
She hoards. She spends too much time online. She is a control freak. She wants to find true love.
And finally she enjoys a nice quiet afternoon alone pruning her garden. But watch out, she’ll snip you with her shears if you get in her way.
These were fun to make. Enjoy!
We’ve all heard of Kazaa. They were internet music-sharing pioneers. Now they are back and completely re-launched as a super cool and legal music streaming service akin to Rhapsody, Rdio and Spotify. This is a great animation we produced about a character named Simon who is on a quest for the ultimate way to play, store and share his music. Along the way we learn how Kazaa solves all of Simon’s music issues and helps him become a more complete, self-actualized and self-fulfilled animated humanoid being as well. Can an all-you-can-eat streaming music service do all that? Watch and see for yourself.