Tide: Cleaning Scale – Animated TV Commercial produced by Aniboom

As promised here is the second Tide TV commercial!

This spot is part of a series we are currently producing for Tide and Saatchi & Saatchi,
stay tuned in the coming weeks to see more!

What do you think of it? Let us know in a comment!

Credits:
Animation done by Persistent Peril

Produced by Aniboom for Saatchi & Saatchi

For more information on how Aniboom can help your company with its
animation needs, simply contact us: productions@aniboom.com

Please Like and Share this video!

Subscribe to get awesome new animations personally delivered – Be the first
to watch!

If you wish to have your animation featured on our YouTube channel, send it
here: Productions@aniboom.com

Follow Aniboom:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aniboom
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/aniboom
Linked in: http://www.linkedin.com/company/aniboom
Aniboom Blog: http://word.aniboom.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/aniboom

Mish Mash Bash trailer – Children Animation produced by Aniboom for Mutasia

Remember Mutasia? A children’s show that follows little furry mutant creatures who live on an island called Mutasia.
Here is the trailer for the first episode we created for the brand. You can now buy the full length video here:

http://www.mutasia.com/shop/the-mish-mash-bash-dvd/

Synopsis: The island of Mutasia is being overrun by pesky nibs, hungry little critters that are part mouse, part piranha, and part spider. Figley must help his friends capture all of the nibs before they destroy this year’s Mish Mash Bash, but it won’t be easy. ‘Mutasia: The Mish Mash Bash’ is a journey full of fun and adventure that the whole family can enjoy!

What do you think of it? Let us know in a comment!

For more information on how Aniboom can help your company with its animation needs, simply contact us: productions@aniboom.com
Please Like and Share this video!
Subscribe to get awesome new animations personally delivered – Be the first to watch!
If you wish to have your animation featured on our YouTube channel, send it here: Productions@aniboom.com

Follow Aniboom:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aniboom
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/aniboom
Linked in: http://www.linkedin.com/company/aniboom
Aniboom Blog: http://word.aniboom.com

Tide: Active Ingredients – Animated TV Commercial produced by Aniboom

Our brand new Tide TV commercial!
This is one of several short spots we produced for Tide and Saatchi & Saatchi, stay tuned in the coming weeks to see the rest of them!

What do you think of it? Let us know in a comment.

Credits:
Animation done by Persistent Peril
Produced by Aniboom for Saatchi & Saatchi

For more information on how Aniboom can help your company with its animation needs, simply contact us: productions@aniboom.com
Please Like and Share this video!

Subscribe to get awesome new animations personally delivered – Be the first to watch!

If you wish to have your animation featured on our YouTube channel, send it here: Productions@aniboom.com

Follow Aniboom:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aniboom
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/aniboom
Linked in: http://www.linkedin.com/company/aniboom
Aniboom Blog: http://word.aniboom.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/aniboom

Adaptation – An Aniboom Animation by the talented Petya Zlateva

Just uploaded onto youtube and it’s already getting some nice comments. What do you think?

Have you seen this impressing animation? Can you do better?

Do you want your animation on Aniboom’s youtube channel too? No problem, simply upload to youtube, if we like it, you’re in!

Our latest Youtube Animation presents: The Humming Sun by Mindo Sihite

We hope you enjoy it!

The story is about a young man named Flying Teeth, who can not find the reflection of the front of his body in any mirror.In the end he tears out his exhausted heart and gives up searching for his missing reflection and realizes the real problem is his own desire.

Aniboom’s Milestone: 1,000 videos on our YouTube channel

On July 11, 2007, we uploaded our first animation on YouTube:

I remember the day like it was just yesterday and I’m proud to say that after 1,772 days, we have hit our 1,000 animation on our YouTube channel. A lot of our animations went viral and reached over 1 Million views and some of our animations barely made 10,000 views, some videos made you laugh, while other made you cry, either way, it’s been quite the journey!

We want to thank our amazing audience who take the time to watch our animations and write comments that share their..sometimes too honest opinion…. we love you! Yes, even those “First!” comment’ors
We also want to thank our team of amazing animators from around the globe who upload their animations to Aniboom and give us the chance to show the world that animators are pretty awesome people!

So… I’m holding a glass of champagne as as I write this… cheers to us all and to another 1,000 animations ahead!

Giant Fuzzy Dolls Animated With Aniboom

“As a startup, we don’t have a large marketing department with a lot of existing connections to get things like animation done” says Zoe Fraade, a Creative Lead for Squishable.
Like many companies and entrepreneurs around the world, Zoe understands the power of animation as a powerful, eye catching, and fun way to promote a product, or get a message across.

But, as others from outside the animation industry have come to realize, getting an idea animated means finding the right professional to take the lead.

She continues: “Short of Craigslist, we really had no idea where to turn to get some fast turnaround on the videos we wanted. On Aniboom, the animators came
pretty much overnight and picking the one we wanted was fairly easy”.

Using the Aniboom Animation Marketplace, the squishable brand got 2 animated videos ready in no time, and 3 more are in production, all done by Ronen Zhurat, a member of aniboom’s freelance animator s community.

All Zoe had to do, was open an animation project, post it on aniboom’s marketplace, and wait for the professionals to propose themselves. After she found Ronen and agreed on the terms, it was, as Zoe puts it, a breeze :”It was a pleasure to meet someone who got the style we were going for so well.  Payment has been as easy as paypal can make it, which has been great”

Check out another funny video done by Ronen Zhurat for Squishable

or visit Squishable’s Youtube channel 

Check out Squishable  - They’re giant round fuzzy stuffed animals. Hug them

 

Start your animation project now.

Animated Music Videos are Made Easy at the Aniboom Animation Marketplace

We all know that great music enhances every animation.  But did you ever stop to think that great animation can enhance music?  Since the dawn of music videos in the 1980s, savvy musicians have known this precious secret about animation and kept it in their back pockets when implementing the best form of visual expression and promotion for their songs.  A perfect example of this is the classic Money for Nothing video by the Dire Straits, which was a first of its kind and a huge hit.  This fun, lively video combines elements of both animation and live action, providing the viewer with a real visual treat:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsnA0ix9hZU

 

But the Gorillaz is definitely the best example of an “animated band,” as they have built their entire reputation on being known as such.  “The band’s 2001 debut album Gorillaz sold over seven million copies and earned them an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Successful Virtual Band.” –from Wikipedia (the all-knowing Master of the Universe).  One of their most well-known and successful animated music videos (and a personal favorite) has to be Clint Eastwood:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoQYw49saqc

 

So why not follow in the footsteps of the greats and do the same “animated” promotion for your own music?

We here at Aniboom Virtual Studio have exciting news for independent musicians and bands who would like to create animated music videos.  In our Aniboom Animation Marketplace, independent musicians can now collaborate with thousands of animation professionals from around the world to see their music video become an “animated” reality.

In this tech-savvy day and age, an animated music video has the potential to go viral and serve as a major promotional tool.  Teenagers, college students, and young professionals alike are always eager to find funny or thought-provoking animations to forward to their friends and colleagues to make themselves the talk of the water-cooler.  So as the famous lyric goes, why not “give them something to talk about” with your own animated music video?

Here’s what a current client is saying about creating a music video with the Aniboom Animation Marketplace:

“I was overwhelmed with the emails I received following my posting (in the Aniboom Animation Marketplace) of an idea for a music video.  I was impressed by several potential animators, and have followed up with them.  It feels so great to be doing this!  I decided to make an animated music video because one of my songs, ‘The Necklace,’ is a vivid story of a girl and her father that captures the emotions and the heart.  Animated videos are a phenomenal way of helping the lyrics come to life by narrating the story.”

–Jeff Jacobs, www.JeffJacobsMusic.com

 

In the past, Aniboom has worked with the legendary band Radiohead to find them the best independent animators to create animated music videos for their songs.  Radiohead came to us without a concept for the videos and invited the animators to take complete creative control.  The result was four vastly unique music videos all employing different styles and techniques, chosen by the band members themselves out of hundreds of submitted options.

Here is an example animated music video for Radiohead’s song Reckoner:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIn_8EZWH7k

 

As Aniboom’s success with Radiohead proves, major advantages of an animated music video are its artistic freedom and cost-effectiveness with incredible results!  You can do crazy, surreal, offbeat things in animation (e.g. have a character jump out of a plane or spontaneously combust) that you couldn’t do in live action unless you had the resources of a giant studio backing you.  By using the medium of animation, you really have the opportunity to be as creative as your heart’s desire.  Want your video to pay homage to the surrealist paintings of Salvador Dalí?  Do you want it set in Italy or France?  Want it to be done in classic hand-drawn 2D, 3D, stop motion, or a combination of all three?  The possibilities are endless!

You can post your song title and track, description, video concept, character designs (or whatever you’ve got!) in the Aniboom Animation Marketplace right now to start receiving offers from qualified animators: http://www.aniboom.com/Post/Create-Task/?source=blog.

 

This is what it looks like to create a project in the Aniboom Animation Marketplace. It's easy!

If you have any questions about creating your video, please contact Aniboom at productions@aniboom.com.

 

Check out Aniboom’s Music Videos Playlist on our YouTube Channel.  Here’s one of the featured music videos.  It’s called “Le Soleil Chante / The Sun Sings” by French musician Ignatus (aka Jérôme Rousseaux) and animation by Delphine Burrus.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIaPc6LK8F4

 

What do you think about animated music videos?  Which one is your all-time favorite?  I’m curious to hear your thoughts.

Rock on!

9/11. It’s been ten years.

With the 10th year anniversary of 9/11 approaching, we here at Aniboom Virtual Studio wanted to do something special and unique to commemorate this tragic attack on US soil.

So when Gideon Amichay, one of the leading Communication Artists working today (Chief Creative Director at Young & Rubicam and winner of 8 Clio Awards, 13 Cannes Lions and 1 One Show Pencil), came to us with the idea of bringing together animators from all over the world to honor the upcoming 10th anniversary, we didn’t hesitate for a moment.   Gideon’s idea was simple yet complex at the same time: He envisioned each animator would create a ten-second animation inspired by the title:

9/11.  It’s been ten years.

The message of each ten-second animation is completely personal to each individual, which I find extremely refreshing.  Whatever connotations each animator drew from the title is what they were encouraged to use for inspiration when creating their animations.  There is no right or wrong answer, no valid or invalid opinions or emotions.  It’s amazing how people from all over the world with such diverse cultural, religious, and social backgrounds can interpret the same theme in so many different ways.  For example, Vlad Grausbard of Kazakhstan created a rather thoughtful animation: Two identical towers of pink roses in crystal glasses are seen at first from an aerial point of view of a rescue helicopter (in my interpretation).  A single drop of water falls between the two crystal rose towers and then we see the towers standing straight up, in the shape of an “11” (eleven), with the words “September” coming into view.  It’s an interesting idea to juxtapose such delicacy with such a harsh reality.

And then there are sweet, heartbreaking animations like the one by Erin Thweatt of the US.  Thweatt created an animation of a young girl putting the finishing touches on her American flag and photo collage to commemorate the passing of her mother during the 9/11 attacks.  The young girl stands with her grandmother and they hug.  These are just two of the 40 animations featured in the collection.

This collection of 9/11 animation shorts will be screened in its entirety on the Web on Aniboom’s 9/11 YouTube channel, in different forms on television, and in real-world venues.  All animation clips are signed with the artist’s name, followed by the flag of his/her home country — an added touch that  really makes me feel as though we are all united as one against terror and injustice in the world.

This is a not-for-profit effort.  Any proceeds generated by screenings on television or other media will be donated to the Twin Towers Orphan Fund and the Tuesday’s Children Organization.

More animation artists (all genres: 3D, 2D classic, stop motion, and motion graphics) from all over the world are invited to join the project in the service of our shared humanity.  Please click this link for the specifics and details: http://www.aniboom.com/september11

To view the “9/11.  It’s been ten years” animation shorts, check out Aniboom’s 9/11 YouTube channel.