In the Bird Nest Designs

In the Bird Nest Designs Motion Graphics and Video Editing Specialists In the Bird Nest Designs specializes in motion graphics and video editing. With a wide range of clients, from corporations to charities, the Nest helps express messages and ideas through interesting and creative visualizations.

07/14/2016
Bananas

That got weird. Could have gotten weirder, but it definitely got weird.

Bananas don’t grow everywhere, but you can get them anywhere. A true icon of the fruit family, courtesy of the innovators at banana co. A natural wonder. A…

05/02/2016
Bite Size Candies | Pogo

I'm always amazed by the work Pogo puts into his projects.
Here's his latest effort that's so impressive that I can ignore the fact that it's a giant commercial for M&Ms (hey, we've all got bill to pay).

#Pogo #SoundDesign #VideoEditing #Sampling #AudioEngineering

Here’s a remix of sounds from the M&M’S archives to help them celebrate their 75th anniversary! SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/pogomix Twitter: https://t...

04/29/2016
Twelve Seconds in One Minute

Take life one second at a time, then shove it into one minute.

#MotionDesign #Animation #MantasBačiuška #AfterEffects #C4D

The main idea for each animation was to create one-second animations and to prove that one second is enough to tell a story, present a character or create a tragedy…

04/27/2016
The Greatest Pinball Machines

Well, that was fun.

This is a small tribute to our all time favorite pinball machines: Twilight Zone (1993), Medieval Madness (1997), Tales of the Arabian Nights (1996), The Addams…

04/20/2016
Animation/FX Reel

This CG reel is just beautiful. Straight up.

#CGI #VFX #MotionDesign #Maya #C4D #ZBrush #3dsMax #animation #film #videogames

This is "Animation/FX Reel" by blurstudioinc on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

02/16/2016
Pause 2016 Motion Response - Evolution by Pixel

Some beautiful animation here:

Our film is a hyper-speed snapshot of human evolution. The accumulation of knowledge and experience has pushed technology to a point where it permeates our very…

12/03/2015
What Does a New Federal Government Mean for Health Care?

Had fun directing and animating this short video for the Ontario Nurses' Association.
Many thanks to Jess Leung, the illustrator, Jennifer Knight, the VO artist, and Toronto Sound.

In the 2015 federal election, Ontario nurses worked with nurses from across Canada to promote better care. Canadians overwhelmingly voted for change, but wha...

If I weren't a freelance animator I'd want to be a freelance astrophysicist.
11/18/2015
Watch this video to understand the biggest idea in physics

If I weren't a freelance animator I'd want to be a freelance astrophysicist.

Einstein’s theory of general relativity is 100 years old today. It’s famously weird and complicated, so we’ve explained it in just 5 minutes

10/07/2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron - Opening Sequence Case Study

I haven't even seen this movie but it's always cool to see the process that goes into stuff like this:

INTRODUCTION In December 2014 Marvel invited Perception to present ideas for the Main-On-End and Main Titles for Avengers: Age of Ultron. The team at Perception designed a wide range of concepts. Ultimately Marvel selected a direction that depicted a larger-than-life monument that paid tribute to...

03/19/2015
Primordial

Great motion design and interpretation of the beginnings of life (I think).
https://vimeo.com/121865347

The core of a dark planetoid hosts a primordial soup of microscopic life. Within the neural pathways of these organic compounds, intelligence is born from the primitive…

I'll continue my quest to make sure that everyone, in every photo, has a beard on their face (unless they already do, in...
02/20/2015
Happy 25th Photoshop

I'll continue my quest to make sure that everyone, in every photo, has a beard on their face (unless they already do, in which I'll have to get creative).

01/23/2015
Early Facebook Commercial (1995)

The attention to detail in the actual production of this video is pretty impressive.

Television commercial for The Facebook from the mid-90s.

12/22/2014
Toyota WishMaker Day 22 - Skating around the Christmas Tree

Day 22 - The cutest kid ever!
Unfortunately a substantial amount of this kid's cuteness ended up on the cutting room floor.

All 3-year-old Gage wants to do is skate on the ice and play hockey. But he’s always stuck playing goalie, having been born with Spina Bifida and unable to w...

12/16/2014
Toyota WishMaker Day 16 – Deck the Shelter Halls

As promised, here's our video featuring a no-kill cat rescue in north Toronto. There are over 200 cats currently living in this house!

Donna is the founder of a no-kill animal shelter that’s home to more than 200 cats. Over the last 25 years, she’s rescued and cared for every one of them per...

12/09/2014
Toyota WishMaker Day 9 – A Symphony of Kindness

We're on day 9. Only 15 to go.

Caitie is always giving more than she receives. As a passionate musician, she dreams of one day pursuing music as a career, but until now, her family hasn’t ...

12/03/2014
Apu being a Hummingbird

24 videos in 24 days. If my life were a cartoon:
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"Is it true you once worked 96 hours straight?"
"Oh, yes. It was horrible, I tell you. By the end, I thought I was a hummingbird of some kind."

12/02/2014
Ontario Toyota Dealers WishMaker - Dancing in a Winter Wonderland

The Nest is helping create 24 videos, one every day for the month of December.
Each video tells the story of someone in Ontario granting a wish for a special person in their life.

Lhara Eben teaches Dancing With Parkinson's - a Toronto-based dance program that helps people living with Parkinson's disease connect their minds to their bo...

11/21/2014
Nuggets

Fun little animation. The messaging is a little obvious but it's still a well created analogy.

Kiwi tastes a golden nugget. It's delicious. Script, direction, animation: Andreas Hykade Animation, artwork: Angela Steffen Music, sound design: Heiko Maile...

07/31/2014
Batmilk

At first I thought, "wow, I haven't seen many contemporary NFB animations."
Then while watching it, "there it is: classic NFB weirdness."

In this animated short, an oafish ghoul and his soft exposed brain are met with ruin when the brain is unexpectedly killed. Though paralyzed, the ghoul attains a ...

07/09/2014
Game of Thrones, Season 4 – VFX making of reel

I've never heard of this show but the graphics are spectacularly done!

Mackevision is proud to be along with other world-class VFX studios part of this saga: Game of Thrones, Season 4 Year: 2014 Visual Effects Supervisor: Jörn…

06/06/2014
Epilogue

After all of the explosions, and bullets, and fighting, and blood, here's an example of how life plays out after the end of your typical action movie.

At the end of his greatest adventure, Skillman has vanquished his nemesis, recovered the priceless artifact, and saved his latest lover from certain doom. But as…

04/03/2014
A GIRL NAMED ELASTIKA

This is impressively animated. Damned, damned impressive.

She’s young, dreamy and fearless, she drives cars way too fast, she’s a yamakasi. She likes adventure, fireworks and unrelenting seas. From the day I conceived her,…

02/14/2014
Hawk-I GPS Punch Clock

Check out the Nest's latest animation introducing the Hawk-I GPS Punch Clock.
This is a pretty cool app for iPhone or Android and a really fun animation to work on!

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