The School of Life tells us Why Design Matters

Reading Time: < 1 minute Happy Thursday everyone! We have had the lovely opportunity to have Marié Serfontein intern here at Nicework, and asked her if she has anything interesting to share with us – and she did!  <insert drumroll here> Life is crammed with questions. Quick questions, hard questions, silly questions, sobering questions, life-changing questions – even ones that fit into …

Creativity at work

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vallée Duhamel is a studio founded by Julien Vallée and Eve Duhamel, that specializes in high quality lo-fi video, visuals and installations. Favouring a playful and experimental approach towards working, the pieces they create just ooze fun and a wonderful sense of delight! Their latest project for the Samsung Galaxy Note S-Pen takes you on an incredible journey …

Chris Carboni: Cruisr “All Over”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Blink and you may have missed it. After watching Chris Carboni’s music video for Cruisr’s “All Over” I had no choice but to hit the replay button. This animated treat not only appeals to one’s audiovisual senses but also takes you on a trip to the sweet sentimental corners of your mind. I hope you enjoy this cleverly …

Your Basic Typographical History

Reading Time: 2 minutes Good afternoon, Niceworkians! Conor here. For my first blog post as a member of the family, I decided to keep it short and sweet and share a passion of mine with you all. Typography is the art and technique of arranging type, to take written language and transform it into its most persuasive styles. All throughout history, …

Lumberjacked

Reading Time: 2 minutes Happy Tuesday everybody! Seeing that we all survived Monday, how better than to kick-off the day with some good music wrapped in an exciting animation – maybe even providing you some additional ‘metaphorical’ food to sustain you through the week? Joel Mackenzie produced and directed a rather exciting animated music video for Rich Aucoin and his song …

Animation 101 – The When and The Why

Reading Time: 3 minutes As the resident animator, videographer and editor, Animation and video makes me very happy and giddy. That being said, there are times where Animation is the most effienct and visually appealing option, and there are times in which you really should assess and think of other options. The choice to decide when and if you …

Loopdaloop

Reading Time: < 1 minute Loopdaloop is an animation challenge. Each month, animators from around the world create looping animations based on a given topic and submit them to the site. Their archives are overflowing with loopy treasures. December’s ‘light’ theme definitely sparked a particular interest in me. I have always been fascinated how different artists capture the light’s energy in different and unique ways, just …

Shit Showreels Say

Reading Time: 2 minutes Happy Monday, everyone! To get you pumped up and in the mood for an excellent week, take a look at this brilliant showreel-but-not-a-showreel by Vancouver motion graphics artist Peter Quinn. While not-so-subtly mocking the common tropes of most contemporary motion graphics showreels, Quinn shows off his proficiency in in a number of different animation styles. …

Cerebra is born

Reading Time: 2 minutes Good morning, everyone! A few weeks ago, our friends at Cerebra launched their new brand (by us) to much fanfare and excitement. For those of you with only two minutes to spare who are wanting a little more insight into how the brand was born, take a look at our video case study below. Case Study : …

Tiesto – Wasted Music Video

Reading Time: 2 minutes We absolutely love the lyric video for Tiesto’s “Wasted”, directed and produced by Evan Spencer Brace. The upbeat tune, wild colour palette and wonderful rough-around-the-edges typography lend it an infectious sort of cheerfulness. Definitely worth a watch… or two. Tiësto feat. Matthew Koma – ‘Wasted’ from Evan Spencer Brace on Vimeo. Directed and Produced by Evan Spencer …