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It’s the time of year where everyone seems to be compiling ‘Best of 2010’ lists, so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and share some interesting and inspiring creative pieces I’ve come across over the year. Here are some of my favourite animations, short films, music videos, designs, and photography for the year. If there’s anything I’ve missed that you rate highly then please message me on Twitter or send me an email

 

Aurora Borealis | Timelapse

This is probably the best time lapse I’ve ever seen. Mind blowing stuff and amazing effort staying out in what were probably freezing conditions to capture the footage.

 

The Bottle | Stop Motion Animation

Good to see that stop motion is alive and well, and this short film is a simple story about long distance love.

 

Pixel | Short Film/Animation

This seemed to be all over the web when first released and for good reason. The theme is brilliantly nostalgic and the execution is perfect. This is the sort of piece I wish I had made.

 

Big Bang Big Boom | Stop Motion Animation

Here is another stop motion, this one much more epic. I’d hate to know how many hours went in to this. The frame rate and motion isn’t the smoothest, but the concept and execution is brilliant.

 

Gorillaz ‘On melancholy hill’ | Music Video/Animation

I’ve been a big fan of the animated music videos of the Gorillaz for a while, and the quality continues to improve (both in music and animation). In the past couple of releases I personally don’t think the music matched the visuals too well, but it’s still a great video.

 

Santander Hair Conditioner | Animated TVC

This television commercial for Santander Rio is simple but has a great punch line and some beautifully animated hair.

 

Aerosol Amoeba | Film

Great geometry and colour in this photography/video piece featuring aerosols.

 

35mm | Animation

This would be a great pub trivia piece. Simple graphics nicely animated.

 

Heineken Champions League | Viral TVC

2010 saw another world cup and another load of big budget TV commercials, however this viral football ad featuring the Champions League is my favourite.

 

Simpsons x Banksy | Animation

Perhaps there has never been a better example of biting the hand that feeds you. Good to see some extreme satire left in an otherwise tired series.