Zaini Media launches the official Dubai Font Animation Video

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Zaini Media had the honour to work with Y & R agency to produce the official animated video to showcase the first city being Dubai to launch its very own font.

As an award winning video and animation agency, we worked with Dubai’s crown prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to support the launch of their very own Microsoft font through a spectacular animation video.

We have now been established in the region for 11 years and were chosen to strategise and deliver the work, being part of the One Book Project. The collaboration also involved working closely with the talented composer Don Fuego, the former VP of legendary Los-Angeles based label Def Jam.

We have seen out of this world results so far, having received over 50 million impressions worldwide in a matter of weeks and this is expected to keep increasing. Being part of a worldwide talking point is a great feeling after all the effort and hard work the team put into this successful collaboration. We have seen the video posted by Dubai’s Prince Hamdan where he explained that the font was for self-expression meaning strength and freedom. The official hashtag trend he started was #ExpressYou which has gone viral since the post was published on Social Media channels. The font will now been adopted and used in all official correspondence in government institutions worldwide.

Hashem Zaini, founder and CEO of Zaini Media, spoke to the press about this piece of work “This is the actual reward and the absolute best reward of being in this business and the financial aspect is just a way to spread good vibes and creativity around the globe. The animation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to every client we service. Our team work and creative execution was very well thought out and now has been showcased worldwide which we are very proud of. International recognition and adding to our awards is the next natural step”.

View the animation 

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Hilarious TV commercial gives us a fun and slow-mo peak at the perks of good hotel service for

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Whats not to love with epic exaggerated commercials? Ad agency Wieden+Kennedy brings us this funny new Tv spot for to highlight the little things we enjoy in our hotel vacations.

Mixed up with dramatic slow-mo acting, a long haired dude and his electrifying  blowdryer, round things and amazing footwear, this commercial is fun to watch from start to finish backed up by awesome nonsensical narration  by John Dimaggio, Bender’s voice from the animated series, Futurama.



More than crazy humor, this ad shows what stunning visuals and great performance, not to mention a pretty enjoyable script can do to make a company stand out. People like to watch fun videos and this ad is definitely content-sharing worthy. Its bold and its surprising and the kind of commercial we don’t just skip in Youtube.

Watch the Commercial here



Tutorial Preview: Model your own CG bullets

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We all love those gritty action films with Bruce Willis punchlines, Rambo rampage and guns with  unlimited bullets.

In case you want to make your own action film, bullets will always be on top of the list, and lots of them.

We know that bullets are kinda expensive and we don’t advise that you use real ones. So to help you out with that bit, CGtuts+ gets into detail with modeling and compositing your own digital bullets right at your own computer.

Bullets and Peww peww

Bullets and Peww peww


To get you geared up you’ll need more than just Illustrator on this one so make sure you have a powerful computer and a lot of free time.

Let’s start by going here: Bullet Compositing Tutorial

Daryl Feril and his Lovely design illustrations

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Design Illustrations by Daryl Feril

Design Illustrations by Daryl Feril


Stylish, intricate and highly sophisticated, the Philippine based illustrator and Graphic Designer, Daryl Feril has once again made another remarkable piece of work in his latest addition on his portfolio.

The Artwork was created as an entry to the Makati Bloom Arts Festival, a collective of Filipino based design and illustration right at the heart of the Philippine capital.

Illustrations by Daryl Feril

Illustrations by Daryl Feril


See the whole Project in his Behance

Or visit his website:

Awesome branding for Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

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Creativity mixed with great flair for branding, the popular  Ukrainian design agency Reynolds and Reyner has swept to new levels in design as they showcased their project with Coffee House London.

Coffee House London branding

Coffee House London branding

YouTheDesigner and writer Kerby Rosanes details the intricate and creative craftsmanship involved in their branding process

Reynolds and Reyner brainstorms their concept from sketch to final design and we recommend this to aspiring designers  and get a glimpse of how we do branding.

Designed by Reynolds and Reyner

Designed by Reynolds and Reyner

See more of it on their website:

The Hobbit takes us deeper into Middle Earth with its amazing website

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With the recent release  of the Hobbit sequel :The Desolation of Smaug, the makers of the the franchise has launched its very own interactive website that lets visitors  have their own little adventure.

Interactive website of the hobbit

Interactive website of the hobbit

The website opens up to different locations and characters in the film, providing a great insight into who and what lies within it as well as provide an interactive path to middle earth.

The website  experience is  completely available  for interactive viewing in tablets such as Ipad Air and Nexus.


Elrond Half- Elven

The website opens up in a parallax animation with a few accessible areas as Rivendell, Dol Guldur and Thrall shaws ending with a short mini game. There are still locked areas yet to be opened like Thranduils hall and Erebor and we are more than excited to try each one out.

View the website Here



Scarecrow protects his crop field in this excellent funny animation by Ricky Renna

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Short Animation

Short Animation

Against all odds the lovable scarecrow tries his best to scare away the sly Corvid but is it up for the task?

From Ringling College of Art and Design graduate Ricky Renna. The short animation- “THE FINAL STRAW”  was handpicked by Creativebloq as one of the best student animations of the year,.

Witty and perfectly fluid, this short feature just brings into mind  the kind of talent and detail that young artist have know and we are definitely sure that this animated short would be fun to watch.

See the whole feature in the link below:

Animated short from Le Blog de Cheeky by Ricky Renna

Great Music video/Web design mixup for Pharrell Williams new music video

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Universal Home Video, Iconoclast and We Are From LA directorial team has come up with an inventive way to make artist, Pharrell Williams music video- HAPPY, look more than a  music video.

With the inclusion of cuddly Despicable Me minions on screen, this ensemble showcases a smart and interactive web interface that lets viewer comments appear while the video rolls and viewers can play through different scenes without altering the timeline of the song.

Happy is one of the original soundtracks from the film Despicable Me

source: YouTheDesigner

Happy Music video

Happy Music video

Short film relates the story of a teenagers quest to find the truth about his girlfriend through social media

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Adweek takes us to this riveting story of  how social media can be misleading in this film that debuted in the Toronto Film festival and created by students Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg from Ryerson University.

The 17 minute short film depicts the story of Noah within the digital realm, a young teenager who has doubts about his girlfriends loyalties and  dreads an end to their relationship.  It documents  his whole process through a unique perspective through computers and smartphone screens as he looks for clues for his girlfriends intentions in Social Media channels



17 minute short film entry to the Toronto Film Festival

17 minute short film entry to the Toronto Film Festival

Watch the film on the highlighted word

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