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By Julia Nadeau

On 22, Nov 2016 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

RIOT: Break Through

On 22, Nov 2016 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

Are You Ready? | Toronto Pearson International Aiport

Thought Café collaborated with Nimble Content on this video for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, to recognize Toronto Pearson International Airport’s mission to become one of the world’s most elite airports.

On 22, Nov 2016 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

Thought Café + Matthew Santoro

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On 22, Jul 2016 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

Virtual Reality: Need to Know

Here’s what you need to know about Virtual Reality (VR)!

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On 19, May 2016 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

Is Interstellar Travel Possible? (Time Dilation & The Speed of Light)

Could we travel faster than light? In this second collaboration between Thought Café + Popular Science, we take a look at the scientific breakthroughs that may lead us beyond our star system.

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On 17, May 2016 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

Singularity University Digital Executive Program

We created this teaser to introduce the Digital Executive Program from Singularity University, a course for which we provided extensive illustration and animation, totaling over 7 hours of content.

Visit Singularity University’s website to learn more.

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By Julia Nadeau

On 02, May 2016 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

UNICEF Innocenti: Fairness for Children

Early in 2016, we were approached by UNICEF Innocenti to create two videos based on the findings of their latest report, Innocenti Report Card 13.

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On 11, Apr 2016 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

Should You Shave Your Pubes?

We collaborated with YouTube giants AsapSCIENCE, to help them answer the burning question on everyone’s mind: Should You Shave Your Pubes?

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On 23, Feb 2016 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

Could We Live on Mars?

Could humans live on Mars? In this first collaboration between Thought Café + Popular Science, we take a look at what it would take to live on the Red Planet.

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On 07, Jan 2016 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

Solar System 360 Degree Tour!

Take a 360 degree virtual tour of our Solar System, with the help of everyone’s favorite (bad) astronomer—and Crash Course host—Phil Plait!

For the most immersive 360 Video experience use Cardboard with the YouTube Android app. If you do not have Cardboard, you can use the YouTube apps for Android or iOS and move your mobile device to look around the solar system. On a desktop computer, use the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Opera browsers to click and drag your mouse and follow along as we explore our Solar System.

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On 21, Dec 2015 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

Star Wars: Parody/Rant (Thought Café + The Second City)

In celebration of Star Wars Episode VII, we’ve joined forces with the team at The Second City to rant about where it all started—Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Welcome to Thought Café +! We’re partnering with some of the brightest, smartest, and funniest content creators out there to bring you brand new animated videos. We’ll be covering everything from politics and pop culture, to science and social issues. Subscribe for more animated collaborations with the Internet’s best!

Starring:

Adam Cawley
Carly Heffernan

Check out The Second City.

Music Composition by:
Allan Levy

On 12, Nov 2015 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

CIVIX Explains Government Basics

We created a series of videos to illustrate the basics of government and democracy, the right to vote, our three levels of government and how the Canadian electoral system works.

For this series, we collaborated with Campfire Collective, a Toronto-based motion graphic and art studio.

Click through for a full playlist of all four videos.

Learn more about Student Vote here.

Student Vote is program of CIVIX, a non-partisan charity building the skills and habits of citizenship among young Canadians.

Toutes les vidéos sont disponibles en français içi.

On 06, Nov 2015 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

Buffer Festival 2015 Bumper

We created this bumper for Buffer Festival 2015, an annual theatrical showcase that celebrates international video content from the most acclaimed creators on YouTube. The bumper takes the viewer on an abstract journey through the most important technologies in filmmaking history, leading to Youtube, the digital filmmaking revolution, and finally, Buffer Festival.

Animation by:
Flavio Bernardes de Paula

Sound Design & Music Composition by:
Allan Levy

Check out Buffer Festival here.

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By Julia Nadeau

On 05, Nov 2015 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

Have We Been Lied To?

Agribusiness seeks to keep us in the dark, but this animated video shines a light on the truth.

We created this video for FARM USA to show many of the standard practices of animal farming. While many videos on the topic include shocking imagery of animal suffering, our animated approach allows the audience to learn about beak clipping, tail docking, cage restrictions, and more, without being confronted with graphic footage.

Join the FARM USA Better Eating Pledge here.

Check out FARM USA here.

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By Julia Nadeau

On 27, Aug 2015 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

WebMD – Food Additives 101

We created this video for WebMD to help clarify some of the confusion surrounding food additives:

What’s really in your food? Not everything that’s added to your food is regulated by the FDA. Why not? Well, there’s a loophole. Some additives are privately tested and deemed “generally recognized as safe” outside of FDA review.

For more, check out WebMD’s extensive report on food additives here.

On 14, Jul 2015 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

#DiveDeeper – The Water Brothers

Dive Deeper is the interactive component and accompaniment to The Water Brothers series, a television show on TVO that follows Alex and Tyler Mifflin as they take their audience around the globe to uncover issues affecting water sources. Based on the weekly topic of the show, our team designed individual interactive stories that work as a supplement to educate the Water Brothers audience. This is done through the creation of scrollable stories, which are accessible across a variety of mobile, tablet, and desktop platforms.

Take a look at the stories at The Water Brothers website.

On 14, Jul 2015 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

The Water Brothers Season 3

All seven episodes of The Water Brothers Season 3 are up on their website! Time to binge watch and learn about all things water, from overfishing, to water in space, and everything in between!

We really enjoyed working with Alex and Tyler, creating animations for their TV show, as well as interactive web stories to help their audience learn more about the problems facing water sources and how to become part of the solution.

Watch all the episodes here.

Scroll and discover the Dive Deeper interactive stories here.

On 22, Jun 2015 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

IsraelPalestine for Critical Thinkers

IsraelPalestine For Critical Thinkers is an educational series devoted to an open-ended discussion and analyses of the context and history of the modern-day issues facing the region. Its intent is to inform audiences and create a space for critical thinkers to engage in enlightened discussions. The series host Richard Bass takes the audience through the story of this land and its peoples—a story now 4,000 years old.

Check out all nine episodes here on YouTube.

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By Julia Nadeau

On 22, Jun 2015 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

IISD Reporting Services

We created this video for The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to highlight the important work they are doing reporting on policy and decision-making around environmental issues.

In their words: “For over 23 years we have been tracking the story of sustainable development in international negotiations and reporting on it under our flagship publication, the Earth Negotiations Bulletin. Over time we have grown to offer more and this video helps explain the importance of the work IISD Reporting Services engages in.”

To learn more about IISD visit: www.iisd.ca.

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By Julia Nadeau

On 22, Jun 2015 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

I Am Me

McGill University approached us to create a video based on a series of monologues and poems written and recorded by students affected with mental health issues. We collaborated with the Toronto-based artist Jon Todd to paint a portrait of the student with visual elements to colour her monologue. We hope to do our part to spread mental health awareness and education.

Learn More: www.mcgill.ca/mentalhealth

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By Julia Nadeau

On 22, Jun 2015 | No Comments | In | By Julia Nadeau

Help Stop Harper’s ‘Secret Police’ Bill

We created this video with Leadnow.ca to help build momentum and act out a plan to #RejectFear, and stop the Harper Conservative’s ‘Secret Police’ bill (a.k.a. Bill C-51) from coming into law.

Find out more at www.leadnow.ca/rejectfear.

Hashtag:
#RejectFear