Patterns of Life

Following the success of our previous two series, the Open University asked us to create five animations exploring the mathematics found in nature. These popular guides feature icons such as Darwin and Turing brilliantly caricatured by one of our many illustrators. 


The International Year of Light

To mark the International Year of Light, the OU asked DFM to create a short video introducing some of the key people who helped shape our understanding of light.



Key Ideas in Therapy

We’re very proud of our fourth series of animations for The Open University: a set of light-hearted guides to counselling. As usual, we got to speak to some really interesting academics and help make their big ideas simple and fun for a broad audience.



Outside the Book

This was our second series of animations for the OU, introducing big literary ideas to a youtube audience. From dusty forms like Comedy and Tragedy to post-structuralist problems like 'what is a book?', these one minute guides were great fun to work on.

360 Degrees of Separation

Working with the Open University, we have developed a short series of animations on connected topics, to promote interest in their courses.

The creation of these videos involved lots of stimulating conversations with some very clever people.