TEDx Sydney 2018: Humankind


Humankind is both poignant and profound. Cerebral, well-conceptualised and beautifully executed, it is a masterful pairing of exquisite visuals and powerful soundtrack that propels you through the heartbreak and hope of the human journey.

Judges Choice — Rachel Terkelsen

I watched this once, I watched this twice. I shared it. I watched it again and again. I couldn't stop thinking about it. Imagine sitting in the room already intrigued and moved enough to engage with the theme of 'Humankind'… and then to start your day with this powerful, evocative piece. I want, so badly, to travel back in time to feel this in its grand moment. Breathtaking in its craft, gut wrenchingly thoughtful in its cinematography and poignant in its concept - this title sequence not only captures the spirit of TEDx and the quality of Australian motion design today but it also earmarks — quite remarkably — a bubbling, furnace-like tipping point in history.

Judges Choice — Kylie Timpani

Studio / Designer

Title Sequence



Designer Substance
Creative Director Scott Geersen
Other Client: TEDx Sydney
Direction: Scott Geersen
Layout, Cinematography: Substance
Edit: Joe Morris
Look Dev / Shading / Lighting: Rich Nosworthy, Rory McLean, Jeff Briant, Ezequiel Grand, Scott Geersen
Additional Sculpts: Ezequiel Grand, Rich Nosworthy


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