Animation
Vox
Vox

Joe Posner is video director and a founding member of Vox.com, a general interest news site for the 21st century. Its mission is simple: Explain the news.

Many Rivers To Cross
Many Rivers To Cross

Contributed animation to the new 6-hour Henry Louis Gates mini-series at Oakes.

Data Docs
Data Docs

Throughout 2013, collaborators Lam Thuy Vo, Susan E. McGregor and I have been at work at a new framework for interactive video, extending on Mozilla’s popcorn.js library. We call it Data Docs, short for Data-Driven Documentaries. We invented this and made a very rough draft of the idea at the POV Hackathon. Since then, the […]

Brown University MOOC Promos
Brown University MOOC Promos

Massively Open Online Courses are all the rage. We were honored to create these three opening salvos for our alma mater’s first foray into the field.

Megan McArdle: The Keys to the Economy
Megan McArdle: The Keys to the Economy

Presidential candidates like you to think they can fix the economy better than they other guy. Megan McArdle brings us back to reality: Nobody’s driving.

Dan Klaidman: How Obama Learned To Kill
Dan Klaidman: How Obama Learned To Kill

Klaidman’s provocative position on the new and quite unsettling weapon of war: drone strikes.

David Frum: Gridlock
David Frum: Gridlock

David Frum was a speechwriter for George W. Bush. We disagree on much, and that’s why it was so thrilling to work together. Frum is an incredibly thoughtful, interesting, passionate person who works hard to tell the truth. We made this video on a topic we both feel strongly about: the crippling gridlock in DC, […]

Interview with the Robot
Interview with the Robot

The two newest Fire-Works videos were commissioned by Marketplace for their weeklong series “A Robot Ate My Job,” and are two completely different approaches to that same question! Ian McAlpin, who has been shooting all of the Op-Videos, and I collaborated throughout the piece. We’re proud! Enjoy.

Invisible Robota
Invisible Robota

The two newest Fire-Works videos were commissioned by Marketplace for their weeklong series “A Robot Ate My Job,” and are two completely different approaches to that same question! This is the first, and we hope you enjoy. A special thanks goes out to Davin Kuntze and Woodside Press for taking the time to let us […]

Leslie Bennetts: The Family Values Con
Leslie Bennetts: The Family Values Con

Op-Vid #4 for Newsweek / The Daily Beast features Leslie Bennetts having a little thought about those lyin’, cheatin’ politicians. And the grains of salt we might be wise take with the images they present.

Michelle Goldberg: The Case Against Liberal Despair
Michelle Goldberg: The Case Against Liberal Despair

Op-Vid #3 for Newsweek / The Daily Beast! Michelle Goldberg rocks out on Obama, OWS, and what you could learn about effective activism.

Christopher Dickey: Occupation
Christopher Dickey: Occupation

Op-Vid #2 for The Daily Beast & Newsweek.

Eames: The Architect and The Painter
Eames: The Architect and The Painter

Motion design with Brian Oakes for the Peabody Award winning Documentary on Charles and Ray Eames.

Niall Ferguson: It’s The Stupid Economy
Niall Ferguson: It’s The Stupid Economy

OP-VIDEO has found a brand new home at NEWSWEEK / THE DAILY BEAST. This is the first video of our new partnership.

If A Tree Falls
If A Tree Falls

Motion design for Marshall Curry & Sam Cullman’s Oscar Nominated story of Daniel McGowan, the Earth Liberation Front, and the nature of terrorism. Now available on Netflix Instant.

REAGAN
REAGAN

Designed for print & motion for REAGAN – Eugene Jarecki’s HBO feature documentary reexamining the life of our 40th President. We selected photos that echoed the film’s unique look at man and myth, a type strong enough to represent his impact (both real and imagined), and a minimal approach to get out of the way […]

New Pornographers: Moves
New Pornographers: Moves

Producers Rob Hatch Miller & Puloma Basu invited me to contribute kitschy, hollywood style titles and a couple of little extra motion graphic shots to this fake bio pic trailer of a music video written & directed by Tom Scharpling of “Monk” fame. It was very gratifying to collaborate with him on such an idiosyncratic […]

Freakonomics
Freakonomics

My first big project, “Freakonomics” played across the US and is available on Netflix Instant, DVD and Blu-Ray. I helped develop, associate produced, and led the animation team as production designer under director Eugene Jarecki. Click for details & a clip.

Say No To Love
Say No To Love

Contributed animation for a Pains Of Being Pure At Heart music video by Mixtape Club.