Watching the stunning opening titles of the FITC Toronto 2015 -- a conference for digital creators of all kinds -- is like watching the life of the whole of humanity flash before your eyes. The video -- created by motion graphics artist Will Reid -- sums up human evolution in three minutes full of pure eye candy.
The Entire Human Evolution Is Condensed In These Stunning Opening Titles
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