Ok, I admit my work is hugely inspired by motion graphics and I wanted to share with you some of my greatest influences in this field. It amazes me how each single frame is a super piece of illustrative work, and to think how many frames it takes to make a ‘piece’ is truly mind boggling. MK12 To start with is a superb studio from the USA called MK12. I first seen their work in the Dos Logos book a few years ago and their clean vectors really stood out. I checked out their website and realised they also do motion graphics and incorporate all kinds of crazy visual motifs. You have to check out ‘History of America’ which is a psychedelic western space opera that you can view via YouTube now! The Ronin Next up with have a British designer/director who goes by the name of Rob Chiu but you may know him as The Ronin. He has such an original approach to motion graphics, combing 2D illustrations with flowing camera movements which was one of the very first influences on me. His work for ‘Black Day to Freedom’ was truly outstanding and incorporated themes such as asylum and displacement of the peoples. Critica Next up we are flying VIP to Singapore to visit the all mighty Critica. These guys and gals truly know how to diversify. They seemingly blend motion graphics, live action, typography and 3D work into one hell of a creative melting pot. After appearing on the likes of MTV and working fro people like Tiger Beer you really must have at some point stumbled upon their work. If not, now’s your chance: Prologue We are now going to sprinkle a little magic over the preceding with a studio from the City of Angels (Los Angeles) named Prologue. These people sum up to me what a motion graphics studio can achieve. There portfolio of movie title sequences is truly staggering. I cannot say anything else about them apart from check their work now. Dstrukt Dstrukt is somebody who really does push boundaries. He has worked with the likes of The Ronin and Hydro74 to name just a few. Just check out his showreel for cool punchy motion graphics. And there it is, just a sample of some of the awesome motion designer that I have come across. If you know of any other please feel free to send me an email and let me know. You can contact me through my website: Official SA3S
I love motion graphics and animation. One thing I look for when I go to the cinema or watch a TV program is a nicely designed title and/or credit sequence. It's not absolutely necessary, but if it's there, and done right, it adds a new level of enjoyment to the film or show. I feel like there has been a bunch of great sequences lately so I thought I'd post a few that I liked. Pedra do Reino (Stone of the Kingdom) I found this one while looking through the portfolio of the company that made it (LOBO). I was instantly attracted to it. It reminded me of the title sequence to the HBO series Carnivale. It's almost like an illuminated manuscript come to life. Iron Man The Iron Man movie was great! And the ending credit sequence was amazing as well. It used the simple line art you'd find in a program like AutoCAD and created an amazing animated sequence for it. Simple but perfect! It was made by: Prologue The Company This is a short animated title sequence for the TNT television mini-series The Company. It's made to look as if pencil sketches have come to life. It's really nice. I actually haven't seen the program, I found it while looking through the website of the company that created it. (Digital Kitchen). Inside the Medieval Mind Ok so there's a bit of an old-timey collage-type theme that I seem to be leaning towards. I can't help it, I like it. This was created by Transistor Studio for a BBC series. I haven't seen the series, but I would like to. Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium They had me at the toy Robots, I love Robots! Seriously though, it's a nicely made sequence paying homage to old toys and film title sequence design from the 50's. It was made by Reel FX. Stranger than Fiction I thought this title sequence was so great. It was super-simple yet very cleverly executed. I also thought the movie was good. It was a bit of a departure from the typical Will Ferrell movie, which I kind of liked. This was made by MK12. The Kite Runner This is another very simply designed title sequence. If you're a typography or calligraphy enthusiast then you'd appreciate this one. This one is also made by MK12.