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30 Years of Nike Air Max

30 Years of Nike Air Max

Last Friday Richard Hawkings, a great motion designer that works with me at Google shared with me this amazing work done for the campaign to celebrate the 30 years of Nike's iconic Air Max. The work was done by ManvsMachine, a design & motion studio from London, UK. The work is so good that I asked myself what was 3D and what was real due to the quality of the texture maps. They were kind enough to share a little making of and we had to share it here with you. ManvsMachine is a multi D&AD and Cannes Gold Lion award winning design and motion studio. They work with forward thinking clients to create progressive and effective visual communication for a global audience. For more information check out http://manvsmachine.co.uk/ We worked closely with Nike Sportwear to design, direct and animate the campaign for the brand new Air Max Zero. Along side this we also crafted the brand language for Air Max Day — a global celebration of the iconic Air Max shoe. Video Stills An intricate project with many different elements to bring together. From building and filming Tinker Hatfield’s design studio, to 3D scanning nine different Air Max shoes and refining the design of our Air Max day type which went on to be constructed and featured in stores globally. Making of Concept, Design & Direction: ManvsMachine 3D Scanning: FBFX DoP: Dave Tree Stylist: Lee Flude Audio: Echolab

Title Sequences Work by Henry Hobson

Title Sequences Work by Henry Hobson

If you've watched the Oscars (2015) last week, you must have been wondering who worked on those beautiful motion titles throughout the whole show. Well, we do know from whose work it was from, a beautiful work by Henry Hobson. An art director and graphic designer that creates cinematic story worlds filled with characters that explore the depth of the human brain. Links More info about Henry Hobson: http://www.henryhobson.co.uk

Friction Typography

Friction Typography

Creating typefaces is a daunting task due to the many challenges behind it. The guys from Animography put together a super cool project titled Friction and made the process appear completely seamless. Friction is a distorted geometric typeface that intentionally puts emphasis on its graphic appearance. The minimalistic core of the typeface is built around geometric shapes. Two secondary layers of graphic elements create more abstract letterforms. The many small moving parts create a feeling of movement that is mesmerizing yet maintains a completely organic look. Friction is available as Adobe After Effects file for versions CS5 and up, at http://animography.net Design & Animation: Jesper Bolther Audio: Clark Rhee Video Friction - Animated Typeface from Animography on Vimeo. About Animography Animography is a type-foundry that specializes in animated typefaces. These animated typefaces comes as Adobe After Effects files. They are easy to use, customizable and scalable without any loss of quality. For more information check out http://animography.net/

Motion Works by Devastudios

Motion Works by Devastudios

Devastudios is an award-winning design firm specializing in motion graphics for film and television based in Los Angeles, USA. With a simple philosophy, Devastudios will provide a creative toolset that is uniquely versatile to make our movies even more exciting. Visit their site for to view their full portfolio. Design. Period. All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios All Rights to Devastudios Links More about Devastudios: http://www.devastudios.com

Motion Graphics by murAta Yuzi

Motion Graphics by murAta Yuzi

It has been quite some time since I posted about motion graphics. I have had the recent chance to work with some motion designers and it's amazing to see the things that they can do. I am trying to learn some new things but for me the problem is still getting the timing right. The video that I wanted to share today has all of it, beautiful graphics and fantastic motion. The piece was created by murAta Yuzi for the TANO*C TOUR 2014 TOKYO Jingle Movie. I love the easing and staggering of some elements, it feels very organic but modern at the same time. Motion TANO*C TOUR 2014 TOKYO Jingle Movie from murAta Yuzi on Vimeo. Stills For more information about murAta Yuzi, check out his Vimeo page at http://vimeo.com/myz/

Sentirse Bien by INLAND STUDIO

Sentirse Bien by INLAND STUDIO

”Sentirse Bien” means Feeling Good in Spanish. This was the message from the creative folks at INLAND Studio for casaclubtv.com. Inland Studio is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and they have been focusing on making things beautiful not just for the aesthetic side but also to expand our own horizons. ...Development of graphic package for a series issued by casaclubtv.com “Sentirse Bien” is a series about Wellness and Lifestyle. All Rights to INLAND Studio All Rights to INLAND Studio All Rights to INLAND Studio All Rights to INLAND Studio Links More info about INLAND Studio: http://inlandstudio.tv Follow INLAND Studio on Behance: https://www.behance.net/INLAND

Alphabetic Type Animation

Alphabetic Type Animation

We featured Marcelo Baldin's project titled Cinematics a couple of days ago. It was awesome and his work is so inspiring that we have another one to share. This one is titled Alphabetic and it's type animation experiment. The style, animation and soundtrack are top notch. Check it out!. I used the font CHUNK FIVE, wich is a really cool and free font created by Meredith Mandel (http://work.meredithmandel.com). I had a lot of fun doing this piece! Can't hardly wait for the next one... Made by Ariel Costa (blinkmybrain") - Sound by Marcelo Baldin (combustion) -Special thanks to Studio Nitro (studionitro.tv) Thanks for all support guys! Stills Via Behance

Ruby

Ruby

An animated self-portrait exploring the idea of rebirth and illustrating the transfer of energy from one incarnation to another. I painted this stop frame animation on myself over 5 days, using some face paints, a mirror and a camera. Credits http://emmaallen.org http://twitter.com/imakefings Story & Performance - Emma Allen Photography & Makeup - Emma Allen Post Production - Alex Try, Phil Varnier Sound - Alex Try Stills

From Paper to Screen - Typography Project

From Paper to Screen - Typography Project

Typography is the subject of the graduation project of Thibault de Fournas and for that he put together one of the most inspiring videos I've seen in a while. The video is titled From Paper to Screen and it walk us through the evolution of typography. It is a must see. Animation which shows typography evolution from paper to screen. The animation is divided in two parts. The first deals with the basic rules of typesetting. The second, is about the evolution of typography in cinema. Used mainly for Opening and Closing title. Music : Clair de Lune - Debussy Shoot the Piano Player: Poursuite - Hugh Wolff & London Sinfonietta - Georges Delerue Video Stills

Urbance - Motion Design Inspiration

Urbance Official Trailer

It's been quite some time since I last posted a video and when this trailer came across my radar I absolutely had to share. The title of the video is Urbance, directed by Joel Dos Reis Viegas for a Project TV series produced by Steambot Studios. This clip is super stylish, especially the colors, the illustrations and the neon lights. An added bonus, Busy P's "Pedrophilia" is the soundtrack. "In the big city, gender war rises. Sex is prohibited because of a genetic deadly virus. Ruled by hate and anger, boys and girls grow up apart from each other, forming rivals gangs. Among these lost teenagers, Kenzell and lesya will fight adversity and defy all the rules in order to live their love and restore peace." URBANCE Official Trailer from Steambot on Vimeo. Stills

Street Fighter 2 Motion Sculptures

Street Fighter 2 Motion Sculptures

Last weekend I was reading my RSS and stumbled on this incredible motion design work inspired by one of my favorite video-games of all time, Street Fighter 2. Apparently the idea of the author with this video was to explore his Cinema 4D skills, however in my opinion he came up with a very original work of art :) I did it in order to teach myself Cinema 4D and Vray in my spare time, the renders aren't perfect but the best I could get out of my machine. While I setup up most of the geometry using tracers, Xpresso and Thinking Particles, I had some help along the way from the following great resources... Motion Street Fighter Motion Sculptures from dantheadman on Vimeo. Stills

Man Of Steel Title Sequence by Will & Tale

Man Of Steel Title Sequence by Will & Tale

We all have been anxiously awaiting the release of Man Of Steel since it was announced a few years ago. The words are not mine but I cannot agree more with the guys from Will & Tale that put together a simply fantastic title sequence for the movie. They created everything in 2D and 3D animations, voiceovers and other mind-blowing processes. I have watched it more times than I'd like to admit and of course we want you to watch it too. So, in this post we celebrate the Man of Steel title sequence created by Will & Tale. There's a little making-of but we highly recommend that you check their website out for more information at http://www.willandtale.com/?p=1253 Video Making of For more information about Will & Tale visit http://www.willandtale.com/

Incredible Stop Motion with Toys by Karim Rejeb

Incredible Stop Motion with Toys by Karim Rejeb

Wikipedia defines stop motion as Stop motion an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence. It was and I believe still is used a lot in the movies industry. Karim Rejeb has mastered the technique by doing what all of us did when we were children, playing with toys, however the level of realism of his stop motions is nothing less than amazing. In this post we bring to you 2 incredible stop motion animations by Karim Rejeb, Dirty Toys and Perfect Holiday. PERFECT HOLIDAY Nothing like a good day of surfing. DIRTY TOYS Epic motocross with the very famous playmobils. Nothing like a good day of surfing. Stills For more information visit http://karimrejeb-surfart.com/

Paint in Motion by Fabian Oefner

Paint in Motion by Fabian Oefner

"Black Hole" is a series of "Paint in Motion" images, which shows paint modeled by centripetal force. The setup is very simple: Various shades of acrylic paint are dripped onto a metallic rod, which is connected to a drill. When switched on, the paint starts to move away from the rod, creating these amazing looking structures. The motion of the paint happens in a blink of an eye, the images you see are taken only millisecond after the drill was turned on. To capture the moment, where the paint forms that distinctive shape, I connected a sensor to the drill, which sends an impulse to the flashes. These specialized units are capable of creating flashes as short as a 1/40000 of a second, freezing the motion of the paint. This project was done by the Swedish photographer Fabian Oefner - fabianoefner.com

Motion Design Inspiration by Fake Studio

Abduzeedo is a blog about things that inspire us, most of the time we post about graphic design, illustration, branding and web, however motion graphics is an area that always caught our attention. With that in mind we will start featuring more motion graphic work like the Fake Studio. Fake Studio motion design and 3D studio located in Barcelona and they have an incredible portfolio not only of beautiful work but also great clients. Names like Nissan, McDonalds and Puma are among the clients. Reel Opening | June In order to promote the release of our new website and the unveiling of our new reel we decided to build a few opening bumpers to present it. We've decided to make a few of them, so they'll be uploaded in a regular basis. For this one, we've been investigating lately about this shapes and the relations they can establish with real spaces. Reel Opening | June from Fake Studio on Vimeo. Fake FLOW Fake | F L O W from Fake Studio on Vimeo. Making New Worlds "In a quite subjective way, I wanted to capture the creative process, which we usually face when we have to envision a project and reach and execute a final idea. After all, and given my fondness/ loving for cooking, this piece emerges as the result of mixing choosed or imposed ingredients where you have to make them dance together, in order to get the tastiest dish ever made" Fake | Making new worlds from Fake Studio on Vimeo. Primavera Sound Primavera Sound 2011 from Fake Studio on Vimeo. Inditex Last spring we did this 4 sweet animations for the top european fashion brand Inditex as they wanted a clear and fresh way to show what their 4 main different work ambits are. After sharing a few ideas we come with the concept of everything starting from the initial words and transforming them in the developed and explained concepts that Inditex needed. Inditex from Fake Studio on Vimeo. McDonalds McDonalds | Singer from Fake Studio on Vimeo. Tachan ...work for Tachan.com, the pitch focus all the attention in the character development and the funny and ironic side of them. We add a few Ins & Outs to the whole process and at the end we get very proud of our creatures... Tachan | HD Version from Fake Studio on Vimeo. Puma & Gemma Mengual With a mixture of live action and 3d, Fake Studio directed the spanish commercial of the international PUMA Body Train campaign "Walk light, Walk Sexy". On this occasion, we’ve been working with Gemma Mengual. A pleasure shooting with the synchronized swimming champion. Walk Sexy! and Enjoy! Puma & Gemma Mengual from Fake Studio on Vimeo.

Great Animation Work by Paulo Passaro

Paulo Passaro is an Brazilian animator who studied at UWE (Bristol, UK) but who also graduated in Advertising and Graphic Design. He's currently working at Lobo/Vetor, an amazing and very creative animation studio located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I'm trying to find my way in this "nonsense" world in which we live. Here is some of my work that I hope you all enjoy. If you want to know more about me, you can follow me on twitter (@Paulo_Passaro) Latest Reel Latest Reel from Paulo Passaro on Vimeo. Some Works For more information visit http://cargocollective.com/paulopassaro/

Incredible World of Animated Gifs by Matthew DiVito

Matthew DiVito is a motion and graphic designer based in Boston, MA from USA. Matthew is also famously known as Mr. Div and if you haven't checked out his blog; well you're missing out! With a combination of After Effects and Cinema 4D, Matthew creates some really stunning retro and modern GIFS. I hope you'll enjoy them. For more information about Matthew DiVito, you can visit his Cargo Collective and follow him on Twitter @mattdivito. All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito All Rights to Matthew DiVito