SAWDUST is a small creative studio based in London, United Kingdom, a partnership of Jonathan Quainton and Rob Gonzalez. They have worked with many brands including Nike, Apple, The New York Times, WIRED, Microsoft, Adidas, Converse, Audi, IBM, Reebok, and more. We are featuring a short animated film about love in the events of the destruction of loss. With the moments we currently live, I'd liked to think that abdz.'s motto is to share things that are impactful, inspiring, touch people's emotions at the moment.
Shantell Martin is an artist based in New York, NY, USA; she recently shared a project where she collaborate with the Oculus. Even though this project has been produced last year, I think with the moments we are currently living. This is the appropriate time to do so.
WOOT Creative has shared a projection-mapping they worked in a Sanghwa commercial content project. I thought it was cool to share on abdz. especially with all that motion goodness. First of all, what's projection-mapping? It's a term sharing familiarity with video mapping, it's a technique used to turn objects and/or environments into a display surface for video projection. These objects or shall we call it surfaces may be pure concrete surfaces, such as buildings, small indoor objects, or theatrical stages.
What do you think about the new abdz. design? One of the things that we incorporated is the integration of GIFs for our main image header. It's a small but neat way to introduce the main image that would be shared across all social platforms. To basically make things more animated. A perfect way to introduce that notion is featuring this collaboration project with Raphael Vangelis, Phillip Peters, Cristian Acquaro (and cie) for the product promo of the keyboard Logitech G915.
A couple of months ago, we have shared on ABDZ a very outstanding tribute for the cult AKIRA animated movie by Ash Thorp in collaboration with zaoeyo. zaoeyo has administered to introduce a new project and it's a motion & production for "We Need To Talk" opening sequence. You can totally feel the inspirational vibes from Blade Runner, Mr. Robot and neons! I am totally digging this visual entrance, especially when it's used for an opening sequence. Make sure to check out his Behance for more.
We would like to share this tribute for the Dell Latitude created back in 1994 all the way to its present day. Behind this massive accolade, we have Joey Recoskie, a 2D/3D Motion Artist & Art Director working at Tendril. Shared through his art direction and motion work, we are taken on this magnificent journey to the past by honoring the present days of Dell.
ManvsMachine is a multidimensional creative studio with offices in London (UK) and Los Angeles (USA). They have recently released a superb motion design project for a Pepsi campaign spots entitled: Taste & Refresh. They were tasked to create a tangible connection between Pepsi and Music. Interesting approach where music tracks were made from the refreshing sounds of opening a Pepsi can and drinking a Pepsi. You should check out those videos below, hope you will enjoy!
It's very hard not to be inspired by the 80s, it is for my case for example. Being a kid from that era, you get to see how technology has changed over the years and some things where you thought would never change. Now that is changing and here we are embracing that future onwards. If you are not too familiar about 'vaporwave', it's a microgenre of electronic music and an Internet meme that started in the early 2010s but inspired by the 80s. Let's enjoy this amazing series of motion loops titled: 'Magical Vaporneon Loops'.
Javier Tommasi is an art director & 3D Animator currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He shared on Behance, a lovely project for Watch 11 for which involved art direction and motion design. Using Maxon Cinema 4D, you just gotta appreciate the details on the lighting and textures. One more thing I do appreciate is the effects used to reflect on the character at hand. I think you will like it too.
The mighty Bradley G Munkowitz has shared a tremendous project on his Behance and it was the work has done for the Kin Movie that I have yet seen but will do right after this article. The movie plot is surrounded by a mysterious weapon and we are focusing on the design work of the epic Rifle Scope the main character finds during the film.
Let's kick with this 80s vibe motion and digital art project by Vladislav Solovjov. He is a motion designer and art director based in the UK; he worked on a collaboration project with Bark&Bite for William Hill Vegas. For those you don't know, the William Hill Vegas is actually a casino based in Las Vegas, Nevada! Clever eh? You just gotta appreciate the mixture of the retro vibe with that sweet red supercharged mustang car! Take some time to watch the videos as well!
We are featuring the 3D & motion design work of Cody Sorgenfrey, a visual/motion designer working at Microsoft. He and his team worked at developing 3 branding directions for Microsoft's developer conference Build. Cody was in charge of the design & motion, make sure to watch the video below, it's quite stunning. I love how the video would inspire us through every single touchpoint that users will encounter. It totally enhances the experience especially for a conference hosted by Microsoft.
We are thrilled to share this motion design collaboration between director, design, illustrator, artist Ash Thorp with director, concept artist, designer Friendly Robot for the short film entitled: PASSAGE. Together, they have made this film expressing a series of subconscious thoughts between what we think is real vs the human experience. The film is gorgeous and I loved every second of it.
Either that you have a full-time job, contract-based or purely freelance; as designers we should always make room for personal/experimental projects. There's a ton of reasons why it's a great thing to keep that healthy balance with your creativity, your will of making things and finding ways to get away from boredom and eventually burning yourself out. KIDMOGRAPH is a great example of someone who always finds time to explore and keeping his goals on target. Warning, make sure you have a strong internet connection to view this article.
Nike Kiss My Airs Campaign is a mixture of motion design and animated coolness designed by Shotopop. A studio based in London, UK focusing their work typography, installation, CGI, stop-motion and more. You will love these videos, there seems to be a viral factor on this style of video. You should definitely check out the videos, they are short but they are playful and straight to the point of creativity. Check them out and make sure to give them some love on Instagram.
We are featuring a collaborative work from Mill+ and Antibody with Nic Pizzolato to create the opening title sequence for the long-awaited third season of HBO's ‘True Detective’. I can imagine how exciting it must be to create a motion design sequence for such a popular series. Director - Patrick Clair & Creative Director - Raoul Marks gave them great initial style frames and direction of motion.
The famous city of Kyoto, Japan; over the years the streets kept its traditions and culture. The architecture has aged well over time and in Gion; you still can notice Geishas running down the small street alleys for their performances. I would like to share a motion design project by Yi Le, director and co-founder of Loop LOOP Studios from Shanghai, China. He created an opening title sequence for KIYOMI KOBAYASHI, a beautiful story about a geisha through her time.
Microsoft has been making quite a buzz lately with the release of the new icons for Office 365. Now they are back alongside with the folks from Tendril, a creative studio based in Toronto, Canada. They created a film for the Microsoft Ignite Conference that showcased the new Office 365 Suite on different and interesting aspects.
After recently experiencing about 20+ hours flights during the past month, I had the chance to catch-up on recent movie releases that I haven't had the time to watch during summer. One of them was Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp, it was a pretty entertaining movie. If you haven't watched it, give it a watch! It's definitely a different tone from Infinity War. At the end of the movie, you can have a chance to watch the End Titles Sequence by the amazing folks from Elastic and their team.
Having a bit of a nostalgia moment tonight, I was looking for some motion to share on ABDZ and went instead full 80s. I wouldn't lie, I totally wasted a few productivity hours watching 80s clips on Vimeo. I had to feature the work of Arkuma again, he is a freelance motion artist and graphic designer based in Heidelberg, Germany. You can't help to relieve some 80s nostalgia while watching his video projects, it's filled with neons and vibrant colors. It was a good timing to come back to his profile, he just published his Showreel 2018. Check it out!