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.
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!
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!
It's always interesting and inspiring to see what incredible brands like Google is publishing on Behance. Today, we are having a little glimpse at their process into the Google Home App. More precisely at their informative onboarding animations for users when they experience the setup of their devices. What is to retain is the animations are shipped in code using Lottie. What is Lottie?
Hope everyone had a wonderful Weekend! We would like to start off this week with a Cyberpunk-feel inspired experimental short film entitled: Muse. Superb soundtrack by Morgan Willis, we are invited to watch a bunch of short sequences taking us through a journey of the imaginary future world and space. You might feel some resemblance to movies like Blade Runner and the recent movie of Ghost in the Shell. Let's give a beautiful accomplishment and shout to Guangyu Li.
We are getting introduced to Juice who provide expertise in strategy, design, technology and production into fresh solutions. Based in Wroclaw, Warsaw and they also have offices in Tokyo! We are taking a look at their work for Chen Kun launching Nissan Venucia T90 on the Asian market. Juice did all the VFX including the cool water, sand simulations and did you noticed the horses? Check out the video below.
Tokyo 2020 is coming in a very short year, I am not sure if things are starting to build or whatnot but we are starting to see more productions gearing up for the next Olympics. We are taking a look at the work from Vladislav Solovjov we have featured before on ABDZ. In collaboration with Golden Wolf UK, he got inspired by a Cyberpunk Style in order to bring together the best visuals possible for the identity. I think this is pretty rad, check it out!
Have you watched the newly show called: Lost in Space on Netflix? It's set about 30 years in the future and a family has been chosen to start a new life in a Space. Not to share any spoilers but something bad happens and they are thrown into a dangerous alien environment. If you have watched the show, you might have noticed the work of Seth Molson who worked on the UI with interactive graphics and motion.
It's always cool to follow incredible artists on Twitter, I stumbled across an homage that our good buddy Ash Thorp in collaboration with zaoeyo and more. Together, they have worked on making a tribute for the super iconic anime from the 1988 Akira directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, produced by Ryōhei Suzuki and Shunzō Katō, and written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto.
Let's kick it off with a short but very cool motion graphics project by Lewis Orton, Ray for Huawei and their newest flagship phone: P20 Pro. It was designed for a marketing campaign in China and they focused on the remarkable gradient finish on the back of the phone.
Let's kick in Wednesday with this 80s vibe motion and digital art project by Vladislav Solovjov. He is a motion designer and art director based in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation; 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!
I have recently watched Blade Runner 2049 and woah! It was such an incredible film to watch. Every single frame pays an homage to the original somehow and it's quite beautiful. Going into the same lines, we are taking a look at the collaboration work between designers 灰 昼 and 行行珂 Hunk Xing and their motion series: A Dream Within a Dream. I would say this is the perfect tribute to the Blade Runner World added with their own Neo-Noir approach.
With the new year, we would love to bring back some of the feedback we have heard from you guys during the past few months. One of the main thing we keep hearing about are the imminent comeback of features related Motion. Well, we are listening! This is Abduzeedo's re-introduction of motion inspiration. Something we haven't done in such a long time. We will focus on motion sequences created from opening titles, short stories, showreel and more. Let us know what you think and please enjoy this cool comeback on ABDZ and the picks!
With the new year, we would love to bring back some of the feedback we have heard from you guys during the past few months. One of the main thing we keep hearing about are the imminent comeback of features related Motion. Well, we are listening! This is Abduzeedo doing a re-introduction of motion inspiration. Something we haven't done in such a long time. We will focus on motion sequences created from opening titles, short stories, showreel and more. Let us know what you think and please enjoy this amazing return on ABDZ.
Our friends from Adobe has launched earlier this year: Motion Graphics templates for many of us designers who are using motion for post-production workflows or even creating micro-interactions. I love the fact that they provide a variety of files established for beginners all the way to the real professionals. Also one of the best features is the integration between After Effects and Premiere Pro. It prevents editors from having to alternate between the two applications during the post process.