J.King Chou shared a 3D and motion design project titled DISPERSION. As the name suggests it’s about light effects and some abstract choreography of shapes overlapping. You all know by now that I am a fan of this type of effect. Perhaps it’s time to dust off my old Photoshop skills.
Anxo Vizcaíno shared a 3D and motion design project titled Clarus Via. Clarus (latin for light, clear) Via (latin for way, path) is a short story about light, an exploration of its behaviors and its capacity to create space and time. It's also about being born, exploring, understanding and finding. Thierry Urbain's work has been a great source of inspiration, along with wonderful architecture works around the world.
‘Fighting Fish’ is the collision of the sculpture and motion design practices of North Boy South aka multi-award winning motion artist (and Stash alumni) Simon Robson. 2020 with all its ructions has allowed time for many creatives to re-evaluate their paths and Simon is no exception. After years of secretly dreaming and drafting his sculptures on paper, this year Simon has dared to make his practice a reality, diving into the physical realization of his sculptural visions.
A throwback from the late 90s with this collaborative project for Puma. Exploring these past aesthetics through motion design, art direction, and pure nostalgia! After watching the ad campaign, for who you will remember. You will recognize inspiration from an iconic movie back from these years: 'The fifth element' starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich. It's a pleasure to watch and would like to send our regards to the entire crew behind this production. We took the liberty to list them below, props!
'Cycle' is an abstract take on plastic - from its organic origins to how it is slowly becoming a part of the natural cycle. Made by humans to last, MNFST studio questions whether plastic will outlive nature itself.
Andreion de Castro shared a personal motion design project, exploring and experimenting with creative coding on a daily basis. Inspired by pop culture, he often uses lyrics and movie references as the premise of his animations. “As you will see when you browse through my posts, I tend to work with more emotion and depth, translating into a slower motion.” - adds Andreion. Combining traditional and modern mediums, constantly seeking what could be the future for design.
Tom Dixon needed a creative partner for their latest product creation - the Fat Chair. Jonathan Formento working closely with the incredible team of the acclaimed British designer to bring the chair to life in a fun and compelling way. They split the film in three chapters: Intro, Materiality and Finale. Below you can se some of the behind the scenes as well as beautiful 3D renderings.
Gabriele Calvi shared a motion design project for the music video made for Vanitas is a free interpretation of a common sleep cycle with the aim of visually representing the dark and eerie sounds of the song. Hence the choice of the subject of “sleep” which, conceived as the most death-like everyday experience, allowed to trace the obscure and nocturnal atmosphere of the track, without sticking too much to the usual imagery associated with heavy music.
Ben Fearnley shared a series of, as he says, very satisfying loops created using Cinema 4D and Octane Render. As a fan of 3D and trying to learn a bit more in my spare time, this type of work definitely gives me the boost of motivation to keep going.
Flow is a curious visual exploration journey into the world of mountain bikes and its elements. For some time Twistedpoly wanted to bridge his two passions, which is his creative side and the love for bikes. This film is the result of experimenting with different elements using Cinema 4D for 3D and motion graphics accompanied by music and sound design by White Noise Lab.
A Malay Docu series that explores the multi-faceted communities living in the Southeast Asia countries that form ASEAN. Kelly KTKL shared this motion design and 3D project a couple of years ago, but it’s the first time I see it, otherwise I would have featured it here on abdz. - another quite extraordinary fact is that Kelly had 8 days to conceptualize and complete this whole project. By the way, this project was created using Cinema 4D if you are curious about.
The third installment of Ditroit Studio collaboration with Malaki concerns the Molasses essences. As the Molasses flavors are brought to life through abstract paintings, each one an artistic representation of the taste it is named for, the designers and motion designers drew inspiration from the iconic graphic element of the Molasses packs, the very brushstroke decoding this neat concept through 3D play involving liquid colorful paint, dynamic brush effects and product.
Adhemas Batista directed a series of animations for Asics Worldwide partnering with Zombie Studio and commissioned by 180LA, advertising agency based in Los Angeles. The series of animations is a fun representation of the feeling of running with the Flytefoam technology by Asics. Live action direction by David Black.
It’s Motion Design Monday and we would love to share the amazing project that Children Chiu shared titled Carrier of Time. It was done using Houdini and Redshift and it’s simply beautiful. It was created to promote Taiwan. Since the Age of Discovery, Taiwan has been irradiated with diverse cultures. This history makes Taiwan merge different cultures, and refract them into beautiful shadows.
Mographic Aberration is a side project of Christiaan Endeman. It comes from 'Chromatic Aberration' but he just twisted it to suit a more Motion Design-y project. For the past few years, I created 'semi daily' renders with little to no direction when it came to content. For 2019 I wish to stick to one different theme every month. This theme can be integrated in any form or variety. As you may have guessed, this month's theme is: Chromatic Aberration.
The amazing people over at Tendril worked in close collaboration with the team at creative agency pulled out all the stops to craft this adrenaline-pumping product film showcasing the latest in VIZIO P-series TV PARTNER design and technology. The mandate was to portray a beast of a machine, bursting with pure power and confidence.
Andrew Hawryluk shared the motion design work done for SHOWTIME is an anime short film set in a dystopian cyberpunk setting and an original IP created by Maciej Kuciara. It is a stylistic homage to some of the most iconic Japanese anime of the 1990's. I had the pleasure of designing and animating various motion graphic elements throughout the short, including a digital elevator display, a robotic user interface, and the final title card.
A couple of days ago, I watched the announcement reveal trailer of the upcoming Far Cry 6, the upcoming first-person shooter game by Ubisoft. Expected to release at the beginning of next year, looking forward to that. Surprisingly enough, I stumbled across the opening title sequence for Far Cry 6, what are the cool odds! Keeping the same tones from its reveal trailer, you are taken into the world of Far Cry where this time you are into the warm fiery colours and tones. It's quite mesmerizing, really excited for the game.
Pes Motion Studio is a creative studio based in Chicago, IL, USA. They have shared their work on the launch campaign for Fandango app in Latin America. As you watch the final result of the video campaign, you can't help to notice its vibrant colours, 3D awesomeness, character design, and of course animations. Nicely done to the entire team! Also, what's striking is that there this nostalgia feeling of going to the movies.
Nawaz Alamgir had some down time and wanted to experiment with some motion design and text animations in After Effects, his plan was to mess around and maybe make one or two designs but he kept finding out new styles and methods and just kept making more and more posters..I stopped at 10 posters... but then 20... 25 okay 30 - he mentions. And I feel like a loser after seeing all those amazing posters. Some posters are looping and contain messaging that relates to the current world situation.