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.
Stato ® is a duo of creative director Jimena Passadore and 3D Generalist José León Molfino based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They have 13 years of experience in the motion graphics market as a creative duo leading a talented team of artists. They will transform your ideas into an upscaled visual experience. Push the limits.
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'.
Andreas Wannerstedt is an art director and motion designer based in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the creator of a series titled 'Oddly Satisfying' which is a series of 3D loops that somehow inexplicably is really satisfying. Andreas also adds 'sound design' as well and it definitely completes the 3D loop and also brings it to another level. Make sure to check out every single one of them and make sure to give some love to Andreas on Behance.
What an amazing tribute to a renowned legend, Bruce Lee. DINPURU tv has shared a short film titled 'Dragon Never Die' and it's a beautiful tribute to the martial legend Bruce Lee and his philosophy of 'water'. 'Be water my friend', I think we have heard at least once this saying in our lives. I like how DINPURU tv has shared the concept and the idea behind the film, even to explain the reasoning on the dark tones of the background of alleys from Hong Kong streets.
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!
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.
Ars Thanea doesn't need much introduction, why? The quality of their work through the craft, production, motion, CG, and art direction is pretty recognizable in the community. For them, it's just another day in the office. We have been featuring Ars Thanea for years and again always refreshing, stepping the game and inspiring in many ways.
Until recently, I am finding more and more interested in commercial campaigns that use creativity at its purest. I think it brings another look to our 'quotidien' and always bring a spark of inspiration needed. We are featuring at this collaborative project which is a commercial campaign for website building and hosting company Squarespace. In this campaign, it's all about ‘make it real’, it's a creative journey on the customer's perspective from basically the vision to realization.
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.
The kind of THRIVE that we enjoy sharing here on ABDZ, this is direction and motion design work by Unit Motion Design, a creative motion studio based in Paris, France. This project is the clash between two brands, Roger Dubuis and of course Lamborghini. A few seconds to create an immersion in these two worlds through a fascinating sequence filled with projections of images and blasting light reflections all over the place.
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!
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.
DAZZLE SHIP™ have shared with us their latest personal experiment where they taking us on a trip around the world through typographic forms. DAZZLE SHIP™ is a creative production studio focusing their work in direction for design and motion. Can you guess the countries the designs are from? Pretty clever, nice work from the team! You should definitely check it out!
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!
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!
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.
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.