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Video Inspiration #17 - The Astonishing Works of Onur Senturk

Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. This week I'm featuring a truly talented artist named Onur Senturk. Here is what his vimeo page has to say about him in the "about" section: Onur Senturk studied traditional painting and figure drawing followed by a traditional animation degree as his BFA. He took part in several international and national collaborative exhibitions with works in both print and time-based media. He designed and animated “Triangle ” which is awarded twice by Vimeo as best motion graphics and “ Nokta . ” which received honorary mention from Ars Electronica in Computer Animation/ Film /VFX category. He has been featured in many national and international magazines,newspapers, events, such as Onedotzero, Stash, Computer Arts, Freemote Born Digital and Motionographer with interviews, presentations, articles and showcases both online and published. Onur currently works as a designer at Prologue Films lives in Los Angeles, California. TRI?NGLE from Onur Senturk on Vimeo. OFFF 2011 Year Zero from Onur Senturk on Vimeo. DixonBaxi Film Logo Sting from Onur Senturk on Vimeo. a2zing from Onur Senturk on Vimeo. The Kollektiv from Onur Senturk on Vimeo. Design42day from Onur Senturk on Vimeo. Nokta . from Onur Senturk on Vimeo. 110 Geri Donme Excerpts From Music Video from Onur Senturk on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #16 - Reader Submitted Works

Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. This week I'm featuring works submitted by YOU, our awesome readers :) Enjoy! Be Coke from Gaëtan Boutet & Jérome Masi on Vimeo. stopmotion from Polarity on Vimeo. Poo from Polarity on Vimeo. FACTO Y LOS AMIGOS DEL NORTE - EL BURRITO CATALAN from BUNGALOW on Vimeo. Omega Code by Laurens G. from Laurens Groven on Vimeo. Winter Warrior Sessions (T2i+Twixtor) from Pavel Shmelov on Vimeo. ASLAN’s REEL 2011 from Marco Aslan on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #15

Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. All of the videos this week happen to be music videos, so, there you have it, it's the first full music video edition of VI!!! Yay! But if you're wondering where another post of reader submitted work is at then the answer is that it's coming at you next week! I've been getting lots of great submissions and I'm really excited to keep the user submitted posts coming, keep sending in your work guys I'm constantly impressed! In the meantime however, enjoy some music videos! Matta - Release The Freq from Kim Holm on Vimeo. tUnE-yArDs Bizness - Full Version from mimi cave on Vimeo. Corduroi - "All Ways" from mutuallymade on Vimeo. Das Pop: The Game from Big Active on Vimeo. Scion A/V Presents: Big Freedia - Y'all Get Back Now from Bob Weisz Sucks on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #14

Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. This week I'm featuring some cool videos I've found around the web that inspire me. Legwork Reel 2011 from LEGWORK on Vimeo. TV ON THE RADIO "WILL DO" from Dugan O'Neal on Vimeo. Alimta from Taylor James on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #12

Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. This week I'm featuring some cool videos I've found around the web that inspire me. Dogboarding from DANIELS on Vimeo. Beams / Terminix 2011 Campaign from Dvein on Vimeo. Sherwin-Williams - Daybreak from Kevin Couture on Vimeo. Philosophy from Uniform on Vimeo. Mini - Rocketman Concept from PostPanic on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #8

Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. This week I'm featuring some cool videos I've found around the web that inspire me. However, I'd love to continue to post demo reels from you guys as well as cool stuff you're working on. Please feel free to send me your work or cool links in general to nathan@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. Enjoy! Cumulus Collectif - Deux Mille Onze from Cumulus Collectif on Vimeo. MODERN TIMES from BC2010 on Vimeo. Water Sculpture from Shinichi Maruyama on Vimeo. T4 idents from double g studios on Vimeo. SOUNDWAYS from Laurens Groven on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #6

Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. This week I'm featuring some amazing reels made for 2011 by some awesome studios. I'm still waiting for more submissions of user reels before I pick my top ten, so send your submissions to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with "Video Inspiration" in the subject line. 2011 Montage from Chris Kelly on Vimeo. Montage 2011 from The Wilderness on Vimeo. The Mill Group Showreel 2011 from The Mill Visual Effects Studio on Vimeo. 2011 Reel from double g studios on Vimeo. Onesize Reel 2010 from Onesize on Vimeo.

Inspiring Work of Craig Hunter Parker

Craig Hunter Parker is a Motion Graphic Designer, Photographer and Cinematographer from Cape Town, South Africa. I really like the atmosphere and style of his work especially the pieces for MNET and the sort of surreal artworks of Obstaculum. For more information about Craig visit his Behance profile at http://www.behance.net/Panic_Embryo MNET 'Magic Studios' A casual stroll through a set-piece soon becomes an exhilarating experience as famous characters from classic movies & series populate the magical studios of Mnet, South Africa's premiere TV channel. Directed by: Craig Parker and Matthew Stephen Mnet "Magic Studios" from panic embryo on Vimeo. Mnet "Magic Studios" VFX Breakdowns from panic embryo on Vimeo. Obstaculum MNET 'Urban Bubbles' Mnet "Urban Bubbles" from panic embryo on Vimeo. Mnet "Urban Bubbles" VFX Breakdowns from panic embryo on Vimeo. Burchell Cider Burchell Premium Cider from Matthew Stephen on Vimeo. "Burchell" Premium Cider from panic embryo on Vimeo. Horizon in Mind Promax BDA Africa 2007 Provolution 'Head Rush' title sequence Head Rush from panic embryo on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #3 - Tendril

Video Inspiration is a weekly post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. This week, I'm featuring Tendril. Tendril speaks my language. I love their philosophy and can see how it shapes their work for the best. Here's an excerpt from their about page: "Tendril is a constantly evolving process. We devour film, art and design at a frightening rate. We ask questions, listen, sketch, and create. We dare to be naive and see every new client and brief as an opportunity to create our best work. We are full of ideas and untold stories. We are passionate and precise. Our vision is to rediscover the everyday through the filter of our imaginations. To inspire and be inspired." I hope you enjoy their work as much as I do. I've embedded several of their videos below but be sure to check out their website for more eye candy. TENDRIL / 2010 Reel from CHRIS + ALEXANDRE on Vimeo. Soundwave / Bell Canada from CHRIS + ALEXANDRE on Vimeo. Heart / Bell Canada from CHRIS + ALEXANDRE on Vimeo. Happiness Is / Hershey's from CHRIS + ALEXANDRE on Vimeo. Surviving The Future / CBC from CHRIS + ALEXANDRE on Vimeo. Express Yourself / TFC / Samsung from CHRIS + ALEXANDRE on Vimeo. Delicious Wants Out / ORVILLE from CHRIS + ALEXANDRE on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #2

Video Inspiration is a weekly post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to abduzeedo@abduzeedo.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. MTV Rocks! - Ident Compilation from PostPanic on Vimeo. Typewear Reel from Bruno Ferreira on Vimeo. Flying Lotus - Kill Your Co-Workers from Warp Records on Vimeo. Upper First - Showreel 09 from Upper First on Vimeo.

Video Inspiration #1

This is the first in an ongoing series of video inspiration. I hope you enjoy these finds. Please let me know in the comments what types of video inspiration you most enjoy and I'll do my best to keep it coming each and every week! Strange Arrangements from weare17 on Vimeo. Woos from PetPunk on Vimeo. MTV AUSTRALIA / TOP 50 from Maxim Zhestkov on Vimeo. Lemon Tree from Gentleman Scholar on Vimeo. I Have PSD from Hyperakt on Vimeo. Do the world a favour / OES from CHRIS + ALEXANDRE on Vimeo.

Jaw-Dropping VFX and Motion Graphics from Umeric

Umeric is a film, design, and vfx studio based in Australia. You can see more of their amazing work at their website: www.umeric.com Umeric Reel Umeric 'Until Now' 2010. from Umeric on Vimeo. Royal Elastics 'Feilfri' Royal Elastics 'Feilfri' - Umeric from Umeric on Vimeo. Swatch & MTV Playground Swatch+MTV Playground from Umeric on Vimeo. MSN Talk MSN TALK 'Butterflies' Spot A, English - Umeric from Umeric on Vimeo. HP + MTV Birth 'Birth' HP-MTV Meet or Delete - Umeric from Umeric on Vimeo.> MTV AVMA's MTV Australia Video Music Awards - Umeric from Umeric on Vimeo.

Motion Graphic Inspiration: Imaginary Forces

Imaginary Forces is a leading independent production company with offices in Los Angeles and New York. They have been creating some of the most compelling titles for films and TV series as well as other types of motion graphics. The core of their business is beautiful conceptual design and great ideas that have been solving their client's creative problems for nearly 15 years. As our name suggests, we are a force of nature, a force of the imagination. There are no limitations to our work, no boundaries. We can wrap our creative way of working around any challenge, and in the process we challenge ourselves, always striving to do the best work and to inspire others. For more information and to check out other fantastic works of Imaginary Forces visit http://imaginaryforces.com . Be prepared to spend a good amount of time over there, their work is fantastic. 500 Days of Summer - Film Titles Boardwalk Empire Main Titles 2010 MTV VMAs Mad Men - Main Titles & Marketing Campaign The high-powered and glamorous world of advertising in the 1960s received the Imaginary Forces treatment with this award winning main titles and marketing campaign for this original AMC drama series created by Matthew Weiner, executive producer of the "Sopranos". "Mad Men" opening sequence created by Imaginary Forces received the 2008 Emmy Award for Outstanding Title Design. Mad Men has received critical acclaim, particularly for its historical authenticity and visual style, and has won multiple awards, including nine Emmys and four Golden Globes. It is the first basic cable series to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, winning it in 2008 and 2009. Imaginary Forces is the first company in Emmy history to receive three nominations in the Main Title Design category! We have been acknowledged for our work in Human Target, Nurse Jackie, and The Pacific. Congratulations to everyone who worked on these fantastic projects! Human Target – Main titles Human Target is a high octane, action show that has something for every one. It takes a brave, selfless man to make himself a "human target" in order to save the lives of those in danger. Based on the popular DC Comics comic book and graphic novel, Human Target s a full-throttle action drama centered on Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), a unique private contractor /security/ expert/ bodyguard hired to protect. Sex and the City 2 - Main Film Titles The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Imaginary Forces Montage Reel Autumn/ Winter 2010

Motion Graphics Inspiration by Kyle Cooper

When the great Kyle Cooper spoke at FITC San Fran this past August, he did not disappoint. Kyle Cooper is an American film title designer who is known for his memorable, evocative work. Most notably, he elevated the opening titles to an art form with the film, Se7en in 1995. His work has inspired a younger generation of designers, and to this day, he has produced many more film titles. His story in a nutshell is this: Kyle Cooper studied under Paul Rand at Yale, and decided that he would focus on creating film titles. In 1996, he co-founded the creative agency, Imaginary Forces, which is focused on motion design. Once the agency grew substantially, he left and founded the agency, Prologue, which is where Kyle remains today. At FITC, Kyle Cooper gave a very inspiring presentation entitled "Others: Content and Creative Community". His presentation offered us a rare glance into his genius; Kyle described his creative philosophy and process. As well, he showcased a few of the title sequences that he has designed. While Kyle strives to provoke an emotional reaction from the audience, he does not want to reveal too much of the story. His focus remains on creating strong concepts, and tweaking them until they are solid. With Iron Man, he created visual riddles with the typography that allude to the story; this served as a means to connect with the audience. Kyle understands the need to engage an audience; he carefully develops visuals that have relevant, contextual meaning to the rest of the respective film. These days, we have a plethora of digital tools available that make it easier to create digital pieces. That being said, having more tools does not necessarily equate to better quality work. Analogue forms of content have their own merits. Kyle admitted he had a preference for analogue content—that is, physical objects and handmade effects. Se7en has plenty of these including a hand-drawn alphabet, mishandled negatives, scratches, etc. His reasoning behind his preference is that analogue content offers much more room for creative exploration. Analogue content can be arranged, rearranged and juxtaposed quickly to establish meaning and tone. It is raw, and there is an authenticity that digital tools may not be able to produce. As a result, analogue content gives way for some interesting experiments, some of which may be happy accidents. 3D animation and effects, on the other hand, don't offer that same luxury, and due to the amount of time that rendering takes, there is much less time (if any) to concentrate on tweaking the concept. Ultimately, it's hard not to argue that using tactile objects in the design offers an extra avenue with which the audience can connect. Kyle's creative process has paid off: With Wimbledon, he mentioned that his sequence was chosen over the work that other studios had created, which was more 3D and effects-heavy. See the opening sequence below: Kyle Cooper's talk reassured one thing: the best design is concept driven. While technology may offer countless possibilities, it doesn't replace having a solid concept in creating a stunning title sequence that resonates with us. Content is king, and building that community with the "others" is paramount... and Kyle Cooper knows this. Kyle Cooper/Imaginary Forces documentary (1 of 2) Kyle Cooper/Imaginary Forces documentary (2 of 2) Demo Reel 2006 For more information about Kyle Cooper visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyle_Cooper http://www.prologue.com/ The Dark Genius of Kyle Cooper http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.06/cooper.html About the Author My name is Janet Cordahi and I’m a Toronto-based visual designer who loves to explore new ways of approaching different design challenges in this digital playground. I specialize in creating original solutions via motion graphics, print and web. For more information about Janet visit http://eccentricity.net/ or follow her tweets at http://twitter.com/janetyelplanety

Motion Graphics Inspiration by Vellas & Laga

In 2008, a young animator, and a not so young art director, joined forces and started to work as partners, from that idea Vellas & Laga was created and since then they have created, directed, animated, and fought in a lot of films, for TV, Internet and any other interesting form of media. For more information about Vellas & Laga we highly recommend that you visit their website at http://cargocollective.com/vellasandlaga. But we have selected some pieces from their portfolio to feature here on Abduzeedo. Reel 2010 Vellas, 2010 Reel from Vellas & Laga on Vimeo. MTV - TOP 10 Graphic package created for MTV Brazil, for the classic show "TOP 10". We created the open titles, rank numbers, bumpers... Check it out. MTV TOP 10 Graphic Pack from Vellas & Laga on Vimeo. MTV Colírios Capricho Capricho is a teen magazine mainly for girls. They made a partnership with MTV Brasil and produced a reality show where the public will choose the new "boy next door". MTV Colirios Capricho Montage from Felipe Vellasco on Vimeo. Metro Newspaper Metro Newspaper from Felipe Vellasco on Vimeo. MTV - "Anti AIDS 2009" MTV Brazil invited 4 artists to create a 15 seconds spot, for their new campaign against AIDS. Thanks to Beto Shibata. MTV - "Anti AIDS 2009" from Vellas & Laga on Vimeo. WORK PROCESS: Boomerang Queda Livre Opening Credits created for "Queda Livre", an upcoming program from Turner Channel. Queda Livre from Vellas & Laga on Vimeo. Bats This is a small video that is shown on cinema, before every film created by Ioiô Films Bats from Vellas & Laga on Vimeo.

Impressive Work of Mato Atom

Mato Atom is a young self-taught director, art director and designer from Switzerland. He moved to New York in 2005 to work at a downtown motion graphics boutique called Psyop. After a year there he followed his own as an independed director focused on personal work in addition to work for global marketers. He has a very large commercial work online, but, what call more attention are the videos with a political character. I will show you here some videos and images from Mato's portfolio. For more information visit his website at http://www.mat0.net/ As Mato likes to say: he is an "ASTRONOMER WITHOUT A TELESCOPE", I'd say he's an astronomer in his own world. Videos Champions from Mato Atom on Vimeo. Docking from Mato Atom on Vimeo. Headache from Mato Atom on Vimeo. PussyMagnet 6009 from Mato Atom on Vimeo. BBC The Iraqi Oil Minister from Mato Atom on Vimeo. BBC The Iraqi Oil Minister from Mato Atom on Vimeo. Lost Below from Mato Atom on Vimeo. “Whenever it’s possible, I try to do something that is not connected to any kind of expectation about selling a product,” Other works About the Author My name is Caio Arias, I'm from Londrina, Brazil and I'm a motion designer who loves movies and music, of course the quality ones. I ended up workin in the movies and music business which is really good, however it simply demands all my time :) For more information about my work visit my Vimeo page.

Video of the Week #40

From time to time we have featured a nice motion graphics showreel. Showreel is a nice way to compile someone's work... we get to see the work of a whole year, and just the cool stuff. Today, we feature Onesize's reel. Onesize is a Dutch, Delft based creative studio, founded in 2001 by two creative partners. Focussing on (motion) graphics, animation, visual effects and live-action direction and production for film and television. It is in the combination of live-action, 3D, graphic design, sound design and music that we follow paths, which leads us to new opportunities in freshness and cutting the edge of design and concept. They got some pretty sweet motion designs, really worth checking out. Again, this is just the reel, for more of their work, visit their portfolio! Hope you like it! Cheers. ;)