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.
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.
Our friends from FOREAL Studio are back with their latest project for AT&T in collaboration with Hearts, BBDO, Organic and more. This new project involves motion, animation, art direction and advertising. It's quite lovely and really great that they take the time to show the different motions of the process as well. Overall, it's always refreshing to see what they come up with.
What is Plotagraph? You gotta play with one of their animations to fully understand the concept behind. It looks like a combination of a lopping motion and a cinemagraph?! I am not even sure if it is properly interpreted. But give it a look because, with a beautiful image or concept, the result is simply stunning. We are taking the look at the work of @javografo on Instagram. Being an ambassador of Plotagraph, you will possibly fell in love with his use of this tool. I wished he could have used his own images but it's pretty well credited. Props!
2047 Apologue is a show by the Chinese director and visionary–Zhang Yimou. Presented on last June at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing. We follow the work from Radugadesign about their involvement in motion and set design. I love how the concepts comes to live following the incredible vision and direction from Zhang Yimou. Check out the video as well, it's well worth it.
Let's start off the Week with this Art Direction & Motion project by UK-based Cape & Monocle. Entitled: Zanzibar (Love Is Love), it's a music video that tells the story of a robot (last of his kind) scattering places in goal to find parts to rebuild his partner. You are taken into this beautiful melody as you are right away charmed by the visuals and intriguing concept makes you watch till the end of the music video. Frame by frame is just a pleasure to discover. Sit back and give it a watch.
We are taking a look at this interaction design & motion project of the iOS app called: Defind. What is it? It's an app that will search of word for you by you defining its definition. The concept might be useless to some but I liked about this project is about its execution, flow, motion and overall UI design. Designed by Alex Pluda, the app is taking through different sections to find that particular word from research, synonyms, translation and more.
I've always been fascinated with space and its deep void, what about an illustration series that is giving up a glimpse and also a tour of our whole 9 planets from the solar system. Well, this is what motion designer Mitch Myers created and it's just stunning. Everything made in Cinema 4D so it's giving us quality with a mix of realism and look. What's cool about it too is that they are all optimized and animation ready for your next project. For more information, please click here.