Motion Graphics Monday: Visually Captivating Animation “One Bright Dot” by Clément Morin
Apr13

Motion Graphics Monday: Visually Captivating Animation “One Bright Dot” by Clément Morin

For some creatives the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing early morning, especially after a long relaxing weekend. One suggestion we have when your not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know how much we love well-executed motion graphics videos and today is no exception. Over the...

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Motion Graphics Inspiration: Andrew Popplestone’s HEAD Rebels Promo Video Will Get Your Heart Racing
Mar04

Motion Graphics Inspiration: Andrew Popplestone’s HEAD Rebels Promo Video Will Get Your Heart Racing

After watching the promotional video for the HEAD World Cup Rebels team, my pulse immediately increased and I was left feeling uneasy. It reminds me of the feeling I get when I watch the opening title sequence of “Fight Club.” Little did I know that these feelings were completely intentional. Check it out for yourself below.   After a Google search I learned that the HEAD World Cup Rebels are an elite team of extreme...

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View the Visually Stunning Title Sequences of the 87th Academy Awards
Feb24

View the Visually Stunning Title Sequences of the 87th Academy Awards

It’s the week after the illustrious Academy Awards and as usual, the Internet is buzzing. While most blogs are digging deep into passionate discussions about the award winners, best moments, and the night’s fashion mishaps, we want to showcase the visually stunning and well-executed title sequences designed and directed by Henry Hobson. As part of a series of 20 different graphic title sequence packages for each category...

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Film Friday: Five Must-Follow Blogs For Aspiring Filmmakers
Feb06

Film Friday: Five Must-Follow Blogs For Aspiring Filmmakers

Feeling inspired and staying informed are critical elements of growing as a creative individual. Thanks to free resources on the web, there are thousands of websites, tools, and images at our fingertips to help us learn and grow as digital storytellers. Utilizing these great resources is something that is encouraged for all aspiring filmmakers but sifting through this vast array of information can be a job of its own. Below you will...

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Featured FIDM Project: Motion Graphic Infographics by FIDM Digital Media Students for Public Citizen
Jan09

Featured FIDM Project: Motion Graphic Infographics by FIDM Digital Media Students for Public Citizen

Students studying Digital Media at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising recently developed motion graphics short films for Public Citizen, a “nonprofit, consumer rights advocacy group and think tank” based in Washington, D.C. for their Motion 2 course. Digital Media Instructor Ryan Nellis, who teaches Imaging, Motion Graphics and Compositing, oversaw the projects shown below by Alex Gilbert and Emily...

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Motion Monday: 12 Motion Graphics Videos That Visually Inspired Us In 2014
Dec29

Motion Monday: 12 Motion Graphics Videos That Visually Inspired Us In 2014

For some creatives the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing early Monday morning, especially after a long holiday weekend. One suggestion we have when your not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. Since it is the last Monday of the year, we decided to round up and share with you 12 of our favorite visually inspiring motion graphics...

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Motion Graphics Monday: This Pepsi Can Will Mesmerize You
Dec01

Motion Graphics Monday: This Pepsi Can Will Mesmerize You

If you are a regular reader of this blog you probably know how much we love well-executed transitions, and today’s piece of motion graphics inspiration is no exception. What I found particularly interesting about the transitions of this video was the fact that Tendril, the studio that created this piece, was tasked with “making it modular”. This means editing the head and tail of each scene so frames would line-up...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Rotoscoping Done Right In Crystal Kay’s “Dum Ditty Dumb” Music Video
Nov03

Motion Graphics Monday: Rotoscoping Done Right In Crystal Kay’s “Dum Ditty Dumb” Music Video

Although the technique of rotoscoping has been around for nearly a hundred years, it’s rare that I find a video where it’s effect is so obviously felt. The fluid animation style in combination with both live action and 2D graphics make this music video a treat for any visual enthusiast. “DUM DITTY DUMB” – Crystal Kay [Official Video]   Directors Tani Ikeda & Laura Yilmaz did a wonderful job when...

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