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motion graphics


November 23, 2014 11:32 am


Despite its very simple graphic style, this new animation from Identity Visuals is visually stunning, and surprisingly touching. I was immediately engaged with the piece and couldn’t look away, something which I am finding occurs with ever decreasing frequency. Directed by motion designer Zac Dixon and, very importantly, with music from Cody Fry, Solus is a “short story of loneliness, adventure, and self sacrifice”, and a beautiful one at that. Definitely worth 4 minutes of your life.

December 10, 2012 10:55 pm

finally – Understand Music

More clean, simple and beautiful motion graphics, this time from German creative studio finally. I love the way that this short is able to visualize music and abstract musical concepts, whilst maintaining a strict, clear aesthetic style throughout. It puts me in mind a little of the way Disney were able to visualize music in Fantasia, back in 1940.

This makes me want to open up After Effects again and work on something a little more abstract and graphical.

December 12, 2011 8:26 am


Its rare that you find a well crafted juggling video, and rarer still that one comes out of the spinning community, but NO SWEAT, shot by Francois Dubois and edited by Ladislas, is just that. They have found that winning combination of high-level, cutting edge juggling technique, in this case contact staff, and a slick presentation style in terms of filmmaking technique.

Jon Crott
Olivier van itterbeeck
Michael Tono
and Kevin Arleri

There is still a lot of room for improvement before we start seeing juggling videos on the level of professionalism that we find in other fields – such as dance or extreme sports – but the HDSLR revolution has caused democratization of high level capture devices, making it much easier for young filmmakers to get their hands on high quality equipment and shoot subject they are interested in. This can only be applauded.

June 18, 2011 12:43 pm

Samsung Galaxy SII – Unleash Your Fingers

More awesome dance and motion graphics action, this time to promote the launch of the Samsung Galaxy SII in France. Samsung flew in dancer JayFunk from LA to give a finger-tutting performance, to which Motionfanclub added post effects.

April 30, 2011 8:11 am

Plexus Productions Opener

While I am getting a little bored by the plethora of abstract CG animations in a neutral environment that seem to be out there at the moment, Tim Borgmann‘s ident for Plexus Productions, with its super-high-detail is pretty cool.

November 12, 2010 8:37 pm

Red Head Speedskater

A simple but very charming music video from Kompost, for Airpushers. It puts me in mind of the game Line Rider.

September 27, 2010 3:45 pm

Strange Arrangements

Radium Audio and Weareseventeen have come together to produce this series of moving sculptures for the Onedotzero festival 2010 in London.

August 27, 2010 3:07 pm


MK12‘s new release, a fusion of live action and animation, a nostalgic asthetic with a contemporary style and rhythm, explores the idea of “language working as a double-agent, carrying a hidden meaning with it for reasons yet-unknown”.

MK12 co-founder Ben Radatz explains:
"TELEPHONEME came about after we’d begun writing a short about how the alphabet was actually a “trojan horse” with coded messages and symbols, designed by a shadow group intent on keeping the rest of us down. While writing the piece we came across a Bell Labs-funded educational film called “The Alphabet Conspiracy,” which had pretty much the same content we were writing into our version. So we instead appropriated the voiceover and re-mixed it into a slightly darker version of itself. The voice is that of Frank Baxter, aka Dr. Research, a well-known figure in the educational film world. And, he tweets! We developed a typeface called “Chadwick” which we envisioned as a “root font” of sorts – a theoretically perfect and balanced font that concerned itself more with technical execution than visual aesthetics. This was the font that we used throughout the piece, and we set up a pretty rigid set of guidelines for it’s use. It’s not something that’s likely to be picked up on, but it made a good foundation for the rest of the piece. While voiceover is borrowed from the original film, the sound design was done in-house, borrowing from analog sources and mixing them into a very sight-for-see composition."
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July 23, 2010 8:19 pm

Flower Maschine

2D and 3D coloured lines invade a room, coming together to generate a flower machine in this fun animation from Buenos Aires based motion design studio Pattern.

July 9, 2010 10:17 pm

Cinematic Orchestra – Lilac Wine

In celebration of Dr. Martens’ 50th anniversary, Bl:nd has produced this aesthetically striking video for Cinematic Orchestra’s new rendition of Lilac Wine, first made popular in the early 90s by Jeff Buckley.

Director Vanessa Marzaroli says:
"The idea for the video came to me right away. The music is moving and it really felt like some sort of a lover’s letter or testimonial to me. With that said, I wanted something that was hand written and full of beautiful flourishes. I’m very fond of typography and calligraphy, so through my research, I found Spencerian penmanship to be quite inspirational.
I actually have a much deeper connection with animation. In my heart, I treat each project like a piece of music. This worked well for “Lilac Wine”, and we really took the opportunity to do something that was compelling to us, something we’d love to create."