Motion Weekly 18

Jul 08, 2016 at 10:31 am by nickcharles

The Innovator

Entertaining and funny short created for an Australian wool company.

Wool. Merino Wool. Soft, cuddly, odour-resistant, warm, light, moisture-managing wool. The best natural fibre, baa none. Ewe wooldn't baalieve how chuffed we were to work with the iconic Australian brand The Woolmark Company on this character driven story.

Directed by Buck
Creative Director - Gareth O'Brien
Executive Producer - Erica Ford

Art Director - Lucas Brooking
Head of CG - Doug Wilkinson
CG Supervisor - Wayne Osborne
Art Direction: Lucas Brooking, Josh Edwards
Design - Lucas Brooking, Josh Edwards, Mathijs Luijten, Colin Bigelow, Elijah Akouri, Gareth O'Brien, Matisse Gonzalez
Storyboards - Matisse Gonzalez
Matte Painting - Colin Bigelow, Lucas Brooking, Elijah Akouri
Look Development - Wayne Osborne, Elijah Akouri, Josh Edwards, Serge Asthaov, Lawrence Wong, Matisse Gonzalez
Modelling - Elijah Akouri, Tristan Lock, Dominic Lau, Damien Lam
Rigging - Eyad Hussein, Ernesto Velasco
Animation Lead - Ben Hubbard
3D Animation - Ben Hubbard, Michael Chen, Lawrence Wong
Cel Animation - Mathijs Luijten, Matisse Gonzalez, Josh Edwards
2D and Effects Animation - Mathijs Luijten, Josh Edwards, Gareth O'Brien
Lighting Lead - Michael Lampe
Lighting - Wayne Osborne, Elijah Akouri, Lars Magnus Holmgren
Compositing - Navid Bagherzadeh, Fiona Lu, Michael Lampe
Music and Sound Design: Antfood


Well done student film based on a tragic memory.

A tragic event shifts a boy's routine into uncertainty; based on a memory.

First-year film at CalArts. Watch other films made by my classmates: 2014 CalArts Character Animation Student Films

My Brother

Wonderful style and flow in this tribute to migrant workers. I love the color palette, too.

"My Brother" is a personal tribute to the silent contributions of migrant workers globally. I grew up in the island city-state of Singapore, where encounters with migrants of countries as diverse as Bangladesh, Myanmar, China and the Philippines are part of everyday living. Many of them take on jobs that are considered by the larger public to be menial in nature. Sometimes, the differences in our cultures and socioeconomic statuses cause social friction. When we allow this to be left unchecked, it can evolve into darker displays of xenophobic behavior.

But the inability to see past differences is not just a local issue; it is an increasingly global one. From where I am now in the United States, I am beginning to see how irresponsible political rhetoric, among other factors, influences previously big-hearted populations, populations which embraced - indeed championed - diversity. My response to this wave of sentiments is inspired by a quote I came across recently, attributed to the French composer Claude Debussy: music is the silence between the notes. The project aims to recognize the silent migrant workers' contributions to our communities and celebrate their music between our notes.

"My Brother" is thus a metaphor for the thousands of underappreciated migrant workers we come across during our daily commute. I believe that bridges are built on bricks of commonalities and so the focus of this project is on the spaces of our shared humanity - school, families and personal dreams.

After viewing the video, it is my personal hope that you make my brother, your brother too.


We are not affiliated to any of the listed organizations, but to support migrant worker causes, do visit the link below:

Created as my Senior project at Savannah College of Art and Design (B.F.A Motion Media Design 2016).

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This is a very cool, experimental time-lapse piece.

I combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism.

Time-lapse sequences: Nikon D90, Nikkor 60mm macro lens and custom built intervalometer. Motion-control: Arduino driven scanner platform and mirror rigs Score: Ableton Live

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Showreel Pick of the Week

This week's Showreel Pick is from The Foundry. It is a wonderful sampling of works from customers using The Foundry's tools, such as NUKE, MARI, and MODO.

Our 2016 showreel features amazing work created by some of our very talented customers over the past year. As always, we would like to say a huge thanks to them all for making us look good!

All of the projects featured were made with the use of one or more products from our portfolio: NUKE STUDIO, NUKE, MARI, MODO and KATANA. Visit our product page to check out all of our software solutions in more detail:

Music by Scott Nixon @ SNM
Edited by Matthew McKinnon

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