Motion Weekly for March 26, 2016

Mar 25, 2016 at 10:48 pm by nickcharles

The Motion Weekly is a showcase of awe-inspiring short films, animation and motion graphic works from around the web. Some pieces featured have been created by professional studios, while others may be personal works. May this weekly segment serve to inspire you.


I've seen a lot of time-lapse videos. I do love them, but, this one is incredible. Beautifully shot, and expertly edited. We live in a beautiful world beneath an incredible skylight...if we only would take more time to realize it, and take it all in.

Please watch in full screen with sound on for best experience. This film is available in 4K - click the HD button and select 4K to view in 4K.


Whether in the city or a rural area, surrounded by nature or man-made things, there is but one constant - the sky. Regardless of our lifestyle or surroundings, the sky is always there above us to put on a show. "Skylight" is a collection of dramatic sky shows, captured from a wide variety of locations.

Shooting timelapse has taught me to sit back and take in the world around me. After six years and thousands of shots captured, I've seen some special and memorable events in our skies. No matter how dramatic the location, the sky holds the power to make a good view great, and to mesmerize us with the wonders of the world - within our atmosphere and beyond.

This collection of unique moments was captured from mountaintops to rooftops to coastline, at locations including: Los Angeles, Chicago, NYC, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, New Zealand, Big Sur, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, CARMA, Eastern Sierra, Death Valley, Yosemite, Vermillion Cliffs, Mojave Desert

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Most clips featured in this film are available for licensing. Please visit the chrispzero Footage Store at or contact me for more info.

A gracious and special thank you to my family and friends for their unending support and assistance. This film would not be possible without you.

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Cineplex - Lily and the Snowman

I'm a sap...I readily admit it. I love a good story that can bring a tear to the eye. This is one of those stories. The animation is incredible, and the soundtrack, a cover of Genesis' "Follow You, Follow Me," fits perfectly. This film carries a great message: 'make time for what you love.'

The story of Lily, a young girl, and her faithful friend, an endearing snowman, reminds viewers to see the big picture.

To help visualize the magic of the movies, acclaimed Toronto agency Zulu Alpha Kilo reached out to Hornet directors Dan & Jason to collaborate on an engaging cinematic experience for Canadian entertainment house Cineplex. Co Director Hyesung Park along with veteran Hollywood character designer Peter de Sève round out the team.

Production: Hornet Inc.
Director: Dan & Jason, Hyesung Park
Executive Producer: Hana Shimizu
Head of Production: Greg Bedard
Supervising Technical Director: Sang-Jin Bae
Producer: Desiree Stavracos
Storyboard Artist: Angela DeVito
Editor: Anita Chao, Stephanie Andreou
Art Director: Hyesung Park
Character Designer: Peter DeSeve
CG Supervisor: Arman Matin
CG Generalist: Richard Kim
Lead Compositor: Herculano Fernandes
Designer: Hyesung Park
Compositor: Allison Kocar, Isaiah Palmer
Modeler: Pedro Conti, Javier Leon, David Soto
Shading/Texturer: Javier Leon, ShuChen Lin, Kwan Au
Rigger: Lee Wolland, Michael Altman
Lighting & Rendering: Arman Matin, Susie Hong, ShuChen Lin
Particle FX: Andy Guttormsson
Pre-Viz: Arsen Arzumanyan, Matt Parent, Michael Altman, Bogdan Mihajlovic
CG Layout Artist: Arsen Arzumanyan, Kwan Au
Matte Painter: Dark Hoffman, Hyesung Park
Animators: Jamil Lahham, Goran Ognjanovic, Hee Jin Kim, Shendy Wu
Render Wrangler/Lighting Support: Kwan Au
Poster Designer: Denny Khurniawan
Aaron Platt: Director of Photography

Agency: Zulu Alpha Kilo
Chief Creative Officer: Zak Mroueh
Executive Creative Director: Allen Oke
Associate Creative Director: Noel Fenn, Andrew Caie
Art Director: Guilherme Bermejo
Writer: Nick Doerr
Clients: Susan Mandryk, Peter Furnish, Darren Solomon, Maxine Chapman, Laura Mingail
Agency Producer: Tara Handley
Account Team: Mike Sutton, Roy Gruia, Laura Robinson
Strategic Planner: Ebrahim El Kalza, Shari Walczak

Rep: Hesty Reps, Lisa Batke

Audio/Music House: Vapor Music
Audio Director: Joey Serlin, Brendan Quinn
Producer: Kailee Nowosad
Engineer: Julian Rudd
Music Licensing: Heather Gardner
Singer English: Adaline
Singer French: Julie Crochetiere
Original Composition of Genesis "Follow you Follow me" by Vapor Music

Geoffrey Secco - Whelk Song

This is the first I've heard of Geoffrey Secco, but his saxophone is killer, and so is this music video. Beautiful animation from Eleven Keys, inspired by Aboriginal art and colors. I'm going to have to get a hold of Mr. Secco's new album...

Taken from Geoffrey Secco's new album "Element Of Sun":

Directed by Eleven Keys:
Elsa Secco: Animation & Illustration
Jonathan Guyader: Animation & Illustration

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Concept: Whelk Song has been composed by Geoffrey Secco during a trip in Australia. All the music video style has been inspired by Aboriginal drawings and colours and Geoffrey Secco shamanic experiences.

Eleven Keys and Geoffrey Secco wanted to show how Aboriginal Art is modern and beautiful. The illustrations narrate an initiatory trip through dreamings.

Our researches were based on several books:

Spirit In Land - Bark Paintings From Arnhem Land by Judith Ryan
The Painters Of The Wagilag Sisters Story 1937-1997 by National Gallery Of Australia
Australian Aboriginal Paintings by E.J.Brandl
Paint-Up by Amanda Ahern

Delta Club - The Nomadic Alternative (Official)

Another interesting music video. I really like the style. A hypnotic shape play with color and texture.

DeltaClub "The Nomadic Alternative" Official music video.
Directed by Emanuele Kabu Assistant animator: Laura Pison
"The Nomadic Alternative" appears on Fortitude Ep, out on the 18th of March 2016.
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