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.
Though my original goal with this segment was to specifically highlight motion graphics and animated short films, it had evolved to also showcase incredible live-action, outstanding cinematography, and wicked cool experimental works. It's all motion, it's all inspiring. So, take the time to kick back and have a look at some fantastic work being produced out there. And, if you like what you see in this segment, please share it.
Having so much fun watching horror shorts this season, so here is another. This award-winning horror short is wickedly unrelenting in its two-minute timeframe. Be sure to check out a great interview with director, Rob Savage, on this film here.
Girl in the Hallway
Harsh reality. There are a lot of predators in this world...and a lot of children that suffer from neglect and become statistics. This is a tough story, as told by a witness. The film itself is incredibly well done in stop motion, using conté, charcoal, pastel, and graphite on paper. Be sure to check the film's web page here for more info.
"Girl in the Hallway" is the winner of the 2019 Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
Why does 'Little Red Riding Hood' give Jamie nightmares? It's been 15 years, and the girl in the hallway haunts him still. This is a testament to locked doors. A lullaby sung by wolves with duct tape and polaroids. Not all girls make it out of the forest. Some stories children shouldn't hear.
Born Free - "The Bitter Bond"
This is a hard watch, but very well done short film with a powerful message about the canned hunting of lions in South Africa. This comes from the Born Free foundation. Check the site here and consider signing their petition to end this horrible practice.
An animated story for the Born Free Foundation about the bond between a lion keeper and her cub. Sign the petition to help South Africa’s lions be born free and stay wild: bornfree.org.uk/bitter-bond
Nature is incredible, and this short features brilliant timelapse captures of some incredible events in the sky. The editing in this is fantastic, and the music very fitting.
For a few months out of every year, the northern high plains bear witness to some of the most incredible and beautiful severe weather events on the planet. Rotating and rolling monsters composed of moisture and heat, sculpted into towering behemoths by wind and terrain. I do hope that this timelapse short film does these terrifically terrifying beasts of the sky justice. Keep in mind that everything about this video is over the top. It's bombastic, slow, fast, then slow, then fast, has cows mooing somewhere, is weirdly edited and paced, and overall a little bonkers. But these storms are bonkers. Especially the nocturnal ones.
Severe systems displayed in this video include diurnal supercells (mostly LP and hybrid), tornadoes, mesoscale convective systems, and my favorite, the nocturnal low level jet driven supercell. Possibly not a real thing. But also a real thing.
Visual elements copyright Nicolaus Wegner 2019. Footage was captured in 4K/5K raw format (diurnal sequences), and 8K raw (just a majority of the nocturnal sequences). Available for license. You can contact me through vimeo message or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Nick C Sorbin (Nick Charles) is a former Managing Editor of 9 years for Renderosity's CG Industry News. By day, a mild-mannered Certified Pharmacy Technician working in both home infusion and a hospital ER, contrasting creative outlets as a digital artist, sculptor, musician, singer/songwriter, and Staff Writer for Renderosity Magazine. Read his articles