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.
The first film this week is a fantastic piece of hand-drawn animation and a brilliant story. Along with an incredibly well done soundtrack, this is a must-see. Be sure to check out the official website for more info here.
In a world filled with beautiful music, Vernon always seems to strike the wrong note.
Directed by Mikey Hill
Produced by Melanie Brunt at Feather Films
Written by Mikey Hill and Jennifer Smith
Score composed by Jamie Messenger
Developed and Financed with the assistance of Screen Australia
© Feather Films
The Turning Point
This piece is a beautifully animated and clever look at the extinction of a species...from a different perspective!
'The Turning Point' explores climate change, the destruction of the environment and species extinction from a different perspective.
Music by Wantaways
Created in After Effects, Premiere Pro, Clip Studio Pro and Cinema 4D.
Written, directed and animated by Steve Cutts
This highly amusing short - especially for anyone who grew up with Looney Toons on a Saturday morning - combines hand-drawn and 3D animation in a clever way. Love this!
A short film by Luis Usón
Co-directed by Andrés Aguilar (ichi)
Groompy is a rabbit playing the lead in a popular cartoon series. But after work his life is dull and monotonous. One night the object he so much desires appears in front of him... the carrot from the cartoons.
Produced by MATTE CG in collaboration with Uson Studio & Apus Estudios
This short film, inspired by the inventor of the Radio Flyer wagon, is a brilliantly animated and beatifully crafted story. Be sure to check out the official site for more info here.
Taking Flight is a short film inspired by the life and heritage of Antonio Pasin, inventor of the Radio Flyer wagon. In this fictional tribute to Pasin’s legacy, what begins as a small boy’s over-scheduled, over supervised, boring day with Grandpa turns into a larger-than-life journey, narrowly escaping wild monkeys and battling aliens to save the universe. Through the power of imagination and epic adventure, a boy learns to be a kid, a father learns to be a dad, and a grandfather reminds us all what childhood is about.
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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