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 Bolt Connection
The first film this week is a fantastic piece with a great story and superb style and design. Be sure to read the Vimeo interview with Director, Nicolas Lebas here.
After a heist that goes wrong, a frail robot who was the driver of a robot mafia ends up being in possession of some loot he shouldn’t have, a human heart. Tempted by the opportunity of being like his bosses, he grafts the heart to himself and discovers the feeling of being alive. But those brief instants of life have a price.
"The Bolt Connection" is this week's Staff Pick Premiere. Read more about it on the Vimeo Blog: vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-premiere-the-bolt-connection/
It is a CGI animation film made by six students of Supinfocom Valenciennes in France during their Graduation Year. The Directors are Nicolas Lebas, Mathilde Dourdy, Maurine Lecerf, Shih-Hui Pan, Claire Cartier and Thibault Grunenberger. It’s a violent film largely inspired by Film Noir and Gangster movies.
The Trouble with Darkness in Horror
I love to include educational bits in the Motion Weekly, and this is a good one for anyone looking to film horror.
Darkness in movies can be trickier than you think.
This piece is a bit of documentary on the garment manufacturing industry in the UK. At times a bit hard to follow, but, what struck me was the fact that it uses actual, animated fabric as the backdrop. I love when real-world materials are used in animation, and this is brilliant in execution.
Nominated for Best Short Film at the British Animation Awards 2020
Winner of Best British Film at London International Animation Festival 2019
Winner of Best Documentary at ReAnima International Film Festival 2019
Animated fabric brings the story of a lingerie factory in Manchester to life. Silk, cotton and lace go under the camera, as the workers recount the history of Ella and Me, the UK garment manufacturing industry, and British family traditions of making. A specially composed soundtrack by Swedish composer Malin Bång, inspired by sounds of sewing machinery, evokes the ups and downs of the factory. Produced by Abigail Addison at Animate Projects.
This incredible short film is about the forced move of a people as the collapse of a giant beast destroys their home. The beast is cool, but I absolutely love the stony look of the people. Check out the making of this film here.
One march ends, a journey begins.
In a desert land, the last breath of a giant creature spurs the exodus of an entire people.
Directed by Kathleen Cartier, Sandrine Gimenez, Nicolas Mrikhi, Baptiste Roy, Thomas Saez.
Music by Yuichiro Maeda.
© Supinfocom Arles (MOPA) 2014 - ecole-mopa.fr
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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