Motion Weekly 42

Apr 20, 2020 at 11:00 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.

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.

All The Things

The first piece this week is a cohesive collection of separate motion design ideas all together. This right here is why I love motion design. Be sure to see the breakdown here.

All The Things from Toast on Vimeo.

"All The Things" is a collection of individual narratives, unified by a cohesive style.

Our intention was to work on a short, simple piece. As many of you know, sometimes personal projects evolve and take on a mind of their own. As the months rolled along, we found ourselves frequently going back and adding more content to each scene. We had a lot of fun allowing our imagination drive the development of the various narratives.

Full project breakdown and BTS here:

Pit Stop

This brilliant and funny short film was a student film project for Raship Trikha at Sheridan College in Canada. Check out the extensive behind the scenes look here.

Pit Stop - Animated Student film from Raship Trikha on Vimeo.

for behind the scenes and more!

Unabridged - (Spec) Title Sequence

I love title sequences. Honestly, there have been times I was more enthralled with a title sequence over the movie it presented. And this title sequence, though for a non-existent show, is absolutely brilliant. Based on a fascinating single act play about a society where the written word is banned, the atmosphere, imagery, editing and haunting soundtrack are all fantastic. There is an extensive look behind the scenes here.

UNABRIDGED - (Spec) Title Sequence from JordanBergren on Vimeo.

A year and a half in the making, I present a Spec Title Sequence for a non-existant show based around Sean Abley's single act play about a society in which written word has been banned due to it's psychedelic and addictive qualities resulting in an entire under world of addicts and dealers.

To see a full write up on the long haul to bring this thing to life you can check out my Behance page or my website.

Xavier Rudd - Storm Boy (Official Video)

Stop motion animation with a brilliant color palette! This piece, a music video for Xavier Rudd, is captivating...especially having viewed the work behind the scenes.

Xavier Rudd - Storm Boy [Official Video] from Gianluca Maruotti on Vimeo.

music: Xavier Rudd
director: Gianluca Maruotti
animator: Gianluca Maruotti
post/edit: Gabriele Maruotti
made with Dragonframe
© 2020

here is the making of:


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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

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