The Motion Weekly is a showcase of awe-inspiring short films, animation, incredible live-action, motion design, 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.
Some pieces featured have been created by professional studios, while others may be personal works. May this segment serve to inspire you.
The first short this week is from 9 years ago, but happened to recently stumble on it. The design is absolutely beautiful, and the story idea is excellent. Be sure to check out the "Making Of" feature, here.
Abel lives in the winter and Apolline lives in the summer. Isolated in their "natures", they never met each other. They are not even supposed to meet. So when Abel crosses the border and discovers Apolline, curiosity is overwhelming. Their encounter soon becomes more complicated than they could imagine. Both of them will have to learn compromise to protect the other...
This second piece from a team of 5 students in the Pole 3D school in France, it focuses on a couple of current global issues, and is a compelling story. More than that, it is incredibly well made and just downright beautiful!
5th year students 3D short movie directed by Hugo CABY, Antoine DUPRIEZ, Lucas LERMYTTE, Zoé DEVISE and Aubin KUBIAK
Two polar bears are driven into exile due to global warming. They will encounter brown bears along their journey, with whom they will try to cohabitate.
This next film is one I cannot believe I missed. The 3D animation is impeccable. And it's a pure joy to watch.
Garden Party is an Oscar-nominated short film animation that depicts a dark mystery slowly unraveling via the perspective of exotic frogs having a grand time in an opulent, but empty mansion. The most gorgeously realized independent 3D animation in years, this project from 6 students at France's acclaimed Ecole MoPa revels in the delightful play of the frogs, only to cleverly reveal the subtext of their frolic.
Coming back to global issues, this film's story arose from the problem affecting our oceans. Essentially, this film pictures sea life hybridized with human garbage, and it is an incredible watch. Another film I cannot believe I missed showcasing previously. Do check out the "Making Of" feature, here.
When marine wildlife suffer the pollution surrounding it, the rules of survival change..
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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