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Motion Mondays: The Most Wonderful Time Edition

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From registration and giveaways to illustrations and movies, this Motion Mondays is full of celebration and creativity.

WINTER REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Winter Registration is officially open and seats are going faster than Tickle Me Elmo’s in 1996. If you want to grow your motion design skills, now’s the best time to secure your spot for the Winter Session. Hurry, classes start January 7th. Here’s a list of available courses:

12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS 2018 STARTS TODAY!

We want you to be the first to know about our second annual 12 Days of Giveaways contest. The contest is 12 consecutive days of motion design prize packs with over $38K worth of prizes given away. You can enter for free and the first prize will be given away today!

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ROTOBOT, THE FUTURE OF ROTOSCOPING?

Sam Hodge has designed a new plugin for Nuke that uses machine learning to automatically rotoscope objects from a video. This tool looks like it could save a ton of time, although you probably love rotoscoping by hand…

A LIFETIME OF ILLUSTRATED MEMORIES

Illustrator and Editor Colin Levy created a documentary about his grandfather’s inspirational outlook on life and creativity. While the documentary isn’t necessarily motion design centered, it is a fantastic story that has all the feels...

#DADLIFE

David Pocull and Luke Etcheberry teamed up to create a fun motion design project centered around what it’s like to be a dad. That lego dance hits close to home...

IS PEPSI OK?

Jeff Thomson shared some incredible Houdini render tests created for Pepsi. These will be the most insane particle renders you see today.

GREYSCALE GORILLA’S ONE DAY SALE

Today (Monday, December 10th) is Greyscalegorilla's annual one day sale. Get 40% everything on their site!

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A PSA FROM TOM CRUISE

Tom Cruise has a very important message for you to share with you about video interpolation. We never thought we’d ever type that sentence...

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: ALEXANDER HELLER

This week’s featured student is Alexander Heller. Alexander is wrapping up his time in Cinema 4D Basecamp with this awesome VHS tape render. (Note: A VHS tape is a plastic device that people used to use to watch things before the internet.)

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: EARL CABUHAT

Earl Cabuhat is this week’s featured alumni. Earl’s growth in animation and design are a testament to what dedication and practice can bring. We’ve watched the progression of his artwork, and we’re very impressed. Check out his portfolio!

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!

Last week we took a look at using the Creative Cloud in After Effects, Beeple shared how he landed a fashion line with Louis Vuitton, Sander van Dijk stopped by the podcast to answer some questions from the community, and alumni Francisco Quiles shared how his freelance work in Mexico is influenced by classic video games.

MOTION DESIGN NEWS, DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX

Want to get this news sent to you inbox each week? You can subscribe to Motion Mondays by creating a free student account here at School of Motion. Just click 'Register' at the top of the page.

HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR MOTION MONDAYS?

If you've seen any amazing work, know of any cool news, or think we should feature a particular tool or trick in Motion Mondays, hit us up on Twitter @schoolofmotion, or e-mail us at [email protected]. We're always on the lookout for cool MoGraph-related happenings.

Best of luck snagging your spot in a Winter course!

Dive into real-time 3D with our Unreal Engine beginner's course by Jonathan Winbush. Master importing assets, world-building, animation, and cinematic sequences to create stunning 3D renders in no time! Perfect for motion designers ready to level up.

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Unlock the secrets of character design in this dynamic course! Explore shape language, anatomy rules, and motifs to craft animation-ready characters. Gain drawing tips, hacks, and Procreate mastery (or any drawing app). Ideal for artists seeking to elevate their craft.

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Elevate your freelance motion design career with our guide to client success. Master a repeatable method for finding, contacting, and landing clients. Learn to identify prospects, nurture leads, and develop a thriving freelance philosophy amidst chaos.

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Rev up your editing skills with After Effects! Learn to use it for everyday needs and craft dynamic templates (Mogrts) for smarter teamwork. You'll master creating animated graphics, removing unwanted elements, tracking graphics, and making customizable templates.

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Stand out with Demo Reel Dash! Learn to spotlight your best work and market your unique brand of magic. By the end, you'll have a brand new demo reel and a custom campaign to showcase yourself to an audience aligned with your career goals.

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Illuminate your 3D skills with Lights, Camera, Render! Dive deep into advanced Cinema 4D techniques with David Ariew. Master core cinematography skills, gain valuable assets, and learn tools and best practices to create stunning work that wows clients.

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Master After Effects at your own pace with Jake Bartlett's beginner course. Perfect for video editors, you'll learn to create stylish animated graphics, remove unwanted elements, and track graphics into shots. By the end, you'll be equipped for everyday AE needs and more.

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Revolutionize your Premiere workflow with customizable AE templates! Master creating dynamic Motion Graphics Templates (Mogrts) in After Effects to speed up your team's work. By the end, you'll craft easily-customizable templates for seamless use in Premiere Pro.

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