It's been an incredibly busy week for motion design news. Here's your weekly dose of motion design news, inspiration, and nonsense.
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A FINE DESIGN PODCAST
Adobe and Gimlet Creative (StartUp, Crimetown) have partnered up to create a new podcast all about good design. The podcast page has one of the more interesting waveform visualizations that we’ve ever seen.
Hat Tip: Joe-E
BE DAZZLED BY STARDUST
Stardust is one of our favorite plugins for After Effects and the team at Superluminal put together this trailer of some recent work created with Stardust. Prepare to drool…
Hat Tip: Jeahn Valijean
GREYSCALE GUIDE TO REDSHIFT
GreyscaleGorilla just launched a new guide to Redshift featuring Trevor Kerr of ManvsMachine. Needless to say if you’re wanting to learn Redshift this is an incredible tool. Look at this intro video...
Hat tip: The extremely photorealistic Joey Korenman.
IS THERE A PLACE FOR MOGRAPH COLLEGES?
Last week Joey sat down with Chris Do, Michael Jones, and Nick Campbell to talk about the future of motion design education. It was a conversation full of great insight and a little controversy…
NEW CYRIAK VIDEO
Cyriak released a brand new motion design short film. It’s umm… exactly what you’d expect.
Hat Tip Liam “The Skeleton” Clisham
FICK-IN AMAZING RENDERS
Nacho Velasco created this incredible CGI film using (presumably) Houdini to create some realistic particle dynamics and physics. The project, titled Fick, is certainly ManvsMachine worthy.
SOLAR WALK WALKS THE WALK
Ready for 20 minutes of mograph goodness? Solar Walk from Reka Bucsi features a ton of diverse animated styles. The project featured a surprisingly small crew.
Hat Tip: The Bee of Shells
YOU’VE GOT TO BE KEY-DING ME
Chris Vranos has created a new keying tool that works like a magical keying brush. Check out this demo for Composite Brush. It’ll blow your mind.
Hat Tip: Zack o'Lantern
JUMP INTO GUNNER’S LAKE
Gunner just released a new short film on their Vimeo page. In typical Gunner fashion the film is incredibly well-produced. Such a masterful example of value and light...
Hat tip Amy “Sundown” Sundin
DATACALY + AFTER EFFECTS + THE FOOFIGHTERS
We’re convinced that the market for automated mograph work is going to be huge. This project created for the FooFighters is a wonderful example of mixing After Effects and DataClay to create user-generated mograph.
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: JORDAN BERGREN
This week we’re spotlighting Alumni Jordan Bergren! After nearly a decade in the video production industry, Jordan stumbled across School of Motion's first public Animation Bootcamp. Jordan is now a freelance Motion Designer and Creative Director with the desire to work with the most talented designers and animators in the world. Here’s an awesome example of his work.
You can follow Jordan on Twitter and Instagram.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Last week we took a look at Pocket for organizing inspiration, Nick DenBoer stopped by the podcast and shared how he creates his incredibly weird work, Andy showed you how to find which After Effects project was used to render out a video using Adobe Bridge, and Anne showed us a few of her favorite facial rigging techniques in After Effects.
COMING THIS WEEK
This week is going to be full of mograph goodness! We'll kick things off with a chat about contracts for motion design work, Jake Bartlett is dropping a brand new tutorial with Adobe Illustrator tips, and Anne sits down with the team at Good Bad Habits to discuss their transition from India to Canada.
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Have a great week!