“The reel is like your passport”

Sekani Solomon

What’s covered in this Workshop?


Concepting the intro

With a Reel full of varying styles, Sekani ties his body of work together with this series of moments that feels more like a short film than a Title. In this video, we talk with Sekani about why he chose this series of vignettes as his positioning and branding statement.


The art of world building

Sekani’s reel takes you on a journey through unique worlds that all fit together. In this section, let’s dive into how Sekani built these worlds, the assets he sourced, and the methods used for modeling elements in the reel.


Lighting and materials

Here, we explore how the look dev progressed throughout each shot and why Sekani chose each lighting setup. We’ll take a deep dive into materials used and then find out how it all came together in comp.


Make it move

This piece has subtle but beautiful animation details and slick match cuts that propel us on the journey through the intro. This section will be devoted to the animation workflows used.


Bringing it home

In this video we cover how Sekani brought it all together. Was there any Premiere workflows used? Did Sekani have the shots in any other order? What passes did he render and why? What compositing wizardry went on?


What’s included in this Workshop?

  • Watch Instantly
  • Over 3 Hours of Video Workshops
  • 1.5 GB of project files
  • Lifetime Access

The project

Sekani’s 2020 demo reel is a thing of beauty! In this Workshop, we dive deep into his career and explore the inner workings of his reel, how he made the branding, intro, and outro, as well as how the entire montage came together.

The artist

Sekani Solomon is one of the best. Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, Sekani has made a household name for himself within the motion design and 3D industry. His work is cutting-edge, thoughtful, and most importantly, beautiful.

Project files and assets

In addition to the video walkthroughs, this Workshop includes various project files that were used directly in the production of these films. From initial mood boards and storyboards, down to production project files.

Video walkthroughs

Not only will you be able to directly interact with many of the project files used in the making of this film; you’ll also be able to follow along with in-depth video walkthroughs from the artists themselves.


What software do I need?

The workshop can be viewed without any special software. If you want to download the project files to gain more insights, you will need the following apps for this workshop: Adobe After Effects (CC 2021 or later), Cinema 4D (R22 or later)

Are any third-party tools or plug-ins required?

There are a couple plugins and 3rd-party renderers that were used in the making of this piece. Some of the effects that use these have been modified or pre-rendered, but many haven’t, so just be aware. Plugins/Renderers: Redshift Render, Nuke and X-particles.

Where will I be able to access my workshop?

You will be able to access your workshop through your School of Motion user dashboard. You must have an account and be logged in to access the workshop.

How is this different than a School of Motion Course?

Holdframe Workshops are deep-dives into specific projects done by an artist, studio, or collective. Rather than focus on broad fundamentals, they allow for a peek behind the curtain to see how some of the best work in the industry gets made. They are much shorter than School of Motion courses and are available to watch instantly after enrollment. Workshops do not have teaching-assistants, homework, or student groups like our courses do.

What is your refund policy?

For instant access courses, students can request a refund within the first 30 days from their point of purchase.

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