Category Archives: inspiring

Daily Dose “Coke Habit” by Dress Code

The blurb from vimeo “The Summer after 10th grade Mike spent two solid weeks with horrible horrible migraines, dizziness, blind spots and tunnel vision—he didn’t know what it was… This is the story of his Coke Habit.”

One highlight of motion graphics is the ability to work independently of clients and deadline. This project was done in such fashion. Detailing the narrative of a personal addiction to caffeine something one in the design industry may know to well.

Visually “Dress Code” the company behind this animation achieves very stunning work. Mix of 2d elements, 3d compositing and great “digital ink” work. 

 

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Shopify Anywhere by Alex Mapar

As visual component this motion piece seems pretty straight forward. A trend many other designers have adapted over the last 2 years. Profiled on the bible for motion designers “Motionographer” blog. The artist Alex Mapar has worked in the industry for quite a few popular studios. Building a strong brand around his aesthetic visual take. Here a snippet of the interview Motionographer posted.

“I want to preface this incredibly indulgent answer (that’s the equivalent of me describing how I fine tune my lottery winnings) by saying how thankful and grateful I am every day for having this position of privilege.  I have a nice job drawing pictures and making cartoons, that somehow pays the bills too. It’s amazing; I really mean that. There’s a million harder jobs out there and a million harder hardships to have to deal with, and I check my head with it every single day.” 

Read more …http://motionographer.com/2017/04/18/in-house-vs-independent-with-alex-mapar/

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Ghost In The Shell by Ash Thorp

Ash Thorp does it again. Despite the under whelming reviews everyone can agreed Ghost In The Shell highlights consist around it’s visual eye candy. Normal a piece like this would make it to my Daily Dose.

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Daily Dose “This Mess Won’t Make It”

This is some inspirational story telling and graphic work. Not certain of the technique used..feels like the C4D motion capture tool. Definitely some paint brush work done to achieve that great texture on the characters.

 

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“Daily Dose” TOMS // The TOMS Story

Giant Ant produced this animation for the Tom’s company. It’s a brief re-telling of their journey and brand mission. Giving a pair of shoes to the less fortunate around the globe. I originally saw the is piece floating through the Motionographer site. One of my favorite past times.

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Led Zeppelin Montage

This is an acid trip of motion graphics. Quite the visual experience subtle blend of Roto techniques mixed with 3d elements. Easily could make my Daily Dose list, but I’d rather just enjoy the simplicity of aesthetics.  “The measurement of greatest is knowing when to simplify your views”. screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-10-58-21-am screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-10-58-32-am screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-10-59-46-am

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Daily Dose “History of Viacom”

 

Deep on the 32nd floor of Viacom’s Times Square Headquarters, Slanted Studios and Hard Work Party have teamed up with Viacom Catalyst again to bring the future of exhibition interaction to the present. Designed to tell the history of Viacom, this combination of real-world artifacts and digital animation creates an experience unlike normal touchscreens or museum displays. Part diorama, part deep-dive interactive, the History of Viacom blends the physical and the digital like never before.

History of Viacom pairs a transparent 84” touchscreen with twenty dioramas to highlight key moments from Viacom’s 45 year history. Each diorama features custom 3D-printed models, addressable LED lighting and bespoke motion graphics. The touchscreens remain opaque in their attract mode, only revealing the artifact when touched by the user. Each of the dioramas features a unique object and a unique digital story. For instance, touching the “Birth of MTV” display reveals the iconic MTV Moon Man from the station’s launch, while the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” installation features a maquette sashaying under dancing lights.

The installation is coded with custom software designed for flexibility. The totally modular system can change exhibits on the fly, allowing Viacom to add new artifacts and new animations as needed. This system, its software and the transparent touchscreen all mark technology firsts for Slanted Studios, which has expanded beyond its animation roots to tackle innovative interactive projects that push the boundaries of technological sophistication.

Quick take: As a former Viacom employee myself is feeling like apart of my very own working history. I’ll definitely view this installation one day and would recommend others do the same.

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