Daily Dose “The Confidante (Directors Cut)”

Great use of color and complexity of shape animation. Not To Scale is a trendy design boutique with various award winning projects. This was done for the Hyatt’s hotel.

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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. “The Weeknd’s Stage Setup”

Very unique take on industrial design. Her set pieces can be seen from many prominent events. The Super Bowl to concerts for Kanye West, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

Bio Blurb (http://esdevlin.com/) –

“Es Devlin is a stage designer. She creates kinetic sculptures meshed with light and film for opera, dance, film, theatre, runway shows and concerts.

Her first works were for small fringe theatres in London including the Bush and the Gate. Her canvas has expanded over the past two decades – through the National Theatre, Sadlers Wells, Royal Opera House, La Scala, and onto the O2 Arena, Wembley Stadium, and the Olympic Stadiums in London and Rio.

She has created stage sets in collaboration with Beyoncé, Kanye West, U2, Jay Z, Adele and The Weeknd. She designed the London Olympic Closing Ceremony and the Rio Olympic Opening Ceremony and continues to work in theatre at all scales – most recently ‘Hamlet’ with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican and ‘Faith Healer’ at the Donmar Warehouse. Es’ work has received multiple awards including 3 Olivier Awards, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and an OBE. ” 

 

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Daily Dose “Santiago”

The blurb – “An animated self-portrait exploring the line of human evolution and a projection of a possible future.
As our evolution turns from biological to technological, are we now the bridge between the born and the made.
I painted this stop frame animation on myself using face paint, a mirror and a camera.
Copyright Emma Allen”  

Great use of practical effects and animation.

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