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Archive for November, 2006

Save the Date: Inspire 07, Feb 16th


Mark February 16th down on your calendars, my dear readers. That’s the date of Inspire 07, a symposium dedicated to excellence in motion graphics being hosted by The Savannah College of Art and Design‘s department of Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics.

I’m helping organize the event, and I can honestly tell you it’s going to be rad. Our confirmed lineup includes Exopolis (a joint presentaiton by Brien Holman and Jayson Whitmore), Shilo, Psyop and Jakob Trollbäck. We’ll also have a Cream O’ the Crop Awards show showcasing some of the best work of 2006.

Check back here for more details. We’ll be launching a site soon with full registration information.

Thursday, November 30th, 2006 | 14 Comments »



Greg C. pointed me towards the work of designer Kim Dulaney earlier today; her storyboards and illustrations are to kill for. Beautifully hand-created, each project listed is unique and varied. As evidenced by much of her work, Kim is a fulltime designer at Stardust. Lucky guys.

Thursday, November 30th, 2006 | 26 Comments »

Spread some holiday cheer

Not really a post about motion graphics (although there is some, nothing to talk about), this is just a fun and silly way to spread some holiday cheer thanks to Office Max. Interesting campaign.

I recommend elfing yourself, or anyone really… hilarious!

The tab, on the lower right of the screen… all kinds of fun stuff to do, like shoot your eye out.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 | Comments Off

Intriguing work from South African company, Ontwerp

Check out some unusual work from this company from Johannesburg, South Africa. It took a couple takes but the work I saw grew on me and really pushes the experimental, and the pretty website doesn’t hurt either.

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 | 43 Comments »

Brooklyn Digital Foundry Helps out OMA


I’ve always loved the field of architectural visualization. Traditionally, archviz has been dominated by static 2D and 3D representations of proposed structures, but it’s increasingly pushing things into the fourth dimension, as can be seen in this project from Brooklyn Digital Foundry for The Office for Metropolitan Architecture. (For the uninitiated, OMA is the studio of world renowned architect and theorist Rem Koolhaas.)

The video starts off a little dull and rough around the edges, but about halfway through, things start to get interesting. The motion tracked composites are a nice touch that really help bring the building to life. I love that they show the structure as it would be seen from street-level a couple blocks away from the building site. Instead of a towering portrait of glory bathed in golden sunlight, we are presented with what looks to be a home video of the building-to-be. Very personable, very believable.

While it’s not strictly related to mograph at the moment, archviz will increasingly benefit from the expertise of motion designers, if only to help make better choices about dynamic typography. (The city of Chicago is a mecca for architecture, but as a typeface, it’s decidedly shit.)

I once looked into careers in archviz and quickly discovered that it’s very helpful (maybe even crucial) to already have a degree in architecture before going down that path. Have any of you worked on architectural visualization projects? If so, in what capacity?

Thanks once again to Seth!

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 | 8 Comments »