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Archive for January, 2012

Tigrelab: Com Va la Vida, TV3 Video Mapping

Barcelona-based multimedia and design studio Tigrelab created an array of immersive visuals for Com Va la Vida: a recent video mapping project on TV3. Making-of here.

Monday, January 30th, 2012 | Comments Off

Scott Benson: Everything Starts Small

A perfect Monday morning treat. Scott Benson reminds us, Everything Starts Small.

Sunday, January 29th, 2012 | Comments Off

Phil Borst: Reel

New reel from Phil Borst, designer/animator of Kyndill.

Sunday, January 29th, 2012 | Comments Off

Hush for Marsh

Hush Studios delivers again with a beautiful piece for Marsh. A gorgeously minimal design paired with great animation make this a real treat.

Director Jodi Terwilliger had this to say about about the creative process:

The client initially asked us for a visual exploration of what IGNITE meant (an acronym for their internal leadership goals). We ended up turning it into an epic story based, surprisingly enough, on the Odyssey.

Visually, it started out much more flat and graphic. I wanted to keep it simple so we could execute above and beyond. What I discovered was that Salih and Justin were banging out amazing test animations almost immediately, which empowered me to start giving the design and the character a lot more depth. It’s really a testament to their skill and their dedication to the project.

Salih and Justin are two of my favorite animators in New York, and they did their usual fantastic work here. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next in 2012 from Hush.


Saturday, January 28th, 2012 | 8 Comments »

Electric Theatre Collective

Electric Theatre Collective launched.

Friday, January 27th, 2012 | Comments Off

This Idea Is Not Working by Henrique Barone

After we were initially sent Henrique Barone’s stellar short, This Idea Is Not Working, our jaws hit floor. We immediately wanted to share it with our  Motionographer readers, so got the engine warmed up and put things in motion. Then, something happened: we found out it’s a student piece. Jeepers! We scratched our head and weighed the options. Of course, we do have our Students section and although you can find it there, we were so impressed by Barone’s animation skills that we had no choice but to give it some love in our Main section. One thing we never want Motionographer to become is a place where only big-studios reign supreme and the little guy (you, me, us, etc) has no shot to shine. And not to gush, but it’s rare to find animation so inventive, polished and well-timed—let alone, a student piece. Did we mention that it’s hand-drawn?

After you watch This Idea Is Not Working, be sure to check out a wonderful step-by-step breakdown that the artist put together here.

Friday, January 27th, 2012 | 4 Comments »

The Witcher 2: Ice Bomb Trailer

Jaw-dropping trailer created by Platige Image for CD Projekt RED’s forthcoming Xbox 360/PC title, The Witcher 2. WARNING: Extreme gore. Credits and more info here.

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 | 5 Comments »