Step by Step: Simon Appel

One of the things that makes motion design so much fun is its limitless potential. There are constantly new techniques to try, old ones to mashup, and new tools and programs being invented daily. In this Step by Step profile, we are thrilled to bring you something new, a recording from Simon Appel of Part One which features the process behind how he made his new film Waveforms (embedded below). The catch here is that the majority of the film wasn’t animated in After Effects, Cinema4D, or even Photoshop but on an iPad!




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Joe Donaldson

Joe Donaldson is the editor of Motionographer. In addition to leading the content side of the site, he is also a professor at Ringling College of Art and Design working in the Motion Design department. Before joining Ringling, he worked as a director, designer, and animator in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, and has had the honor of directing work for clients such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Instagram, The New York Times and Unicef. In 2018 he started Holdframe.

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