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 one of the editors of Motionographer. Working closely with Justin Cone, their hope is to help grow our community while celebrating the exceptional work being created on a daily basis. Additionally, Joe recently joined Ringling College of Art and Design where he works as a professor in the Motion Design department. Before joining Ringling, Joe worked as a director, designer and animator in Chicago, New York 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.

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