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The History of Motion Graphics

The History of Motion Graphics

SCAD’s Professor Michael Betancourt has penned the first (that I know of) comprehensive history of motion graphics:¬†The History of Motion Graphics: From Avant-Garde to Industry in the United States.

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[LA] Trip the Light Fantastic: A Tribute to Robert Abel & Associates


Celebrate the life and work of a motion graphics pioneer at “Trip the Light Fantastic: A Tribute to Robert Abel & Associates” at UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theater on November 10th.

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Scott Benson: Rendezvous’ ‚ÄúThe Murf‚ÄĚ


Scott Benson can’t seem to stop putting out creative work, whether it’s light-hearted (Opposites, Future Trends in Motion Graphics) or helping himself and others ponder more serious themes (Rebranding, On the Subject of Depression). His music video for Rendezvous’ “The Murf” pairs a cosmic story with beautiful, stylized design that will both make you make you smile and wonder about the future.

Read on for production stills, storyboards and a Q&A with Scott here.

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CG Society: Tron (1982)

CG Society takes a historic look back at the CG cult-classic, Tron (1982).

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Scott Squires: Visual effects service – The Big Picture

Another response to the issues that the VFX Townhall have brought up, Scott Squires writes a long post on what he sees as the big picture of the visual effects industry. This is required reading, folks, there will be a test.

When I think of a service I think of a dentist, a car shop where they work on your car or a plumber that comes to your house. In these cases they do work but don’t tend to produce anything. The costs are based on time and materials.

Custom manufacturing?
Should vfx be considered as custom manufacturing? We actually create something when we finish our work, whether it’s from scratch or a montage of material provided. That’s what the studios want, not the actual service part.
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