The Cream O’ the Crop

The Cream O’ the Crop has been retired. It used to be a list of hot studios compiled and updated yearly by Motionographer editors and contributors. But after much consideration, we’ve decided to shut it down.

What? Why?

When we first started the Cream—back before Motionographer existed, during the days of its predecessor, Tween—there weren’t that many studios putting their work online. Combing through their portfolios and picking favorites was a fairly easy task.

Over the last several years, however, there has been a sustained explosion in the number of studios and individuals practicing the crafts of motion design, animation, visual effects and filmmaking.

To think that we could “curate” such an incredible volume of talented entities is just silly.

Great. So now what?

We’re working on a new system that will be much more objective, comprehensive and useful. In fact, if you’re a WordPress developer who wants to volunteer, drop the editors a line for details.

Please note: Email sent regarding the removal of the Cream will likely not be answered. Everything we have to say, we have said here.  

About the author

Justin Cone

Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.