Fresh Paint: TCM 31 Days of Oscar


Some of you may remember Fresh Paint’s stunning promo for TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar event from last year. This year’s reprise uses the same basic structure but manages to top the original somehow.

Both promos “star” a masterfully cut montage, which on its own would be an achievement. But the real magic is in the interplay between the screen and the set, a metaphorical armature that works brilliantly for a promo built around the Academy Awards.

I’m glad that TCM and Fresh Paint both found the courage and energy to take on this project again. Whille I’m not sure it’ll work for a third year, this encore is a welcome gift.

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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.



Wow – it’s like Ambilight on steroids!

I always like film montages – esp ones cut this well – and the graphics are just icing. Nice work!

Tyquane Wright

congrats on a smooth looking piece dudes :)


Nice job!


This is so awesome. It must be tough being assigned to do compilation or montages of works and footages that aren’t theirs. But despite it being a show case of various scenes from popular movies, it still manages to stand on its own as a beautiful work. Bravo!


Nice work! although I must say that last years one looked better. More attention to details and somewhat better 3D. But nevertheless, impressive


smart, beautiful and fun….. also fun to look at each frame slow and meticulous to see the tiny composites where little mattes and shadows don’t match up very well…. but it all flows by so fast you never really see them in realtime.

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