Danny Yount New Reel

The inimitable Danny Yount posts a new reel (Thanks, Shuan!)

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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.

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13 Comments

benmbullock

Great job Danny!

Ayhan Cebe

Amazing work and montage!..

monovich

As a question, I’m curious what that rationale is for putting out a reel when you are a senior creative at a place like Prologue. (again, this is a question, not a critique). Is it about building a personal reputation so that you aren’t anonymous under a studio banner?

Cheers!

movecraft

The language of the copy under the reel felt kind of press-releasey or required element-y. I wonder if he is trying to qualify for an award or an honor that required something like this. At any rate, what else can be said about this exceptional work? He probably doesn’t need to build brand awareness in the mograph community- we all like it already!

TheDirtSyndicate

whats wrong with doing it because its fun?

monovich

nothing wrong with that at all.

catsforsale

Im so baller that I made my vimeo player colors the same as the default grey so you cant see the controls.

Halter

Stunning as always, I love all the motion test / look development material included.

TheDirtSyndicate

now why would my comment above get 2 thumb down ratings?
last time i cut a new reel i did it for fun, i dont understand whats so wrong with that.
I dont know danny yount personally but i get the impression that hes having fun with his work.
does having fun with your work offend you?
i’m just curious because i love my job. i do my work at whatever studio i happen to be freelancing at, then i go home and do the same shit at home for fun.
whats wrong with that?

magnut

@monovich: I can answer this quite easily. Even when you’re very successful in your field, you still need to keep your work and name out there; the motion graphics field is a very competitive market, with more and more talented people entering it every year.

Beyond the egoist nature of self promotion (we all love showing our cool work to everyone), we must always keep up that self-promoting standard. It serves to update everyone on the latest thing we do; it also lets clients & potential clients apprised of new and wonderful things one has accomplished.

I’m a storyboard artist. I got to work on an animated short film that has already won 3 Best Animated Short Film Awards in film festivals this year, along with a Special Jury Prize for Imaginative Storytelling in another. Each time the short film I worked on wins something, I post it on facebook and LinkedIn. It helps to keep me within eyesight of potential clients. I do the same when my Cartoon Network or Hub Network animation episodes I storyboarded on are broadcast.

You simply never know where your next job is coming from, sometimes. You must hedge your bets by keeping your work out front, so everyone can see what you’re up to.

The work that is done is great fun, but bottom line, IT IS A BUSINESS. To forget that part can and likely will do great damage to your work opportunities.

If you wish to see things cynically, always believing that this self-promotion is nothing but a public ego stroking, so be it. However, it serves a most important purpose.

But I think you know this already…

magnut

I commented on the thread first, then took time to watch Mr. Yount’s reel.

WOW. Danny Yount, YOU DO NOT SUCK. This is such powerful and amazing work!

Incredible.

jake

Amazing work as always Danny! Never can get enough:)

carlosflorez

Danny Amazing like always, it was a pleasure to meet you and work together at Prologue. Keep up with inspiring work!

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