Gentleman Scholar: Motionpoems “Working Order”

For the Motionpoems Foundation, Gentleman Scholar created a flowing, painterly interpretation of “Working Order,” a poem by Dora Malech.

From GS:

Tasked with creating a visual interpretation of a selected poem, our team put a lot of heart and soul into this project. Allowed full creative freedom, we loved running with our imaginations and pushing the envelope with striking hand-painted imagery and hints of psychedelia. The result is an interpretation of Dora Malech’s ‘Working Order’ that takes the viewer on a surreal, exploratory journey into a woman’s introspective psyche.

UPDATE: While we wait for a making-of video, check out the “faking of”:


Production Company: Gentleman Scholar
Creative Directors: William Campbell & Will Johnson
Executive Producer: Lindsay Bodanza
Head of Production: Rachel Kaminek
Art Directors/Lead Designers: Jordan Lyle, JP Rooney
Producer: Nikki Maniolas
3D Animators: Tim Hayward, Ben Grangereau, Ryan Kirkwood, Tyler Mele
2D Animators/Designers: Sang Shin, Peter Lee, Heather Aquino, Calvin Prieto
Executive Producers: MotionPoems, Todd Boss,
Egg Creative, Jennifer David

“Working Order,” a poem by Dora Malech.
Used with permission.
© Dora Malech, 2012. This poem originally appeared in The Iowa Review.

Original Score: Singing Serpent Music
Original Sound Design & Final Audio Mix: Ben Freer, Eleven Sound
Client: Motionpoems

Additional Credits:
Voice Over Actor: Anthoula Katsimatides
Casting Director: Carrie Faverty, Sound Lounge

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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.



3D renders frame by frame hand(wacom) painted? Incredible effective. The first short in a while that made “wow” out loud.




Me encaró todo. Estética, técnica de animación, audio. Wow!

Gentleman Scholar

Thanks for sharing this! A lot of folks have been asking for a “Making Of” – it’s on the way, but in the meantime, please enjoy our “Faking Of” video for a quick peek into Gentleman Scholar!

Menno Endt

This is awesome. Lovely transitions! And the faking of makes it even better! Everyone knows you make walk cycles by fingerwaling your wacom!

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