This Land Is Mine
Against the current backdrop of continuing attacks on Gaza, Nina Paley’s “This Land Is Mine” is the sort of acerbic satire that leaves a mark… Read more
Welcome to Motionographer 3.0
It's finally here, the new Motionographer website. And it only took 6 years. Here's why.
Liars Need Good Memory
In “Liars Need Good Memory,” Ringling College of Art and Design student James Heredia creates a visual poem about identity, belonging and lying. The collaged… Read more
MN8 : Jake Sargeant
Formerly a quickie, we have upgraded the multi-talented Jake Sargeant’s new web update for your full attention. You may recognize Jake’s name from our Oblivion… Read more
Pause Fest ID Breakdown
Molten (Juan Andrés Molteno) shares a colorful breakdown of his work on the Pause Fest open created by Váscolo.
Blur’s impressive VFX breakdown for Thor 2
Blur’s VFX breakdown for the prologue battle battle sequence in Thor 2 is worth a watch.
Main Road Post: Stalingrad VFX Reel
Stalingrad is a Russian WWII drama directed by Fedor Bondarchuk. Main Road Post, headquartered in Moscow, is responsible for all the VFX work on this… Read more
Jonathan Kim, Art Director/ Designer Portfolio 2013
Art Director/Designer, Jonathan Kim updates with some slick work. Great design development and production breakdowns shared under each project.
Q&A: Disassembling Assembly
New Zealand-based Assembly is an intriguing shop. Headquartered on a tiny (but beautiful) island nation, their portfolio ranges across character work, high-end vfx and interactive… Read more
Factory Fifteen: Jonah
Kibwe Tavares’ vision for “Jonah” is a unique one. Though the film is laden with visual effects from Factory Fifteen and Jellyfish Pictures, they are… Read more
Making Glass Cows
From solid block to glass cow with milk inside — a quick look at the process.
John Kahrs & Disney: Paperman
Disney’s Oscar-nominated short, Paperman, is now online. Check out itsartmag’s Paperman Breakdown by director John Kahrs. The sexy proprietary software that displaces textures with motion… Read more
ILM: Avengers VFX Breakdown
Industrial Light & Magic has been nominated for a 2012 Academy Award for their work on Marvel’s The Avengers. Check out a suite of “Making Of”… Read more
Dimitri Stankowicz: Rone “Bye Bye Macadam”
Kicking off with an atomic bang, Dimitri Stankowicz‘s music video for Rone’s “Bye Bye Macadam” sucks you into its graphic ceremony – part Jodorowsky, part… Read more
JBL “Ear of the Tornado” by Psyop
“Ear of the Tornado” has the fantastic quality we look forward to from Psyop – but it’s also an object lesson in how to nail… Read more
[Process] David Lewandowski pulls back the curtain on two projects
David Lewandowski, an oft-featured director/animator/compositor here on Motionographer, recently posted two breakdown videos that are worth a gander. Flying Lotus “Tiny Tortures” The first project,… Read more
EMA 2012 by Sehsucht
Sehsucht brings the 2012 MTV EMA titles to life by crafting a 3D zoetrope, a fast-moving carousel that evokes the illusion of motion through a… Read more
Review: The Art of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole
Directed by Zack Snyder (300), Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga-hoole did not fare particularly well at the box office or in critics’… Read more
Gentleman Scholar: Everything’s Better
Gentleman Scholar created ‘Everything’s Better‘, a fluid spot for Salt Institute that’s all about bright transitions, impressive particle animation and… salt! Directors Will Campbell and Will… Read more
Digital Domain/David Fincher: Adidas “Mechanical Legs”
Ten years later, the physicality and snappy camera work still holds up. Digital Domain and David Fincher’s “Mechanical Legs” for Adidas. Plus VFX breakdown.
EXCLUSIVE: Making of King and Country’s Motel 6 “Metamorphosis”
When King and Country’s Motel 6 “Metamorphosis” spot hit the web a while back (above), it made a big splash. With nearly 1,400 likes on… Read more
Timo Schaedel / Platige Image: Hotpoint “Land of Heat”
Timo Schaedel and Platige Image present an otherworldly landscape in Hotpoint “Land of Heat”. It’s a lovely study of light refracting across hot and hotter… Read more
Onesize for SyFy
Onesize debuts a show package for SyFy’s new reality show “DreamMachines”. UPDATE: Very cool audio breakdown from Echolab.
Lior Ben Horin produces a stellar graduation film, HEAD ON, for Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. From Lior: This film is a dialogue between… Read more