The Top Six MoGraph Works of October 2019
With new releases from Vucko, Cub Studio, Gunner, Ordinary Folk and others, this month's array of extraordinary animations is especially emotive — apropos for the season of falling leaves.
Take notes for inspiration, or reverse engineering, and be sure to submit your motion graphic works for future consideration. (We're always on the prowl for profound new motion designs!)
From Nothing to Something
Ever notice how overly used the word inspiration is today? We're guilty of it, ourselves.
In a new short animated film, From Nothing to Something, a crew of MoGraph heavyweights tackle the topic, with spellbinding stylistic variety. And, in fact, it really is inspirational.
What if We Nuke A City?
Motion design is a powerful tool for communication. It can help us visualize the abstract, understand a theory, or witness an event we may never otherwise experience — and, in some cases, would rather not.
Even the idea is overwhelming, as creatively and carefully captured by Kurzgesagt.
In October 2019, Ordinary Folk didn't simply share this Bible Project narrative of God's generosity in relation to today's global scarcity, they also launched Play, a new section of their website dedicated to offering snippets and project files from their past works and spare-time experiments "as a means of giving back to the wonderful motion design" community that motivates us all.
Rutger Bregman on Taxes
Mexico City-based creative director, designer and animator Yaniv Fridman dedicates his creative energies to addressing important issues, even founding a nonprofit organization to promote social causes through animation. Recently, he teamed up with music and sound design studio CYPHER to create Rutger Bregman on Taxes, a video animation leveraging a 2019 Davos quote from the Utopia for Realists author on wealth inequality, philanthropy and taxes.
Glitchy and typographic, this mixed-media, news clipping-style mini-movie drives home the point, with dynamic motion.
You, too, can glow — even amidst the menial and monotonous...
And, according to IBM, the automation of everyday tasks will enable increased creativity in the future. But you be the judge.
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Want to go behind the scenes?
Glow co-director Reece Parker has shared some sketches, snippets and styleframes on his site.
Looking for a character animation case study? Need to build your own reel? Want some tips on combining audio and animation? Watch this:
Our favorite motion designs of the month are standout projects from top-level motion designers, requiring hours of work, ongoing education and bonafide critique.
If you've been reading and watching, thinking, I could never do that, fear not: you're not alone, and you might very well be wrong.
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