Recent events aside, Ira Glass is widely recognised as one of the greatest broadcasters/storytellers/documentarians of our time and his Ira Glass on Storytelling interview for current.tv contains a wealth of useful advice. David Shiyang Liu took Glass’ words encouraging perseverance in the face of work that falls short of your own person barometer, and combined [...]
Carlo Vega takes Yasiin Bey’s Niggas In Poorest and strips it back to its core components, the lyrics & beats, to arrive at a promo that is genius in its compelling simplicity. “Niggas In Poorest” by Yasiin Bey from Carlo Vega on Vimeo.
“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.” Kevin McDowell mixes the sounds of Flying Lotus with Carl Sagan’s narration and a sprinkling of motion graphic magic to create Pale Blue Dot. Pale Blue Dot from Kevin McDowell on Vimeo.
How do you spend your time? If you’re less than satisfied with what you have/haven’t been getting up to lately, Yaniv Fridman and Daniel Luna have a To Do List that could help you get back on track. To Do List from Yaniv Fridman on Vimeo.
Challenge: Create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself. Rule: use only the graphic elements of the letters without adding outside parts Bran Dougherty-Johnson brings Ji Lee’s wordplay book to clean and playful motion graphical life in the Word as Image promo. Word as Image (by Ji Lee) [...]
Vincenzo Lodigiani’s Mon Rêve explores the theme of insomnia, and how sleep becomes an obsession to those deprived of it: “There is a kind of cult in the world, made of men and women of all social backgrounds, of all ages, races and religions. It’s the sect of the sleepless. I am part of it. [...]
We’re massive fans of motion design here at DN, but when the question, What is Motion Design? comes up I tend to grope at title sequence examples – Have you seen Se7en? – instead of providing a coherent answer. Motion plus Design have put together a video that provides an answer through the use of [...]
What are the creative limits of manipulating a ▵●● logo? After working my way through Milan based motion designer Vincenzo Lodigiani’s Logo Shorts I’m beginning to think the answer is endless. Here are some of my favourites. 3PILLS from cento lodigiani on Vimeo. INFINITE SADNESS from cento lodigiani on Vimeo. SNAKECHARMER from cento lodigiani on [...]
If ever there’s a design documentary that absolutely needs to exist, it’s on the art and craft of the title sequence and those pioneers who took it from straight text on a black screen, to the creative medium we have today. Alas, as the film studios continue to make it impossible for a decent book [...]
Dennie van Dijk’s short motion about power and balance. Vattenkraft from dennievandijk on Vimeo.