Search form

Category: Motion Graphics

Blogs Silverdraft - MobileViz First Look

Imagine combining the power of a 1728 core supercomputer with the mobility of an 18 wheeler. No, its not Optimus Prime, but we're definitely one step closer with MobileViz, Silverdraft's first mobile supercomputer on wheels. This 18 wheeler goes all out to become an evolutionary step in virtual film production. I took a little time talking about this mobile supercomputer with its owner Amy Gile and marketing manager Michael Cooper.

Headline News Naughty Dog Artists Use Wacom Cintiq to Explore Deep into "Uncharted" Territory

The first thing you notice when you walk into Naughty Dog's Santa Monica, Calif., headquarters is a wall-to-wall glass case filled with colorful trophies and awards for "Uncharted" and "Uncharted 2," Naughty Dog's incredibly popular games for Sony PlayStation 2 and 3.

Headline News Naughty Dog Artists Use Wacom Cintiq to Explore Deep into "Uncharted" Territory

The first thing you notice when you walk into Naughty Dog's Santa Monica, Calif., headquarters is a wall-to-wall glass case filled with colorful trophies and awards for "Uncharted" and "Uncharted 2," Naughty Dog's incredibly popular games for Sony PlayStation 2 and 3.

Headline News Television Meets Streetwear in the First Ever Creative Collaboration

MTV Networks International (MTVNI) and leading streetwear label 55DSL announced today the launch of their first-ever creative collaboration, set to culminate in five brand new MTV on-air idents and six bespoke t-shirt designs

Headline News yU+co Designs Waiting For Superman Main-On-End Title Sequence

Throughout the course of ''Waiting for Superman,'' the new documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim (''An Inconvenient Truth''), viewers are taken on emotional rollercoaster courtesy of the heart-wrenching case histories of five different families across the country struggling to give their kids a shot at a better education.

Blogs PromaxBDA's Microsite Highlights Industry Thought-Leaders

I’ve already professed an interest in industry conferences, and often wish that I could have more time with featured speakers at events I attend. So when the team at Wiredrive said they were creating a custom microsite (http://promaxbdatheconference2010.com,)for PromaxBDA with interviews featuring design, marketing and branding luminaries I was excited.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 06

On this week's episode of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum, Alan gives Joel a sneak peek at his decades-old experimental energy sleep activity cycle! Then, the most impressively twinned pair of animation super-star multi-makers Fran and Will Krause ride into the forum on their tandem bike to discuss making things, breaking things, and their high-octane bacon-powered recipe for dancin' dancin' dancin'.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 04

This week on the Forum, Joel attempts to summon the wisdom of ghosts while Alan has an identity crisis of historical proportions and unwittingly reveals one of Hollywood's best-kept summer blockbuster secrets. Then, Dave "David B." Levy stops by to talk about how to juggle animation multitasking, authoring books on pitching and job-getting, Ben Franklin, industry infestation, Mad Men, and popping one's bubble. And, you actually can rewind a clock, not that hard.

Headline News TEAK and BSSP Take on 'Priceline Negotiator'

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 9:41am

TEAK VFX Artist Mark Everson, working with @radical.media Director Steve Miller via Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners, handled the post and FX for the latest in Priceline's well-regarded faux-superhero Priceline Negotiator campaign.

Blogs Motion Comics Put The Blam! Pow! Into Feature Film Marketing

When I was a kid, I loved going to visit my cousins in Seattle. They were avid comic collectors and I would spend hours carefully thumbing through issues of Spiderman, Fantastic Four and other plastic-sleeved titles. Perhaps this is why I enjoy the trend of motion comics as promotion. It speaks to childhood nostalgia while cutting through the clutter.

Clever marketing campaigns engage audiences in unexpected ways that connect, often with a nod and a wink, to the property’s intrinsic nature. Or to poorly paraphrase Marshall McLuhen; the medium can be a major part of the message. Motion comics are a great way of exciting prospective viewers about an upcoming film or television show, even if the property is not animated. And they provide increased opportunities for graphic designers, artists to collaborate with studios and directors.

Headline News Chris Volckmann named Executive Producer of Superfad/Seattle

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 26, 2010 at 2:32pm

Superfad has named Chris Volckmann Executive Producer of the Seattle office. Volckmann has been a senior producer with the company since 2008 and has been instrumental in numerous projects including the recent Sony "Make.Believe" film series, Voila featuring Wyclef Jean and the award-winning Sprint campaign for Goodby, Silverstein and Partners.

Headline News AICE Adds Design Category to 2010 AICE Awards

The 2010 AICE Awards competition has expanded its categories for eligibility to include a new Design category, open to work created by editors, digital artists and other professionals involved in design work for TV commercials, virals, web videos, music videos, spec spots, and PSAs.

Headline News Pixel Liberation Front AMPs Up Avatar

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 9:29am

For AVATAR, PLF (Pixel Liberation Front) was charged with designing and animating the monitors and HUDs for the fleet of military aircraft, a handful of shots in the shack set and some set-extension composites. In all, they delivered more than 220 shots.

Headline News NVIDIA Demonstrates 3-D Blu-ray Playback Accelerated on GeForce and 3-D Vision

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 2:25pm

2010 is poised to be the year where consumers can enjoy stunning 3D experiences across all entertainment mediums, including gaming, photographs, Web browsing, and of course, movies. And, with the forthcoming 3D Blu-ray specification expected to be formally announced later this year, NVIDIA and its partners are pleased to announce that the amazing 3D experience that has proven so popular in movie theaters is about to come home.

Headline News Creative Group and Mantra Design Craft Jay-Z 9/11 Special

By Matt Kapko | Monday, December 7, 2009 at 7:59am

Creative Group, the industry’s premier full-service post-production facility, and Mantra Design, an award-winning creative content design and visual effects boutique, have transformed Jay-Z’s renowned Answer the Call 9/11 benefit concert into a stirring hour-long special airing on the Fuse music network. Together, the two studios delivered a complete post package for Fuse Presents Jay-Z Live from Madison Square Garden: Answer the Call, including video editing, audio mixing and 3D graphics.

Headline News I3A Signs Google as Participating Member

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 8:53am

I3A (the International Imaging Industry Association; http://www.i3a.org), the leading global association for the imaging industry, today announced that Google (http://www.google.com/corporate/) has joined the non-profit organization at the Participating level of membership.

Pages