In Head, Heart and Hand, Guest Bloggers Kinda Akash and Geraint Owen of Superfad explore the importance of design and what that means for effective, persuasive experiences.
Category: Motion Graphics
Multi-tasking on the computer these days is enough to spread anyone's brain cells out pretty thin. Throw in our so-called 'smart' phones, iPods, etc, and what are our chances of getting any work done?
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'.
To kick off a move towards more sustainable packaging, Puma issued a beautifully designed info-graphics promo that deftly illustrates the goal, process and intended results.
Marc explains the difference between bluescreen and greenscreen (except for the obvious, that is). And why and how do you choose green over blue?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rushes were recently given the task of creating the opening title sequence for the new Michael Vaughn film, Kick Ass.
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.
Joe Strike takes a look at the tax implications for freelancing on both employers and contractors and how companies like MBO Partners can help.
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.
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.
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.
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 37th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best animated features, television productions, commercials, short subjects and outstanding individual achievements in the field of animation.
Organic Motion, the leading innovator of computer vision and advanced motion capture systems, in cooperation with the International Digital Media & Arts Association (iDMAa), today announce a new Student Animation Competition for iDMAa member programs.
Vicon, developer of motion capture products, today launched Bonita, a small, affordable optical capture camera for tracking and analyzing motion.
Peter Chernin's first major films project acquisition at Twentieth Century Fox was pitched as a "300"-like retelling of the story of Moses, Variety reports.
BLITZ, a leading integrated marketing agency, today unveiled a new augmented reality application to promote the second season of FOX’s popular TV series “Dollhouse.”
Press Release from FlickerLab
NEW YORK, NEW YORK and COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - October 5, 2009 – In the wake of a successful eighteen-month partnership designed to launch Gonzoft Television Animation’s live animation software in the U.S., FlickerLab and Gonzoft have agreed to merge. FlickerLab, LLC will formally announce the new company at MIPCOM, the world’s entertainment content market, in Cannes France, October 5, where they will also present a range of products. The new company will operate from both New York and Copenhagen.
SPECIAL AGENT PRODUCTIONS has opened a new boutique animation studio in San Francisco offering a host of streamlined services to meet the production demands of the new economy and the digital age.