Motion Weekly for March 19, 2016
The Motion Weekly is a showcase of awe-inspiring short films, animation and motion graphic works from around the web. Some pieces featured have been created by professional studios, while others may be personal works. May this weekly segment serve to inspire you.
NÃ¤hmaschine & Regenschirm
This film showed up in my feed. It's an interesting, surrealistic, experimental film. It's odd, but I like it...don't ask me to explain it, though. They used ZBrush, Cinema 4D, After Effects, and other software, which you can see in a run-through, 'making of' video, here.
NÃ¤hmaschine & Regenschirm explores the surrealistic power that lies within hybrid moving images. 3D/2D animation, real footage and a 3D print take the viewer on a dreamlike trip through a dark universe.
--- Die hybride Ã„sthetik als Surrealismus von heute ---
Director & Animator - Maria Gysi
Sound Design - Jascha Dormann
Casting, 2nd camera and additional art direction - Nico Ernst
Styling - Lisa Filipini
Head of Hair & Make Up - Kati Mertsch
Hair & Make Up - Anna Bokranz Reeve Baker
Set Design & Set Photography - Lia v. Buddenbrock
Actors - Maximilian Hildebrant, Indeed Models Karolina, Ellin Models Felix Andreas KÃ¼nert Luisa Reek Arianna Quinn Valerio, Modelwerk Tony Eberhardt Jacqueline Graba, Modelwerk Susanna S.
Mentors Prof. Christian Mahler, Daniel Wangen
Special Thanks to Kurhaus Korsakow, Anni & Fab Lab Berlin
In NÃ¤hmaschine & Regenschirm werden alt bewÃ¤hrte surrealistische Methoden innerhalb der zeitgenÃ¶ssischen hybriden Ã„sthetik umgesetzt. Dem Betrachter erschlieÃŸt sich eine traumhafte Welt, bestehend aus 3D Animation, realer Footage und einem 3D Druck.
-------- Software used: After Effects, Cinema 4D, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Real Flow, ZBrush, Illustrator, Cura, Photoscan Plug Ins: MB Suite, Particular, FL Lense Care, Turbulence FD, X-Particles, RSMB Camera: Sony Fs 700
I love stop-motion films. This one has been around awhile, but I still love it. Stop-motion offers so many unique and creative possibilities...
Lost Things is a short stop-motion film...
Starring - Alison Sudol afinefrenzy.com
Music - Sleepwaking by A Fine Frenzy afinefrenzy.com
Wardrobe - Sarah Schaub and Sunshine Wright sarahandsunshine.wordpress.com
Lighting Tech - Andrew Hamlin andrewhamlin.com
Digital Tech - Matt Harbicht harbichtphoto.com/
Hair - Kristin Ess
Makeup - Samuel Paul samuelpaulmakeup.com
Paper Cuts - Mr. Yen mr--yen.blogspot.com
an ANGELA+ITHYLE Production
Nice melding of different animation styles and visual effects. Great concept and execution.
Memory Stream explores the idea of how we as human beings store memories in digital space and how we access those individual experiences from our past.
Music: Peter Clark soundcloud.com/peterclark
Don't Text and Drive
This animation, created in Cinema 4D and After Effects, bears a very important message in this day and age, but it also looks incredible. I especially love the color palette.
Biking is not a picknick if you're sharing the road with a distracted driver. Sehsucht's animation shows the dangers of texting while driving. Messaging on his phone, our car driver doesn't pay attention to the traffic lights and oversees a pedestrian at a crossing. Distracted by the messages, he drives incautiously and runs into a young woman riding her bike. He calls an ambulance to take care of her injuries. In a parallel world in which the car driver does not text and drive he travels safely around the world. Our message is clear: Save a Life. Don't Text and Drive!
The 3D animation is set in a very graphical, cubistic world. The style is defined through geometric shapes and a warm colour palette.
C r e d i t s
Production: Sehsucht Berlin GmbH & Co KG, Berlin/Germany Direction: Mate Steinforth Lead Artist: Helge Kiehl 2D/3D Artists: Helen Hyung Choi, Dominic Eise, Remo Gambacciani, Mette Ilene Holmriis, Alexander Walker, David Weidemann, Christian Zschunke Styleframes: Mate Steinforth, Ronny Schmidt Producers: Lars Wagner, Christina Geller Music: Von Sallwitz Sound Architecture
S o f t w a r e
Cinema 4D, After Effects
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