Motion Weekly -February 5, 2016

Feb 03, 2016 at 09:34 pm by nickcharles

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.

The Safegate Effect

This is a cool motion graphic piece from Upper First. I really love the shapes, colors, and lighting effects employed in this.

With a graphic style and a cinematic approach, we are telling the story about Safegate Group, a global company that wants to solve future challenges of air traffic expansion at airports. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight.

Client: Safegate Group
Concept & direction: Upper First
Production: Upper First
Lead animator: Thiago Steka
Illustrations by Eric Pautz, characters by Mariana Ikuta
Sound fx: Ljudateljén

Upper First is a studio aimed at producing visual FX, motion graphics and film for the growing digital and new media market. We are six founding members sharing a mutual interest in design, direction and visual production.

Down The Rabbit Hole

A wonderful, trippy ad for a Dutch music festival.

A stunning animation by Merijn Hos for Down the Rabbit Hole, a Dutch music festival that takes place from June 24 to 26, 2016.

Visit for more info.

Client: Mojo/Live Nation
Art direction: Merijn Hos
Illustration: Merijn Hos
Animation: Jurriaan Hos
Sound: Wilco Alkema


Excellent story and animation work.

Animated short film.

Simon knows about ducks quite well. They make noise, fly, swim, some even roll. Sometimes, it's a bit confusing and Simon gets lost.



DIRECTOR : Jérémy Clapin

Papy3d productions. Thanks to the BLENDER foundation Scenario, Art direction and editing : Jérémy Clapin Producer : Richard Van Den Boom Executive producer : Jérémy Clapin Music : François-Eudes Chanfrault Technical director: Jean-François Sarazin (VANILLA SEED) 3D Modeling, Texturing, Rigging and 3D rendering : Alexandre Louvenaz, Hélène Emain, Floriane Hétru, Fabien Weibel, François Carrobourg, Quentin Piq Setup Rigging: Fabien Weibel, Quentin Piq, Jean-François Sarazin Animation and compositing : Jérémy Clapin, Alexis Artaud Sound design and mix: Eric Lonni (DIGITAL SALADE) Foley : Bertrand Boudaud Supported by : le CNC, Arte, the Procirep/Angoa-Agicoa and the Val de Marne Council.

Jeremy's Vimeo page:

Top 10 Title Sequences of 2015

I love film title sequences. They serve to establish the mood of the film that follows, and in some cases are even more interesting than the film itself. Thanks to the incredible work of graphic designer, Saul Bass, whose original title design work that began in the 1950's brought the title sequence out of its original static look that was once largely ignored.

One of my favorite websites to visit is Art of the Title, and thought I would include their picks of the best title sequences of 2015.

(Click on the image to view the top ten picks)

Thanks for watching!

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