Motion Weekly 23

Jan 30, 2019 at 01:39 am by nickcharles

Motion Weekly

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.

Though my original goal with this segment was to specifically highlight motion graphics and animated short films, it had evolved to also showcase incredible live-action, outstanding cinematography, and wicked cool experimental works. It's all motion, it's all inspiring. So, take the time to kick back and have a look at some fantastic work being produced out there. And, if you like what you see in this segment, please share it.

SHINE (Director's Cut)

The age-old story of two males vying for the love of a female. The strongest doesn't always win...and someone gets burned. Beautifully animated short, and excellent creature design.

SHINE (Director's Cut) from Johannes Flick on Vimeo.

Two male, glowing creatures start a fight over trying to impress a female. Each one of them wants to win her over by giving a better light show than his competitor.

Director: Alexander Dietrich, Johannes Flick
Producer: Mareike Keller
Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH

copyright © 2016 Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

"Chapter One" Video Copilot Live 2019 - Opening Titles

Andrew Kramer of is currently in Europe with Video Copilot LIVE! 2019. It's a full-day of presentations from top designers from the community sharing expert knowledge. Being held in four cities, the first two were in London and Paris. The next will be in Barcelona and Berlin in February. This here is the incredible opening titles for the event.

If you are not familiar with Video Copilot, I urge you to check it out. Andrew Kramer has long had some of the best After Effects tutorials on the site, as well as some great free plug-ins and commercial products.

"Chapter One" Video Copilot Live 2019 – Opening Title from Mehdi Hadi on Vimeo.

Chapter One is a opening title sequence I made for the video copilot live tour Paris

The idea was to create a realistic environment with an abstract context
I wanted to symbolize the idea of life through a water creature that spread life randomly 
To finally be personified to a natural being.

Direction / Animation/ Design by "Mehdi Hadi"
Soundtrack: “Above The Ocean” by Evan MacDonald
3D: Cinema 4D
Renderer: Octane Render
Compositing: After Effects


Beautiful 2D animtion based on a Japanes legend.

Shimo from Bullpen on Vimeo.

An evening walk through the woods yields a chilly discovery for a curious young peasant. Inspired by the Japanese legend of Yuki-onna.

Directed by Bullpen
Audio: David Kamp (


Wonderful animated short, with incredible detail and a great story. You just cannot buy happiness.

Happiness from Steve Cutts on Vimeo.

The story of a rodent's unrelenting quest for happiness and fulfillment.

Directed and animated by Steve Cutts.

Update: I'm thrilled to share that 'Happiness' is the official Webby Winner in the Film & Video: Animation category!! Huge thanks to all who voted / supported the film!


'Habanera' by Bizet

'Morning Mood' by Edvard Grieg

Thanks for watching!

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