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.
The first film I want to bring your attention to is a wonderful award-winning piece where the environments really take center stage and drive home the message of all the beauty in life. This one has been around for a couple of years, but it is incredibly beautiful and inspiring. Artist and director, Izzy Burton, really shines with her vision in this film. Be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes film for an exciting look at how this was made.
Watch the making-of interview with director Izzy here: vimeo.com/257672161/
A short animated film that tells the journey of life through the use of epic, beautiful environments and meaningful character animation. It shows how we should open our eyes to the good things that happen every day, to the experiences we share with the people we love, and the silver linings and the lessons to be learnt in even the lowest times.
My Father's Room
This powerful film comes from South Korean writer/director Nari Jang. It is an autobiographical work about childhood trauma and abuse, animated from pencil drawings.
She was abused by her father during childhood. Since he left, the pain and anger had begun to
fade. One day, unexpectedly, she was struck by a revelation about her father's life that cast her
feelings about him into confusion.
Neutron Stars - The Most Extreme Things That are Not Stars
An excellent piece of motion design on a great subject! Using After Effects and Illustrator, this team makes beautiful science explainer videos.
Neutron stars are one of the most extreme and violent things in the universe. Giant atomic nuclei, only a few kilometers in diameter but as massive as stars. And they owe their existence to the death of something majestic.
Genesis Motion Design - Motion Reel 2019
I love looking through showreels for incredible work and inspiration. It's also a great way to spot trends. This is one of the most intensely satisfying reels I've seen recently...my opinion, of course.
We are Genesis. We are your new beginning.
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Nick C Sorbin (Nick Charles) is a former Managing Editor of 9 years for Renderosity's CG Industry News. By day, a mild-mannered Certified Pharmacy Technician working in both home infusion and a hospital ER, contrasting creative outlets as a digital artist, sculptor, musician, singer/songwriter, and Staff Writer for Renderosity Magazine. Read his articles