The Motion Weekly is a showcase of awe-inspiring short films, animation, incredible live-action, motion design, 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.
Some pieces featured have been created by professional studios, while others may be personal works. May this weekly segment serve to inspire you.
This week, I am highlighting stop motion pieces. A theme of sorts that will show in a few of my forthcoming articles/interviews.
Love Me, Fear Me
The first piece this week, is an incredibly well-executed bit of stop motion brilliance. Veronica Solomon meant to illustrate the psychological need to be loved and the dangers of losing one's self in this need, and did a phenomenal job. Extensive work went into the making of this film, not only with the clay, but replicating the body mechanics of dance, provided by a couple of dancers. To see the set up Veronica used, and the full process, be sure to check out the "making of" feature here.
What would you be willing to do for them to love you? "
LOVE ME, FEAR ME is a reflection on the roles we play and the shapes we take, the stages we chose, the audience we try to impress and the price of acceptance.
Graduation work from the Film University Babelsberg. Making Of: vimeo.com/454693987
Tokri (The Basket)
This next piece is simple enough in story, about a father-daughter relationship, but incredibly complex in the details you see in the film. The links below show all aspects of the making of this incredible piece.
A clumsy accident leads a young girl onto the streets of Mumbai in the hope of making things right. A gentle and touching father/daughter story depicted in exquisite stop-motion from Indian animation mainstay, Studio Eeksaurus- Short of the Week
Miscellaneous Video Links : -
1. Music Session -vimeo.com/392429595
2. Animating Tokri - vimeo.com/392426186
3. Pre-Production - vimeo.com/377728814
4. Sound Design - vimeo.com/392432285
5. Faces of Tokri - vimeo.com/290417516
6. Production Design - vimeo.com/330708363
7. Tokri Photoshoot - vimeo.com/360727855
This next piece is quite comical and brilliant. It's the story of Phil, a stop motion animated skeleton struggling to find work, and finding he is an out-dated special effect. Be sure to check out the backstory of this film, here.
It’s not easy for a movie-star to age - especially when you’re a stop motion animated skeleton monster.
Phil, once a terrifying villain of the silver-screen, struggles to find work in modern Hollywood due to being an out-of-date special effect.
Behind The Scenes:
Making of Article:
Written and Directed by Michael Shanks
The last piece in the showcase this week is a wonderful short about a writer, Filip, and his neighbor. But, for Filip, what is reality...and what is fiction?
Based on the short story “Her Lover” by Maksim Gorky.
Filip lives in a poor neighbourhood. He dreams of writer’s glory and luxurious lifestyle in a more prosperous part of town. One day Filip gets a knock on the door. His neighbour Tereza, an older prostitute that Filip tries to avoid by all means, asks him to write a letter for her fiancé. Filip agrees. And it would all end up fine if a week later Tereza would not show up at his doorstep again, asking him to write an answer to the previous letter.
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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