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.
NTV Idents Package
The first piece this week is a TV branding package from DCC Film. It's from almost a decade ago, but is what really sparked my interest in Motion Design. The colors, movement, ingenious animation and sound. I still love watching this.
*WINNER* Bassawards Best TV Channel Branding - Gold Prize
We were commissioned by NTV to create a family of idents for it's recently 16:9 broadcast.
Client: NTV Radyo ve Televizyon Yayınciligi A.S.
Director&Designer: Mehmet Kizilay
Animaton: Mehmet Kizilay, Ahmet Serif Yildirim
Sound: Mehmet Kizilay
Design In Motion
Fittingly, this next piece actually explains very well what Motion Design is all about.
We are a motion and design practice that deeply values communication.
See below for process and credits:
Muse - Main Titles
Motion Design also plays very well in film titles. And, honestly, there have been times where film titles are much more enjoyable than the actual film. This piece is the title sequence to the 2017 Spanish film, "Muse". Though I haven't yet seen this film, this beautiful, yet grotesque, piece is incredible.
I created this opening titles for the Jaume Balagueró´s new film "Muse", a thriller based on the novel " La Dama número 13 " by José Carlos Somoza. The Dante´s Divide comedy has an strong presence on the "Muse" film since the main character, Samuel, has an special link with literature. The opening titles are based on one of the Divine comedy´s infernos: The fate of suicides.
Since the suicides have “denied the God-given sanctity of their bodies on earth,” they are deemed unfit for human form. The soul grows into an anguished and gnarled tree. The placement of the soul is haphazard and disordered - “anywhere that fortune tosses it” - analogous to how the Suicides treated their bodies.
The opening titles are a representation of this tate of suicides´s inferno, the human anatomy is the main character of the piece. Melted bodies forming abstract forms mixing and forming trees, nature elements and surrealist creatures inhabit this fiction.
Dji. Death Sails
This short is another that's been around awhile, but it's pure fun! It's beautifully animated, with great characters and incredible movement. The music is a bit over the top for me, but this short is fantastic.
A short animated film produced by Simpals Animation Studio (Moldova).
Synopsis: Dji is a terribly unlucky death who doesn't seem good at his job. This time he has to take the soul of a pirate stuck in the middle of the ocean, but that is easier said than done!
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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