Motion Weekly 50

Mar 09, 2021 at 11:00 pm by nickcharles

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.

Freeze Frame

The first piece this week is a brilliant experiment in stop motion...with ice. The film explores preservation and decay through a vintage cinema style. 


Freeze frame from Soetkin Verstegen on Vimeo.

Director, writer, animator: Soetkin Verstegen
Sound: Andrea Martignoni, Michał Krajczok

With the support of
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany
Saari Residency - Kone Foundation, Finland
Atelier 105 residency - Light Cone, France

Danny And The Wild Bunch

This next piece is from 6 years ago, and I had to check back to see if I featured it before. Glad it popped into my feed recently, as I loved this one for it's incredible mix of great animation and live-action camera work.


DANNY AND THE WILD BUNCH - Short Film from robert rugan on Vimeo.

A children’s book author is told that her new manuscript needs to be “darker”, but when her revisions piss off the characters in the book, they come back to make some changes of their own.


Brilliant Motion Design in many forms and styles in this awesome approach Studio River took to "not deliver another showreel".

MANIFESTO from Studio River on Vimeo.

River is an audiovisual crafting brand.

This Year we sponsored the Motion Plus Design for their sixth event in Paris. On this occasion we were asked to introduce our studio. But rather than deliver another showreel we decided to create a manifesto video where we could play with some funny storytelling through our different baselines. We used the showreel codes to create the same type of dynamic except that each shot was created for the film with various artistic directions.
Anyway the intention was to create a demo tape with a somewhat atypical shape.
Thank you for watching !

Wire Cutters

This award-winning short film is another that's been around some years, but it's one of my favorites. Made mostly with Maya, this film is incredible in story, mood, and the wonderful robotic characters.


Wire Cutters from Jack Anderson on Vimeo.

A chance encounter proves fateful for 2 robots mining on a desolate planet.

Thanks for watching!

Have some inspirational work to share? drop me a line at with the subject line: Motion Weekly.

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

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