Motion Weekly 52

Aug 30, 2021 at 10:15 pm by nickcharles

After a bit of a hiatus, I am finally back with my weekly motion showcase. Did ya miss me? Ah, well, anyway.... If you're seeing this for the first time, 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 segment serve to inspire you.

Model Citizen

The first short this week is actually part of a series created by David Armsby, and the first short film that drew me to his work. David's full body of work is incredible, and I hope to formally introduce you to him shortly with a full interview. In the meantime, please, please, please, check out his YouTube channel, Dead Sound. 

"What is a Model Citizen? A Model Citizen is a providing father. A Model Citizen is a caring mother, all in service of a scrappy, young boy or girl. A Model Child raised by a Model Family, to become a Model Citizen of their own!" This brand-spanking-new installment of the Autodale series follows the lives of the Robinson family; Autodale's perfect citizens.

This short film is the fifth short film in the Autodale series. Check out the playlist here!:


This unique short film utilizes a roving single shot to show the human condition. It's such a clever film, with more to discover in multiple views.

PILE from TOBERG on Vimeo.

Water then food. Agriculture then industry. Old then new. Critical then extra. Simple to complex. Concrete to abstract. Dirt to clouds. Real to unreal.

Dear Alice

This short is actually a commercial spot for Chobani. It is incredibly well animated, and a really cool, optimistic look at the possibilities of farming in the future.


Dear Alice from The Line on Vimeo.

“Dear Alice” is a love letter from a grandmother to a granddaughter and an optimistic vision of the future of farming. It’s a nostalgic look towards a new era of agriculture, with beautifully crafted backgrounds, delicate animation and a completely unique score by long-time Ghibli composer (and absolute legend) Joe Hisaishi. (Yeah, we can’t believe this happened either).

Press Enter

I love the 'experimental' section on Vimeo, as there is so much great inspiration in design there. The visuals are great, and well paced in this abstract work.  


PRESS ENTER from Almir Nago on Vimeo.

“Press Enter” is an abstract story where we dive in a virtual world.
This film explores the notion of digital technology through a network that invades urban space, but also raises the question of artificial intelligence and its impact on reality.

Better with headphones !

Go see the behance project :

Thanks for watching!

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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

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