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, indie filmmakers, and even personal works. May this segment serve to inspire you.
This week, we are looking to the future...for better, or worse. Enjoy!
The first short this week is a proof of concept for a full feature "North End," Written & Directed by John Robinson Irwin.
CERA from John Irwin on Vimeo.
Cera was created as a proof of concept for an expanded feature film version I wrote, titled ‘North End’. I’ve been excited to flesh out the look and feel of the world before finally directing the feature, and Cera provided a perfect opportunity to do just that. Cera succeeding as a short film on its own was always a hope but more important has been the enticement of the greater story to come. My instagram channel @followtherill has been another fun outlet for me to explore the look and feel of other stories I’ve written, all happening within the same universe.
This second short film is another bleak look at the future, where overpopulation leads to an extreme law. I must warn this one is quite brutal.
SOULMATE (2020) Sci-Fi Thriller from Smoketale Films on Vimeo.
Set in the near future, a thirteen-year-old girl plays a deadly game of cat and mouse in a world where overpopulation has caused for a desperate law that forces citizens to kill their designated 'Soulmate'.
Can a machine ever be programmed to feel real emotion? That is the question this brilliant short film poses.
LOOP from Stuart Langfield on Vimeo.
A short sci-fi film set in the middle of the 21st century, that centres around reclusive, retired tech company CEO David Hinton's attempts to teach AI how to experience and process true human emotions.
Loop is an artistic exploration of a simple hypothesis: emotion cannot be programmed, it must be felt and experienced to be real.
I started exploring this concept while observing my young son discover and display new emotions through his own direct experience and contact with others. He was learning to process the feelings of anger, joy, disappointment, sadness, and I found this progression of maturity fascinating and insightful. I started to question whether replicating an emotive incident could result in a similar reaction every time and, if so, could we program a machine to feel?
ORDER & CHAOS: An After Life Journey
This last film is best viewed full screen. Essentially humanity to nature, beautifully executed. To fully appreciate the work that went into this film, be sure to watch the making of it, here.
ORDER & CHAOS - An after life journey from Thomas Vanz on Vimeo.
4K and Headphones recommended
Emergence of patterns in chaos or the way we fall in love.
True beauty is everywhere.
Hard to reach, ephemeral and mysterious, or simply hidden from us, revealed in a blink or a few time last forever, it shapes our ability to feel, to observe and to marvel about Nature and other beings.
But are we still able to do so ?
Modern life has weakened our eyes, blurred our attention, night skies has been obliterated by the city lights, noise covers silence increasingly.
Everything is going so fast that it requires a lot of energy to freeze frame and contemplate what universe has to offer.
As a love letter to contemplation, Order & Chaos is an attempt to reveal the beauty we forgot or ignored, how fragile and precious its presence is, and why human is progressively losing it.
Thanks for watching!
Have some inspirational work to share? drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org 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