1. Learn more: in60seconds.nl/2013/10/trend-in-motion-graphics-liquid-motion/

    In motion graphics you can always spot trends (call it copycats or being inspired, whatever you prefer). After the popular geometric & circle animations, since a year there are more and more animations turning up in which organic shapes transform in a liquid way.

    Shapes are smeared and splash back together, often at the moment of a peak in the action, moving in slight slow motion, with twists and bends. It kind of resembles the flowerpower / psychedelic shapes known from the 60’s.

    One of the earlier motion graphics with this appearance, were some of the videos of the advertising agencies CRCR and Buck (2 years ago). I also found one example that appeared already in 2008 in the video Orgesticulanismus by Mathieu Labaye. And you can find this same kind of movement in earlier anime movies.

    Abstract drops and smears, swirling typography, and even characters whose limbs are being stretched and swirled – yes, maybe it’s a countermovement against the downward trend of geometrical squares, triangles and circle-transitions.

    Videos in the compilation:
    Orgesticulanismus – Mathieu Labaye, Camera etc vimeo.com/76129556
    Todor & Petru – CRCR vimeo.com/16051959
    LOWDI – CRCR vimeo.com/50834962
    Deezer – CRCR vimeo.com/57866189
    Good Books: Metamorphosis – Buck vimeo.com/35720685
    Nike: World Basketball Festival – Buck vimeo.com/14439538
    2d experiments – Mattias Peresini vimeo.com/51062479
    2D FX Reel – Sébastien Iglesias vimeo.com/72227779
    704 frames – Josep Bernaus vimeo.com/75017476
    ALPHA TV – Tony Zagoraios vimeo.com/75592444
    Brotherhood Of The Wooden Toy – Lucas Redfern Brooking vimeo.com/40637456
    TEDx Taipei 2013 Flip – Bito vimeo.com/73125777
    Cartoon network – CRCR vimeo.com/67635073
    Flavor Logo Animation – Flavor vimeo.com/73913468
    Indio – TernuraFilms vimeo.com/72862567
    Morphing – Daniel Isedal vimeo.com/75308102
    Mtv World Design Studio Milan: Infectious – Buck vimeo.com/49022700
    RDIO: Gauntlet hair – Golden Wolf vimeo.com/71002549
    RDIO Michael Franti – Tendril vimeo.com/71370706
    Tiki Tiki: Poncho – Plenty vimeo.com/66243908
    Roller skating Trailer – Rafael de Araújo vimeo.com/60456186
    Tip Top Back to Nature – Sean Dekkers vimeo.com/76748548
    Sol Musica – LUMBRE vimeo.com/70776541

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  2. Created for Pause Fest Melbourne 2014: pausefest.com.au/
    Music and Sound Design by Danca: danca.tv/
    Making of: vimeo.com/87472185

    We were honored with the privilege of participating along with other great animators, designers & studios to create an ident for this year's Pause Fest in Melbourne.

    The Pause Fest 2014 is all about being connected. After several ideas and sketches drops to the trash, we decided to make an ID where communication devices from different eras would be mixed through various scenes and situations.

    A tunnel connects a mobile device with a mouth sending morse code smoke signals that turns into msm or whatsapp messages in the cloud or a carrier pigeon that flies from the mobile screen.

    We decided to join the new with the prehistorical in an encounter where the data transfer and the connection are almost dreamlike or surreal, to end with the most basic and primitive connection, the human contact.

    Special thanks to George, Caspian and the entire Pause Fest Crew for the opportunity and Daniele Carmosino for the incredible sound design.

    - - -

    Estamos muy contentos por tener el privilegio de participar junto con otros increíbles animadores, diseñadores y estudios para crear un ID para el Pause Fest de este año en Melbourne.

    El Pause Fest 2014 trata la temática "estar conectados". Luego de varias ideas y bocetos tirados, decidimos realizar un ID donde dispositivos de comunicación de diferentes eras, se vayan mezclando a lo largo de diversas escenas o situaciones.

    Así un túnel conecta un dispositivo móvil con una boca emitiendo código morse, señales de humo que se convierten en msm o mensajes de whatsup en la nube o una paloma mensajera sale de una pantalla de celular.

    Decidimos juntar lo nuevo con lo casi prehistórico en un encuentro donde la transmisión de datos y la conexión son casi oníricos o surrealistas. Para terminar con la conexión más básica y primitiva, el contacto humano.

    Un agradecimiento especial a George, Caspian y todo el equipo del Pause Fest por la oportunidad y a Daniele Carmosino por el increible audio que realizó.

    - - -

    Executive Creative Director: Martin Schurmann
    Animation Director: Ernesto Reyna
    Design: Florencia Tasso, Nicolás Castro
    3D Animation: Ernesto Reyna, Manu Correa Soto, Matias Furno, David Mir
    Cel Animation: Andrés Molteno
    Music and Sound Design: Daniele Carmosino / Danca.tv
    Production: Natalia Giuliano

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  4. In April of 2012, I was asked to speak at a local design college about the wonderful career of a motion graphics designer. I created this video in After Effects to use as my "PowerPoint" on steroids.

    The best part of the presentation was talking with the students afterward and hearing, first-hand, how amped-up they now were to be a part of the motion graphics industry.

    Design/Animation/Voiceover - Mitch Davis
    Music - Soul Thang by Freeplay Music, Stephen A. Love & Scott P. Schreer

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  5. Directed by: BUCK
    Executive Creative Director: Ryan Honey
    Executive Producer: Maurie Enochson
    Producer: Ashley Hsieh
    Creative Director: Joshua Harvey
    Associate Creative Director: Joe Mullen
    Designers: Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, Gunnar Pettersson
    2D Animators: Laura Yilmaz, Kendra Ryan, Gunnar Pettersson, Claudio Salas, Matt Everton, Thierno Bah, Ege Soyuer, Zach Eastburg, Oliver Dead, Moses Journey
    3D Artists: Yates Holley, Alex Dingfelder, Matt Everton
    Compositors: Claudio Salas, Alex Dingfelder, Oliver Dead
    Music and Sound Design: Antfood

    # vimeo.com/66733349 Uploaded 5,884 Plays / / 12 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

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