August 2014, motion [ motionconference.com ] kicked off with this amazing show open created by Marcel Ziul at STATE Design.
Each year, motion co-producers Elaine Montoya and Becky Padilla search far and wide for one outstanding creative – an artist who wants to unleash their creativity and show what can be achieved without bounds.
This year, the artist selected was Marcel Ziul, President & Creative Director at STATE Design. In one month, Marcel and his talented team produced this extraordinary piece.
“Because of the tight deadline, we weren’t able to see the final piece until the afternoon before motion 2014 began,” said Montoya.
“We were totally wrapped up with speaker and technical rehearsals, but when we got the word from Marcel that he had sent the piece, Elaine and I took a break to see what Marcel and his team had come up with,” remarked Padilla.
“It was love at first sight!” exclaimed Montoya.
“But it wasn’t until the next morning, during the motion 2014 kickoff when it actually sank in. The lights went down, and the screen at the KiMo Theatre was filled with this beautifully animated piece. It’s vibrant colors and playfully animated shapes danced on the screen –announcing that motion 2014 had officially begun.”
“We both loved the piece, and truly appreciate the enormous amount of work that went into creating it!” said Padilla. “Marcel outdid himself!”
Building on the conference tagline – Feed Your Creative Brain, the :90 mixed media opening features a combination of stop-motion, 3D and 2D animations. The vibrantly surreal sequence depicts a “sensory reboot” – challenging creatives to experience the world around them in new ways as a mean to feed their creative brain.