Oh Hi vimeo! it's been a while!
I thought that while I'm still working on my new demo reel (for the last 2 years) I would upload a little fun animation that I made last week for the launch of the giant ant new website. giantant.ca/
Good to put some keyframes in this type of animation!
Entirely done with masks in after effects.
Music: Proof Of Something by Jim Guthrie
Resonance is the vision of SR Partners; a collaborative project with over 30 independent visual and audio designers / studios. The aim was to explore the relationship between geometry and audio in unique ways.
Animators and Audio Designers were paired up at the beginning of the project and were given the guidelines to create a piece between 12 and 20, I had the awesome opportunity to work with David Kamp.
This piece is my approach to the connection between audio and shapes, I tried to give this abstract animation a certain type of emotion, that every movement happening on screen would be more than the sole propose of look cool and sync to the sound, to do this I based this video on a section of John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress", when Christian is guided trough the Interpreters House. It's a very personal, graphic and non-descriptive explanation of this part of one of my favorite books It's intended more to help me as the animator to give some meaning to the animation rather than narrate the story.
(If you're curious about this you can find an extract of the book here: goo.gl/aJ91j)
Sound by David Kamp
on Wine after Coffee.
and on my tumblr
It was my honor to work in the same project with such a group of (AMAZINGLY) talented people, those guys really are awesome.
UPDATE: For those who have been asking for the project files I would be glad to share them, just message me or email me. Let the creative minds explode.
Quick Motion Test using After Effects and Trapcode EchoSpace.
Unfortunately this project never made it to the finish line, so I figured I might as well just put it online.
The whole composition consists of one single PreComp that holds a couple of animated shape layers. The visible effect comes from EchoSpace doing it’s magic and offsetting the Pre-comp in duplicates, with several options to time-offset, scale, rotate or/and reposition (and more).
I definitely recommend you guys to check out this plugin.
Really interesting stuff for anyone in doing motion design.
If you have questions, drop me a line and I will explain further. :)
Personal Project The vision of Pausefest Melbourne.
Download in 4K : sandervandijk.tv/blog/2014/5/9/4k-and-60fps-animation
Color Tutorial AE : vimeo.com/sander/color
Brightling - Music Composition / Production and Sound Design
Jaclyn Blumas - Voiceover
Sander van Dijk - Concept / Motion Design
Inspired by the perspectives of: Remco Janssen, Martijn Hogenkamp, Kevin Megens, Menno Fokma, Koen Oosterbroek, Wesley Wittkamper, Anatol Kushpèta
Reach out, Share and Demonstrate each other to grow and get better at what we love to do.
I loved working on this project and want to share some of its insights on how I approached to color the elements. Go to vimeo.com/sander/color to download the tutorial. Leave a comment there if you find it helpful and if you see more possibilities for improvement from your unique perspective!
Artists need to visit Pause Fest: Connect to others, to gain knowledge in order to grow. Every artist has a unique story to tell about his or her style and perspective, by allowing individual stories to be shared, Creatives grow individually and together as everybody learns from one another. This animation visualizes exactly that concept in a very abstract way.
99% of this animation is vector and continues rasterized. Every element in the scene is the same size and but put to gather in different ratios. Expression where used to keep the colors dynamic by creating a texture library. ( See tutorial )
Desktop Magazine: "Your thoughts on why motion designers are so willing to work for love and participate in festivals like this?"
Because motion designers believe in their work. They do it for the love of it. Pause Fest is a free platform to experiment with, try new things and for people to become better at what they do. Working for love is the only real satisfying element in this work and it gives you the energy to go on and make the next piece your best piece ever. Artists need a space where they can take the time to communicate to each other and get back to that core issue of why we are doing this. What are we spending your valuable time on? What are we communicating? The festival is a moment to pause! and share what you've learned with other unique designers out there in order to grow, get inspired and learn a whole lot yourself.
My entry for "99Frames" - The Social Animation Project:
For this piece I used Cinema4d R13's following new features:
New Physical Renderer (DoF, Chromatic Aberration, Vignetting, F-Stop) and the New X-Ref System. All visible elements are each their own "child" X-Ref object. This way you have lots of control over individual elements and their movements. In a fairly complex built project like this one, this feature is very handy.
To work on this project was awesome. Although I didn't have a lot of spare time, i managed to get my head around all this sick little animation tricks I have always wanted to explore and figure out (without AfterEffects). Thanks to the great C4D and Vimeo community for always inspiring. Would love to upload a HiRes version of this. :)
Software: Cinema4D R13 (Animation), AfterEffects (Color Correction/Grade)
Music: My own quick set of FX + "Fahtima - Flying Red Carpet"
(There was no audio required for the comp, but couldn't help it ... )
Enjoy!!! … o.O ...
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