1. This seems to be a common task in the MoGraph world so here's my take on it.
    All you have to do is to get straight spline connections from your points/cities on
    your earth, subdivide the splines, make them dynamic, make the connecting points
    static and use an Attractor Modifier to get them shaped into nice arcs. By the way I
    used the awesome and free pConnector plugin from tcastudios to get my connecting
    splines. You can grap a copy here: tcastudios.com/?page_id=6
    My 50th Quick Tip is not far away. Maybe this time I'll make one with an actual
    voice over – let's see. No promises here :)

    (no audio)
    My xpresso presets:

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  2. The title sequence for Norry Niven’s feature film ‘Chasing Shakespeare’ won the Audience Award for Excellence In Title Design at the 2013 SXSW Film Design Awards. The titles were directed/designed/edited by Lucky Post’s Sai Selvarajan and Lucky Twenty One’s Marc Chartrand, with additional photography by Melanie Chartrand.

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  3. This is a tutorial for two presets I created for Cinema 4D.
    Gridify creates random 3D grid like structures and Spiralator adds spirals, sine waves or noise to a particles trajectory.

    Download both presets here: dl.dropbox.com/u/1830495/Spiralator%20and%20Gridify.zip
    You can see them in use here: vimeo.com/44871719

    1:18 Gridify Walkthrough
    6:15 Gridify Xpresso
    7:05 Spiralator Walkthrough
    12:45 Spiralator and Matrix Object
    14:14 Spiralator Xpresso

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  5. To learn more about this video and see more images from the collection, click here: shainblumphoto.com/project/mirror-city-timelapse-film/

    When I first started Mirror City, I wanted to create a video that was completely out of the norm. I wanted to showcase something unique and artistic, which takes Timelapse photography into a more abstract direction. Mirror City is a visual story through some of the great American cities: Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. These clips were all processed from their original form, into the kaleidoscopic visuals that you see in this video. Many people visit these large cities every day, and all of these places have been shot and filmed, but I wanted to emulate these urban landscapes in a way that nobody has even seen before. I wanted to put man-made geometric shapes, mixed with elements of color and movement to create less of a structured video, and more of a plethora of visual stimulation.
    The video starts off with simple mirrors and recognizable architecture, as the video progresses, so does the visual stimulation, showing the real abstraction of the piece.
    I have worked on this piece for an extremely long amount of time. I have spent time mirroring images and videos for the past five years, and I have been working on this specific piece for about four months. I felt it was time to combine Timelapse photography and the simplicity of a kaleidoscope, and create Mirror City.

    Directed, Filmed & Edited: Michael Shainblum

    Music: Bassnectar
    Track: Bassnectar – Butterfly (ft. Mimi Page)

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    (All clips are available in the original and mirrored format) For licensing & inquires please contact at

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