Motionographer

  1. In 2019 I was commissioned by The New Yorker to direct, design, and animate a pilot series of three animated visual essays.

    The last of the three films features the legendary David Attenborough as he discusses, spiders, mortality, and what links us all.

    You can view the full article on The New Yorker here: newyorker.com/culture/video-dept/david-attenborough-on-the-variety-and-resiliency-of-nature

    Credits:
    Direction, Design & Animation: Joe Donaldson
    Original Music and Sound Design: Ambrose Yu
    Executive Producer: Soo-Jeong Kang
    Senior Producer: Yara Bishara
    Editor: Christopher Hwisu Kim
    Audio Engineer: Jill Du Boff

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  2. In 2019 I was commissioned by The New Yorker to direct, design, and animate a pilot series of three animated visual essays.

    The second of the three films features the ever-talented Janelle Monáe as she reflects on redefining what it means to be a woman, growing up queer and black, and the power of art to unite people.

    You can view the full article on The New Yorker here: newyorker.com/culture/video-dept/janelle-monae-on-privilege-and-survival

    Credits:
    Direction, Design & Animation: Joe Donaldson
    Original Music and Sound Design: Ambrose Yu
    Executive Producer: Soo-Jeong Kang
    Senior Producer: Yara Bishara
    Editor: Christopher Hwisu Kim
    Audio Engineer: Jill Du Boff

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  3. In 2019 I was commissioned by The New Yorker to direct, design, and animate a pilot series of three animated visual essays.

    The first of the three films features the great Leonard Cohen as he reflects on death and preparing for the end. The initial interview, by David Remnick, was recorded at Cohen's home in Los Angeles a month before he passed away.

    You can view the full article on The New Yorker here: newyorker.com/culture/video-dept/leonard-cohen-and-the-divine-voice

    Credits:
    Direction, Design & Animation: Joe Donaldson
    Original Music and Sound Design: Ambrose Yu
    Executive Producer: Soo-Jeong Kang
    Senior Producer: Yara Bishara
    Senior Editor: Brian Redondo
    Producer: Sara Joe Wolansky
    Audio Engineer: Jill Du Boff

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  4. Honored to make the 2019 opening titles for Blend fest.

    Process:
    vimeo.com/362855853

    Directed by Gunner

    Original Score & Sound Design: Ambrose Yu

    Design & Illustration: Marcus Bakke, Ian Sigmon, Rachel Reid, Andy Most, James Noellert
    Conceptual Illustration: Slawek Fedorczuk, James Noellert, Marcus Bakke

    2D Animation: Ian Sigmon, Nick Parente, Dan Stack, Evan Kempinski

    Title Animation: Jordan Scott
    Cel Animation: Rachel Reid, Andy Most, Marcus Bakke

    3D Animation: Doug Alberts, Marcus Bakke, Nick Forshee, John Hughes, Collin Leix, Handel Eugene, Nick Parente

    3D Rigging: Chris Nelder, Nick Forshee, Marcus Bakke, Handel Eugene

    3D Character Animation: Rachel Reid, Doug Ablerts, John Hughes, Marcus Bakke, Nick Forshee, Handel Eugene

    3D modeling: Marcus Bakke, Nick Forshee, Billy Chitkin, Handel Eugene, Maritza Louis

    VR Modeling: Collin Leix, Marcus Bakke, Nick Forshee

    Compositing: Ian Sigmon, John Hughes, Collin Leix, Marcus Bakke, Nick Forshee, Andy Most

    Render Wrangler: Todd Hersey

    Produced By: Brandon Delis

    Huge thanks to the blend crew for blending all of us together!

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  5. Almost everyone in the motion design industry has likely heard of School of Motion — and that’s because they’re one of the best places to learn anything and everything you need to know to excel as a motion designer. So we were thrilled when they reached out to us asking us to direct a manifesto video unveiling their new brand and capturing their mission.

    Partnering with some of our design heroes, we developed a concept where the visuals would begin as simple shapes + line work, and gradually increase in complexity to incorporate multiple styles of design in all three dimensions working together — all to illustrate how School of Motion’s education philosophy can help take almost anybody from novice to superstar.

    As always, we’re so thankful for the amazing designers, animators, writers, and sound/music folks we are privileged to team up with on projects like this — we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without them!

    Directed by Ordinary Folk
    Creative Direction: Jorge R. Canedo E.
    Production: Stefan Green
    Script: Julie Rybarczyk
    Design: Jay Quercia , Nuria Boj, Loris F. Alessandria
    Animation: Jorge R. Canedo E., Victor Silva, Greg Stewart, Joélie Sémoulin, Jordan Bergren, Manuel Neto, Claudio Salas, Jose Peña
    Featuring Animation from SOM Alumni: Taylor J Peters, Deanna Rilley, Francisco M. Quiles N., Abbie Bacilla
    Music & SFX: Ambrose Yu
    VO: Megan Hensley
    School of Motion production team: Joey Korenman, Reaghan Puleo

    See project details:

    behance.net/gallery/85447591/School-of-Motion-Brand-Manifesto

    ordinaryfolk.co/work/som-manifesto

    # vimeo.com/360269073 Uploaded 29K Views 40 Comments

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